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Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer (BB-4B210)

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Department of Education Kimberley Education Region Kalumburu Remote Community School Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer Pool Ref SS/SS Level , $. - $. per hour (EA (Gov) GA )

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Kalumburu Remote Community School (RCS) is seeking to establish a pool of Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer (AIEO) for appointments to permanent and fixed term, full-time and part-time vacancies which may arise during the school year and up to the end of Term , . Appointments can be made from the pool at any time for commencements within the school year, up to the end of Term , .

To be suitable for this role, applicants will need to be organised, friendly, caring and professionally presented. You will need to be able to display a commitment to building positive relationships with students, parents, staff and the wider community. You will be expected to work collaboratively as part of a team and you will be committed to the continual development of your skills. The importance of confidentiality in terms of school/student information is essential to this role.

As the AIEO, your role will be to assist teachers in delivering planned education programs and to foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment. We are seeking dedicated, enthusiastic AIEO’s, who will be able to engage students in different programs, connect with families and liaise between the community and school. The suitable applicants will ideally possess a high standard of computer skills, as well as excellent communication skills.

Kalumburu - meaning 'Path By the River or River Crossing' is the most northerly Aboriginal Community in Western Australia and is situated on the banks of the King Edward River beside a long, deep billabong at the upriver end of Malindjar Gorge. The nearest townships to Kalumburu are Kununurra ( km ), Wyndham ( km ) and Derby ( km W). Access to the region is available by sea, air from Kununurra, Wyndham and Derby/Broome and by unsealed road depending on seasonal conditions.

The Community of Kalumburu currently consists of around people. It is serviced by the school, community clinic, community store including takeaway and the administration office providing postal, banking and Centrelink services. Kalumburu RCS has a high percentage of Aboriginal students and the targets are Literacy and Numeracy. The school is also focussing on increasing the level of community participation and involvement in the school.

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.
  • Applications will be assessed against these work related requirements (selection criteria) of the position. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

    The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

    Further information about Kalumburu RCS can be found by visiting

    For further job related information:

    You are encouraged to contact Vina Goulden, Manager Corporate Services, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Kalumburu, by telephoning () or emailing .

    Application Instructions

    All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

    Your application should include:

  • A two () page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV of up to four () outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two () work related referees (one being your current line manager)
  • It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

    You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

    After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone () .

    If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone () for assistance.


    Pursuant of Section (d) of the Equal Opportunity Act , the occupant of this position must be of Aboriginal descent.

    An applicant may provide a confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent through the completion of a Verification of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Heritage form, attached. (Applicants currently employed as AIEOs are excluded.)

    Employees will be required to :

  • Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
  • Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
  • Education Assistants working with Kindergarten students may be required to have, or be actively working towards, a Certificate lll in Education Support (or approved equivalent) in order to meet the educator-to student ratio outlined in the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care.

    Approved equivalent qualifications are published by the

    Employees will be required to :


    Employees will be required to :

  • Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
  • Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
  • Complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
  • The Department applies a four () day breach period to this selection process.

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