Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS622016
Hampton Senior High School (SHS) 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 2020 school year and up to the end of Term 1, 2021. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2020 school year, up to the end of Term 1, 2021.
As an Education Assistant - Special Needs you will work with students with disabilities and additional learning needs and under direction, assist in the implementation of adapted education programs.
The successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate well with students, support staff and teachers to create and maintain a cohesive and systemic approach to provide a supportive, inclusive education program to meet the specific needs of students requiring additional educational support. To be successful for this role you will be organised and will be able to use your initiative to assist students to access and understand the learning environment. These skills will also be utilised to aid teachers by assisting with the general care and well-being of students.
This role also involves assisting students to learn and practice social thinking across the school environment, support students to recognise and understand their own sensory profile and management strategies, participating in general resource preparation, data collection and administration duties, participating in the development and implementation of Individual Behaviour Management Plans, maintain learner support profiles and participate in case management meetings as required. Successful applicants will also be able to assist in the development and use of a range of support strategies to assist students in their learning to become independent and self-directed learners.
Hampton SHS strives to create a vibrant culture of excellence, innovation, opportunity and success for students, staff and the community. The focus of our work is on quality teaching and provision of the widest range of opportunities for individual achievement and learning success. Applicants will be committed to maximising the engagement and progress of all students and must be able to work effectively within a professional learning community. The capacity to engage in innovative practices with an emphasis on enquiry focused learning is desirable.
The school recognises that students have different interests and abilities, and endeavours to cater to the diverse range of student needs by providing relevant and engaging programs across several contexts, including Gifted and Talented dance, specialist cheer/dance, specialist performing arts (drama), specialist ICT, and career and vocational education. A broad curriculum is offered including ATAR, General and VET pathways. We encourage each student to develop a strong work ethic and value high achievement, regardless of their chosen pathway
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements:
- Good written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively interact with students, teachers, parents, community members and professional staff on the provision and development of educational programs.
- Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact on a range of levels in a variety of settings and with different audiences, including community members, teaching and other professionals.
- Ability to contribute to a school-level team and to provide multi-cultural direction in the development of the educational program, development of language resources, and evaluation of education and behaviour management programs.
- Ability to effectively assist teachers in implementing educational and behaviour management programs.
- Good organisational skills that will assist in the delivery of effective education programs to students.
- 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 Hampton SHS can be found by visiting www.hampton.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For further job related information:
Please contact Julie Holding, Manager Corporate Services, by telephoning (08) 9338 8900 or emailing Julie.Holding@education.wa.edu.au.
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, 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 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 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, 27 February 2020.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.