Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS863875
Carine Primary School (PS) 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.
Our Education Assistants work as part of our educational team, in collaboration with teachers to provide an inclusive and supportive environment. Experience in working with students with a variety of special needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorder would be highly regarded..
As a Special Needs Education Assistant, ideally you should use your excellent interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate with teachers and other colleagues to create an inclusive education program that accommodates the needs of students. The suitable applicants ideally should use initiative to support the delivery of planned education programs, using your understanding of differentiation and intervention strategies to assist students in accessing the curriculum. Experience in literacy support and explicit instruction is highly desired.
Ideally the suitable applicants should be able to deliver individual and small group programs, which may include the use of digital technologies or physical materials. Under teacher direction, the Special Needs Education Assistant should make use of innovative and unique strategies that promote inquiry learning, critical thinking, creativity, and personal commitment. Experience in supporting the delivery of a differentiated and engaging curriculum will be well regarded.
Carine PS is an Independent Public School with a current enrolment of 590 students from Kindergarten to Year 6.
We are a bright and vibrant school where our students are at the heart of everything we do. Our students accept responsibility to set goals, self-reflect, self-assess, work both collaboratively and individually, problem solve and negotiate aspects of the curriculum. Digital and design technologies are an increasingly important part of the curriculum and are integrated into all learning areas. Our school motto, 'Our Best Always', is demonstrated in our dedication to excellence in teaching and learning. Our motto, vision, beliefs, and values reflect what we stand for and define who we are.
We nurture positive self-esteem in all our students through teaching positive mental thinking and we attend to health and well-being, both within the staff and in the classrooms. We also explicitly teach our students the Values for Australian Schooling. This results in a friendly, positive, and inclusive environment where students are supported and encouraged to care for and respect themselves and others. Their survey feedback confirms this commitment.
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 Carine Primary School can be found by visiting carineprimary.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For further job related information:
Please contact Debbie Humphry, Manager Corporate Services by telephoning (08) 9378 5600 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 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:
- 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.
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, 27 November 2023.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.