Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer - School Of Special Education Needs

$31.50 - $33.09 hourly
  • Western Australia Government - Education
  • Nedlands WA 6009, Australia
  • 27 Apr, 2021

Job Description

Department of Education
Student Support Services - Statewide Services
School Of Special Education Needs: Medical And Mental Health
Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer
Level 3, $31.50 - $33.09 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)
Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/SS676688

This is a permanent part-time (0.6FTE) position commencing Term 3, 2021

The School of Special Educational Needs: Medical and Mental Health (SSEN: MMH) is a dynamic, highly experienced team that work across the state and its many cultures, responding to diverse student needs within a framework of family, students' enrolled schools (both government and non-government), community support systems and the health community. SSEN: MMH is seeking a motivated and engaging Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer (AIEO) capable of building respectful, solid relationships with students, families, staff, enrolled schools and the wider community. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The AIEO assists teachers in delivering planned education programs, supports the educational, medical and psychosocial needs of students and encourages supportive learning environments. The AIEO builds knowledge of history, language and culture with staff and students that promotes respect, understanding and harmony in the school community. The successful applicant will be a liaison across our diverse communities and provide expertise to colleagues based across cultural language groups. The AIEO in our school encourages student engagement in SSEN:MMH classrooms and enrolled schools through mentoring and pastoral care.

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 disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Further information about The School of Special Educational Needs: Medical and Mental Health can be found by visiting www.ssenmmh.wa.edu.au/ or Schools Online.

For further job-related information: Please contact Caleb Jones, Principal, by telephoning (08) 6456 0383 or emailing caleb.jones@education.wa.edu.au.

Application Instructions

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 maximum of 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 two (2) pages outlining your relevant employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (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.



WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part-Time
FTE: 0.6
LOCATION: Nedlands
CLOSING DATE: 2021-05-20 4:30 PM