Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS756868
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 3, 2022.
Anzac Terrace Primary School is seeking a diligent and knowledgeable Education Assistant – Special Needs to join their friendly team.
As the successful applicant you will assist the teacher in delivering planned education programs and in promoting a supportive and inclusive learning environment. As an Education Assistant you will, under limited supervision and guidance, perform tasks that require discretion, judgement and initiative in achieving clearly defined outcomes determined by the teacher. You will be able to apply techniques, skills and knowledge of relevant principles and practices acquired through previous experience, on the job learning or relevant qualifications. You will work under general supervision or autonomously and are expected to contribute advice and expertise as part of a team.
Anzac Terrace offers a comprehensive primary education for children from Kindy to Year 6 and is situated at the western end of the Town of Bassendean.
We continually strive to teach the “whole student” through a strong focus on literacy and numeracy development, having developed core curricula to explicitly support these learning areas. We have a strong pastoral care program, emphasising positive behaviours, values and social skills. The school has an outstanding Visual Arts program and both a Junior and Senior Choir who perform for local groups and in festivals. We have a whole school Japanese Language program and have developed a sustainable garden program.
The school has excellent facilities which cater for the diverse range of learning programs offered, including purpose built Music, Art and Craft, Library, Technology and Early Childhood learning areas. In addition, the school has a comprehensive ICT network with a computer laboratory, interactive whiteboards in all teaching areas and iPad technology.
Anzac Terrace PS was established in 1969 and has subsequently received a major upgrade to the administration area, undercover area, art room, pre-primary centres and music room. It is situated within a lovely garden setting in extensive grounds with mature shade trees and plenty of play areas, including lawns and ovals, basketball and netball courts, climbing equipment and fitness tracks.
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:
- 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 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 Anzac Terrace Primary School can be found by visiting www.anzacterrace.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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For further job related information
Please contact Lorraine Cicanese, Manager of Corporate Services by telephoning (08) 9352 2600 or emailing Lorraine.Cicanese2@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 Three (3) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, 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; and
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course
- 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 Tuesday, 28 June 2022
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.