Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SS772297
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 4, 2022
Halls Creek District High School (DHS) is seeking an enthusiastic and hardworking Aboriginal Engagement Coordinator to join their friendly team.
The Aboriginal Engagement Coordinator will empower a cultural voice in student management and community partnerships at Halls Creek DHS. The priorities of this position include increasing school attendance and engagement of students and supporting the school to implement culturally responsive strategies to engage students in education. The successful applicant will assist with design of educational adjustments that improve attendance, classroom engagement and achievement of Aboriginal students and meet individual student needs. You will contribute to implementing strategic directions for Aboriginal education and effective community relationships that support the school’s Cultural Program, meets the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework and achieve the Department’s goals in providing quality education, services and support.
The successful applicant will ideally have a sound knowledge of the issues and needs of Aboriginal children, families and communities and will be able to support Halls Creek DHS in implementing the Department of Education's strategic plan for Aboriginal engagement. You will ideally be well organised, have highly developed conceptual and analytical skills as well as the ability to develop effective working relationships within and external to the Department, including with Aboriginal families and communities. You will be integral in supporting the work of Halls Creek DHS by providing Aboriginal perspective, knowledge and understanding to help strengthen cultural responsiveness for achieving Aboriginal student outcomes.
At Halls Creek DHS, we have developed both a culture of high expectations and a high care environment where success is supported and celebrated. We are striving to be a school of achievement through our consistent teaching practices, dynamic educational experiences, and active community engagement.
Situated in the heart of the Kimberley, Halls Creek DHS is the gateway to a range of world-renowned natural attractions, including the World Heritage listed Bungle Bungle ranges of Purnululu National Park, and Wolfe Creek Crater National Park.
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):
- Knowledge of issues and needs of Aboriginal children, families and communities and experience in applying that knowledge to the education sector.
- Well-developed organisational, planning and program management skills, including the ability to prioritise tasks to meet deadlines.
- Well-developed conceptual and analytical skills and ability to identify and clarify trends and issues and provide innovative solutions to address them.
- Well-developed facilitation, negotiation and consultation skills with a proven ability to work collaboratively and maintain effective working relationships within and external to the Department, including Aboriginal families and communities.
- Well-developed written communication skills, including experience in preparing reports and general correspondence.
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 Halls Creek District High School can be found by visiting Schools Online.
For further job-related information:
You are encouraged to contact Lynne Dowman, Associate Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Halls Creek, by telephoning (08) 9171 5555 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the school holiday period, please contact Lynne Dowman on 0439 961 955.
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 three (3) 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.
Eligibility and Training Requirements
Aboriginality is considered essential for this position under section 50(d) of the Western Australian Equal Opportunity Act.
Employees will be required to:
- Hold a valid C Class WA Drivers’ Licence;
- Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
- Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check;
- Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy;
- Complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment;
- Complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course; and
- Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4:30pm (WST) on Friday, 4 November 2022.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.