Education, Department of
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS
This is a permanent part-time (.FTE) position commencing Term ,
Durham Road School is seeking to appoint a caring and dedicated Education Assistant (EA) – AUSLAN to join their friendly student support team.
Durham Road School is committed to ensuring every student has a robust communication system. Our fulltime Communication Coordinator works with classroom staff to meet the communication needs of every student. Teachers model communication strategies with students using Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) and students use a variety of high and low tech devices.
The school is well resourced with three Eye gaze technology systems where students learn to use their eyes to activate the computer and engage with exploration, choice making and communication programs.
As the Education Assistant (EA) – AUSLAN, you will assist the teacher in delivering planned education programs and encouraging a supportive and inclusive learning environment. You will work under limited supervision and may be expected to participate within a team situation, consulting and providing feedback relating to their relevant area.
The EA – AUSLAN, interprets all that is said in and outside the classroom environment, and assists with the communicative needs of Deaf or Hard of Hearing students using Australian Sign Language (AUSLAN) or another sign language or sign system relevant to the child’s mode of communication. In addition, the EA – AUSLAN orally interprets for the student using sign language or other sign systems to address the class, when working in a small group, communicating with another individual student or the teacher. Including assisting the student/s to understand the education programs through teacher directed tutoring , and clarifying homework directions.
Durham Road School is the largest Education Support School in Western Australia, catering for approximately students with disability from Kindergarten through to Year . Each teacher's focus is on delivering high quality teaching and learning experiences using the latest innovation alongside current best practice techniques.
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 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):
- well-developed oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with Deaf or Hard of Hearing students, liaise with parents, teachers and community members and where necessary assist teachers in understanding students.
- well-developed organisational skills, including the ability to contribute to a professional team and deliver an effective education program.
- knowledge and understanding of issues relevant to deaf or hard of hearing 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.
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