Education Assistant – Special Needs


Education Assistant – Special Needs

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Job Position: Education Assistant – Special Needs

Company: Government of Western Australia

Expected salary: $32.87 – 37.37 per hour

Location: Brookton, WA

Education Assistant – Special Needs Job Details:

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Independent Public School – Wheatbelt Education Region

Brookton District High School

Education Assistant – Special Needs

Pool Ref IPS/SS875110

Level 2/3, $32.87 – $37.37 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2023)

Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS875110

Appointment Pool

Brookton District High School (DHS) is seeking to establish a pool of Education Assistant – Special Needs 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 4, 2024. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2024 school year, up to the end of Term 4, 2024.

Brookton DHS are seeking passionate and motivated individuals to join their team as Special Needs Education Assistant – Special Needs to assist our teachers of students with a variety of disabilities and/or learning needs.

As a Special Needs Education Assistant you will, under teacher direction, assist in the education programs and in promoting a supportive and inclusive learning environment. The successful applicant will assist the teacher in the delivery of planned education programs to assist students to reach their full potential through the development of their academic, social, emotional and physical skills including the operation of computers and digital technologies.

You will ideally possess strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills which will be used to develop and promote the school’s values, ethos and priorities across the school community. You should build positive relationships with students and be passionate about creating positive futures for students.

About the school

Situated in the heart of the Avon Valley, in Noongar Country, we have been serving our community since 1903. Our appeal as a school rests in our strong sense of community, the values we celebrate and the commitment to realising the potential of all students in our care.

The purpose of our school is to empower your child to develop the skills, knowledge and attributes to become resilient, considerate individuals who make positive contributions to the society in which they live. We are a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) school and value a Safe, Organised, Achieving and Respectful learning environment in which students can S.O.A.R. We encourage and explicitly teach positive behaviours throughout the school where all students can be engaged and successful.

Brookton DHS team is based on good community people who work collaboratively on the needs of all students in Brookton. The school has an excellent blend of experienced and graduate teachers who drive the teaching and learning schedule of the school. We have a great team of Special Needs and General Classroom Education Assistants who support classroom teachers in various areas.

If you feel you are a strong fit with our team and purpose, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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 Brookton District High School can be found by visiting or

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Mel Browne, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Brookton, by telephoning (08) 9642 5000 or emailing

During the school holiday period, please contact Mel Browne on 0417 924 836.

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 two (2) 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

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

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Thursday, 15 February 2024

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

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