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Home Economics Assistant

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Job Ref:  00003329
Employer:  Department of Education (WA)
Job Type:  Permanent Part Time
Western Australia, Australia (Show on map)
Department of Education
Independent Public School - Pilbara Education Region
Newman Senior High School
Home Economics Assistant
Level 1/2, $26.16 - $30.69 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2016)


Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS540253

This is a permanent part-time (0.5FTE) position commencing Term 3, 2018

Newman Senior High School (SHS) is seeking a friendly, hardworking Home Economics Assistant to join the friendly team.

Under the direction of the teacher, the Home Economics Assistant will assist in the delivery of planned education programs and implement individual or small group programs. The successful applicant will be required to work effectively in a team environment as well as be able to work autonomously. They will also have strong communication skills and the ability to communicate with students, and teaching professionals on a regular basis. The successful applicant will have a sound knowledge of basic food handling and hygiene practices.

Newman SHS has a proven record of both academic and vocational success. Our partnerships ensure our distance from Perth is no barrier to students interested in tertiary studies. Our strong vocational program boasts a high rate of student success in supporting the transition from school to employment or further education. Through our strong pastoral care program, the school embraces the cultural diversity of students and teachers to promote cultural acceptance. By upholding our values, The Newman Way, - Care, Compassion, Respect and Responsibility, we partner with parents to support the social and emotional needs of all students. The school receives outstanding support from the local community, in particular BHP, which provides significant funding to support a wide range of enriched learning activities designed to challenge students as they transition from secondary to tertiary education, training and employment.

Our motto, Iron Heart, represents the strength, resilience, character and care and compassion we develop in our students. We believe successful students have Iron Hearts

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 oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interact with students, parents and teaching professionals.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Good organisational skills that will assist in the delivery of effective education programs to students
  • Ability to assist with the general health and wellbeing of students. 

Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements 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 Newman Senior High School can be found by visiting or Schools Online

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Jo McGowan, Manager Corporate Services for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Newman, by telephoning (08) 9175 8104 or emailing

During the vacation period please contact Jo McGowan on 0409 945 676

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.

You are required to attach a personal resume and covering letter outlining your skills and experiences in relation to the position. 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. 


Employees will be required to:

  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy


Employees will be required to:

  • complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
  • complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
  • complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.

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

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 20 July 2018



WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Part Time
FTE: 0.5
CLOSING DATE: 2018-07-20 4:30 PM 

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