Aboriginal Education Officer

St Mary's CS Wellington (see more jobs from this school)


Curriculum / Learning

Teaching Subject: Aboriginal Studies

Contract Type: Contract Position Part Time

Applications Close: 19 October 2023

Make a lasting impact as an Aboriginal Education Officer, nurturing cultural understanding and educational excellence

<p><strong>St Mary’s Catholic School, Wellington<br>Co-educational, years K-10<br>Temporary, Part Time Position<br>Commencing: 30 January 2024</strong></p> <p><strong><br></strong> <strong>About the Role<br></strong>We have an exciting opportunity for an Aboriginal Education Officer to join the team at St Mary's Catholic School in Wellington.</p> <p>Reporting directly to the Principal, and accountable to the Education Officer: Leader of Aboriginal Education, the Aboriginal Education Officer performs a wide range of duties. These duties may consist of (but not limited to):</p> <ul> <li>To act as an intermediary and contact person for Aboriginal students and families within the school and school system</li> <li>To assist the teaching staff in achieving targets and meeting outcomes outlined in school and diocesan strategic plans in response to the Aboriginal &amp; Torres Strait Islander National Education Strategy (2015) to accelerate improvements in educational outcomes for Aboriginal students and young people</li> <li>To support schools in ensuring that the curriculum is culturally inclusive across all Key Learning Areas (KLAs)</li> <li>To assist the Principal and School Executive by providing support for Aboriginal families to resolve student pastoral care issues</li> <li>To provide encouragement and emotional support for Aboriginal students.</li> </ul> <p><strong>About You<br></strong>The new Aboriginal Education Officer will be aligned with the following selection criteria:</p> <ul> <li>Provide confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage.&nbsp;</li> <li>Demonstrate understanding of and sincere commitment to the aims and philosophy of Catholic Education, including the values of social justice, equity and reconciliation.</li> <li>Demonstrate an appropriate level of skill in literacy and numeracy especially as it relates to assisting students.&nbsp;</li> <li>Demonstrate ability to work as part of a team to cater for the needs of Aboriginal &amp; Torres Strait Islander students.&nbsp;</li> <li>Demonstrate knowledge of educational issues that affect Aboriginal &amp; Torres Strait Islander students.&nbsp;</li> <li>Demonstrate links with the local Aboriginal community.&nbsp;</li> <li>Demonstrate ability to promote and celebrate Aboriginal &amp; Torres Strait Islander traditions and culture within the whole school.<strong><br></strong></li> <li>Provide proof of at least 5 years workplace experience.</li> </ul> <p><strong>About Our Offer<br></strong>Our staff are valued and enjoy the many benefits of working with Catholic Education, Diocese of Bathurst.&nbsp; Some benefits include:</p> <ul> <li>Positive, engaging, and supportive culture</li> <li>Salary packaging available</li> <li>Be paid throughout the whole year, with school holidays off</li> <li>An organisation who is committed to fostering professional growth and provides various opportunities for ongoing training and development</li> <li>St Mary's sense of unity and shared activities contribute to a strong community spirit</li> <li>The town's tranquil atmosphere and natural beauty create a peaceful living environment</li> </ul> <p><strong><br>About Us<br></strong>The Catholic Education Diocese of Bathurst (CEDB) is responsible for 33 schools, approximately 9,600 students and 1,700 staff. CEDB is seeking dynamic staff to join our school communities who are committed to making a difference in the lives of their students and their world. Situated in the beauty of the central west region of NSW, a diversity of opportunity awaits you and your family, whether you choose to apply to a school in one of our regional centres or to a school located in small rural community.</p> <p>Nestled in Wellington, NSW, St Mary's Catholic School is a beacon of educational excellence inspired by its namesake, St Mary MacKillop. Founded on a rich tradition of Catholic education, our school cultivates a nurturing environment that encourages students to reach their full potential. Through a collaborative partnership between school, parents, and parish, we strive to foster a love of learning and spiritual growth. Our dedicated team of educators provides a holistic education that values academic achievement, personal development, and community engagement. With a focus on creating a safe and inclusive environment, St Mary's embraces diversity and encourages students to become compassionate, responsible, and active members of society.</p> <p><strong>How to Apply<br></strong>All applications are to include an updated CV/ resume, a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and the CEDB application document with all supporting documents attached. <strong>Applicants must be submitted by 11:55pm on 19 October 2023.</strong></p> <p><em><u>Please note that the CEDB intends to fill this vacancy as quickly as possible and therefore will close the job as soon as the right candidate is found. We encourage you to apply right away!</u></em></p> <p>A valid Working with Children Check Number is required for this position and must be provided at the time of application. To obtain a Working with Children Check Number visit www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 9286 7219.</p> <p>Further details of this position can be obtained by contacting the school on 02 6845 1822.</p> <p><em>Child Protection legislation requires preferred applicants to be subject to employment screening.</em></p> <p><em>Catholic Education Diocese of Bathurst is an equal opportunity employer.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><br><br><p><img src="https://az29734.vo.msecnd.net/static/people/icons/icon_file_small.gif" alt="Download File">&nbsp;<a href="https://careers.pageuppeople.com/1040/tn/en/PositionDescriptionDocument/494671/aboriginal-education-officer">Applicant Information Pack</a></p>