Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer
North Metropolitan TAFE
South Hedland
5d ago

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Advertised Vacancy Number : SS / SS645911

This is a permanent part-time (0.9FTE) position commencing Term 4, 2020

Cassia Education Support Centre (ESC) is seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated and experienced Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer (AIEO) to join their team.

The successful applicant will assist teachers in delivering planned educational programs and encouraging a supportive and inclusive learning environment.

They will assist students to access the programs and have an increased understanding of the multi-cultural nature of the learning environment.

They will act as liaison between the community and school to develop an educational program relevant to both educational and cultural needs and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, particularly those at risk through mentoring and pastoral care to encourage participation and achievement at school.

Cassia ESC is a small government school for students identified with intellectual disabilities and who may present with physical disabilities as well.

The Centre caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 6 and shares its campus with Cassia Primary School.

As the only Specialist Education Support Centre in the Pilbara, we attract students from a range of backgrounds. We value and celebrate the incredible diversity that is evident across our school community, as it provides a rich tapestry of experience that is ever changing and developing.

The purpose of Cassia ESC is to promote the abilities of each student and help develop their confidence, knowledge and skills to equip them with competencies for a world beyond school.

At the Centre, the Teachers write Individual Education Plans for each student and teaching and learning is tailored to that student’s learning needs.

These plans are a working document and are continuously updated. Goals are set to address the domains of : reading, writing, mathematics, social and emotional skills, physical needs, health, and / or communication skills depending on the needs of the student.

Each student is encouraged to work at his or her own pace. Multi-aged groups and cross-settings are key features at the Centre.

In addition, we are conscious of the fact that not all children come to school with the same foundations for learning. We are committed to learning programs that are culturally appropriate, inclusive and supportive.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment.

This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements (selection criteria) :

  • Good written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively interact with students, teachers, parents, community members and professional staff on the provision and development of educational programs.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact on a range of levels in a variety of settings and with different audiences, including community members, teaching and other professionals.
  • Ability to contribute to a school-level team and to provide multi-cultural direction in the development of the educational program, development of language resources, and evaluation of education and behaviour management programs.
  • Ability to effectively assist teachers in implementing educational and behaviour management programs.
  • Good organisational skills that will assist in the delivery of effective education programs to students.
  • Ability to assist with the general health and well-being of students.
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