Education Assistant - Special Needs
Department of Education Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region Harrisdale Senior High School Education Assistant - Special Needs 00036935 Level 2/3, $27.41 - $31.91 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2019) Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS604157 This is a permanent, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2020 Harrisdale Senior High School (SHS) is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Education Assistant - Special Needs to join their team of dedicated staff.
As an Education Assistant - Special Needs you will, under teacher direction, assist with the implementation and delivery of specialised education programs such as occupational therapy, speech therapy and physiotherapy. You will also assist with implementing planned educational programs including individual and small group programs and demonstrations, and assist teachers in the operation of computers and digital technologies. Additionally, you may 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.
The successful applicant should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to collaborate well with staff to create and maintain a supportive, inclusive education program to meet the specific needs of the students. You will need to be organised and able to use your initiative to assist the teacher with the general care and well-being of students and maintenance of the learning environment. It is desirable for applicants to have knowledge of or experience working with students with special needs in a mainstream environment.
Harrisdale SHS offers a wonderful opportunity for local students to access a high-quality secondary education close to home. Currently, the school has an enrolment of around 880 students in Years 7, 8 and 9. Thereafter, another year group will enrol annually until 2022, when the 'Year 7 Class of 2017' graduate as Year 12 students.
Harrisdale is a rapidly growing suburb located approximately 28 kilometres south of the Perth CBD. The school is located on Laverton Avenue, adjacent to the City of Armadale's new playing fields and sports pavilion and Harrisdale Primary School. 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: 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 necessa....