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Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS894844

Applicants deemed suitable from advertised process IPS/SS841151 need not apply

Appointment Pool

Wembley Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool of Special Needs Education Assistants for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2024 school year and up to the end of Term 2, 2025. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2024 school year, up to the end of Term 2, 2025.

The Wembley PS culture is built upon a set of core values which are embedded in all we do and symbolised by a community that C.A.R.E.S for one another. Wembley PS has an engaged, active community and collaborative staff culture with a strong focus on staff and student wellbeing. We adopt a distributed leadership approach and value both student and staff voice. The development of the whole child is important at Wembley PS, and we celebrate inclusivity and diversity in our... community.

Suitable applicants will work as part of a team in collaboration with the teacher and other special needs education assistants and therapists to create an inclusive and supportive environment. You will work under limited supervision and guidance and perform tasks that require discretion, judgement, and initiative in achieving clearly defined outcomes determined by the teacher. Experience in working with students with a range of special needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety and Trauma and well-developed skills in assisting with mobility, feeding and hygiene is highly desirable. Experience with programs such as Team Teach and Zones of Regulation, as well as strong communication skills and confidence in the use of digital technology are also highly desirable.

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 Wembley Primary School can be found by visiting wembleyps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online .

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information

Please contact Donna Snow, Principal, by telephoning (08) 9253 9400 or emailing Donna.Snow@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 three (3) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position.
• The contact details for three (3) 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 And Training Requirements

Employees will be required to:
• Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy.
• Consent to a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check and obtain a current Screening Clearance Number issued by the Department of Education’s Screening Unit prior to commencement of employment.
• Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
• Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement.
• Complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment and every three years thereafter.
• Complete the Department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online course within 3 months of commencement.
• Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.

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.

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

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday 31 May 2024.


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