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Indigenous Liaison Officer (Secondary)

  • 492526
  • Cairns
  • Non-Teaching
  • Part time - Permanent

Indigenous Liaison Officer

Commencement Date:  8 August 2022

Employment Type: Part Time, Term Time

Salary Range: $29.77 to $31.04 Gross per hour

Closing Date for Applications: 5pm, Friday 22 July 2022

Newman Catholic College, Smithfield

Newman Catholic College, co-located on James Cook University site, Smithfield, is Cairns Catholic Education’s newest college, joining a system of 29 other catholic schools and colleges. Opened in 2022, with approximately 140 Year 7 students and growing a year level each year until Year 12 is reached in 2027, its location on and interaction with the University presents endless opportunities to meet the diverse learning needs of our students. Newman Catholic College works collaboratively with James Cook University so that learning and teaching is enhanced at all year levels.

Staff play a vital role at Newman Catholic College in developing opportunities of holistic education for young people and promoting the message of Christ. It is essential that staff see themselves in genuine partnership with families and the wider community, and together, seek to support the Newman Charism. Young people in our care are invited to develop skills based on the positive faith filled role modelling provided by their staff, families, and community. Teaching practices at Newman Catholic College will be in line with our Newman Catholic College Learning Framework and Standards of Practice.


About the Role

The role and responsibilities of the Indigenous Liaison Officer (ILO) is primarily one of communication and liaison between diocesan Colleges, Catholic Education Services and local Indigenous people, communities and agencies to increase student engagement and outcomes for Indigenous students.  The position has a strong cultural focus that extends to advice and action on broad issues, including the enrichment of cultural awareness within the Colleges.

ILOs develop, promote and maintain communication networks between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, the parents or guardians, the community and the College.  ILOs play a key role in providing knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, languages and cultures within Colleges.  This understanding promotes respect and harmony.  They conduct their role in collaboration with College staff, the leadership team and the principal.

The Indigenous Liaison Officer is part of the College team and supported by the Diocesan Indigenous Education team.

Work Requirements

  • Hold a Working with Children Blue Card
  • Be fully supportive of the ethos of Catholic Education
  • The ability to comply with the Chief Health Officer’s COVID 19 vaccination directive

What we offer

  • Annual Leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Access to salary packaging options to maximise your salary 
  • Access to additional Employer Superannuation Contributions
  • Access to long service leave after 7 years of continuous service (portability of Long Service Leave may also be applicable)
  • 14 Weeks’ paid parental leave 
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program

For further information about the role, please download the Position Description Download File Indigenous Liaison Officer L3.pdf

Intending applicants must be fully committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation.

Catholic Education is an equal opportunity employer.

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