Aboriginal Education Officer


Position Information

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

Conditions

NB. 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. Confirmation of Aboriginality guidelines How to Apply If you are interested in this role, please apply online and attach your resume and covering letter, which clearly details how your skills, qualifications, knowledge and experience can contribute to the success of this role. It is a requirement that you include the name and contact details of two referees. The statement of duties can be accessed here
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 candidates submit their applications online via iworkfor.nsw.gov.au. No paper based, email based or late applications will be accepted.