Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SS636129
This is a permanent part-time (0.6FTE) position commencing Term 3, 2020.
Do you want to make a positive difference?
Geraldton Primary School (PS) is seeking to appoint an experienced, hardworking and dedicated Education Assistant (Special Needs - Lead) (EASNL) to join our friendly and supportive team.
The EASNL assists teachers in delivering planned education programs, by the use of the school’s team of skilled Special Needs Education Assistants. The EASNL works under limited guidance and can be expected to participate within a team situation, offering advice and expertise in their relevant area. Education outcomes are determined by the teacher, or other professional, with the EASNL performing tasks which require discretion in problem solving, decision making, and choosing methods and processes to achieve outcomes.
Performance of these tasks may require activities within or outside the school that result in supervision of students without the presence of a teacher. The EASNL applies techniques, skills and knowledge of relevant principles and practices acquired through previous experience as an Education Assistant (Special Needs) and exercises appropriate discretion and confidentiality.
The role of the EASNL is to lead, mentor, coach and model good practices for other Education Assistants. You will assist in planning and delivering the worksite induction and training of other Education Assistants, therefore Cert IV in Training and Assessment is highly desirable. In consultation with teachers, parents/caregivers and School Psychologists, or other relevant professionals, you will be expected to contribute to the design and implementation of behaviour management plans and other documented plans and to provide solutions and support to teachers, which promote positive student behaviour and achieve education outcomes in the classroom.
The successful applicant will also assist in training students to acquire self-management skills (e.g. life skills); provide appropriate physical restraint and removal of students where appropriate, and maintain records regarding implementation of behaviour management plans. It would be highly desirable for you to be constantly student-focussed, with the ability to keep calm in an emergency
Geraldton PS is Western Australia's oldest continuously operating primary school, with students first attending in 1878. We have a long established and excellent reputation in the Geraldton community, attracting students from all parts of the city and outlying regions. We are very proud of our school motto, 'Generosity, Perseverance and Service', ensuring we display these qualities as we go about our daily work at 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:
- Considerable knowledge and understanding of the delivery of education programs and/or behaviour management plans; and ability to identify problems and assist teachers and other Education Assistants in the development of strategies and solutions.
- Well-developed oral communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to lead, mentor, coach, induct and train other Education Assistants and professional teams, including providing advice and evaluating education programs.
- Well-developed written communication skills, including report writing, and the ability to coordinate, collect and present student data at a whole school community level in a meaningful way.
- Well-developed organisational skills, including the ability to coordinate staff rosters and relief to assist in the delivery of effective education programs.
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 PS can be found by visiting www.geraldtonprimaryschool.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Katie Taylor, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Geraldton, by telephoning (08) 9921 2311 or emailing Katherine.email@example.com.
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, in context of the role and business needs of the school;
- A CV of up to four (4) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position;
- The contact details for three (3) 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 and training requirements
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;
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check;
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy;
- complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
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.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Tuesday, 4 August 2020.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.