Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS808781
This is a nine (9) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 2, 2023 with possible (12 months) extension and/or permanency.
Baldivis Secondary College (SC) is seeking to appoint a dedicated Education Assistant- Special Needs to join their Specialised Learning Program - Autism.
We are looking to appoint an Education Assistant – Special Needs with a positive and caring outlook, with the enthusiasm to work as a valued team member, as well as independently when necessary. The successful applicant should possess the ability to build quality relationships with students.
The successful applicant will ideally have experience in working with high school students with special needs, in particular Autism Spectrum Disorder and severe Mental Health Issues. Experience in the development and delivery of supported educational programs, ability to understand and help students in all subjects across the curriculum, experience with delivery of Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network (ASDAN), good behaviour management skills and working with students from diverse backgrounds would be highly desirable.
Our primary focus is to develop a safe, supportive learning environment where students can maximise their opportunities to meet their educational goals and reach their individual potential. We cater for students with disabilities aged 12 to 18 years. All of our students are integrated into mainstream classes, although some are catered for with specialised educational programs, both within and outside the college.
Baldivis SC is a proud Independent Public School founded on the basic principle of respect; whereby respect underpins each and every initiative and interaction within our community. As the first public secondary school established in the area, Baldivis Secondary College, is committed to maintaining its presence as a community hub and a highly regarded educational facility for the students of Baldivis. The College is committed to providing a caring and supportive environment that challenges its members to achieve personal excellence in all they do.
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 Baldivis Secondary College please visit baldivissc.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
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For further job related information:
Please contact Kajal Moodley, Program Coordinator, by telephoning (08) 9523 3600 or emailing Kajal.Moodley@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 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 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.
ELIGIBILITY AND TRAINING AND REQUIREMENTS
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 induction program within 3 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 6 months of appointment
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online course within 3 months of commencement
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Wednesday, 29 March 2023.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.