Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer

$31.50 - $33.09 hourly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Tom Price WA, Australia
  • 14 Sep, 2021
Full time - Permanent Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Independent Public School - Pilbara Education Region
Tom Price Primary School
Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer
Pool Ref IPS/SS704389
Level 3, $31.50 - $33.09 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)
Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS704389
Appointment Pool

Tom Price Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool of dedicated and passionate Aboriginal and Islander Education Officers (AIEOs) for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2021 school year and up to the end of Term 3, 2022.

Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2021 school year, up to the end of Term 3, 2022.

Suitable applicants will be passionate about working with our children to achieve social and emotional outcomes and academic excellence.

Suitable applicants will possess good interpersonal and communication skills to develop positive, nurturing, productive relationships with students, parents and colleagues.

Suitable applicants will be willing to provide support in the classroom, school and the community to ensure the learning environment is inclusive and relevant.

You should be able to assist the school in developing a greater awareness of cultural diversity and varying customs within the classroom and school environment through collaborative planning utilising your cultural expertise.

Your relationship with the community should contribute to the formulation of school policies and plans reflective of the Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework.

Suitable applicants will provide a high level of mentoring and pastoral care to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, particularly those students at risk, enabling students to have an increased participation rate, resulting in an ability to better utilise the education program. You should be a collaborative "team player" with a positive, can - do attitude.

At Tom Price PS, we are dedicated to ensuring that our students are placed first in all of our decision making and that improved student learning is our highest priority. Our purpose is to ensure every student is a successful student and that every teacher is a highly effective teacher.

We place high expectations on ourselves and strive to exceed them. We believe that in order for every student to achieve their potential we must provide the best conditions possible for our teachers, education assistants and other support staff to work.

Our staff understand that the prerequisites for successful students are the quality of teaching, (what is taught and how it is taught) and the provision of a safe, caring and inclusive learning environment.

We enable success by ensuring the efficient allocation and use of resources, providing high quality and distributed leadership and maintaining positive and effective relationships.

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 Tom Price Primary School can be found by visiting www.tpps.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 Julie Watson, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Tom Price, by telephoning (08) 9188 3000 or emailing julienne.watson@education.wa.edu.au.

During the school holiday period, please contact Julie Watson on 0477 708 888

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 three (3) 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.


  • 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:

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

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.


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 Wednesday, 13 October 2021.




aieo handbook august 2015.pdf
applicant resource - how to write a cv and covering letter nov18.pdf
applicant resource - information for applicants mar2020.pdf
published jdf - generic - aboriginal and islander education officer - schools - l3 - sep 2017.pdf
verification of aboriginal and or torres strait islander heritage form.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 0.2-1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2021-10-13 4:30 PM


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Job Closing Date

13 Oct, 2021