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Education Assistant - Special Needs

Western Australia Government Education - Hammond Park, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Job Description

Department of Education
Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region

Success Primary School

Education Assistant - Special Needs
Pool Ref IPS/SS678461
Level 2/3, $28.59 - $33.09 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)
Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS678461
Appointment Pool

Successful Applicants from IPS/SS644256 need not apply.

Do you possess excellent communication skills and are ready to take on new challenges?

Success Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool of Education Assistant – Special Needs 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 1, 2022. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year, up to the end of Term 1, 2022.

As an Education Assistant - Special Needs you will, under general supervision and guidance, perform tasks that require discretion and judgement in achieving clearly defined outcomes determined by the teacher. You should be able to apply techniques, skills and knowledge of relevant principles and practices acquired through previous experience, job learning or relevant qualification. Suitable applicants should demonstrate a commitment to working collaboratively with your colleagues to meet our school’s vision (see school website).

Suitable applicants will ideally have prior experience working with students who have high behavioural, medical and social needs. Applicants who have a high level of knowledge and experience in working with students with high levels of disabilities, utilising various communication strategies and Zones of Regulation will be considered advantageous. Team Teach training is highly desirable as well as applicants with the enthusiasm and skills to lead the implementation of recreational, sporting, therapeutic and social activities.

Success PS is located in the rapidly growing southern suburb of Success, within the City of Cockburn. The school opened in 2009 and current caters for 747 students from Kindergarten to Year 6. The schools mission is Together we nurture and educate each student and guide them to become a successful, responsible and caring contributor in our changing world. We believe in relationships – we aim to develop strong, positive relationships that enhance the lives of students, families and the community. We believe in collaboration – we offer and support a flexible learning environment where we encourage one another to learn with and from others. And we value inclusivity and difference – we recognise, value and provide for diversity by building a school community in which all individuals are equally respected and included members.

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

  • Good written and oral communication skills, including the ability to interact with students with special needs, parents and teaching professionals on the provision of educational programs, and to assist teachers in understanding students where necessary.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team in the evaluation of educational programs, including special education and therapy programs where these have been implemented.
  • Good organisational skills that will assist in the delivery and development of effective education programs to students and subsequent feedback to teaching professionals or psychologists.
  • Ability to assist teachers or therapists in implementing educational programs, including special education and, should this be a requirement of the position, occupational and/or physiotherapy programs.
  • Knowledge of health and physical disabilities in students and adolescents.
  • Ability to assist with 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 Success Primary School can be found by visiting successprimary.wa.edu.au or Schools Online

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For Further Job Related Information

Please contact Sue Criddle, Manager Corporate Services by telephoning 6174 2600 or emailing susan.criddle@education.wa.edu.au

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 four (4) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school – It is preferable that the font size is 11, and the type is calibri
  • A CV of up to two (2) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position – It is preferable that the font size 11, and the type is calibri
  • 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; and
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.

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, as determined by the Principal

Approved equivalent qualifications are published by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority.


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 Thursday, 6 May 2021.



  • applicant resource - how to write a cv and covering letter nov18.pdf
  • applicant resource - information for applicants mar2020.pdf
  • published jdf - generic - education assistant (special needs) - schools - l2 - aug 2017.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.2-1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2021-05-06 4:30 PM

Hammond Park, WA

Education, Childcare & Training


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