Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS646697
Are you committed to promoting inclusion and improving student outcomes?
Brabham Primary School (planning name) is seeking to establish a pool of Education Assistants – Special Needs for to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2021 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year.
We invite you to apply to become a part of our inclusive and culturally responsive new school community. As a member of the foundation team, you will help to establish a positive culture, underpinned by high expectations of student learning and behaviour. We are looking for suitable applicants who are passionate about working alongside students, families, colleagues, and the wider community to achieve individual student outcomes. A ‘can do’ attitude is essential, as is the ability to anticipate and adapt to change; showing initiative, flexibility and creative problem solving to produce the best opportunities for students.
Stage 1 of the school will accommodate 540 students from Kindergarten to Year 6 and is located on Lakefield Drive, within the rapidly growing suburb of Brabham (located near Whiteman Park and the Swan Valley). It is intended that the school will be based on a 'one school' model with integrated education support capacity, planned for Stage 2, which will be operational in 2023.
We seek Education Assistants who are committed to maximising their impact on student learning and who work well within a team environment. Our staff must have high expectations and truly believe that all children can learn and be successful. As a foundation staff member, you will embrace evidence-based strategies in place across the school to meet the needs of students. Experience in an education support program and/ or experience in delivering quality interventions such as: synthetic phonics, MultiLit, MiniLit or MacqLit will be highly regarded.
We seek enthusiastic team members who: show initiative in adapting tasks to meet student needs, who continually reflect on their practice and who are open to being observed and receiving feedback to guide their professional growth. You will contribute advice and expertise; collaborating with staff to support and monitor student progress. Under teacher direction, you assist in the planning and delivery of planned education programs, including the utilisation of ICT; implement individual or small group programs, and provide valuable feedback to support student learning. You will be required to support programs relevant to students with high needs including (but not limited to) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Intellectual Disability (ID), and/or other Physical Disabilities. An ability to work with students in out-of-class activities, during breaks in the school day, and on school excursions is required.
Suitable applicants will assist with the preparation and organisation of quality learning environments by maintaining equipment, materials and resources, and assisting teachers with the clean and safe use of classroom items. You will be responsible for assisting teachers with the supervision of students for all activities and the general care and wellbeing of students, including attending to minor illnesses and/or injuries.
Our school community includes families of different backgrounds and cultures, many from overseas, where English is not the first language or dialect spoken at home. We seek team members who are culturally responsive and incorporate Aboriginal perspectives into programs and activities.
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 Brabham Primary School (planning name) can be found by visiting our school wesbite www.brabhamps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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For further job related information
Please contact Anika Blackmore, Principal, by telephoning 0416 263 077 or emailing Anika.firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (selection criteria), 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 at least 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:
- 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 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 Monday, 5 October 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.