Aboriginal Education Assistant

St Josephs Primary School

Walgett , NSW 

Learning Support / Teacher's Aide

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 20 February 2023

<p><b>Position Purpose </b></p><p>The primary role of the Aboriginal Education Assistant is to support the classroom teacher in achieving the best possible education outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait students of the Armidale Diocese Catholic Schools. </p><p>A secondary role is to assist in other ways not directly in support of those students, but which assist the class teacher in facilitating understanding and knowledge of all students of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. The Aboriginal Education Assistant is directly responsible to the Principal (or delegate) in the execution of his/her duties. </p><p>The Catholic Schools Office Armidale, considers that being Aboriginal is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). </p><p><b>Commencement </b></p><p>The commencement date for this position will be negotiated with the successful applicant.</p><p><b>Selection criteria </b></p><p><b>Essential criteria </b></p><ul><li>Aboriginal Identification: This is an Aboriginal Identified role where Aboriginal identity, cultural knowledge or connections are a genuine aspect of the role. Positions are specifically noted under the provisions of the NSW Anti-discrimination Act (1977). </li><li>(When applying for an Aboriginal identified position, applicants must provide confirmation of Aboriginality and a certified statutory declaration upon interview as defined in the Confirmation of Aboriginality Guidelines) </li><li>Demonstrated ability and understanding to work with students of Aboriginal &amp; Torres Strait Islander heritage and assist in building their self-esteem, encourage cultural identity and pride. </li><li>Effective communication and interpersonal skills for building relationships with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents/carers. </li><li>Demonstrated knowledge of the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community/communities to build effective and authentic relationships with the school. </li><li>Demonstrated ability to lead student group/s learning activities. </li><li>Share cultural knowledge with students and staff. </li><li>Ability to implement a program directed by the class teacher and/or the Armidale Diocesan SME Indigenous Education 7-12 or other specialist staff as appropriate. </li><li>Willingness to undertake Professional Learning opportunities and training as required by schools, Diocesan , this includes excursions (including overnight excursions). </li></ul><p><b>Application </b></p><p>For questions regarding the professional nature of this position, please contact Donna Fiechtner, Principal on (02) 6828 1060 or email dfiechtner&#64;arm.catholic.edu.au </p><p>Before submitting your application, please ensure the following: </p><ul><li>You have carefully read the position description and ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills, experience and qualifications. </li><li>Complete the relevant online application form by clicking here and attach a cover letter (optional) and CV that clearly outlines your qualifications and career history. </li></ul><p><i>Preferred applicants must have the right to work in Australia and will be subject to employment screening. </i></p><p><br /></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>


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