Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer

$31.50 - $33.09 hourly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Karratha WA, Australia
  • 05 Jul, 2021
Part time - Fixed Term Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Independent Public School - Pilbara Education Region
Karratha Primary School
Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer
00009042
Level 3, $31.50 - $33.09 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS687236

This is a four (4) month fixed term, part-time (0.34FTE) position commencing Term 3, 2021 with possible twelve (12) month extension and/or permanency

Karratha Primary School (PS) is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer (AIEO) to join their friendly team.

The successful applicant will assist teachers in delivering planned education programs and encouraging a supportive and inclusive learning environment. They will assist students to access the educational program and have an increased understanding of the multicultural nature of the learning environment. They will act as liaison between the community and school to develop an educational program relevant to both educational and cultural needs, and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, particularly those at risk, through mentoring and pastoral care to encourage participation and achievement at school.

At Karratha PS we value diversity and academic excellence. We are positive and inclusive. We embrace the values of care, personal best, responsibility and respect to nurture independent lifelong learners and active citizens. We are an Independent Public School which is proud of its tradition of meeting the educational needs of Karratha students since 1971.

Our Positive Behaviour Support approach and the Kidsmatter framework enable us to consider the needs of our students in the priority areas of academic excellence, belonging and lifelong learning. Specialist teachers in physical and health education, and the arts enhance the opportunities for students to develop in all aspects of their learning.

Karratha PS is an inclusive school with specialist education support facilities providing educational services for all our students from Kindergarten through to Year 6. Our comprehensive learning programs are developed to ensure all students have an ongoing opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to achieve their academic potential.

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 (selection criteria):

  • Good written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively interact with students, teachers, parents, community members and professional staff on the provision and development of educational programs.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact on a range of levels in a variety of settings and with different audiences, including community members, teaching and other professionals.
  • Ability to contribute to a school-level team and to provide multi-cultural direction in the development of the educational program, development of language resources, and evaluation of education and behaviour management programs.
  • Ability to effectively assist teachers in implementing educational and behaviour management programs.
  • Good organisational skills that will assist in the delivery of effective education programs to students.
  • Ability to assist with the 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 Karratha PS can be found by visiting KarrathaPS.wa.edu.au or Schools Online

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Gwen Stirling, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Karratha, by telephoning 0407 360 802 or emailing gwen.stirling@education.wa.edu.au.

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 four (4) 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

  • Pursuant of Section 50(d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, the occupant of this position must be of Aboriginal descent.

An applicant may provide a confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent through the completion of a Verification of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Heritage form, attached. (Applicants currently employed as AIEOs are excluded.)

Employees will be required to:

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

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 Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority.

TRAINING

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, 30 July

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

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

ATTACHMENTS:

aieo handbook august 2015.pdf
applicant resource - how to write a cv and covering letter nov18.pdf
applicant resource - information for applicants mar2020.pdf
endorsed jdf - generic - aboriginal and islander education officer (aieo) - schools - l3 sep 2017.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Fixed Term - Part Time
FTE: 0.34
LOCATION: Karratha
CLOSING DATE: 2021-07-30 4:30 PM

Subject

Not Applicable

School Type

Primary

Job Closing Date

30 Jul, 2021