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Community Education Counsellor (Identified) - James Nash State High School

Queensland Government - Sunshine Beach, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
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About James Nash State High School

James Nash State High School is located in the Wide Bay Region of Queensland. Our school services the communities of Glenwood to the North, Kilkivan to the West, Amamoor to the South and Gympie to the East.

As such we have a diversity of students with an underlying common thread of a connection to our rural surrounds and the associated values and beliefs. Set on the northern outskirts of Gympie, James Nash High was founded in 1977 and has a current enrolment of 1300 students expected to grow to nearly 1400 by 2025.

Your Role

As the Community Education Counsellor (Identified) you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Provide educational counselling and support services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and students across a number of schools.
  • Participate in the development of activities, in and out of school, likely to enhance the involvement in education of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and their families.
  • Develop and undertake support service programs designed to meet the needs of the school/s that will encourage the educational participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and students.
  • Establish and maintain links with out of school sources of information and support services to assist in the advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and students.
  • Provide information to the school community about Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander social and cultural perspectives.
  • Utilise, in an accountable manner, state and commonwealth funded school based programs that focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students and communities.
  • Provide advice and information to school administrators regarding Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander social and cultural protocols in order to meet the needs of schools and their communities.
  • Ensure that relevant information concerning Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander social and cultural issues is readily available to all members of the school community.
  • Participate in activities to develop productive partnerships between members of the school community.
A mandatory requirement of this role is:
  • For this position, it is a genuine occupational requirement that it be filled by an Aboriginal person or a Torres Strait Islander person as set out in Section 7 of the Anti Discrimination Act 1991 for the purposes contained in Section 25 of that Act.
When working in regulated employment an employee must have a current Working with Children Clearance (blue card) issued by Blue Card Services.

To apply please attach the following:
  • A maximum 2 page resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.
Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote and .

For a full list of the position responsibilities and mandatory requirements, please ensure you download the attached role description and candidate information fact sheet and follow the instructions.

Documents

Before applying for this vacancy please ensure you read the documents below.

Role Description

Information Package for Applicants

Queensland Government

Sunshine Beach, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training




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