Employment Opportunities

We are currently inviting applications for the role of:

Education Assistant - Part-Time


Our Lady of Mercy College Australind is a nurturing co-educational secondary College for students from Year 7 to Year 12.

The Catholic faith, in the Mercy tradition, is at the heart of the College. The guiding philosophy is centred in ‘Embracing Life, Nurturing Faith and Inspiring Learning’. We encourage our students to embrace all aspects of life, to nurture their spirituality and to let their natural curiosity inspire deep learning.

At Our Lady of Mercy College an Education Assistant supports teachers as they nurture each student to discover and develop their interests and talents in order to reach their fullest potential. They provide appropriate support to staff, students and families of all students, particularly those with additional needs. They actively participate in all aspects of College life and live out the Mercy values of Compassion, Justice, Respect, Hospitality, Service and Courage, on a daily basis.

Key Areas of Responsibility

The role may include:

  • To give assistance to allocated student/s in the class as requested (by student or teacher).

  • Withdraw students for 1:1 assistance or small group work as directed by teaching staff.

  • Provide additional support for students with special educational needs.

  • Prepare materials and resources as requested by the Education Support Coordinator.

  • Monitor the learning activities of individuals and groups as requested by the Education Support Coordinator.

  • Assist the classroom teacher and Education Support Coordinator with monitoring, assessing and reporting on student outcomes in accordance with students Educational Plans.

  • Engage in clear and open communication with the classroom teacher.

  • Maintain a high standard of confidentiality in relation to student information in all communications.

  • Organise and care for classroom equipment and materials.

Student Learning:


Under the direction of the Education Support Coordinator, Heads of Year and Heads of Learning Area, Education Assistants will:

  • Provide input into the planning and implementation of Individual Education Programs, Adjustment Programs and Transition Programs.

  • Compile, collate, and type up adapted program material as requested by the Education Support Coordinator.

  • Provide specialised timetables for students and contribute to the EA timetables where requested by the Education Support Coordinator.

  • Photocopy materials for staff or students to enable students with special educational needs to be included in all curriculum activities ‘on the same basis’ as their peers or as outlined in an Individual Education Plan.

  • Make teaching aids to assist in the daily functioning within the classroom.

  • To assist in the implementation of special programs e.g., speech therapy, mobility programs, specific curriculum programs, life skills programs, etc.

  • To supervise test and examinations (in keeping with WACE Special Examination Provisions and classroom teacher requests).

  • Update the Education Support Coordinator, Heads of Learning Area and class teachers of changes in routine, circumstance and provisions for students with special needs as appropriate.

  • Accompany students with special educational needs to activities external to the college when parents’ permission has been granted e.g. for work experience and excursions.

  • Assist with transitional activities from primary to secondary and between year groups.

  • Assist with participation for students with special needs in Pastoral Care Periods and activities.

  • To attend Education Plan meetings with parents as requested by Education Support Coordinator.

  • Supervise Special Needs students at lunchtimes, in consultation with the College Business Manager, Education Support Coordinator.

  • Other duties as requested by Head of Education Support (including assistance with administration duties where requested).

Assisting Students with Physical Impairments or High Need Personal Care Requirements:

When assisting students with physical impairments, the Education Assistant will:

  • Supervise the toileting and feeding of students with special needs as necessary.

  • Assist in lifting transferring and positioning students with appropriate manual handling training and equipment e.g. hoists, as per occupational therapist recommendations, and within the occupational health and safety guidelines and policies of the college.

  • Assist with personal care of students according to the Teacher Assistant’s level of training or expertise.

Additional Role Components:


All staff are required to:

  • Actively contribute to the maintenance of the Catholic Ethos; through a manner of life and stated beliefs that are in keeping with the teachings of the Catholic Church.

  • Ensure the underlying values of the College Mission are embedded within practice in the classroom.

  • Take an active part in the co-curricular aspects of College life.

  • Attend staff meetings, Parent Evenings and/or other College functions as the Principal may require.

  • Undertake any other duties or responsibilities that may be assigned by the Principal.

Qualifications Required

  • Current First Aid Certificate (to be obtained if not held)

  • National Criminal Record Check

  • Working with Children Screen Check

  • Have completed, working towards, or be willing to work towards completing to CEWA Accreditation requirements. Additional information can be found here: CEWA Limited Accreditation Framework


Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 3.00pm.

40 weeks per year during school term.

Some after-hours work may be required from time to time.

Salary Package

$54,098 – $60,089 (Full time equivalent)

Award: Administrative and Technical Officers EBA


How to Apply


All applicants must complete an Application Form including the relevant attachments required to be considered for any position.

Applications are to be addressed to The Principal, Mr Rob Crothers and submitted via email to humanresources@olmca.wa.edu.au.

Download the Application Form here.


Closing Date


Applications must be submitted before 4.00pm (WST) on Monday, 15 November 2021.

Please ensure that you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.


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