Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS869529
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 2, 2024.
Woodvale Secondary College (SC) are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Education Assistant - Special Needs to join their friendly team.
In the role as a Education Assistant - Special Needs, it is desirable that you will have exceptional teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills to provide holistic support to students and teachers. Under teacher direction, you will assist in the education programs and in promoting a supportive and inclusive learning environment. The successful applicant will assist the teacher in the delivery of planned education programs to assist students to reach their full potential through the development of their academic, social, emotional and physical skills. Using your excellent interpersonal and communication skills, you will ideally collaborate with teachers and other colleagues to create an inclusive education program that accommodates the needs of students.
The successful applicant will ideally display a commitment to building positive relationships with students, parents, staff and the wider community. The successful applicant should also have a willingness to provide assistance to teachers of students with a variety of disabilities and/or learning needs.
Confident use of computers, relevant internet platforms and applications such as department email and SEQTA is highly desirable. Experience in delivering MacqLit programs would also be highly regarded.
Our vision is to ensure our students are lifelong learners with a strong sense of individuality, responsibility and community. Woodvale staff engage with this vision through our commitment to working together with our College community. We provide an innovative and caring learning environment where each student is able to grow. The comprehensiveness of the school's curriculum reflects the wishes and career aspirations of the community.
Regularly 45% of Year 12 students study at university entrance level, while the remaining students engage in Certificate courses and/ or a General pathway. The College has a tradition of outstanding achievement in VET in particular. Analysis of data collected across multiple domains indicates that the College is an 'excellent' school which has earnt the respect of the community for the quality of the education it offers.
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 Woodvale SHS can be found by visiting Woodvale SHS or Schools Online.
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For further job related information:
Please contact Michelle Rouhliadeff, Manager Corporate Services , by telephoning (08) 6207 2400 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 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 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 Wednesday, 28 February 2024
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.