Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS810733
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 2, 2023
Fremantle College is seeking a dedicated, highly competent and enthusiastic Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer (AIEO) to join our innovative team
The successful applicant should be organised, friendly, caring and professional. You should have a commitment to building positive relationships with students, parents, staff and the wider community. As an AIEO you will work collaboratively as part of a team, and you should be committed to the continual development of your skills.
The successful applicant will assist teachers in delivering planned education programs and encouraging a supportive and inclusive learning environment. They will assist students to access the educational program and have an increased understanding of the multi-cultural nature of the learning environment. The AIEO acts as liaison between the community and school to develop an educational program relevant to both educational and cultural needs, and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, particularly those at risk, through mentoring, pastoral care and home visits to encourage attendance, participation and achievement at school.
The successful applicant will work closely with Fremantle College’s Aboriginal Education Team including Follow the Dream, Clontarf and Waalitj staff members. This team is responsible for running events such as NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week and National Reconciliation Week as well as providing leadership to the whole school on ensuring we create a culturally safe and inclusive school environment where Aboriginal students can succeed as Aboriginal people.
Fremantle College embraces high expectations in behaviour and academic achievement to build and maintain a reputation for strong results for secondary students from Years 7 to 12. Focusing on positive education - Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Accomplishment and Health (PERMAH framework), along with our values of Curiosity, Enthusiasm for Learning, Kindness, Perseverance, and Leadership, will ensure the wellbeing of our students and staff. Your positive behavioural support of students will ensure they are encouraged to excel and flourish in a caring and friendly environment.
At Fremantle College we are committed to fostering student’s enthusiasm for learning and developing their curiosity and leadership. Our high expectations for academic achievement, together with our vibrant, inclusive and supportive learning environment, ensures students receive an outstanding education.
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.
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For further job related information:
Please contact Sarah Hopley, Associate Principal, by telephoning (08) 9338 8900 or emailing Sarah.Hopley@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 two (2) 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 four (4) 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:
- 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
- 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 Thursday, 30 March 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.