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April

Education Assistant - Special Needs

Government of Western Australia - Eaton, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Department of Education

Independent Public School - Southwest Education Region

Glen Huon Primary School

Education Assistant - Special Needs

Pool Ref IPS/SS677586

Level 2/3, $28.59 - $33.09 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)

Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS677586

Appointment Pool

Glen Huon 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 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

The role of Education Assistant – Special Needs focuses primarily on the teaching and learning of students through assisting the teacher in delivering planned education programs, and through the provision of a supportive and inclusive learning environment. They will assist in the implementation of specialised education programs such as occupational, speech and physio therapy programs.

Suitable applicants will possess the ability to provide feedback on education and specialised programs, as well as participate in the evaluation process to ensure learning outcomes are met. Effective communication skills are essential, particularly with the feedback process and, under teacher direction, liaison with caregivers or parents on student progress.

Glen Huon is a vibrant Independent Public School located approximately 170 kilometres south of Perth in the rapidly expanding east Eaton area. Glen Huon staff are passionate and professional and work collaboratively in our Early, Middle and Senior Learning Areas to share experience, skills and expertise in our priority areas and across the curriculum.

At Glen Huon PS our mission is to work in partnership with our community to provide a nurturing environment that allows our children to become resilient, confident, lifelong learners through a rich, sustainable and inclusive curriculum. We aim to achieve this though three key focus areas with explicit, evidence based whole school approaches in Literacy, Numeracy and Positive Behaviour is supported with by the principles of Positive Schools and Classroom Engagement.

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 Glen Huon Primary School can be found by visiting or .

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact, Narelle Kavanagh, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Eaton, by telephoning (08) 9796 7500 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 six (6) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV of up to two (2) pages 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.

ELIGIBILITY

Employees will be required to:
  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
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

TRAINING

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.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Tuesday, 11 May 2021.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

Government of Western Australia