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Education Assistant - Special Needs

South Metropolitan Education Region Maddington Primary School Education Assistant - Special Needs Pool Ref SS/SS750542 Level 2/3, $29.18 - $33.68 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)

Advertised Vacancy Number SS/SS750542

Appointment Pool

Maddington 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 2022 school year and up to the end of Term 2, 2023. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2022 school year, up to the end of Term 2, 2023.

The Education Assistant – Special Needs will assist in the delivery of planned education programs to engage our students in a supportive and inclusive learning environment. Within this role, they will ideally possess knowledge and understanding of working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning difficulties, challenging behaviours or learning disabilities. Awareness of students from linguistically diverse backgrounds and cultures is desirable. The role aims to address the overall health and wellbeing, and instructional support for students with special needs, in a supportive education environment.

Suitable applicants will collaborate and work in a strong team-based environment, contributing their knowledge and expertise to support students to achieve their best. This may be under general supervision or autonomously. They will work closely with classroom teachers to ensure the best education for all.

Maddington PS caters for approximately 215 children from Kindergarten to Year 6. The Maddington PS ethos is that everyone will be treated with care and respect while inspiring individuals to be the best they can be. We offer a safe, caring and nurturing environment where all students are given every opportunity to blossom and to achieve their full potential. Our diverse community includes many new arrivals to Australia, with many speaking English as a second language. We are proud of our diverse cultural heritage with students from many nations (India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Indonesia, the Philippines, New Zealand, Samoa, Singapore, Zimbabwe and many other countries).

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
Maddington, WA, AU