Please be advised that as of 1:00pm Monday, 29 November 2021, the closing date has been amended.
Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS717346
This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, part-time (0.6FTE) position commencing Term 1, 2022 with possible extension (12 months) and/or permanency
Morawa District High School (DHS) is seeking a dedicated Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer (AIEO) to join their team.
The role of the AIEO is to improve the educational outcomes of Aboriginal and Islander students by ensuring they receive the educational and cultural support they need to feel welcomed, respected, understood and cared for and providing the skills to achieve academically to the best of their abilities. AIEO’s make an important contribution to student progress and achievement through the development and maintenance of positive relationships between staff, students, parents and the community. They facilitate school and family connections and work closely with students to support student wellbeing, attendance and engagement.
The AIEO assists teachers in delivering planned education programs, encouraging a supportive and inclusive learning environment and assisting students to access the educational program and have an increased understanding of the multicultural nature of the learning environment. As the successful applicant you will act as a liaison between the community and school to develop an educational program relevant to both educational and cultural needs and supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, particularly those at risk, through mentoring and pastoral care to encourage participation and achievement at school.
Morawa DHS is a proud Independent Public School, providing a strong, sustainable education to 185 students from Kindergarten to Year 12. Morawa is situated in the Mid-West region, 370km from Perth. The school strives to provide students with a stimulating and differentiated learning environment, encouraging all to be fully motivated to excel. The Morawa District High School community promotes excellence in teaching and learning through positive relationships with students, staff, parents and the wider community.
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 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 Morawa District High School can be found by visiting www.morawadistricthighschool.com or Schools Online.
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For further job related information:
You are encouraged to contact Linda Jenkins, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Morawa, by telephoning 08 99712500 or emailing Linda.Jenkins@education.wa.edu.au
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; and
- Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
- Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
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.
Applicants are advised of the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA. Employees working in, or attending school sites are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the policy. More information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 3 December 2021
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.