Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS868893
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 2, 2024
John Butler Primary College (PC) is seeking an experienced Education Assistant - Special Needs - Lead to join their team.
John Butler PC, catering for students from Kindergarten to Year 6, is in the northern suburb of Butler. Opening in 2014, the college is of a modern and contemporary design, including purpose-built specialist facilities for students with disability, to create a positive and supportive learning environment in which all students can thrive. The innovative college model, which integrates a regular Primary Education Program and a dedicated Education Support Program for students with disability within one school, provides an inclusive and tailored learning experience to support students of all abilities to achieve their personal best.
Within the John Butler PC one-school model, all staff are required to work flexibly across the college to support the learning of students in the regular primary and the education support programs.
We are seeking applicants with knowledge and experience in Applied Behaviour Analysis, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Team Teach and positive handling.
Training and experience in high acuity care, to support acts of everyday living for students with moderate to severe special needs, such as peg feeding, suctioning, seizure training, changing, hoisting, and/or delivering therapy programs such as hydrotherapy would be highly regarded. Professional learning is available to upskill in these areas.
The Education Assistant Special Needs – Lead will assist teachers in delivering planned education programs. They will work under limited guidance and be expected to operate in a team situation, offering advice and expertise in socio-emotional aspects of learning (S.E.L).
The successful applicant will ideally contribute to the design and implementation of plans to target the socio-emotional needs of identified students. The applicant should work with education assistants, teachers, and leadership, maintaining records regarding implementation of these plans to monitor student outcomes.
The successful applicant should provide training for education assistants on implementing applied behaviour analysis strategies and lead our team of Education Assistants (Special Needs), in delivery of Literacy, Numeracy and Social Emotional Learning intervention programs, and monitoring effectiveness through the collection and analysis of data, to inform reporting to teachers on student progress and achievement.
The Education Assistant (Special Needs – Lead) may also assist in the performance management of Education Assistants and coordinates, collects and reports data at a whole school level. It is desirable to have well developed communication skills and the ability to lead, mentor and train other staff and provide ongoing support in the delivery of specific programs. Management of timetabling and coordination of visiting Allied Professionals to deliver programs such as hydro and/or physiotherapy, physical and occupational therapy, speech pathology etc. forms a major component of this role; excellent interpersonal skills are highly regarded.
At John Butler PC, our professional and committed staff are dedicated to tailoring teaching to the needs of every student. Our inclusive curriculum and innovative continuum of educational options support students of all abilities to thrive and achieve in our regular primary classes, our education support classes and in our Specialist Transition Education Program Class (STEP). Suitable applicants should be able to effectively differentiate teaching to create inclusive learning opportunities. Ideally, they will also be willing to work with students of all abilities across the school if required. Staff at John Butler PC benefit from professional learning and the experience of working with students with a range of abilities and needs.
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):
- Considerable knowledge and understanding of the delivery of education programs and/or behaviour management plans; and ability to identify problems and assist teachers and other Education Assistants in the development of strategies and solutions.
- Well-developed oral communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to lead, mentor, coach, induct and train other Education Assistants and professional teams, including providing advice and evaluating education programs.
- Well-developed written communication skills, including report writing, and the ability to coordinate, collect and present student data at a whole school community level in a meaningful way.
- Well-developed organisational skills, including the ability to coordinate staff rosters and relief to assist in the delivery of effective education programs.
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 John Butler Primary College can be found by visiting johnbutlerpc.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
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For further job related information:
Please contact Amanda Davies, Deputy Principal, by telephoning 0413 818 482 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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 four (4) 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, 19 February 2024
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.