Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS879933
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2024
Madora Bay Primary School (PS) opened its doors to students at the start of 2023. We are seeking to appoint a dedicated, friendly and caring Education Assistant (Special Needs).
At Madora Bay PS every student will gain the skills and attributes to achieve their life aspirations in an environment where they are connected, valued and counted. Our school will work in close partnership with its community to strive for excellence, where outcomes for students guide decision making in a culture of high expectations, driven by a cohesive and highly skilled team of educators.
The successful applicant will ideally have a passion for working with students and have highly developed organisational and interpersonal skills. You should be committed to achieving the best educational outcomes for our students through collaborating with others to support and enhance teaching and learning. You may be working across a range of classrooms therefore the ability to be flexible will be an advantage, especially as the school grows in size.
We seek an Education Assistant who is committed to maximising their impact on student learning and who can work well within a team environment. Our staff must have high expectations and truly believe that all students can learn and be successful. As a foundation staff member, you will ideally embrace evidence-based strategies in place across the school to best meet the needs of all students.
The successful applicant will ideally show initiative in adapting tasks to meet specific student needs and under teacher direction, contribute to the planning and delivery of programs relevant to students with high needs including (but not limited to) Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities and/or other physical disabilities. An ability to work with students in out-of-class activities, during breaks in the school day, and on school excursions is required.
The ability to establish genuine, positive and caring relationships with our students and families is paramount. The successful applicant will share responsibility for the delivery of outstanding pastoral care which supports the health and wellbeing of all our students. Ideally you will bring a proactive and inclusive approach which positively contributes to establishing our systems, values and learning environment as a new school.
Working in a new public primary school presents unique challenges that require a particular skill-set and outlook. The personal qualities which you bring to this role are crucial and will be highly regarded. The successful applicant should be reflective, collaborative, flexible and solutions-focused in order to positively contribute to the establishment of our school culture, adapt to change as our school grows and consistently provide the best opportunities for our students.
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.
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 (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 Madora Bay Primary School can be found by visiting www.madorabayps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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For further job related information
Please contact Samantha Benn, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9584 6250 or emailing Samantha.Benn@education.wa.edu.au
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 three (3) 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 Monday, 19 February 2024
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.