Department of Education
Kimberley Education Region
Wananami Remote Community School
Education Assistant - Special Needs
Level 2/3, $28.00 - $32.50 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2019)


Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SS632100

 This is a permanent part-time (0.5FTE) position commencing Term 4, 2020

 Do you possess excellent communication skills and are ready to take on new challenges?

Wananami Remote Community School (RCS) is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Special Needs Education Assistant to join their friendly team.

The successful applicant will, under teacher direction, assist in the implementation of specialised education programs such as occupational therapy, speech therapy and language development programs. They will assist the teacher in the delivery of planned educational programs, including the operation of computers and digital technologies, and implement individual student or small group programs or demonstrations. They will, under teacher direction, provide feedback to caregiver/parent as to student progress.

Wananami RCS is located approximately 300km east-north-east of Derby along the Gibb River Road. The school is part of Kupungarri Community. The school began serving the community in 1990. Students live in Kupungarri Community or travel by school bus from Imintji Community (67km) or Dodnun Community (50km).

Please note, there is no GROH (Government Regional Officers Housing) Housing associated with this position.

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:

  • 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 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 Wananami Remote Community School can be found by visiting Schools Online.

For further job related information

You are encouraged to contact Rebecca Mitchell, Manager Corporate Services for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Derby, by telephoning (08) 9192 0851 or emailing

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 one (1) page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, 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 (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.


Employees will be required to:

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

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.  


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, 3 July 2020



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Part Time
FTE: 0.5
CLOSING DATE: 2020-07-03 4:30 PM