Aboriginal Education Worker

St Paul's Catholic CollegeBooragul
Location BOORAGUL St Paul's Catholic College
Vacancy TypeTemporary Part Time
Hours/FTE18 Hours
Description St Paul’s Catholic College, Booragul is seeking a temporary part-time Aboriginal Education Wroker (18 hours/ week) to join the school community commencing ASAP.

St Paul's Catholic College offers an inclusive, welcoming and comfortable environment. The calm, nurturing setting has been designed to allow students and staff to feel at home in developing their varied capacities and skills. The growth of the students is nurtured and encouraged by a supportive faculty through the provision of creative freedom, empowerment of the individual and opportunities for prayer and reflection. The curriculum, both formal and informal, focuses on spiritual growth and reflects a respect for the diversity of all 950 students, their differing levels of abilities, strengths and gifts.
Position Requirements •experience and expertise working in educational settings with a focus on supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

•established and ongoing links with the local and/or wider Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

•evidence of working as an effective team member in an educational setting.

•must have a competent level of literacy and numeracy

•ability to work as a member of a team

•must be willing to support the ethos of the Catholic School

•must be capable of working independently and under supervision of the Aboriginal Education Coordinator

The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, preventing those in our care from suffering abuse or neglect. The Diocese is committed to being compliant with the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations and the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, retain a valid NSW Working with Children Check and ensure compliance with our safeguarding policies, the Diocesan Safeguarding Commitment Statement and the Code’s of Conduct.
Essential Criteria •Qualifications and/or experience (see below) relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education and/or cultural settings. This is inclusive of being able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories and contemporary educational issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

•Successful clearances in regard to Working with Children and Criminal background checks
Desirable Criteria •Being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification for this position as described under section 14 (d) of the NSW Anti-discrimination Act, 1977. In order to ensure this qualification is considered, submission of corroborated acknowledgment of Aboriginality is welcomed.

•Current Senior First Aid Certificate

•Current unrestricted Class C Driver’s Licence
Finishing Date17/12/2021
Conditions of EmploymentSalary is in accordance with New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory Catholic Systemic Schools Enterprise Agreement 2020.
Applications Close Friday 16 April, 2021
InstructionsForward your Curriculum Vitae together with a covering letter addressing selection criteria via email (preferred) as one pdf to the contact person.
Contact Name Telephone
  Graeme Selmes (graeme.selmes@mn.catholic.edu.au) 4958 6711
Applications to:

By email (preferred):

Graeme Selmes

By post:

St Paul's Catholic College
PO Box 194

Specific School Requirements/ Additional Info To apply: Please provide a cover letter (maximum 3 pages) addressing the selection criteria along with your resume and directly to Principal – Graeme Selmes: admin@booragul.catholic.edu.au Applicants should nominate at least two (2) referees, two of whom must be the person's current principal and previous supervisor. If you are not currently working in a school, please provide your previous supervisor/principal. Please ensure you provide out of hours contact details for your referees also, not providing these details can delay the recruitment process. *Please note, not adequately addressing the selection criteria may result in your application not being shortlisted* Applications close: Friday 16th April, 2021. 3:00pm
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