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Aboriginal Teacher Assistant (Teacher Assistant)

St Clare's School - Lathlain, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
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Position details

St Clare's is a Catholic CARE school, in the tradition of the Good Shepherd Sisters. We serve girls in Years 8 to 12, who have not been able to engage successfully in mainstream schools. We are seeking a committed Aboriginal person to join our team in supporting our Aboriginal students, and our whole school community in the role of ATA. The position will involve the three domains of an ATA role: 1. supporting students inside and outside the classroom; 2. connecting with the community; and 3. assisting the school in the teaching and promotion of Aboriginal history and culture. The role is 0.5FTE, with a work-pattern to be negotiated with the successful applicant. There is a possibility that the role will be extended beyond 2021. The start date will be negotiated with the successful applicant, but we are seeking the candidate to commence as soon as possible. The successful applicant will be required to engage in Accreditation for Working in Catholic Schools, WA, as well as an extensive induction process.

Essential Criteria

Selection criteria:

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage. (Aboriginality is a specification for this position in accordance with Section 50(d), Equal Employment Opportunity Act 1984.)
  • Supportive of the Catholic ethos of the school
  • Current WA Drivers Licence
  • High level of written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Professional reliability and accountability
  • Well-developed practices of self-care
Preferred Criteria
  • School/youthwork experience
  • Experience in promoting and fostering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures

Qualification required:
  • WWC check
  • A relevant Tertiary qualification in education, community, human services, or similar.
  • Experience working with schools/adolescents
  • Accreditation to Work in a Catholic School, WA
  • Certificate III Education Support
Applicants must complete the general application form found on the School website, even if they wish to attach a CV. All sections of the Application form must be completed, including the names of referees. For shortlisted candidates, referees may be contacted prior to interview. The application should be accompanied by a cover letter, of length not more than one page. Applications should be emailed to the school by noon on the closing date. See the school Website for the process timeline.

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Catholic Education Western Australia encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, people of all ages and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia.
Applicants must be fully supportive of the objectives and ethos of Catholic education.

In applying for this position you will be providing personal information to the School. This information will be used in order to assess your application for employment.

A current National Police History Check as issued by the Department of Education Western Australia must also be included. The appropriate Criminal History Record Check form is available from the Department of Education website.

On appointment successful applicants will require a Working with Children Check. Application forms are available at certain Australia Post Outlets throughout the State. A list of participating Australia Post outlets can be found on the Australia Post website . An application for a WWC must be made in person.

Lathlain, WA

Education, Childcare & Training


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