Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE803031
This is a permanent full-time position commencing ASAP
The Role and our Branch
The Aboriginal Teaching and Learning Directorate is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and committed Senior Consultant to join our team. We are seeking culturally responsive officers who are committed to equity, anti-racism and systems thinking.
The Senior Consultant demonstrates the attributes of cultural responsiveness and assists in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategies, initiatives and approaches that strengthen the wellbeing, engagement and achievement of Aboriginal students. This includes contributing to system strategy and system input into whole-of-government initiatives to strengthen outcomes for Aboriginal children and young people.
We encourage all applicants with diverse professional experiences to apply.
The successful applicant will have the ability to think strategically and work collaboratively in a small team environment. Applicants will ideally have experience in a policy or project management role, well developed written communication skills and experience in the preparation of complex advice to senior management.
Important to this role is providing advice and guidance to stakeholders, including schools and central and regional staff, to support the provision of culturally responsive approaches to the research, design and delivery of policies, programs and services across the Department.
The Aboriginal Education Teaching and Learning Directorate leads and influences the development of cultural responsiveness across the organisation. Our objective is to ensure that the research, design, delivery and evaluation of policies, programs and services are informed by whole-of-government priorities including the Aboriginal Empowerment Strategy 2021-2029 and the Department’s the Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework.
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.
Your written application will be assessed against the following Selection Criteria
- Demonstrated substantial knowledge and understanding of Western Australia’s public education system and operations at a central, regional and school level.
- Demonstrated highly developed verbal communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build partnerships and integrate services both within and beyond the Department.
- Demonstrated highly developed written communication, including experience in the preparation of reports, briefing and other documentation.
- Demonstrated highly developed research, analytical and conceptual skills, including the ability to deal effectively with change and generate innovative solutions.
- Demonstrated highly developed planning and organisation skills, including the ability to identify priorities and meet deadlines.
For a full outline of the role responsibilities and selection criteria, please refer to the JDF.
It is recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
All inquiries are welcomed
Please contact Nikkie Woodley, Manager - Aboriginal Education Teaching & Learning by telephoning 0448 507 547 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 all instructions. It is recommended you have relevant documents completed and ready to attach with your online application. Please allow enough time to complete this process as applications must be received prior to the closing date and time.
Your application should include:
- A three (3) page statement addressing the selection criteria listed above, in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- 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.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please phone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please phone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
Eligibility and Training Requirements
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 before commencing employment
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check
- the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- training specific to this role required by Department policy; and
- the Department’s training in Accountability 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 Wednesday, 15 February 2023.
Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions at, or after, 4:30pm will not be accepted.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED
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 division 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.