Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region
Queens Park Primary School
Education Assistant - Special Needs
Pool Ref IPS/SS748711
Level 2/3, $29.18 - $33.68 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)

Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS748711

Appointment Pool

Suitable Applicants from vacancy 735359 need not apply

Queens Park Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool of Education Assistant - Special Needs for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2022 school year and up to the end of Term 1, 2023. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2022 school year, up to the end of Term 1, 2023.

As an Education Assistant – Special Needs you will assist the teacher with the implementation and delivery of specialised educational programs, individual student or small group programs. You will be required to provide feedback on education and therapy programs and participate in the evaluation process relating to the achievement of goals in special education. You will provide feedback to the parent and carer on student progress under teacher direction and be required to manage classroom resources.

The ability to be flexible, exercise initiative and work as part of a team is highly desirable. Suitable applicants should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to collaborate with teachers to create and maintain a supportive, inclusive education program to meet the specific needs of the students.

Queens Park PS is an Independent Public School with a rich history of providing quality public schooling since 1905. For over 117 years we have educated, inspired and nurtured. Our wonderful teachers and support staff are all dedicated to ensuring your child develops the understanding, skills and attitudes relevant to their individual needs

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 Queens Park Primary School can be found by visiting queensparkps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:

Please contact Samantha Redhead, Manager Corporate Services, by telephoning (08) 9278 3750 or emailing samantha.redhead@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 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 five (5) 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.

ELIGIBILITY

Employees will be required to:

  • Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
  • Complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course

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.

TRAINING

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.

COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS

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 (www.wa.gov.au)

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Thursday, 26 May 2022

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.



 
WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time
FTE: 0.2-1.0
LOCATION: Queens Park
CLOSING DATE: 2022-05-26 4:30 PM
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