Education Assistants

Telethon Speech & Hearing
CBD, Inner & Western Suburbs
Education & Training
Teaching Aides & Special Needs
Part time
Posted 5d ago


Special Needs

Various locations throughout the metropolitan area

Part time


For children. For families. For the Community. 

Telethon Speech & Hearing (TSH) is a Western Australian not-for-profit organisation, registered charity, independent school and NDIS provider that has helped children with speech, language and hearing difficulties lead fulfilling lives since 1966.


About Us

Telethon Speech & Hearing is a proud Western Australian success story.  The only one of its kind in Australia, Telethon Speech & Hearing brings together a range of interconnected services for children with hearing loss and/or language difficulties to support them and their families. Unique in our approach, Telethon Speech & Hearing provides a range of diagnostic, therapeutic and education services to empower children to hear, communicate, connect, and learn. 

About the Role

We are seeking passionate and nurturing Education Assistants to provide support to primary school students in our Outpost Program. 


Our Outpost Program provides comprehensive in-school support for students with hearing loss from Kindergarten to Year 12 at our partner primary and secondary schools around the Perth Metropolitan area.  The program is designed for students who use oral communication to maximise their active participation in mainstream schools. 


Our program consists of a multi-disciplinary team including teachers of the deaf, psychologists, speech pathologists, audiologists, occupational therapists, note takers and education assistants. 


We have a number of part time positions available:

  • Northshore Christian Grammar School (Alkimos) – 0.5 FTE (five mornings a week)
  • St Bridget’s College (Lesmurdie) – Temporary role for Term 1 2022  - 0.4 FTE (Mondays and Wednesdays)
  • Kalamunda Christian College (Walliston) - 0.5 FTE (five mornings a week)
  • Newman College (Churchlands) – 0.8 FTE


About You

To be successful, you will have the following:

  • Experience in a similar role providing support to a child with complex needs
  • A Certificate lll and/or Certificate lV in Education Support 
  • An ability to understand and implement positive behaviour plans
  • The ability to create an inclusive and caring classroom environment that recognises every person’s unique talents and fosters positive outcomes
  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills to enable professional interaction with a range of people including families 
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a collaborative, multi–disciplinary team
  • A current Working with Children Check and Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check


Telethon Speech & Hearing is committed to providing a child safe environment and promoting practices which provide for the safety, wellbeing and welfare of our children, clients and families. Therefore, in addition to the above selection criteria, short listed applicants will also be assessed against their ability to support and maintain a child safe environment. 


At Telethon Speech & Hearing, you will find an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, supportive and fun, where our employees take pride in the work they undertake, the relationships that they build and the difference they make in the lives of the children and families we support. 


We offer a competitive remuneration package including access to generous salary packaging, paid parental leave and an employee assistance program, as well as the opportunity to work alongside our passionate and diverse team of professionals.


For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please contact Janene Hall, Principal, on 0467 067 505.


To apply, please submit your application via SEEK by 9am Friday, 3rd December 2021.   Please including a covering letter outlining which role(s) you are applying for.


TSH is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and people with disabilities.  

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Do you have experience working with young people with complex needs?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?
  • Have you completed a qualification in education support?

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