Advertised Vacancy Number IPS/SS649824
Join a dedicated and dynamic team and help make a difference to the community!
Newman Primary School (PS) is seeking to establish a pool of Aboriginal and Islander Education Officers (AIEO) 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.
The role of the AIEO is to improve the educational outcomes of Aboriginal students by ensuring they receive the support they need to feel welcome, respected, understood and cared for and giving them the skills to achieve academically to the best of their abilities.
AEIO's make an important contribution to student progress and achievement through the support of school management, teaching practice and the maintenance of positive relationships with students, parents and the community at Newman Primary School. AIEOs are an essential part of our school and an advisor for teaching and administration staff. AIEOs facilitate school and family connections and work closely with students to support student wellbeing, attendance and engagement.
Suitable applicants will be highly motivated; have a good work ethic, have well developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Newman PS is a vibrant learning community that is located in the Pilbara town of Newman. We are an Independent Public School, enabling localised planning and decision making to improve the outcomes for all students. Students and staff are expected to work together to achieve personal excellence in all they do.
Catering for students in Kindergarten – Year 6, the school has a commitment to creating a positive and supportive environment for our students, both in and out of the classroom. This is a school where student excellence and success is nurtured, self-esteem is reinforced and everyone works together towards achieving shared goals.
Our positive and challenging teaching programs allow all students to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to become confident learners in the 21 st Century. We are proud of our reputation in offering a diverse range of subjects including health, media, the Arts and Physical Education which are taught by specialist teachers. In addition to traditional learning programs, Newman PS offers programs that seek to develop important social and emotional attributes of all students.
Newman PS is characterised by a strong culture of mutual respect and personal responsibility. Our actions and conduct is guided by the four aspects of the Newman PS code-cooperation, respect, responsibility and safety.
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 Newman Primary School can be found by visiting www.newmanps.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 Linda Cook, Manager Corporate Services for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Newman, by telephoning (08) 9154 3900 or emailing email@example.com
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 three (3) 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 five (5) pages 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:
- 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.
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 October 2020
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.