Aboriginal Education Assistant - Temporary Part-time

Aboriginal Education Assistant - Temporary Part-time

St Xavier’s Primary School


St Xavier’s Primary School was founded in January 1879 by the Sisters of Mercy from Ennis, Ireland. The school is a systemic school of the Armidale Catholic Diocese and caters for children from Kindergarten through to Year 6, with a current enrolment of 338 students. St Xavier’s Primary School provides an outstanding education where children are nurtured in a caring Christian community. Applications are sought for the position of;


Aboriginal Education Assistant - Temporary Part-time


A vacancy exists for a temporary part-time (18 hours per week) Aboriginal Education Assistant at St Xavier’s Gunnedah.  The position will commence on 8 October 2013 and conclude on 20 December 2013.




1. Demonstrated ability to work with children of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander origin and to assist in building their self-esteem

2. Commitment to Catholic Education and the ethos of the school

3. Effective communication and interpersonal skills for building relationships with the Indigenous parent community

4. Demonstrated ability to work unsupervised with a small group

5. Ability to implement a program directed by the Class Teacher and/or the Aboriginal Education Consultant, or other specialist staff as appropriate.

6. Readiness to be involved in Parent School Partnership Initiatives.

7. Respect confidentially in all matters concerning the student and school.

8. A willingness to undergo training as required.

9. A Working with Children Check clearance.


The successful applicant will display initiative, be motivated and have the ability to work within the team environment of the school.


For detailed information contact, Mr Doug Garnett, Principal on (02) 6742 1136 or email principal@stxaviersgunnedah.catholic.edu.au 


Applications addressed to PO Box 42, GUNNEDAH NSW 2380 or emailed to principal@stxaviersgunnedah.catholic.edu.au   


Please mention “TES AUSTRALIA” when applying for this role.


Close Date: 29/08/2013


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