Aboriginal Education Assistants

St Josephs Primary School

Wee Waa , NSW

Learning Support / Teacher's Aide

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Part Time (0.65 FTE)

Applications Close: 10 December 2021

<p><b>The Positions</b></p><p>Two Aboriginal Education Assistants (AEAs) one permanent part-time and one temporary part-time. </p><p><b><br /></b></p><p><b>Commencement</b><br /></p><p>The commencement date for these positions is 4 February 2022, with the temporary position concluding 20 December 2022. </p><p><b><br /></b></p><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><br /></p><p> </p><p><b>Essential criteria </b></p><p> </p><ul><li>Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage </li><li>Demonstrated ability to work with children of Aboriginal &amp; Torres Strait Islander heritage and assist in building their self-esteem </li><li>Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community </li><li>Effective communication and interpersonal skills for building relationships with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community parent community </li><li>Demonstrated ability to work unsupervised with a small group </li><li>Ability to implement a program directed by the class teacher and/or the Armidale Diocesan SME, Indigenous Education K-12 or other specialist staff as appropriate </li><li>Readiness to be involved in parent school partnership initiatives </li><li>A willingness to undergo training as required </li><li>A willingness to attend Diocesan/School excursions (including overnight excursions) </li></ul><p><b><br /></b></p><p><b>Application </b></p><p>For questions regarding the professional nature of this position, please contact the Principal, Alistair Stewart on (02) 6795 4038 or email astewart1&#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 <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CQJYYRY" rel="nofollow"><b>by clicking here</b></a> 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>
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