Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS653245
Are you a vibrant and caring individual seeking a challenging and rewarding opportunity?
Spencer Park Education Support Centre is seeking to establish a pool of enthusiastic and dedicated Education Assistants – Special Needs, for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during Term 4, 2020 school year and up to the end of Term 3, 2021. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2020 school year, up to the end of Term 3, 2021.
Spencer Park Education Support Centre's (SPESC's) vision of “Partnerships for Success Learning” places a strong focus on providing Students in the areas of ‘Learning’, ‘Inclusion’ and their ‘Wellbeing. We are situated alongside the Spencer Park Primary School and work closely with them at every opportunity providing inclusivity within the students social and learning programs.
Suitable applicants will, under teacher direction, assist in the implementation of specialised individual education programs for students with Autism, Intellectual disabilities, exceptional learning needs, serve mental health and other sensory processing disorders. Education Assistants are required to work one on one or with small groups of students in a range of years from kindergarten to year 6. This includes providing feedback on student engagement and achievement, behaviour, sensory needs in specific learning and therapy programs.
All students show progress and achievement in their learning against their individualised learning plans and programs. Experience and understanding of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), Antecedent, Behaviour and Consequence (ABC) and applying appropriate interventions is an advantage when working with our students and in management of engagement in learning, challenging behaviours and meeting sensory needs. With an additional underpinning belief that all behaviour is communication, every student has the right to have a voice and to be heard, SPESC makes this possible through the use of various modes of AAC such as PODD devices, AUSLAN and Key Word Sign.
In supporting students learning to self-regulated emotions, and engage in social experiences SPESC employees Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) expectations that supports each student learning to “Be Safe, Be Friendly and to Be Your Best.”
SPESC is one of five support centres in Western Australia to offer a specialised learning program for children in Kindergarten and Pre-primary with Global Developmental Delay (GDD) and Autism (ASD). Through the Early Intervention Program students work mostly one-on-one in an explicit instruction model designed to prepare children for Year 1 at their local mainstream 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:
- 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 Spencer Park Education Support Centre can be found by visiting www.spencerparkesc.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Rebecca Wheatley, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Albany, by telephoning (08) 9841 1537 or emailing 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 maximum of six (6) (3 double-sided pages with no less than half a page per work related requirement and covering letter) pages statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A CV of up to four (4) (2 double sided) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for 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.
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 Friday, 4 December, 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.