Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS826765
This is a permanent part-time (0.6FTE) position commencing Term 4, 2023
Do you want to make a positive difference in your local community?
Geraldton Primary School (PS) is seeking a dedicated and highly motivated individual to fill the position of Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer (AIEO).
As an AIEO you will assist teachers in delivering planned education programs and encouraging a supportive and inclusive learning environment. Suitable applicants will assist students to access the educational program and have an increased understanding of the multicultural nature of the learning environment. You will act 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 and pastoral care to encourage participation and achievement at school. Suitable applicants should be culturally responsive and assist school staff in the implementation of the Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework.
It would be desirable if the applicant had knowledge and/or experience with Sounds Write program or other explicit teaching of phonics program to support teachers and small group work.
The successful applicant will be coordinating the school breakfast program and experience in doing this would be desirable.
Additionally, the successful applicant will be expected to lead the school’s Aboriginal Education Committee where the focus is on working with school staff and parents to engage them in and support Aboriginal Cultural Awareness.
The staff at Geraldton PS are welcoming, supportive, and work together in partnership of mutual respect and purpose to improve the learning outcomes of all students. We have a strongly shared vision which provides a well-balanced education, maximising the emotional, social, and academic outcomes for all students. The basis of our school’s beliefs is a commitment to the importance of quality relationships upon which a safe, happy, and productive learning environment will continue to grow. We are very proud of our school motto, “Inspiring Generations”, ensuring we display these qualities as we go about our daily work at school. The school prides itself on its personal approach to families and pastoral care programs.
We cater for both the needs of individual students as well as the education of all our students. We actively seek and build partnerships with agencies and the local community to provide high quality educational opportunities for every student. Additionally, the school has an in-school Chaplain and a School Psychologist who provide support to students, staff, and the school community.
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 Geraldton Primary School can be found by visiting geraldtonprimaryschool.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 Katie Taylor, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Geraldton, by telephoning (08) 9968 1850 or emailing Katherine.Taylor@education.wa.edu.au
During the school holiday period, please contact Katie Taylor on 0403 696 557.
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 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:
- 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.
Education Assistants working with Kindergarten students may be required to have, or be actively working towards, a Certificate lll in Education Support (or approved equivalent) in order to meet the educator-to-student ratio outlined in the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care.
Approved equivalent qualifications are published by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4:30pm (WST) on Thursday, 5 October 2023
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.