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Aboriginal Education Consultant (Broome)

Date: 15-Feb-2021

Location: Broome, WA, AU, 6725

Company: Catholic Education Office of WA

Aboriginal Education Consultant (50D) based in Broome
Aboriginal Education Team
Teaching and Learning Directorate

About the Team: 

The Aboriginal Education Team strives to ensure Aboriginal students have equitable access and participation in the Catholic schooling process, and every opportunity to achieve educational outcomes equal to that of their non-Aboriginal peers. With almost 2,400 Aboriginal students and more than 100 Aboriginal Teacher Assistants across WA Catholic schools, Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) is committed to supporting schools to be culturally responsive and inclusive learning environments for all.


The Role: 

We are seeking an educator to provide leadership and build capacity of teachers and leaders in Catholic schools in the Broome Diocese, in the area of Aboriginal Education.


Aboriginality is a specification for this position in accordance with Section 50(d), Equal Employment Opportunity Act 1984. 


This is a full time 5-year maximum term position commencing as soon as possible and concluding 31 December 2025.


Applications are encouraged from existing CEWA school employees wishing to explore the option of a period of leave from their present position. A minimum two-year contract period would be considered.


Key responsibilities for this role include:  

  • Collaborating with CEWA staff including School Improvement Advisors, School Support Consultants, Principals and school staff to develop, activate and embed the Aboriginal Education Plan within the School Improvement Plan.
  • Encouraging schools to work in partnership with parishes, agencies, higher-education institutions, and the local Aboriginal community to strengthen school-community relationships.
  • Working collaboratively with Support School Community Consultants to maximise Aboriginal Teaching Assistant (ATA) effectiveness and to increase the educational impact of ATA’s in schools.
  • Facilitating professional learning in the area of Aboriginal Education.
  • Developing educators in cultural competency in Catholic schools.


Your Background: 

  • Tertiary qualification in Education or related field.
  • An understanding of cultural competency research and practice related to school improvement processes.
  • An understanding of Aboriginal cultures and Aboriginal communities across Western Australia. 
  • High level written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to maintain accurate and comprehensive written reports.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively, both in person and remotely.
  • Highly developed skills in digital technologies.
  • Capacity to develop and maintain strong professional links with staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver professional learning to adult learners that supports Aboriginal education.


What we can offer you: 

We have a great culture underpinned by trust and respect. We work as a team to ensure the best outcome for our students. In addition to our competitive salary structure, our benefits include:

  • Salary packaging 
  • Free onsite parking 
  • Corporate healthcare rates 
  • Employee assistance program
  • Location and air conditioning allowance
  • Return Air Fare from Broome to Perth during Christmas school holidays subject to eligibility
  • Additional leave entitlements 
  • A relocation package is available for non-locals
  • Subsidised housing subject to eligibility 


The additional conditions for Broome office staff will apply dependent on local or non-local appointment.


Further Information: Please refer to the Position Description for additional details. For a copy please email careers@cewa.edu.au. 


Contact Person:  Kylie Agale, Team Leader Aboriginal Education on 0419 978 852 or email careers@cewa.edu.au.


To Apply please click on the Apply now button


Interested applicants must submit a short summary addressing the selection criteria and their curriculum vitae, including the names and contact numbers of at least two work related referees (current/past line managers).  


A current National Police History Check as issued by the Department of Education Western Australia must be provided by the successful applicant.    


Where to? All applications are to reach The Executive Director of Catholic Education, Catholic Education Office of WA via the Apply now button no later than 5pm, Tuesday 2 March 2021.


Catholic Education Western Australia encourages applications from culturally diverse background, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with a disability or medical condition who meet the requirements of this position. To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia.  


Applicants must be fully supportive of the objectives and ethos of Catholic education.