Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS834853
“Suitable applicants from the advertised process IPS/SS808798 do not need to reapply”
Do you have what it takes to improve the learning outcomes of students with complex needs?
Malibu 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 Term 4, 2023 school year and up to the end of Term 4, 2024. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within Term 3, 2023 school year, up to the end of Term 4, 2024.
Are you a paraprofessional, passionate about working as part of a team to improve the learning outcomes of students with disability?
Suitable applicants will be willing to teach at all year levels, able to collaborate with colleagues and support the management of complex health conditions, personal hygiene and acts of daily living. Suitable applicants will ideally have knowledge and understanding of facilitating learning for students with autism, intellectual and / or physical disabilities. Working experience with a range of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems, visual supports, Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communications Handicapped Children (TEACCH) and Positive Behaviour Support approaches, Team Teach strategies and effective support for students’ sensory regulation, challenging behaviour and toileting support are highly desirable, as is knowledge of Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network (ASDAN) programs and / or Explicit Instruction programs. Suitable applicants will be required to regularly collaborate in the review of individual, class or whole-school programs and practices to inform improvement planning. Evidence of reflective practice, including the processes of seeking and applying feedback to improve practice and outcomes for students, is valued.
Suitable applicants will ideally possess effective interpersonal skills to engage and develop a strong rapport with students, staff and families and will advocate as part of an effective team and professional learning community to promote success for all students. Under limited supervision, suitable applicants will be responsible for assisting in the planning and delivery of personalised education programs, both at school and during offsite activities, with a particular focus on supporting student access, engagement, independence and achievement of clearly defined outcomes determined by the teacher. In consultation with teachers, parents/caregivers and School Psychologist or relevant professionals, this will include contributing to the design, implementation and review of Individual Education, Behaviour, Acts of Daily Living, Transition, Travel and other documented plans. Suitable applicants will also be involved in maintaining records regarding student achievement and the implementation of behaviour management plans.
Our specialist staff deliver personalised programs that are focused on developing engagement and independence and skills for life towards our vision for ‘A Future Without Limits'. Suitable applicants will display a commitment to our school vision, values and priorities for a meaningful and relevant curriculum, high quality teaching, a positive learning environment and strong family and community partnerships.
Malibu School is an Education Support Kindergarten to year 12 school located in Safety Bay as a part of the South Metropolitan Education Region for students with intellectual and / or physical disability, sensory impairments (vision and hearing), challenging behaviours and/or autistic spectrum disorders. With a strong reputation for providing a high high-quality personalised education for students whose needs are high and complex with complex need, our Malibu community believe all children can learn, that students will develop skills across all curriculum areas and that the social, emotional, physical and educational development of all children is best facilitated when parents, teachers, specialists and therapists work together as partners in the process. Grounds and office staff, education assistants and social trainers, teachers and leadership teams contribute to our strong community, committed to providing individualised, challenging and rewarding learning experiences that are responsive to students' unique learning needs. An ability to build positive relationships with our students, parents, staff and community members is desirable.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements (selection criteria):
- Effective written and oral communication skills, including report writing and the ability to effectively interact with students with special needs, and liaise with parents, teachers and community members and assist teachers in understanding students where necessary.
- Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to contribute to a professional team and provide advice and evaluation in the development of the education program, including special education and therapy programs where they have been implemented.
- Ability to assist professionals in the implementation and evaluation of education programs, including special education and, if required, occupational and/or physiotherapy programs.
- Knowledge and understanding of health and physical disabilities in students and adolescents.
- Effective organisational skills that will assist in the delivery of effective education programs and subsequent feedback and evaluation to teachers or psychologists.
- Ability to assist with the general health and wellbeing 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 Malibu School can be found by visiting malibuschool.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For further job related information:
Please contact Merrilee Wright Principal by telephoning (08) 9553 8450 or emailing Merrilee.Wright@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Merrilee Wright on 0403 437 606.
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 five (5) page statement with examples that address the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria) with outcomes, in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A three (3) page 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:
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy.
- 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 Friday, 20 October 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.