Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS641351
Albany Secondary Education Support Centre (SESC) is an Independent Public School seeking to establish a pool of Education Assistants – Special Needs who have a strong ability to build realtionships and communicate effectively, for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during 2021. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within 2021.
Albany SESC is an innovative and highly collaborative school where it is expected that all staff are highly professional, mutually supportive and committed to the best outcomes for all students.
Suitable applicants will support the development, implementation and assessment of specialised academic and social education programs and operate digital technologies including communication. Under teacher direction they will also implement individual student or small group programs or demonstrations and participate in the evaluation process relating to the achievement of educational goals.
They will assist in the delivery of programs including meal preparation, personal hygiene and independent living skills, and implement then provide feedback on behaviour management plans and appropriate de-escalation techniques. They will also be required to use digital technologies for a variety of purposes including documenting student behaviour and wellbeing.
Suitable applicants are expected to be committed to our school’s Positive Behaviour priorities of Respect, Safe, Responsible, Positive and Caring, and our commitment to the Positive Behaviour in Schools program, by modelling and displaying these characteristics.
Suitable applicants will be collaborative, highly professional, organised and excellent communicators who are efficient at electronic documentation and become involved in the supportive, innovative and dynamic school. They may represent the school by participating in community activities or programs with students.
Our school's purpose is to support all students at ASESC to reach their potential and become lifelong learners. Our school fosters an inclusive environment which caters for all students' educational, social and emotional needs and abilities. We provide opportunities for them to develop the relevant skills, attitudes, values and understandings which will allow them to fulfil their potential, develop independence for life at work and recreation, and actively belong in their community and society. Our school provides excellence in all areas of specialised education; we focus on preparing and transitioning students to work and the community while providing high levels of support and pastoral care.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements:
- Effective written and oral communication skills, including report writing and the ability to effectively interact with students with special needs, and liaise with parents, teachers and community members and assist teachers in understanding students where necessary.
- Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to contribute to a professional team and provide advice and evaluation in the development of the education program, including special education and therapy programs where they have been implemented.
- Ability to assist professionals in the implementation and evaluation of education programs, including special education and, if required, occupational and/or physiotherapy programs.
- Knowledge and understanding of health and physical disabilities in students and adolescents.
- Effective organisational skills that will assist in the delivery of effective education programs and subsequent feedback and evaluation to teachers or psychologists.
- 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 Albany Secondary Education Support Centre can be found by visiting www.albanysecondaryesc.wa.edu.au
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For further job related information
You are encouraged to contact Karen Campbell, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Albany, by telephoning (08) 9841 4900 or emailing Karen.Campbell@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Karen Campell on 0457 505 266.
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 of up to four (4) pages 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 three (3) work related referees (one being a current line manager and the Principal)
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 Monday, 19 October 2020.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.