Focus Teacher - Aboriginal Education (Primary)

Focus Teacher - Aboriginal Education (Primary)

St Marys Primary School, Armidale

 

A vacancy exists for a fully qualified Primary teacher at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Armidale. This temporary full-time position will commence on 5th August 2013 (or as soon as practicable) and conclude on 20th December 2013. 

 

Essential criteria:

  • Teaching qualifications meeting the standard for accreditation with NSW Institute of Teachers;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the ethos of the Catholic faith and mission of the school;
  • Demonstrate a high standard of competency and proficiency in classroom practice and student management;
  • Possess effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively as a team member of the school and parish community;

The Focus Teacher would:

  • Provide academic assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with literacy and/or numeracy difficulties in collaboration with the classroom teacher and within the classroom.
  • Provide academic assistance and support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students via homework tutoring groups
  • Assist the Aboriginal Education Assistance and the Aboriginal Community Engagement Officer in organising NAIDOC week celebrations and other significant events appropriate to engaging the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and community.
  • Advise and support the staff on the incorporation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cross Curriculum Perspectives in new teaching and learning programs
  • Support the Community Engagement Officer and the Aboriginal Education Assistant in planning for workshops/activities/programs by eminent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Support the Community Engagement Officer and the Aboriginal Education Assistant in planning appropriate workshops/activities/programs to assist in the teaching and learning of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students for teachers and parents
  • Support the Community Engagement Officer and the Aboriginal Education Assistant in investigating the feasibility of introducing the Anaiwan Aboriginal Language into the school.

 

Contact the Principal, Mrs Suzanne Fern, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School for further information about the position on (02) 6772 4441.

 

Applications must be received by 3.00 pm Wednesday 31 July 2013

 

Preferred applicants will be subject to employment screening

 

Applications close: 31-07-2013 
Position commences: 05-08-2013

 

For more information about this position or to request an application pack, please contact:

Mrs Suzanne Fern

Principal

St Marys Primary School

156 Rusden Street

ARMIDALE

New South Wales 2350

Phone: 02 6772 4441

Fax: 02 6771 1954

admin@stmarysarmidale.catholic.edu.au

 

This position is child related. The preferred applicant will be required to undergo National criminal record and other checks. Applicants must have current eligibility to work in Australia

 

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

 

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