Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS773001
Are you ready to ‘make a difference’?
Pinjarra Senior High School (SHS) is seeking to establish a pool of Education Assistants - Special Needs for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during Term 4, 2022 and up to the end of Term 4, 2023. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within Term 4, 2022, up to the end of Term 4, 2023.
As a Special Needs Education Assistant at Pinjarra SHS you will be a highly valued member of our school community. Suitable applicants will ideally be able to build positive, professional working relationships with students, staff, parents/carers and stakeholders, to support and enhance learning. You should possess an openness to change, be solution focused; always ensuring you are providing the best opportunities for our students.
As an Education Assistant – Special Needs, you will be responsible for assisting in the delivery of planned education programs for students. This includes managing small groups of students under the direction of the teacher to assist students to reach their full potential through the development of their academic, physical and social skills. You should be highly engaged in the development of student independence through planned and explicit approaches to support their self-management and self-regulation skills. This includes involvement in the development, implementation, monitoring and review of student programs and plans.
Successful applicants will ideally possess knowledge of effective strategies to support students, combined with the ability to be highly organised, to think on your feet and use your initiative. Capacity to manage challenging behaviours, and at times work independently without supervision will be highly regarded.
Our school vision is about working towards developing adaptable, future-focussed learners ready to confidently take their place in the world as successful global citizens. Pinjarra SHS is a place where all people belong and innovative, purposeful education inspires growth, connection and confidence towards future success.
Since 1921, Pinjarra SHS has proudly served the community of Pinjarra and its surrounding region. We provide a mix of traditional and innovative programs aimed at preparing our Year 7 to 12 students for tertiary education, TAFE, traineeships and apprenticeships, or the workplace. Pinjarra SHS has a clear focus on High Quality Teaching. Central to this is a commitment to be trained in Classroom Management Strategies (CMS), Instructional Strategies for Engagement (ISE), Peer Observation and Tactical Writing. We are a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) school that promotes Tolerance, Responsibility, Unity and Embracing Opportunities as our core values. Positive behaviour is modelled by staff and expected of all students.
Pinjarra SHS is also focussed on increasing student aspiration, participation and achievement through the development of enterprise skills such as problem-solving, collaboration and entrepreneurship. Underpinning this is our ongoing commitment to develop Growth Mindsets in our staff and students through targeted Professional Learning and action research.
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 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 Pinjarra Senior High School can be found by visiting www.pinjarrashs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For further job related information:
Please contact Michelle Cole, Manager Corporate Services, by telephoning (08) 9531 7000 or emailing email@example.com
During the school holiday period, please contact Michelle Cole on 0428 291 012
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 maximum three (3) 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 two (2) 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;
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course; 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.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 14 October 2022
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.