Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS707517
This is a permanent part-time (0.3FTE) position commencing Term 4, 2021
Osborne Primary School (PS) are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer (AIEO) who will be able to engage students in different programs and connect with families. You will ideally have a high level of cultural awareness and be able to lead and support the school to embed culturally aware practices.
The position involves working a full day on Mondays and a half a day on Fridays.
As the AIEO, your role will be to assist teachers in delivering planned education programs and foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment. You will be required to work with students in small groups and individually in order to improve their literacy and numeracy skills. We are seeking an applicant with a proven ability to form positive relationships with First Nation students to help improve school engagement
The successful applicant will act as a liaison between the community supporting First Nation students, particularly those at risk, through mentoring and pastoral care to encourage participation and achievement at school.
Osborne PS is an Independent Public School that sets high expectations of all students to achieve both academically and socially. Our teaching and support staff, in partnership with families and the community ensure a Learning Environment to support a personal measured level of growth in all areas of development for each student.
Our students are, above all else, safe and happy and learn in a nurturing environment. They experience exciting and challenging learning programs to help them reach their full potential. These programs include our outstanding music program which features a guitar speciality, a physical education program focussing on fitness and ball skills, and exposure to a wide range of sports. Student Mental Health Wellbeing is a school priority. Our Digital Technology curriculum ensures students are integrating technology in all their learning. At Osborne PS, we strive to ensure our students achieve academically, while at the same time, recognising that every child is different, tailoring learning programs to suit individual needs.
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 (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 Osborne PS can be found by visiting osborneps.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
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For further job related information:
Please contact Monique Sperring, Manager of Corporate Services, by telephoning (08) 9413 1700 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
Pursuant of Section 50(d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, the occupant of this position must be of Aboriginal descent.
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, 21 October 2021
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.