Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS811435
This is a permanent part-time (0.2FTE) position commencing Term 2, 2023
Manjimup Education Support Centre (MESC) are seeking a dedicated and passionate individual to join our friendly school in the role of Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer (AIEO).
As an AIEO, you will provide advice and practical hands-on support to all students but ideally assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, their parents/guardians, teachers, the school, and the community through the knowledge, understanding and sharing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, language, and culture.
The AIEO will also support the school in implementing the Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework and the successful applicant should have strong links to the local community. Therefore, a positive network and working relationship with our families and the local community are highly desirable. An ability to work both in teams and individually to achieve successful outcomes for students and their families will be highly regarded. In addition, you will be expected to assist and support students, particularly those at risk, through mentoring, small group intervention and implementation of educational and social-emotional plans.
MESC is an Independent Public School. Manjimup ESC is a Kindergarten to Year 12 education support centre located in Manjimup which caters for students with intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, sensory impairments (vision and hearing), and/or autistic spectrum disorders. Our school personalises learning for each student, working closely with families and support agencies to plan pathways for students, to Vocational and Independent Living.
The school is a 'school within a school', sharing school community and campus life with Manjimup Primary School and Manjimup Senior High School. Students have individually targeted plans and intensive mentoring with small class groups. The school focuses on what students can do and are committed to seeing students prosper economically, being happy and secure in themselves and ready to contribute to their local community.
The school’s vision and PBS Values are an important driver in our daily purpose and delivery of programmes.
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 Manjimup Education Support Centre can be found by visiting www.manjimupesc.wa.edu.au or Schools Online
Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.
For further job related information
You are encouraged to contact Felicity Martin, Manager Corporate Services for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Manjimup by telephoning (08) 9771 9050 or emailing Felicity.Martin@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 four (4) 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
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:
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course; and
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy.
- 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 3 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 6 months of appointment
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online course within 3 months of commencement.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Tuesday, 4 April 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.