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Aboriginal And Islander Education Officer

Education, Department of - Ballajura, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
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Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS
This is a twelve () month fixed term, part-time (.FTE) position commencing Term , with possible extension and/or permanency

Illawarra Primary School (PS) is seeking an Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer (AIEO) who is passionate about their role and can work independently as well as support teachers in the classroom in group work and one on one with students. The successful applicant will also be expected to run lunch time activities with students.

To be successful in this role, you will be reliable and flexible, whilst providing support and effective assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, their parents/guardians, teachers, the school and the community through the knowledge, understanding and sharing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, language and culture. This role will require applicants to act as a liaison between the community and the school in order to develop an education program that is relevant to both educational and cultural needs. AIEO's assist and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students both in the classroom and in the wider school environment, particularly those at risk, through educational support, mentoring and pastoral care to ensure their participation, success and achievement in the school environment.

Illawarra PS is an Independent Public School located in the suburb of Ballajura, approximately kilometres north of the Perth CBD. Our location is on a regular public transport route and close to shops and medical centres. A before and after-school care facility for students from Kindergarten to Year is offered on the grounds of Illawarra Primary School and is run by Camp Australia.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.

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 Illawarra PS can be found by visiting or

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Ballajura, WA

Education, Childcare & Training


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