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School Officer - First Nations Education

  • 492503
  • Cairns
  • St Andrew's Catholic College - Redlynch
  • Non-Teaching
  • Term Time - Permanent

School Officer - First Nations

Commencement Date: Monday 11 July 2022

Employment Type: Full Time, Term Time

Hours per week:  30 hours

Salary Range: $34.37 to $36.04 gross per hour

Closing Date for Applications: 5pm, Monday 27 June 2022

St Andrew's Catholic College

St Andrew’s Catholic College is set on a picturesque 25 ha site located in the Redlynch Valley. The College is a P-12 co-educational school of 1,720 students organised into three sectors - Junior Years (Prep to Year 5); Middle Years (Year 6 to Year 9); and Senior Years (Year 10 to Year 12). In the Junior Years there are four classes per year level with 624 students in total.

With a commitment to educational excellence, the school facilitates student learning through the employment of effective teaching and learning practices with the use of technologies which engage and motivate enquiring minds. Our students demonstrate a clear sense of pride and commitment to their schooling, whether it be in the classroom, on the sporting field or through service to the religious life of the College.

About the Role

First Nations students and their families form a culturally strong and highly valued part of our St Andrew's family. This key role provides opportunities for education and celebrations that promote understanding, respect and harmony.

The role and responsibilities of the School Officer - First Nations Education is primarily one of communication and liaison between Diocesan Schools, 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 schools.

The successful applicant will develop, promote and maintain communication networks between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, the parents or guardians, the community and the school. They play a key role in providing knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, languages and cultures within schools. This understanding promotes respect and harmony. They conduct their role in collaboration with school staff and the school Principal.

It is envisioned that all students will have equitable access to our Catholic school communities so that they may be supported to reach their full potential in development of not only their physical wellbeing but also their educational and faith journey.

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
  • 14 weeks' Paid Parental Leave
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program

For further information about the role, please download the Position Description Download File 220610 School Officer First Nation Education SACC.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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