We are seeking a permanent, part-time (0.5FTE), experienced and dedicated Aboriginal Liaison Officer to join our College, commencing as soon as possible.

About the role:

This is an integral role at our College and your primary responsibility is to provide pastoral care and support to our Aboriginal students, their families and our College staff. You will have the opportunity to be innovative and dynamic in this role by using your expert knowledge and cultural awareness to support Aboriginal students in reaching their full potential at the College.

 

Responsibilities:

There are four key responsibilities to fulfill in this role summarised below. Further details regarding what is involved in each area of responsibility can be sourced from the job description below.

 

1. Pastoral care and student support

  • Provide ongoing pastoral support for Aboriginal students and contribute to the organisation of Pastoral Care Groups, camps and other support programs.
  • Establish and maintain connections amongst Aboriginal students, their families and College staff.

 

2. Integration of Aboriginal perspective within the College community

  • Provide support and advice to teachers when required, with regards to classroom management issues, concerns or strategies for Aboriginal students.
  • Assist with arranging appropriate activities for events such as National Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC Week and other relevant activities.

 

3. Student learning

  • Connect Aboriginal students with support programs provided by the College or support students and families in sourcing programs.
  • Liaise with teachers and families on curriculum plans and individual education plans when and if required.
  • Liaise with College staff (i.e. Careers Department) on matters such as the transition from primary school to secondary school and career pathways.

 

4. Family and community engagement

  • Foster strong connections with Aboriginal students, their families and staff at the College.
  • Support families throughout the enrolment process. Provide assistance with relevant funding applications to enhance meaningful opportunities for Aboriginal students.
  • Perform home visits to parents/caregivers to share information regarding College processes and procedures, curriculum and any matters related to the College way.

 

What we are seeking:

  • Excellent ability and willingness to uphold the College's Core Values of Compassion, Courage and Respect.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent relationship building skills across the whole College and with external networks. Also, the ability to develop networks within the Aboriginal communities.
  • Excellent ability to work collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Excellent negotiation skills and advocacy for student group.
  • Ability to demonstrate and appreciates the Catholic Ethos and models this in all decision making.

 

Qualifications

  • Aboriginality is considered a genuine occupational qualification for this role as per Section 50D Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA).
  • Experience in a similar role.
  • Certificate III or IV in Education Support (desirable). 

 

Be part of something excellent.

 

 

Applications close: 4:00pm, Wednesday 25 May 2022. Please provide a letter outlining your interest and suitability for this position (two page maximum). Applications are to be addressed to the Principal, Mr Leo Di Gregorio.

Please email applications to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

If you would more information about this role please contact Mrs Christina Schrader, Human Resources Advisor, on 9246 8296.

 

The way we give back to our people: Sacred Heart College gives back generously to our employees with offers on many benefits such as our own wellness program, corporate healthcare rates, onsite weights and fitness studio and a very active Social Club. Sacred Heart College prides itself of living the motto of Always Striving Upwards and our three key values of Courage, Compassion and Respect encompass what it means to be part of the Sacred Heart community.

The successful applicant must be fully supportive of the objectives and ethos of Catholic education.

 

Applicants are advised of the vaccination requirements for various occupations and workforces in WA, including employees working in, or attending school sites. More information can be found on the Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces.