Aboriginal Education Worker
Corrective Services
Salary: Level 3, PS CSA Agreement 2019, $70,896 - $76,717 per annum
Position number: 001918
Work type:  Fixed Term - Full Time
Location: West Kimberley Regional Prison
Closing date: 2020-04-14 4:30 PM   (YYYY-MM-DD)


This vacancy is for a period of 11.5 months with no possibility of extension.

This opportunity is available while the substantive is on maternity leave.

About us

When you join the Department of Justice, you become part of a people-focused organisation working hard to make our community a fairer and safer place to live. We offer many different employment opportunities in locations around Western Australia. You will have a chance to make a real difference to your local communities and to the lives of those you work with.

About the role

The Department recognises Aboriginality as a genuine qualification for this position under 50D of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984. To apply you must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) descent, identify as ATSI and be recognised as such by the ATSI community.

The Aboriginal Education Worker provides teacher aide support to staff and tutorial mentoring to Indigenous students enrolled in education and training programs. The position plays an integral role in recruiting and supporting Indigenous offenders in educational programs in prisons.

About you

All employees are required to undergo employment screening, which includes a National Criminal History Check and other checks that may be relevant to the position requirements.

How to apply

Please ensure you review the attached JDF for further information about the work-related requirements of the position. This information will assist you with the preparation of your application.

We require you to submit:

A current comprehensive CV including the contact details of two referees and a statement addressing all the essential work-related requirements (selection criteria) contained in the Job Description Form.

Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.

To submit your application click the “Apply for Job” button at the bottom of this page.  Emailed applications will not be accepted.

Equity and Diversity

The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to growing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce as a part of EEO Management Plan and its Aboriginal Workforce Development Strategy.  We embrace diversity and encourage applications from a diverse field, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, young people and people with disability including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Subsequent Vacancies

Applicants found suitable but not recommended for this vacancy, may be considered for subsequent similar vacancies in the Department of Justice in accordance with Part 5 (General Appointment) of the Commissioner's Instructions: Filling a Public Sector Vacancy.

Further Information

If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact Paul Barnes, Campus Manager, West Kimberley Regional Prison on 9161 6049 for a confidential discussion.