Department of Education
Pilbara Education Region
Marble Bar Primary School
Education Assistant - Mainstream
Level 1/2, $26.47 - $30.77 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)

Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SS681879

This is a six (6) month fixed term, part-time (0.5FTE) position commencing Term 3, 2021

Do you want to make a positive difference in your local community?

Marble Bar Primary School (PS) is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Education Assistant - Mainstream to join their friendly team.

As Education Assistant - Mainstream you will work under general supervision and guidance, performing under limited direction, and involve judgment in achieving clearly defined outcomes as determined by the teacher. The successful applicant will be able to apply techniques, skills and knowledge of relevant principles and practices acquired through previous experience, on the job learning, or relevant qualifications.

The successful applicant will be responsible for assisting in the delivery of planned education programs, including managing small groups of students under the direction of the teacher to support the general health and wellbeing of students and facilitate the achievement of improved outcomes for students.

You will also assist with the preparation and maintenance of the learning environment by maintaining equipment, materials and resources for use in classes, displays and demonstrations and will assist the teacher with the clean and safe storage of items after classes and activities. The successful applicant will ideally have the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, as well as possess good written and oral communication skills to enable the implementation of individual or small group based programs. The ability to use SIDE's Information Communication Technology is highly desirable.

Marble Bar PS caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 12. Our school supports students to reach their potential by providing high quality teaching and engaging students in a nurturing environment. We respectfully acknowledge the past and present traditional owners of the land on which the school is set - the Nyamal people, who are the custodians.

Care, Inspire and Thrive - these are the core values of our vibrant and unique school community. We strive to give all students the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to achieve their individual potential and contribute as responsible members of society.

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):

  • 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 (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 Marble Bar Primary School can be found by visiting Schools Online.

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Shane Wilson, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Marble Bar, by telephoning (08) 9176 1037 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 (selection criteria), 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:

  • Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check; and
  • 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.


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, 14 May 2021.



WORK TYPE:  Fixed Term - Part Time
FTE: 0.5
LOCATION: Marble Bar
CLOSING DATE: 2021-05-14 4:30 PM