Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS658597
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2021.
Do you want to make a positive difference?
Gwynne Park Education Support Centre (ESC) is seeking a dedicated Education Assistant – Special Needs – Lead to join our progressive team.
The successful applicant will:
- Assist teaching staff in the delivery of planned education programs and work under limited guidance within a team situation.
- Offer advice and expertise and collaborate with colleagues to support student learning, engagement and achievement.
- Lead, mentor, coach and model good practice for all Education Assistants.
- Assist in planning and delivering the worksite induction and training of all Education Assistants
- In consultation with teachers, parents/caregivers and School Psychologist or relevant professionals contribute to the design and implementation of behaviour management plans and other documented plans.
We require the successful applicant to be organised, committed and have a broad range of skills and strategies to meet the needs of diverse groups of learners with disability. A visible commitment to enhancing student learning through ongoing reflective practice, development of programs and engagement in professional learning opportunities is essential.
As the Education Assistant – Special Needs – Lead, you will ideally be competent in the use of technology and demonstrate knowledge or use of positive behaviour support, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) implementation, program delivery and the monitoring of student progress.
Gwynne Park ESC is located on the same campus at Gwynne Park Primary School in the suburb of Brookdale. It is a purpose built school with specialist facilities, equipment, sensory and therapy rooms, bike tracks, flying fox and engagement playgrounds. We have a current enrolment of 76 children across Kindergarten to Year 6.
Our school upholds a positive behaviour support approach and maintains a focus on purposeful planned early intervention to enhance independence and skills for life. Our staff develop positive partnership with colleagues, families and the community and actively contribute towards building and maintaining a productive, inclusive and progressive team learning environment.
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 (selection criteria):
- Considerable knowledge and understanding of the delivery of education programs and/or behaviour management plans; and ability to identify problems and assist teachers and other Education Assistants in the development of strategies and solutions.
- Well-developed oral communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to lead, mentor, coach, induct and train other Education Assistants and professional teams, including providing advice and evaluating education programs.
- Well-developed written communication skills, including report writing, and the ability to coordinate, collect and present student data at a whole school community level in a meaningful way.
- Well-developed organisational skills, including the ability to coordinate staff rosters and relief to assist in the delivery of effective education programs.
Applications will be assessed against these work related (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 Gwynne Park Education Support Centre can be found by visiting www.GwynneParkESC.org.au or Schools Online.
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For further job related information:
Please contact Natasha Naylor, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9391 4050 or emailing 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 five (5) 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.
Eligibility and training requirements
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
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
- complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
Education Assistants working with Kindergarten Students are required to have, or be actively working towards, a Certificate III in Education Support (or equivalent), consistent with the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care, as determined by the Principal.
Approved equivalent qualifications are published by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Wednesday, 25 November 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.