Closes: 19 December 2019
Classification: Administrative Services Officer Class 5
Salary: $78,197 - $82,771
Position No: 45785
Advertised (Gazettal date): 26 November 2019
Contact Officer: Patrick Chapman on
(02) 6205 0156
Details: The Cultural Integrity Coordinator will take a leadership role on supporting schools to build their cultural integrity. Building cultural integrity across all ACT public schools and meeting the needs and aspirations of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are key priorities for our Directorate. The implementation of cultural integrity means our schools will be:
* culturally safe places for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, families and staff;
* developing staff and student understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, languages and knowledge systems through professional learning and curriculum delivery;
* developing and maintaining genuine, collaborative and respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents, families, local community members, service providers and agencies;
* actively representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions to contemporary society in their physical infrastructure and online presence.
The successful applicant will:
1. Lead projects with school staff to develop, promote and maintain communication between school staff, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, families, and the community.
2. Collaborate with school staff and communities in the development and implementation of programs, activities and resources aimed at embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in student learning.
3. Support schools to develop network-level initiatives, which raise awareness and embed whole-school celebration and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and achievement, including advising schools, and leading the organisation of appropriate events.
4. Work with schools and communities to identify cultural integrity priorities at both the school and cluster levels and collaborate with school staff and Education Support Office (ESO) staff to build school and ESO capability to effectively support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student wellbeing, transitions, and aspirations.
5. Maintain accurate records and prepare reports, letters and email correspondence as required including contributions to the Cultural Integrity Google Community and school newsletters. Attend and contribute to school-based and Education Support Office meetings as required.
- This is a designated position in accordance with s42, Discrimination Act 1991 and is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
- Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804.
- Relevant qualifications in Education, Community Services, Youth Work or related fields.
- Possession of a current driver’s licence and access to a private vehicle.
Note: This is a temporary position available from 20 January 2020 until 3 July 2020 with the possibility of permanency. An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.
How to Apply: Applicants should submit a statement of claims (maximum of 4 pages) addressing the Selection Criteria, a current curriculum vitae and the details of two referees.
Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.
This is a designated position in accordance with s42, Discrimination Act 1991 and is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. This is a temporary position available from 20 January 2020 until 3 July 2020 with the possibility of permanency.