Community Education Counsellor (Identified) - Mabel Park State High School

$53,376 - $82,792 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Logan Central QLD 4114, Australia
  • 14 Sep, 2021

Job Description

We are looking for a passionate and dedicated individual who is committed to providing educational counselling and support services within schools to ensure that the best possible assistance services are available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children, students, families and communities and provides cross cultural awareness training to the broader school community. If this sounds like the perfect role for you, apply today!

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification CEC1-3
Workplace Location Logan - Beaudesert
Job ad reference QLD/SER386987/21T
Closing date 27-Sep-2021
Yearly salary $53376 - $82792
Fortnightly salary $2045.90 - $3173.40
Job duration A period of 6 months, unless otherwise determined
Contact person Nancy Bajwa
Contact details (07) 3489 2333
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About the School:

Our reputation as a school, is heavily invested in our students' academic wellbeing and our vision to be the most respected, admired and accomplished school who attracts the highest calibre of staff who are aligned in their commitment to the strong learning culture.

Mabel Park State High School is located in Logan City, between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Our school is first and foremost a place of learning. All activities at Mabel Park State High School are undertaken with this primary value in mind. Our school motto, “Our Effort, Our Achievement, Our Future,” encapsulates the belief that our students are our future leaders. We are passionate about education for the now and into the future. Our aim is to instil the values of hard work, respect for all and to continually think creatively. Students today face increased challenges from society as a whole. Our school endeavours to teach every student the skills and values needed to be successful today and in the future.

About the Role:

As the Community Education Counsellor (Identified) you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Provide educational counselling and support services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and students across a number of schools.
  • Participate in the development of activities, in and out of school, likely to enhance the involvement in education of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and their families.
  • Develop and undertake support service programs designed to meet the needs of the school/s that will encourage the educational participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and students.
  • Establish and maintain links with out of school sources of information and support services to assist in the advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and students.
  • Provide information to the school community about Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander social and cultural perspectives.
  • Utilise, in an accountable manner, state and commonwealth funded school-based programs that focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students and communities.
  • Provide advice and information to school administrators regarding Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander social and cultural protocols in order to meet the needs of schools and their communities.
  • Ensure that relevant information concerning Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander social and cultural issues is readily available to all members of the school community.
  • Participate in activities to develop productive partnerships between members of the school community.

A mandatory requirement of this role is:

  • For this position, it is a genuine occupational requirement that it be filled by an Aboriginal person or a Torres Strait Islander person as set out in Section 7 of the Anti Discrimination Act 1991 for the purposes contained in Section 25 of that Act.
  • When working in regulated employment an employee must have a current Working with Children Clearance (blue card) issued by Blue Card Services.

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume (maximum 2 pages) including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department. Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.