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School Community Consultant 50D (Broome)

Date: 15-Feb-2021

Location: Broome, WA, AU, 6725

Company: Catholic Education Office of WA

School Community Consultant (50D) (Broome)

Aboriginal Education Team

Teaching and Learning Directorate



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


This role provides leadership and support to Aboriginal Teaching Assistants, Aboriginal Liaison Officers, Transforming Lives Engagement Officers – Kimberley, as well as working collaboratively with schools and Aboriginal communities to build authentic partnerships in the Broome Diocese.


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: 


  • Supporting school and system initiatives aligned with the Vision for Learning aimed at ensuring high standards in Aboriginal Education.
  • Supporting schools with initiating strategies for engaging with Aboriginal families.
  • Encouraging schools to work in partnership with Parishes, Agencies, Higher Education Institutions and the local Aboriginal community to strengthen school-community relationships.
  • Delivering the ATA on-boarding process to new Aboriginal Teaching Assistants (ATAs), Principals/Line Managers.
  • Supporting the implementation of development plans with Aboriginal Teaching Assistants.
  • Supporting schools to maximise Aboriginal Teaching Assistant (ATA) effectiveness and to increase the educational impact of ATA’s.
  • Working collaboratively with the Aboriginal Education Consultants with the delivery of cultural competency programs for staff in the Broome Diocese.


Your Background


  • Aboriginality is a specification for this position in accordance with Section 50(d), Equal Employment Opportunity Act 1984.
  • Understanding of Aboriginal cultures and Aboriginal communities across Western Australia.
  • Developed written, 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.
  • Developed skills in digital technologies.
  • Capacity to develop and maintain strong professional links with staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to co-facilitate 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 elegibility
  • Additional leave entitlements
  • A relocation package is available for non-locals
  • Subsidised housing subject to elegibility


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.