Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS836299
Applicants deemed suitable from process IPS/SS805808 need not apply
Brabham Primary School is seeking to establish a pool of Special Needs Education Assistants 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 3, 2024. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2023 school year, up to the end of Term 3, 2024.
As an Independent Public School, we aim to provide a quality education where all children can enjoy achievement and success. As educators, it is essential that we give children the best possible tools, skills and experiences to become life-long learners. Our vision of ‘Success for all within a culture of excellence and inclusion’ sets the benchmark for where we want to be and drives the work that we are doing.
Suitable applicants will assist teaching staff in the delivery of planned education programs and in promoting a supportive and inclusive learning environment for all students. You will also provide feedback when required on education and therapy programs and participate in the evaluation process relating to student progress. The ability to assist with the general health and wellbeing of students, as well as the ability and willingness to engage with children with challenging behaviours, is highly desirable.
Suitable applicants will ideally possess strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills which will be used to develop and promote the school’s values, ethos and whole school approaches. Knowledge of Zones of Regulation, as well as Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Programs will be an advantage.
Effective collaboration and cooperation are the basis on which we work together, demonstrations of these qualities are imperative for applicants. Team players, with a growth mindset are encouraged to apply. In the coming years, we will welcome the build of an Education Support Unit which will cater for students with high physical needs and/or Intellectual disability. It is desirable to have the willingness and capacity to being open to working across both contexts.
We have a whole school approach to supporting consistency for our students at risk. Being open to Professional Learning opportunities, as well as a rigorous Performance and Development culture, ensures our non-teaching staff access current best practice knowledge, and are supported in their ongoing professional growth.
We are a culturally responsive educational community, and this is an essential attribute in all staff members. Our families are valued partners in education, and the ability to work with, and communicate effectively with our families is a necessary skill at Brabham PS.
At Brabham PS, we have an innovative and engaged team of teachers and support staff who focus on meeting each student’s needs with a focus on progress and achievement. Working with our students, parents, teachers, and local community we have established extremely high targets for the delivery of educational programs, behaviour management and social and emotional wellbeing.
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 Brabham Primary School can be found by visiting brabhamps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For further job related information:
Please contact Penny McLean, Deputy Principal, by telephoning (08) 9265 1840 or emailing Penelope.Mclean@education.wa.edu.au.
During the school holiday period please contact Penny McLean, Deputy Principal, on 0447 082 889
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 (selection criteria), 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 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.
- 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) on Monday, 9 October 2023.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.