Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS843032
We are seeking to establish a pool for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2024 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2024 school year.
Students who belong (dandjoo), learn (kaadatj), and achieve (woola), that is Hillman Primary School's (PS) commitment to our students and community. We continually strive to be the best learning community we can be, where our students develop a strong sense of belonging and where excellence in learning and achievement is at the core. We truly believe that all students can learn and be successful.
As an Education Assistant - Special Needs you will be a highly valued colleague at our school. You will perform tasks that require discretion and judgement in achieving clearly defined outcomes determined by the teacher. Suitable applicants will, under teacher direction, assist the teacher in the delivery of planned education programs, implement individual or small group programs or demonstrations and be able to provide valuable feedback to support student learning. They should be able to support programs relevant to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Intellectual Disability (ID), Physical Disability (PD), mental health and behavioural needs. Previous experience in working with students with ASD and trauma will be highly desirable.
Suitable applicants will assist teachers in the delivery of planned education programs, including the operation of computers and digital technologies. They will, when required, provide feedback on education and therapy programs and participate in the evaluation process relating to the achievement of goals in special education.
Delivering an orderly learning environment, through a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) framework will be important to the role. Our matrix encourages students to achieve our core values of “Respect, Responsibility, Resilience and Relationships”. Applicants are encouraged to display how they manage students with challenging behaviours in ways that preserve the integrity of the child. Our students are supported in their social and emotional wellbeing using evidence-based approaches, including the Zones of Regulation program.
Suitable applicants will ideally possess a well-developed interpersonal acumen, be resilient, trustworthy and exhibit high levels of self-awareness. They will ideally use these skills to create a welcoming and vibrant environment for students and families.
Hillman PS caters for children from Kindergarten to Year 6. We are committed to high expectations and the achievement of excellence for all our students. There is a strong focus on pastoral care and our dedicated staff work collaboratively to meet the learning and wellbeing needs of our students. We are committed to open and proactive partnerships and relationships with families and the broader school community.
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 Hillman Primary School can be found by visiting www.hillmanps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
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For further job related information
Please contact Alex Di Felice, Principal by telephoning (08) 9553 8300 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
During the school holiday period, please contact Alex Di Felice on email@example.com
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 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.
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.