Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS872770
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 2, 2024
Canning Vale College is seeking to appoint a Special Needs Education Assistant.
The suitable applicant will assist teaching staff in the delivery of planned mathematical education programs and in promoting a supportive and inclusive learning environment. Part of this role will involve running small group sessions with students focussing on numeracy skills and supporting students in the maths classes to develop their numeracy skills. You will also be assisting with the running of National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) and Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) testing. You may also provide feedback when required on education and therapy programs and participate in the evaluation process relating to student progress. The ability to assist with the general health and wellbeing of students is desirable.
Suitable applicants will ideally possess strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills which will be used to develop and promote the school’s values, ethos, and priorities across the school community. You will ideally be compassionate and able to work collaboratively to implement documented plans.
Applicants should possess the ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with staff, students, and teachers. Applicants will ideally have a strong knowledge of a range of evidence-based techniques for learning, especially in regards to numeracy and behaviour. Ideally they will also have some experience or knowledge of working with children with disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Canning Vale College is an innovative Independent Public School that caters for approximately 1350 students from Years 7 to 12. Our College community represents a diverse range of backgrounds, experience and aspirations. We value this diversity and strive to create an inclusive and supportive learning environment where all students can thrive. Situated 20 kilometres from Perth, the College boasts state-of-the-art facilities and offers highly competitive College Board Approved Specialist Programs in Academic Extension, Languages, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), The Arts and Performance Troupe as well as our Department of Education Approved Specialist Program in Music. The College proudly offers a diverse range of subjects and pathways to offer the best opportunities for academic achievement.
All staff at Canning Vale College staff are committed to Creating Futures, working in partnership with families and the local community to ensure all students can successfully transition to University, TAFE, further training, or employment. Students are supported by our dedicated Student Engagement and Support team, consisting of professionals such as nurses, psychologists, chaplains, and youth workers, along with external support agencies. All staff are committed to facilitating an inclusive, safe and supportive learning environment for all 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):
- Effective written and oral communication skills, including report writing and the ability to effectively interact with students with special needs, and liaise with parents, teachers and community members and assist teachers in understanding students where necessary.
- Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to contribute to a professional team and provide advice and evaluation in the development of the education program, including special education and therapy programs where they have been implemented.
- Ability to assist professionals in the implementation and evaluation of education programs, including special education and, if required, occupational and/or physiotherapy programs.
- Knowledge and understanding of health and physical disabilities in students and adolescents.
- Effective organisational skills that will assist in the delivery of effective education programs and subsequent feedback and evaluation to teachers or psychologists.
- Ability to assist with the 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 Caning Vale College can be found by visiting www.cvc.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
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For further job related information:
Please contact Letitia Michael, Associate Principal, by telephoning (08) 9334 9000 or emailing Letitia.Michael@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 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.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 16 February 2024
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.