Indigenous Liaison Officer, South Johnstone

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St Rita's SchoolSouth Johnstone
Date posted:
Start date: 18 July 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

This is an identified position. It is a genuine occupational requirement that an identified position be filled by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person as permitted by and arguable under section 25 of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act (1991).  

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for this position. 

Intending applicants must:

  • Be fully supportive of the ethos of Catholic Education; 
  • Be eligible for or hold a Working with Children Blue Card; 
  • Be fully committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation. 

 Catholic Education Services is an equal opportunity employer. 

Purpose of the role 

The role and responsibilities of the Indigenous Liaison Officer (ILO) is primarily one of communication and liaison between diocesan schools, Catholic Education Services and local Indigenous people, communities and agencies to increase student engagement and outcomes for Indigenous students. The position has a strong cultural focus that extends to advice and action on broad issues, including the enrichment of cultural awareness within the schools. 

ILOs develop, promote and maintain communication networks between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, the parents or guardians, the community and the school. ILOs play a key role in providing knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, languages and cultures within schools. This understanding promotes respect and harmony. They conduct their role in collaboration with school staff and school principal. 

The Indigenous Liaison Officer is part of the school team, and supported by the Indigenous Education team. It is envisioned that all students will have equitable access to our Catholic school communities so that they may be supported to reach their full potential in development of not only their physical wellbeing but also their educational and faith journey. 

Mandatory qualifications and requirements

  • Unless an exemption applies all staff are required to hold a current Working With Children Blue Card or be eligible to apply; 
  • Current drivers licence; 
  • Proven capacity to build relationships with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community; 
  • Demonstrated communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills necessary for good working relationships; 
  • Ability to operate in teams and develop professional networks; 
  • A strong demonstrated commitment to the objectives, vision, and ethos of Catholic Education; 
  • Certificate III in Education Support (or equivalent) or willingness to commence.

How to Apply

Download Applicant Information Pack and submit all required documents by 5:00 pm Tuesday 26 June 2018.  

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More about St Rita's School
Address: PO Box 8, South Johnstone, Queensland, QLD 4880, Australia
Telephone: +61 7 4064 2153