Please be advised that as of 10:00am Tuesday, 18 January 2022, the closing date has been amended.
Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SS729794
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022 with possible twelve (12) month extension and/or permanency
Are you a dedicated and passionate Education Assistant looking for a rewarding change?
Mullewa District High School (DHS) is seeking an enthusiastic Education Assistant – Mainstream to join our friendly and supportive team.
The successful applicant will help support our teachers to improve educational outcomes for our students, working with small groups of students to improve reading, spelling and mathematic skills.You will be required to support teachers with social emotional programs such as Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and Zones of Regulation.
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to be involved with the MultiLit program, receiving professional learning and additional in school support, while striving to improve educational and life skills of our students (majority are Aboriginal). The successful applicant will be working within a supportive school staff.
The ability to work with all staff members collaboratively is highly desirable. We are seeking applicants that have a love of learning and improve students’ lives and communicate well with students and their families. Ideally, applicants will be organised, reliable and caring.
The school has a strong focus on PBS catering for students’ wellbeing. We also have a strong focus on literacy and numeracy with an innovative intervention strategy for students in Kindergarten to Year 9. The school is creating purposeful programs to provide clear career pathways for our secondary students.
Mullewa is located only 99 kilometres east-northeast of Geraldton. Mullewa is a diverse and resilient community, rich in both natural and cultural heritage. Mullewa has a swimming pool, Recreation Centre with a small gym, doctors’ surgery, hospital, two service stations - one with a mechanic, a food shop and three art galleries. Living within an hour’s drive to the city of Geraldton you can enjoy shopping, beaches and other social activities. Mullewa is the gateway to the Murchison and some amazing wildflowers in the right season.
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):
- Sound oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interact with students, parents, and teaching professionals.
- Sound interpersonal skills including the ability to work as part of a team.
- Sound organisational skills that will assist in the delivery of effective educational programs to students.
- Ability to assist with the 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 Mullewa District High School can be found by visiting Schools Online.
For further job-related information:
You are encouraged to contact Nicki Patterson, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Mullewa, by telephoning (08) 9961 1114 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the school holiday period, please contact Nicki Patterson on 0439 908 023.
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 to four (3-4) 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;
- 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.
Applicants are advised of the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA. Employees working in, or attending school sites are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the policy. More information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces (www.wa.gov.au).
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4:30pm (WST) on Monday, 24 January 2022.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.