Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE801106
We are seeking to establish a pool for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during 2023. Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within 2023.
The Role and our Branch
The Aboriginal Teaching and Learning Branch is seeking to recruit highly motivated and committed Consultant - Aboriginal Education Teaching and Learning to join our team.
We are seeking culturally responsive officers who are committed to equity, anti-racism and systems thinking. As the Consultant – Aboriginal Education Teaching and Learning, you will support the work of the Directorate to strengthen the professional capability of Department staff to embed culturally responsive practices and mindsets into their work.
We encourage all applicants with diverse professional experiences to apply.
The Consultant – Aboriginal Education Teaching and Learning contributes to the development, implementation and evaluation of strategies, initiatives and approaches that strengthen the wellbeing, engagement and achievement of Aboriginal students.
In this role, you will assist in providing advice and guidance to schools and Department staff to support the provision of culturally responsive approaches and strengthened engagement with Aboriginal families, communities and organisations.
Suitable applicants will have demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a small team environment and experience working with Aboriginal stakeholders.
Who are we
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 Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework.
Your written application will be assessed against the following Selection Criteria:
- Demonstrated knowledge of the strengths, issues and needs of Aboriginal children, families and communities and experience in applying that knowledge to the education sector.
- Demonstrated well developed organisational, planning and task management skills, including the ability to prioritise tasks to meet deadlines.
- Demonstrated well developed conceptual and analytical skills and ability to identify strengths, opportunities and approaches to building the capacity of schools to strengthen cultural responsiveness to Aboriginal students.
- Demonstrated 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 with Aboriginal stakeholder groups and networks.
- Demonstrated well developed verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to liaise effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
- Demonstrated well developed interpersonal skills with the ability to work cooperatively and interact in a team environment.
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 Teaching & Learning by telephoning (08) 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 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.
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
Aboriginality is considered essential for this position under section 50D of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act.
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 and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online course within 3 months of commencement
- 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