Please note as of Thursday, 30 November 2023 at 12:25pm the closing date of this advert has been amended.
Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS862496
Tambrey 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 2023 school year 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, up to the end of Term 2 2024.
About the position
We are seeking flexible individuals who display the ability to work independently, are team players who enjoy working with children and have a strong sense of social perceptiveness. Suitable applicants should possess cultural awareness and be focused on delivering programs to individuals and groups, including those students with complex needs and diagnosed disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Development Delay, mental health, trauma and other developmental disabilities/disorders.
Suitable applicants should have the capacity to support the overall health and emotional well-being of our students and help them reach their full potential through the development of their academic, physical and social skills.
Building meaningful relationships with children and their families will be an important part of this role, and as such, effective communication and interpersonal skills are highly desirable. Suitable applicants will ideally have the ability to work collaboratively and contribute to a professional team in assisting in the implementation of education programs, as well as high level organisational skills that will assist in the delivery of effective education programs and subsequent feedback and evaluation to teachers.
In addition to this, suitable applicants should have competent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively interact with students with special needs. Sound computer skills and the ability to create student resources are also desirable. In addition, applicants should possess a deep commitment to developing positive and productive relationships, embedding a proactive, inclusive, and respectful approach. Suitable applicants should be open to ongoing learning and development.
About our School
Tambrey PS is a safe, supportive and vibrant school environment that empowers our students to realise their full potential as happy, independent and responsible members of society. We are a strong STEM and ICT school, and we have a Positive Behaviour Support culture with staff trained in Classroom Management Strategies (CMS) and Restorative and Trauma Informed Practices. Our staff are stable, collaborative, nurturing and work under the direction of a clearly articulated instructional model to guide teacher practice.
Tambrey PS is committed to our vision of Nurture, Inspire and Achieve. Our school has a culture of continuous improvement, collaboration and evidence based practice. We share high expectations of ourselves and our students. Our school is community oriented and is well supported by our School Board and P&C. We actively support and participate in the Karratha Karratha Network. We maintain strong partnerships with parent groups, industry, local business, government agencies, not-for-profit organisations and Aboriginal Corporations working together to ensure a quality education for all students.
The location and community
Tambrey PS is an Independent Public School, centrally located in the City of Karratha 1600km north-west of Perth. Our school is part of the Pilbara Education Region and has recently celebrated its 34th anniversary. The Pilbara has diverse cultural and environmental experiences from Exmouth to Broome to Tom Price.
Karratha offers a number of modern facilities and is one of the fastest growing towns in the north of Western Australia. Known as ‘Munjaree’- or the heart of the West Pilbara Coast - its size and central location make it the ideal base for exploring the natural delights of the area. Millstream- Chichester National Park, Karijini National Park, Dampier Archipelago, Point Samson Peninsula and the Burrup Peninsula and Murujuga National Park - Karratha is the home of boating, camping and fishing.
Watch our Tambrey video below which captures the magic of the Pilbara for you!:
Iron ore can be found in equal measure in Karratha. Known for its iron ore operations, this is the gateway to the marine-life rich Dampier Archipelago, the worlds most prolific prehistoric rich engraving site, Karijini’s four-billion-year-old adventure playground and Millstream’s Chichester National Park. Its also one of the few locations where you can witness the Staircase to the Moon. Karratha is a two-hour flight or a 16-hour road trip from Perth and a three-hour drive south of Port Hedland.
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 Tambrey Primary School can be found by visiting www.tambreyps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
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For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Francis Bosman, Deputy Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Karratha, by telephoning (08) 9187 6300 or emailing 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 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:
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
- consent to a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check and obtain a current Screening Clearance Number issued by the Department of Education’s Screening Unit prior to commencement of employment;
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check;
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment and every three years thereafter;
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online course within 3 months of commencement;
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Thursday, 7 December 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.