Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS812134
Lakelands Primary School (PS) 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 the 2023 school year and up to the end of Term 2, 2024. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2023 school year and up to the end of Term 2, 2024.
Suitable applicants will, under teacher direction, assist the teacher in the delivery of planned universally designed education programs. They will work alongside the teacher to co-design universally accessible learning opportunities and help build a sense of belonging and inclusion for all students. They may be required to deliver explicit direct instruction programs for individual students or small groups.
Suitable applicants will assist students with the operation of computers, digital technologies and software applications. They should encourage peer support and mentoring to develop a truly inclusive learning experience. They may also be asked to assist with the implementation of other specialised programs such as occupational therapy, speech therapy, physiotherapy and medical plans. As required, they will provide feedback on education and therapy programs and participate in the evaluation process relating to the achievement of goals in special education.
Suitable applicants will ideally have a proactive, positive approach to the role and should be able to work well autonomously as well as part of a team. Knowledge of, and experience in trauma informed practice and supporting the emotional regulation needs of neurodiverse students is highly desirable.
We are an Independent Public School located in the rapidly growing suburb of Lakelands, north of Mandurah. Located on Cawana Parkway the school was opened in 2014 and currently has 767 students. We cater for students in Kindergarten through to Year Six and have an outstanding team of educators who share a commitment to work hand-in-hand with the community to provide a quality education for students.
We share a vision to create a learning environment that guarantees that every student is a successful student and that every teacher is an effective teacher. Our combined effort ensures a dedicated focus on developing the whole child: socially, emotionally, physically, and academically. This focus reinforces the school's core values of leadership, courage, responsibility, respect, and cooperation.
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 Lakelands Primary School can be found by visiting www.lakelandsps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For further job related information:
Please contact Justine Walker, Manger Corporate Services, by telephoning (08) 9586 7650 or emailing Justine.Walker@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 statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A CV 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:
- 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.
- 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.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) Monday, 27 March 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.