Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS644682
Charthouse Primary School (PS) are 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.
As a Special Needs Education Assistant, under general supervision and guidance, you will perform tasks that require discretion and judgement in achieving clearly defined outcomes determined by the teacher. You will apply techniques, skills and knowledge of relevant principles and practices you have acquired. Suitable applicants will be responsible for assisting in the delivery of planned education programs that will help in the development of young minds and support the general health and wellbeing of students.
Suitable applicants will have strong interpersonal and communication skills to seamlessly integrate and collaborate with an effective and established team of staff. To be successful in this role they will be organised and able to take initiative in order to support students with diverse learning challenges, assist staff in curriculum delivery, as well as assisting with pastoral care of students. This role involves working closely with students, staff and parents to provide the best educational outcomes for students with special educational needs.
Suitable applicants will also be highly motivated and committed to raising students’ academic achievement and building their social and emotional development. Whole school approaches include: AVID; Talk for Writing (Kindergarten to Year 4); Seven Steps to Writing (Years 4 to 6); Sounds Write (Pre-primary to Year 3); Brightpath; Letters & Sounds (Kindergarten); Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) inquiry that incorporates purposeful play, and First Steps strategies. Applicants with knowledge of, and/or experience in these approaches, are encouraged to apply.
At Charthouse PS we are committed to the helping our students achieve excellence. This encompasses our school's focus on academic excellence and the development of the skills needed to become active and resilient citizens. Our school has highly practical and flexible learning and teaching spaces with specialist facilities including a Digital Technologies Centre, science room and music room.
We firmly believe that every child can learn and that every child contributes to our school. We are committed to building a sense of belonging and strong partnerships with our school and wider community. Teachers, students and families work in partnership to nurture children and ensure that they are provided with quality learning opportunities in a safe, supportive and inclusive school environment. We also offer a wide range of on-site services including community health nurse, school psychologist and support to access outside agencies including the Child and Parent Centre - East Waikiki.
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 Charthouse Primary School can be found by visiting www.charthouseps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For further job related information:
Please contact Andree Wiseman, Manager Corporate Services, by telephoning (08) 9591 7900 or emailing Andree.Wiseman@education.wa.edu.au.
During the vacation period please contact Andree Wiseman, Manager Corporate Services, on 0407 414 632.
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 two (2) 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 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;
- 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, 15 October 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.