Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS710637
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022
Warnbro Community High School (CHS) is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and hardworking Education Assistant - Special Needs to join their friendly team.
In this role, the successful applicant will assist teaching staff in the delivery of planned educational programs and in promoting a supportive and productive learning environment. Our staff work under general supervision, and autonomously, and are required to contribute advice and expertise, actively collaborating with colleagues to support student achievement.
The successful applicant should be organised, committed and have a broad range of skills and strategies to meet the needs of learners with disabilities. A visible commitment to enhancing student learning through ongoing reflective practice and engagement in professional learning opportunities is desirable.
We are seeking adaptable individuals who possess the ability to work independently, as well as being a team player. You will ideally possess cultural awareness, and be focused on engaging students in learning with socially acceptable behaviours.
As the successful applicant you will perform tasks that require limited discretion and judgement in achieving clearly defined outcomes determined by the teacher. Through previous experience, you will ideally demonstrate the delivery of planned education programs such as Direct Instruction and contribute in the evaluation process for the students. You will need to possess good written and oral communication skills which will help assist teachers and other staff when dealing with students.
At Warnbro CHS our vision is for students to be actively engaged in a positive, safe and supportive learning environment that allows all students to learn and achieve to their full potential.
Our school motto is 'I am because we are' as it epitomises the concept that the individual cannot exist without the community they live in - each individual is interdependent on the other. Our school fosters a cooperative and supportive environment for both students and staff. We provide a learning experience that acknowledges students for their individual skills to develop a sense of self-worth. We work with parents to encourage students to develop a sense of awareness about their own responsibilities as members of the school and the broader community.
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):
- 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 (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.
For further information about Warnbro Community High School please visit www.warnbro.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here
For further job related information:
Please contact Carol Durant, Manager Corporate Services, by emailing Carol.Durant@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 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 five (5) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably 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, 1 November 2021
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
NO PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.