Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS588645
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 3, 2019
Geraldton Senior High School is seeking to appoint an Education Assistant – Mainstream to join their team.
As an Education Assistant – Mainstream and under teacher direction, you will be required to support the delivery of a planned program for small groups of students. A key part of the program will be to work in the area of student literacy skill development. The successful applicant will assist with the preparation and maintenance of the learning environment and develop resources and other materials to be used to support the delivery of the program.
Geraldton Senior High School opened in 1939 and is an iconic part of Geraldton. Since this time it has been at the forefront of providing quality secondary education to students from across the Midwest and other parts of Australia.
Located next to the city centre in a parkland environment, the school is one of the architectural highlights of Geraldton. The school has catered for Year 10, 11 and 12 students for the past 20 years when it became a senior college however the school was renamed and rebadged in 2018 and has commenced its transition into becoming a mainstream secondary senior high school. In 2019, Year 7 students commenced at the school for the first time. It currently offers a diverse range of academic, vocational, social and service programs for around nine hundred students.
The total school staff is over one hundred and thirty with a significant number of teachers along with non-teaching staff and support staff. Geraldton is seen as a desirable teaching location and the staff is highly experienced and motivated.
Students attending the school come from Geraldton and surrounding towns and farming communities. The student population represents the multicultural nature of Geraldton with Aboriginal and Torres Strait students comprising 26% of the school population. Students are able to board at the Geraldton Residential College which is located close by. The school is served by an extensive local bus service.
While there is a strong emphasis on academic pathways, the school also features highly successful programs in vocational education along with workplace training, Aboriginal traineeships and TAFE linked courses.
Students are encouraged to participate in a range of state and national competitions in academic areas as well as music, drama, dance and sport.
The school is highly regarded within the Geraldton community. Meaningful relationships between teachers, students and families are considered vital to the ongoing success of Geraldton Senior High School.
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:
- Demonstrated sound oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interact with students, parents and teaching professionals.
- Demonstrated sound interpersonal skills including the ability to work as part of a team.
- Demonstrated sound organisational skills that will assist in the delivery of effective educational programs to students.
- Demonstrated ability to assist with the general health and well-being of students.
Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements 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 Geraldton Senior College can be found by visiting www.geraldtonshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Mr Greg Kelly, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Geraldton, by telephoning (08) 9965 8400 or 0408 096 032 during the school holiday period.
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 two (2) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A CV of up to three (3) 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.
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
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, 19 July 2019
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.