Wheatbelt Education Region
Moorine Rock Primary School
Education Assistant - Mainstream
Level 1/2, $26.47 - $30.77 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)

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Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SS717231

This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, part-time (0.4FTE) position commencing Term 1, 2022

Moorine Rock Primary School (PS) are seeking a hardworking and high-quality Mainstream Education Assistant to join their friendly team.

As an Education Assistant – Mainstream you will be required to implement individual or small group programs and deliver planned education programs that will help in the development of young minds. In this role you will need the ability to support the general health and well-being of students. You will ideally have strong organisational skills and the ability to use your initiative to assist with the preparation and maintenance of the learning environment.

The successful applicant will ideally have a great sense of joy, loyalty and be willing to ‘go the extra mile’. The successful applicant will ideally have the skills to be able to support and encourage the students to achieve the aims outlined in the Western Australian Curriculum.

Moorine Rock PS is located 22km west of Southern Cross and currently caters for approximately 22 students from Kindergarten to Year 6. Moorine Rock is a small town, which services farmers in the area. The school buildings and grounds are well established and well maintained with extensive playground equipment for all ages. This provides an excellent educational environment for students and staff.

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 Moorine Rock can be found by visiting www.moorinerockps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.

For further job related information

You are encouraged to contact Lauren Suttie, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Moorine Rock, by telephoning (08) 9048 9800 or emailing Lauren.Suttie@education.wa.edu.au.  

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 two (2) 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:

  • 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.


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, 10 December 2021.



WORK TYPE:  Fixed Term - Part Time
FTE: 0.4
LOCATION: Moorine Rock
CLOSING DATE: 2021-12-10 4:30 PM