Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS873857
Do you have what it takes to improve the learning outcomes of students with learning difficulties?
Armadale Senior High School (SHS) 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 and up to the end of Term 2, 2025. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2024 school year, up to the end of Term 2, 2025.
Can you help our students strive for excellence?
We are seeking dedicated, passionate and innovative Education Assistants – Special Needs to join our vibrant school community and support students to reach their highest potential.
Education Assistants at Armadale SHS work to improve student outcomes; developing appropriate educational programs that cater for diverse learning needs. They assist students in making relevant, meaningful connections with learning content, implementing explicit teaching strategies and differentiating instruction to ensure accessibility. Education Assistants assess, and report on, student progress using their excellent interpersonal skills to provide feedback on students to teaching staff.
Suitable applicants will join our Targeted Teaching learning area and wider school community, working collaboratively to foster student growth in academic and wellbeing areas. The school offers a highly structured Targeted Learning Support Program named ‘Strive’ for literacy and numeracy intervention; based on evidence-based and direct instruction principles. Education Assistants hold an instrumental role in supporting the delivery of these group intervention classes; and as such, applicants with experience in improving students’ literacy and numeracy skills are strongly encouraged to apply.
We are seeking applications from individuals who are committed to building and maintaining strong working relationships with staff and students. Suitable applicants will ideally have strong professional knowledge in supporting students with additional learning needs; including the ability to promote positive student engagement and behaviour. They will work to build a strong rapport with students, using their knowledge of disabilities and additional learning needs to ensure that a targeted learning support plan can be developed, implemented and evaluated effectively.
About Armadale Senior High School
Situated just under 30 kilometres south of Perth, Armadale SHS is a proud Independent Public School that services a diverse student population. The school offers highly enriched pathways for students depending on their skills, needs and interests. This includes the ‘Aspire’ academic extension program, as well as Department of Education-endorsed Specialist Programs in the Visual Arts and Technologies. The school is proud to host a range of Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses with direct links to the workforce; including access to hands-on, industry-level training in the hospitality, automotive and engineering sectors.
All staff at Armadale SHS contribute towards a culture of positive teaching and learning, empowering students to ‘aspire, strive and achieve’ in all areas of performance and academic achievement. Our innovative and well-resourced facilities include a trade-training (pre-vocational) centre, large sports hall complex, specialist science laboratories and a commercial kitchen/industrial hospitality centre. The school is fully networked with many computer labs and digital devices available throughout all learning areas. Students are encouraged to perform to their highest standard across all areas; and are supported in pastoral care areas by our dedicated Student Services team.
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 Armadale Senior High School can be found by visiting www.ashs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For further job related information:
Please contact Alison Wells, Manager Corporate Services, by telephoning (08) 9497 6400 or emailing Alison.Wells@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 four (4) 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, 26 February 2024
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.