North Metropolitan Education Region
Shenton College Deaf Education Centre
Education Assistant - AUSLAN
Pool Ref SS/SS718435
EA (AUSLAN), $35.00 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)

Advertised Vacancy Number SS/SS718435

Appointment Pool

Shenton College Deaf Education Centre are seeking to establish a pool of AUSLAN Education Assistants, for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2022 school year. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2022 school year.

Suitable applicants will ideally be motivated, committed and have a friendly “team player” approach with a positive, can–do attitude. A proven track record of achieving good results with your students will be highly regarded. Key to this role is excellent communication skills which will enable you to develop positive, friendly, productive relationships with students, parents and colleagues.

As the AUSLAN Education Assistant you will perform sign language, interpreting, and teacher directed tutoring, according to the needs of a partially verbal student with profound hearing loss and Cochlear Implants. You will also provide support to the classroom, school, and community to ensure high quality learning programs are provided in an inclusive learning environment.

Shenton College Deaf Education Centre is a specialist facility, in partnership with Shenton College, for deaf and hard of hearing students. All of the Deaf Education Centre facilities are embedded into Shenton College to construct an inclusive learning environment. Shenton College itself is a secondary school divided into three parts, the Middle School, Lower Upper School and the Upper Senior School. Shenton College is located in Shenton Park, on the railway line and only 10 minutes from central Perth by train. Currently, the Deaf Education Centre has 40 enrolments from Years 7 to 12. The students are able to select subjects and courses from those offered by Shenton College. Alternatively, the Deaf Education Centre will offer programs that are tailored to the students' educational and vocational directions.

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

  • Well-developed oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with Deaf or Hard of Hearing students, liaise with parents, teachers and community members and where necessary assist teachers in understanding students.
  • Well-developed organisational skills, including the ability to contribute to a professional team and deliver an effective education program.
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues relevant to deaf or hard of hearing 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 Shenton College Deaf Education Centre can be found by visiting or Schools Online.

For further job related information:

Please contact Christine Woods, Manager Corporate Services, by telephoning (08) 9366 9100 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 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 three (3) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably 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:

  • Hold a Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Auslan Interpreting (Paraprofessional/Professional) and/or NAATI Accreditation or have considerable proven experience as an Interpreter;
  • 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


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.


Applicants are advised of the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA. Employees working in, or attending school sites are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the policy.  More information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces.

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

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 3 December 2021



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.1-1.0
LOCATION: Shenton Park
CLOSING DATE: 2021-12-03 4:30 PM