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Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS899720

This is a six (6) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 3, 2024

As an Education Assistant - Mainstream you will ideally have a passion for working with students and have highly developed organisational and interpersonal skills. The successful applicant should be committed to achieving the best educational outcomes for our students. This role requires you to work as part of a dedicated team and provides you with the opportunity to make a lasting contribution to our school community.

The successful applicant will ideally be organised and able to use their initiative to assist with the preparation and maintenance of the learning environment by maintaining equipment, materials and resources, for use in classes. They should assist with displays and with cleaning and safe storage of items after classes and activities. The successful applicant will ideally assist the teacher with the care and supervision of students in out-of-class... activities and on school excursions.

We seek an enthusiastic team member who shows initiative in adapting tasks to meet student needs, who continually reflect on their practice and who are open to being observed and receiving feedback to guide their professional growth. You will ideally contribute advice and expertise; collaborating with staff to support and monitor student progress.

We seek an Education Assistant who is committed to maximising their impact on student learning and who work well within a team environment. Our staff must have high expectations and truly believe that all children can learn and be successful. As a foundation staff member, you should embrace evidence-based strategies in place across the school to meet the needs of students. Experience in delivering quality interventions such as Language Lift will be highly desirable.

We invite you to apply to become a part of our inclusive and culturally responsive school community. You will ideally help to establish a positive culture, underpinned by high expectations of student learning and behaviour. We are looking for an applicant who is passionate about working alongside students, families, colleagues, and the wider community to achieve individual student outcomes. A can-do attitude is highly regarded in this role, as is the ability to anticipate and adapt to change; showing initiative, flexibility and creative problem solving to produce the best opportunities for students.

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 (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 Brabham Primary School can be found by visiting brabhamps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

For further job related information:

Please contact Penelope McLean, Deputy Principal by telephoning 0447 082 889 or emailing penelope.mclean@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 one (1) 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.

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.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 17 June 2024


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