Department of Education
Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region
West Greenwood Primary School
Education Assistant - Special Needs
Pool Ref IPS/SS682735
Level 2/3, $28.59 - $33.09 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)

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Advertised Vacancy Number Pool Ref IPS/SS682735

Appointment Pool 

Do you have what it takes to improve the learning outcomes of students with learning difficulties?

West Greenwood Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool of dedicated Education Assistants – Special Needs (EASN) for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2021 school year and up to the end of Term 1, 2022. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year, up to the end of Term 1, 2022.

As our EASN, suitable applicants will, under general supervision and guidance, perform tasks that require discretion and judgement in achieving clearly defined outcomes determined by the teacher. You will apply techniques, skills and knowledge of relevant principles and practices acquired through previous experience, on the job learning or relevant qualifications. EASN at West Greenwood PS may work across several year levels supporting numerous students with disabilities including but not limited to Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disability, Autism, Hearing Impaired as well as supporting the mental health needs of students.

Suitable applicants will work collaboratively with the teaching staff to develop individual and group documented plans, and will be responsible for modifying resources to meet the specific needs of the students. They collect data on student achievement, and behaviour in accordance with the documented plans and report their findings to the teacher and are a part of the case conferences with the school psychologist, therapists, teachers and parents.

You will be an effective team player with and good communication skills, and will work with the teacher to implement specialised education programs. EASN may also be required to provide feedback to parents or caregivers as to student progress. You should have excellent time management skills and be able to work with a variety of teachers and students throughout the day.

West Greenwood PS is seeking EASN who are skilled in the preparation of the learning environment and learning tasks. You will have a commitment to managing the academic, pastoral and social needs of our students to help create and maintain a supportive and inclusive learning environment for students. To be effective in this position you will be confident using computers and information technologies and have sound knowledge and understanding of a wide variety of disabilities.

We build our culture around the four Whole School values of Resilience, Respect, Responsibility and Doing Your Best.

We are a proud Independent Public School with a rich 40-year history of providing successful education. We currently cater to 460 Kindergarten to Year 6 students taught by well-qualified, experienced and dedicated teachers working in partnership with parents to ensure the needs of every child are met.

We take pride in the care we take for our students, our quality learning opportunities and our openness to new ideas and new people.

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 requirements (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 West Greenwood Primary School can be found by visiting or Schools Online

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information

Please contact Leonie Martin, Deputy Principal, by (08) 9246 8700 or

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 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 (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 Monday, 10 May 2021



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.1-1.0
LOCATION: Greenwood
CLOSING DATE: 2021-05-10 4:30 PM