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Literacy Consultant (English as an Additional Dialect) (Broome)

Date: 29-Jun-2021

Location: Broome, WA, AU, 6725

Company: Catholic Education Office of WA

Literacy Consultant – English as an Additional Dialect (Broome)

Curriculum Team

Teaching and Learning Directorate



About the Team:


The Curriculum Team is responsible for providing support and guidance to Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) schools on curriculum, learning programs and pathways from early childhood through to Year 12.


The Role:


We are seeking a professional educator to provide leadership and build capacity of teachers and leaders in Catholic schools in the Broome Diocese, in the area of Literacy and the teaching of English as an Additional Dialect (EALD).


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: 


  • Leading and supporting school and system initiatives aligned with the Vision for Learning aimed at ensuring high standards in Literacy.
  • Working as a positive and supportive member of the Broome Regional Office in providing a coordinated and contextually appropriate response to school support.
  • Building the capacity of educators to support English language and literacy development among Aboriginal students for whom English is an additional language or dialect. 
  • Supporting effective development and delivery of EALD planning and resources.
  • Providing professional learning that strengthens and promotes EALD teaching and learning.
  • Supporting schools in relation to EALD curriculum, assessment and pedagogies.
  • Supporting school leadership teams and teachers in building capacity in schools to embed effective literacy strategies in schools.


Your Background:


  • Teaching qualifications and recent school-based experience with a history of exemplary teaching within literacy development among Aboriginal students for whom English is an additional language or dialect.
  • Excellent knowledge of current issues, initiatives and research in EALD.
  • Excellent practical and theoretical experience with data analysis.
  • Ability to respond to the diverse needs of Kimberley school communities.
  • Highly developed organisational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with the ability to work as part of a team.


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


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:  Karmela Messineo - Senior Team Leader Curriculum on 08 9380 1911 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, Monday 26 July 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.