Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS757441
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 3, 2022 with possible extension (12 months) and/or permanency
Joseph Banks Secondary College (SC) is seeking to appoint an energetic, enthusiastic Education Assistant – AUSLAN.
As the Education Assistant - AUSLAN you will ideally assist the teacher in delivering planned education programs and encouraging a supportive and inclusive learning environment. The successful applicant will be working under limited supervision and may be expected to participate within a team situation, consulting and providing feedback relating to their relevant area. Therefore, strong teamwork skills are highly desirable
As the successful applicant you should ideally apply techniques, skills and knowledge of relevant principles and practices acquired through previous experience, on the job learning, or a relevant qualification. You will facilitate communication between Deaf and Hard of Hearing students, teachers and other staff members and hearing students and interpret all that is said in and outside the classroom environment.
The Education Assistant – AUSLAN should preferably have experience in assisting with the communicative needs of Deaf or Hard of Hearing students using Australian Sign Language (AUSLAN) or another sign language or sign system relevant to the child’s mode of communication. In addition you will assist students to understand the education programs through teacher directed tutoring e.g. working on difficult vocabulary, clarifying homework directions.
Joseph Banks SC is an Independent Public School in the suburb of Banksia Grove, approximately 40 kilometres from the Perth CBD. We serve students from surrounding suburbs including Carramar and Tapping. As part of our vision for the College students are included in a culture of excellence, innovation, opportunity, and success. Our school develops students into knowledgeable and respectful young adults through challenging, engaging, and intentional instruction. Students are given several pathways on which to excel during their secondary education, including both curricular and extra-curricular programmes.
The focus of our work at Joseph Banks is on quality teaching and provision of the widest range of opportunities for the young adults who attend our college. We are developing the school as a centre for best practice in teacher development and student achievement. Programs range from support initiatives through to extension and challenge for students who are academically talented, including a strong Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) program.
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):
- Well-developed oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with Deaf or Hard of Hearing students, liaise with parents, teachers and community members and where necessary assist teachers in understanding students.
- Well-developed organisational skills, including the ability to contribute to a professional team and deliver an effective education program.
- Knowledge and understanding of issues relevant to deaf or hard of hearing 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.
Further information about Joseph Banks Secondary College can be found by visiting jbsc.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here
For further job related information:
Please contact Sharyn Kocsis, Manager Corporate Services, by telephoning (08) 9303 7403 or emailing Sharyn.Kocsis@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Sharyn Kocsis on 0400 012 764.
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 four (4) 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 four (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.
ELIGIBILITY AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Employees will be required to:
- hold a Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma of AUSLAN Interpreting (Paraprofessional/Professional) and/or NAATI Accreditation or have considerable proven experience as an Interpreter.
- 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.
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 15 July 2022
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.