Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SS644978
Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School is seeking to establish a pool of Aboriginal and Islander Education Officers (AEIO) for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the 2020 school year and up to the end of Term 4, 2021. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the 2020 school year, up to the end of Term 4, 2021.
As an AIEO, you will provide support and effective assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, their parents/guardians, teachers, the school and the community through the knowledge, understanding and sharing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, language and culture. Suitable applicants will be required to act as a liaison between the community and the school in order to develop an education program that is relevant to both educational and cultural needs.
In this role you may be required to focus on working with 3 year olds and their families to encourage better school preparedness, better school engagement, better rates of school attendance, improved personal and social learning, and improved literacy and numeracy skills. KindiLink is a play and learn initiative to be offered to three year old Aboriginal children (turning three before June 30) and parent/caregivers. The aim of this is to enhance each child’s learning while building families’ capabilities and confidence as their child’s first educator. As such, it would be highly desirable for suitable applicants to have extensive experience in Early Childhood Education (three year old children). Also, applicants with a Certificate III in Child Care are encouraged to apply.
Suitable applicants should also possess the capacity to advise on, and promote strong and respectful relationships with families and engage with their local community. You will (with the assistance of a Teacher) be able to plan and supervise learning experiences for busy 3 year olds.
Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School was established in 1996 in order to better serve the needs of Noongar children in the South West City of Bunbury. Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School is a modern, well-resourced and aesthetically appealing school located amongst natural bushland and adjacent wetlands in Glen Iris, Bunbury. The buildings are unique and designed with Aboriginal perspectives in mind. The school provides a balanced education in a caring, supportive environment. The school curriculum and programs offered support the development of the academic, social, emotional and physical aspects of the whole child, working collaboratively with families to help their child to reach their full potential.
At Djidi Djidi, we cater for individual learning styles, set high standards and have a strong belief that all children can learn. The school believes in, and fosters, tolerance, diversity and working collaboratively. The promotion of Aboriginal language and culture in assisting Aboriginal children to accept and value themselves and their culture is central to the learning program.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements:
- 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 Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School can be found by visiting djididjidiaboriginalschool.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Brenda O’Connor, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Bunbury, by telephoning (08) 9724 9444 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the vacation period please contact Tegan Davis, Principal, on 0417 707 895.
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 statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
- A CV outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees (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 Thursday, 15 October 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.