Department of Education
Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region
Churchlands Primary School
Education Assistant - Mainstream
Pool Ref IPS/SS683082
Level 1/2, $26.47 - $30.77 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)

Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS683082

Appointment Pool

Are you a dedicated Education Assistant seeking an opportunity to improve the learning outcomes of students?

Churchlands Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool of Education Assistants - Mainstream 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 2, 2022. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year, up to the end of Term 2, 2022.

At Churchlands PS, our students are resilient, engaged, empowered and they excel! Our vision is to provide all students with deep learning and experiences to develop their communication and creative skills in an environment where they are inspired to achieve their personal best.

As an Education Assistant – Mainstream, you will 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. Able to implement and manage individual or small group programs in a Visible learning environment would be highly beneficial. Having the knowledge and skills with intervention programs such as MiniLit and Sounds Write would also be beneficial. Suitable applicants will ideally be organised and be able to use their initiative to assist with the preparation and maintenance of the learning environment

To be successful in this role, you will have the ability to communicate efficiently in order to assist teachers in the delivery of planned education programs, and implementing individual student or small group programs or demonstrations, as well as providing assistance with the operation of computers. Whilst carrying out the duties of an Education Assistant – Mainstream you will also need to ensure the safe and hygienic storage and handling of foodstuffs and food preparation utensils, as well as collecting resources and administrative documents. You will also be responsible for managing classroom resources, including the school’s storeroom by maintaining and updating inventory lists, monitoring stock levels and requirements, and submits requisitions to the teacher for approval.

Churchlands Primary School was established in 1965 and continues to grow as an exemplary Independent Public School with students enrolled in Kindergarten to Year 6, representing 47 nationalities. The high quality of learning at Churchlands Primary School is the result of staff working collaboratively in Professional Learning Communities to plan outcomes for students, with a focus on results in a caring environment.

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

  • Sound verbal 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 Churchlands 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 Kim Fraser, Principal by telephoning (08) 9253 9453 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 two (2) 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 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, 14 May 2021.



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.2-1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2021-05-14 4:30 PM