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Education Assistant - Mainstream

Government of Western Australia - Currambine, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Department of Education

Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region

Currambine Primary School

Education Assistant - Mainstream


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

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS676479

This is a six (6) month fixed term part-time (0.6FTE) position with a possible twelve (12) month extension commencing Term 3, 2021

Do you have a creative and imaginative mind for a colourful change?

Currambine Primary School (PS) is seeking to appoint a friendly and enthusiastic Education Assistant – Mainstream to join their teaching support team.

Our motto of 'Together Towards Tomorrow' reflect our schools strong sense of community and our forward thinking approach meeting the needs of our students, parents and staff.

Education Assistants – Mainstream work under the direction and in collaboration with their classroom teacher to create an effective, engaging and inclusive environment based on high expectations, best practice, early intervention and integrated use of information and communication technology (ICT) for learning.

The successful applicant will have the ability to work independently with minimal instruction, as well as working collaboratively and effectively within a team environment, are strongly encouraged to apply. As an Education Assistant – Mainstream you will utilise strong written and oral communication skills to enable the implementation of individual or small group programs, as well as have the ability to support the general health and well-being of students. In addition, the successful applicant should be able to use their initiative to assist with the preparation and maintenance of the learning environment to meet the specific needs of the students. Experience with intervention programs such as multi-Lit and Direct Instruction would be highly desirable.

Currambine PS is located in the suburb of Currambine, approximately 25 kilometres north of Perth in the City of Joondalup. Currambine is an Aboriginal word meaning place of hard rock. We opened with some 300 students in 1997 and have grown to over 800 students. Over fifty per cent of the students who attend Currambine Primary School come from the surrounding suburbs drawn by our reputation as a quality education provider for children from Kindergarten to Year 6.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.

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 (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 Currambine Primary School can be found by visiting or .

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available

For further job related information:

Please contact Geoff Smith, Principal, by telephoning (08) 6207 6100 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 Tuesday, 11 May 2021



Government of Western Australia

Currambine, WA

Education, Childcare & Training


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