Education Assistant - Special Needs
Department of Education Independent Public School - North Metropolitan Education Region Alkimos College Education Assistant - Special Needs 00039592 Level 2/3, $27.41 - $31.91 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2019) Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS603521 This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 1, 2020 Are you a passionate and talented Education Assistant - Special Needs who has demonstrated a strong commitment for improving the educational outcomes of students? This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly effective, dedicated and enthusiastic Education Assistant - Special Needs to provide classroom level support, to enable the delivery of high quality, student-focused learning programs.
As Education Assistant - Special Needs, you will form part of our dedicated team of staff working with students with a range of special needs and other mental health and developmental disabilities and/or disorders. In this role you will collaborate with the classroom teacher to assist in the planning and delivery of educational programs to support the learning and development of students with special needs, and mainstream students, as required. Suitable applicants will, under general guidance; identify, develop and deliver specific intervention programs for students with special needs, and demonstrate the ability to effectively and appositely support the specific learning needs of individual adolescents with varying degrees of disability.
The ability to work independently and at times without supervision, and the ability to think on your feet and use your initiative to manage challenging behaviours, will be highly regarded. To ensure high quality outcomes for students, Education Assistants - Special Needs must build positive, professional working relationships with students, staff, parents/carers and stakeholders. The suitable applicants will have strong interpersonal skills, high levels of personal organisation (including effective record keeping) and the capacity to ensure compliance with college and Department of Education policies and procedures, under the guidance of the Program Coordinator - Specialised Autism Learning Program and Manager Corporate Services.
An Education Assistant - Special Needs supports the Department's main objective of teaching and learning of students through assisting the teacher in delivering planned education programs and encouraging a supportive and inclusive learning environment. Discretion is exercised in monitoring and subsequently withdrawing assistance to allow the students to independently integrate into the learning environment. Employees at this level work under general supervision and guidance performing tasks that require discretion and judgement in achieving clearly defined outcomes, determined by the teacher.
Suitable applicants would apply techniques, skills and knowledge of relevant principles and practices acquired through previous experience, on the job learning or relevant qualification. Suitable applicants will....