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Education Assistant - Mainstream

Government of Western Australia - Wyalkatchem, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
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Department of Education

Wheatbelt Education Region

Wyalkatchem District High School

Education Assistant - Mainstream

Pool Ref SS/SS681923

Level 1/2, $26.47 - $30.77 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)

Advertised Vacancy Number SS/SS681923

Appointment Pool

Are you looking to play a central role in your community?

Wyalkatchem District High School (DHS) is seeking to establish a pool of Education Assistants – Mainstream for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2021 school year and up to the end of Term 2, 2022. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year, up to the end of Term 2, 2022.

As an Education Assistant – Mainstream, you will provide support and general assistance to teachers that enable the delivery of high quality, student focused learning programs and implementing individual student or small group programs or demonstrations. Also, you will be responsible for ensuring the learning environment is inclusive and relevant, appropriately resourced and maintained, with the health and safety of students a high priority.

In addition to these duties, an Education Assistant – Mainstream ensures that mentoring and pastoral care is provided to students, counsels students on matters affecting their education, particularly those students at risk, in order for those students to have an increased participation rate and the ability to better utilise the education program.

Wyalkatchem DHS, in the Wheatbelt, caters for Kindergarten students through to Year 10. We focus on maximising individual potential, academic and social so that students can later excel in the workplace and become active, confident and valued participants in society. Our school is a central part of the community and parents play a vital role, helping out in classroom programs and volunteering on the School Council, Parents and Citizens Association and at sporting events, which we value highly.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements (selection criteria):

  • Sound oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interact with students, parents and teaching professionals.
  • Sound interpersonal skills including the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Sound organisational skills that will assist in the delivery of effective educational programs to students.
  • Ability to assist with the general health and well-being of students.
Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements (selection criteria) of the position. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Further information about Wyalkatchem District High School can be found by visiting .

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Colin Fergusson, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Wyalkatchem, by telephoning (08) 9692 1500 or emailing .

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:
  • A statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)
It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.


Employees will be required to:
  • Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy.
Education Assistants working with Kindergarten students may be required to have, or be actively working towards, a Certificate lll in Education Support (or approved equivalent) in order to meet the educator-to-student ratio outlined in the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care.

Approved equivalent qualifications are published by the .


Employees will be required to:
  • Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
  • Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
  • Complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 14 May 2021




Government of Western Australia

Wyalkatchem, WA

Education, Childcare & Training


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