Full Time Ongoing, Aboriginal Education Officer - Coffs Harbour Public School

$42.34 - $38.92 hourly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Coffs Harbour NSW 2450, Australia
  • 04 May, 2022

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: School Administrative and Support
Job category:

Schools | SASS

Job location:

Regional NSW

Job reference number: 00008UWA
Number of positions: 1
Total remuneration package: The salary range for this position is $38.92 - $42.34 per hour. The total salary package will include employer's contribution to superannuation and leave loading
Contact: (02) 6652 3355 - Shelley Anderson
Closing date: 18/05/2022 - 04:00 PM
Principal network: Coffs Harbour
Staffing area: Clarence/Coffs Harbour
School name: Coffs Harbour Public School
FTE: 1.000


The NSW Department of Education provides, funds and regulates education services for NSW students from early childhood to secondary school, delivering world-class education through its public schools and providing funding support to non-government schools.

We employ, develop and support teachers, leaders and other staff to deliver the best outcomes for students and to advance the wellbeing of Aboriginal people.

About the Role

Aboriginal Education Officers provide assistance to teachers, Aboriginal students and their families to support improved learning, welfare and well-being outcomes for Aboriginal students.

Essential Requirements

  • Working with Children Check Clearance
  • First Aid Certificate or willingness to undertake First Aid training
  • Administration of Medications – training to be provided based on student needs.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Department’s Aboriginal Education and Training policies.

Selection Criteria

  • Understanding of the needs of Aboriginal students.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal communities and cultures.
  • Ability to interact with Aboriginal students and parents.
  • Experience working as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of the local Aboriginal community.


This position is targeted to the employment of an Aboriginal person and is authorised by the Department's EEO Management Plan in accordance with Part 9A of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

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

From 8 November 2021 all Department of Education employees undertaking relevant work, including any work conducted on a NSW school site, will be required to meet mandatory double vaccination requirements against COVID-19.

The successful candidate for this position will be required to meet mandatory double vaccination requirements prior to the Department of Education finalizing the appointment of the candidate and entry on duty.

Further information on the Department’s COVID-19 response is available at https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19.

Special Notes
About the NSW Department of Education

The Department of Education is the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population.

We welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.

If we can make some adjustments to our recruitment/interview process to better enable you to shine, please contact the Diversity and Inclusion Team (dandi@det.nsw.edu.au) or visit NSW Department of Education Diversity and Inclusion

Additional School Information (Optional)

Coffs Harbour Public School is on the beautiful mid-north coast of NSW and has an experienced staff and we encourage and support new and aspiring leaders. Collaboration and high quality systems are fundamental to our school.

Our school has an enrolment of 492 students of which 15% are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and 49% of students have a background where English is an additional language or dialect. Our school has 19 mainstream classes and five special education classes.

Our school celebrates its diversity. We have strong partnerships with our local AECG and cultural awareness tutors. Our Aboriginal Education Officer will work closely with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Learning and Support Teacher to continue developing strong partnerships and academic achievement with our school community.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please submit an application by clicking “Apply Online” below. You will need to attach a covering letter (max. 3 pages) and your resume (max. 5 pages), in either Word or PDF format, that demonstrates how your skills, knowledge and experience can contribute to the success of this role in accordance with the Selection Criteria as outlined in the Statement of Duties. It is a requirement that you include the name and contact details of two referees.

If there are targeted questions, you must respond to these (maximum 300 words) and include in your covering letter.

Note: It is a requirement that all applicants submit their applications online on iworkfor.nsw.gov.au. No paper based, email based or late applications will be accepted.