Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS 648044
Belridge Secondary Education Support Centre (SESC) 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 2021 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year.
Belridge SESC is a Secondary Education Support Centre that focuses on achieving the best outcome for each individual student with Individual Education Planning linked to the Australian Curriculum, ASDAN and Accredited Senior School courses and programs. The ultimate goal for all students is successful independent living and transition from school to work or alternative pathways beyond school. Students are provided with programs in an educationally enhancing environment. Middle school students (Years 7-9) participate in a range of educational programs to enhance their social, emotional and academic growth. In our senior school cohort (Years 10-12) a significant proportion of learning takes place in the local and wider community. Senior school students participate in community access and work experience programs with enterprise and vocational education being the lynchpin that drives our curriculum to best prepare our students for life beyond school. Education assistants will be expected to work with students in the classroom, the community and the work place.
In 2021 Belridge SESC will cater for in excess of 130 secondary aged students from Years 7 to 12. As a school we value staff who are committed to making a difference. As an Education Assistant you will, under limited supervision and guidance, perform tasks that require discretion, judgement and initiative to assist students in achieving clearly defined outcomes determined by the teacher. You will be able to apply techniques, skills and knowledge of relevant principles and practices acquired through previous experience, on the job learning and/or through relevant qualifications. You will work under general supervision or autonomously and are expected to contribute advice and expertise as part of a team and will be open to new ideas and strategies. It highly desirable for suitable applicants to possess competent levels of literacy and numeracy and have excellent interpersonal skills to be able to provide support to students, teachers and other colleagues.
Our school caters for students with a diverse range of disabilities and support needs. Suitable applicants must be committed to enhancing learning opportunities for all students, maintain confidentiality at all times and treat staff and students alike with respect. Staff are encouraged to attend relevant, ongoing professional development sessions and training and to take the initiative in seeking out further knowledge and skills to enhance their contribution to the work of the Centre.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements:
- Effective 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.
- Effective 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.
- 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 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 Belridge SESC can be found by visiting www.belridgesesc.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service.
For further job related information:
Please contact Stephanie Camkin, Manager Corporate Services by telephoning 0409 379 922 or emailing Stephanie.Camkin@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 three (3) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A CV of up to two (2) 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 Monday, 19 October 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS
ARE NOT ACCEPTED.