Department of Education
Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
South Halls Head Primary School
Education Assistant - Mainstream
Pool Ref IPS/SS621144
Level 1/2, $25.88 - $30.18 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2019)

Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS621144

Appointment Pool

Do you want to make a positive difference in the lives of children?

South Halls Head Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool of Mainstream Education Assistants for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2020 school year and up to the end of Term 1, 2021. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2020 school year, up to the end of Term 1, 2021.

As an Education Assistant – Mainstream you will be required to assist in the delivery of planned education programs that will help in the development of young minds.  In this role you would need to collaborate and work in a team environment, possess good written and oral communication skills to enable the implementation of individual or small group programs, as well as possess the ability to support general health and well-being of students.  The suitable applicants will be organised, be able to use their initiative to assist with the preparation and maintenance of the learning environment, and be able to communicate effectively with staff, students and parents.

South Halls Head PS was developed around a village culture, working in close association with the school community to raise happy, healthy and resilient students. Suitable applicants will be committed to supporting this culture to build on these connections and relationships with our school community.

South Halls Head PS opened in 2008. It is situated in Halls Head (Mandurah) in the new development of Seascapes. It has 'state of the art' facilities with six teaching blocks (including an early childhood centre), a library, undercover area, music room and art room. Computers are used extensively in both classrooms and in dedicated computer labs. 

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements:

  • Sound oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interact with students, parents and teaching professionals.
  • Sound interpersonal skills including the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Sound organisational skills that will assist in the delivery of effective educational programs to students.
  • Ability to assist with the general health and well-being of students.

Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements 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 South Halls Primary School can be found by visiting www.southhallsheadps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:

Please contact Dianne Vallve, Deputy Principal by telephoning (08) 9584 6200 or emailing Dianne.Vallve@education.wa.edu.au  

Application Instructions

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, in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV of up to two to three (2-3) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (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

Employees will be required to:

  • Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy

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

TRAINING

Employees will be required to:

  • Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
  • Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
  • Complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 28 February 2020

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED



 
WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.1-1.0
LOCATION: Halls Head
CLOSING DATE: 2020-02-28 4:30 PM
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