Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS834196
Bletchley Park Primary School (PS) 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 2024 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2024 school year.
As an Education Assistant - Special Needs you would, under teacher direction, assist in the education programs and in promoting a supportive and inclusive learning environment. Suitable applicants would assist the teacher in the delivery of planned education programs to assist students to reach their full potential through the development of their academic, social, emotional, and physical skills.
Experience working with students with high needs is highly desired. Competency in the use of a range of technology tools, such as computers and electronic devices is also highly desired. When required, Special Needs Education Assistants would provide feedback on education programs and participate in the evaluation process relating to the achievement of goals.
Bletchley Park PS is a large level 6 school with approximately 800 students. We frequently out perform like Schools in National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) and consistently perform above NAPLAN state averages. We have approximately 100 dedicated and caring staff who work in unison to meet the needs of all students academically, socially and emotionally.
Bletchley Park PS has a strong focus on creating a positive culture and providing quality teaching and learning programs. Bletchley Park staff challenge and inspire students to meet their individual potential. We forge strong parental partnerships which enables students to achieve their personal best. Our culture of high performance high care and our mission and vision means we are nurturing and empowering each child to reach their full potential.
Bletchley Park PS is a nurturing community where we can ‘Be, Think, Grow’. Be, think and grow reflect the aspirations and the core beliefs of our school and community.
Our vision is the driving force behind all decisions, policies and processes and is reflected in all aspects of the daily management and operations of the school. It is the key focus of teaching and learning programs, defines the physical environment to optimise student learning and fosters productive and sustainable relationships to enhance learning.
We are a blend of cultures and we celebrate diversity, achievement, excellence, innovation and imagination.
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 Bletchley Park Primary School can be found by visiting bletchleyparkps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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For further job related information:
Please contact Keren Harding, Manager Corporate Services by telephoning (08) 9234 6400 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
During the school holiday period, please contact Keren Harding on 0412898100.
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; and
- Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 13 October 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.