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Job Title : Aboriginal And Islander Education Officer


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Independent Public School - South Metropolitan Education Region

John Tonkin College

Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer


Level 3, $31.50 - $33.09 per hour (EA (Gov) GA 2021)

Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SS686570

This is a permanent part-time (0.6FTE) position commencing Term 2, 2021

John Tonkin College is seeking an enthusiastic and proactive individual to fill the position of Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer (AIEO).

The role of the AIEO is to improve the educational outcomes of Aboriginal and Islander students by ensuring they receive the educational and cultural support they need to feel welcomed, respected, understood and cared for, and providing the skills to achieve academically to the best of their abilities.

AIEOs assist and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, particularly those at risk, through mentoring and pastoral care to ensure their participation and achievement in the school environment. AIEOs make an important contribution to student progress and achievement through the development and maintenance of positive relationships between staff, students, parents, and the community. They facilitate school and family connections and work closely with students to support student wellbeing, attendance and engagement.

As the AIEO, your role will be to assist teachers in delivering planned education programs and to foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment. You will be required to work with students in small groups and individually in order to improve their literacy and numeracy skills. You will also be expected to assist with the school's social and emotional learning programs.

John Tonkin College, centrally located in the City of Mandurah, heralds a new era for public education in Mandurah and provides outstanding opportunities for secondary students. The college offers a broad choice of courses and programs for Year 7 - 12 students in the Peel region as well as the southern metropolitan corridor.

Through our mission, celebrating excellence in teaching, we challenge and support our staff and students to reach their potential. This mission is driven by our values:

Respect: for self and others, and the college

Commitment: to take ownership for choices and responsibility to achieve the goals

Excellence: to continually challenge ourselves to achieve our potential.

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 12 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):

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Ability to effectively assist teachers in implementing educational and behaviour management programs.
  5. Good organisational skills that will assist in the delivery of effective education programs to students.
  6. 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 John Tonkin College can be found by visiting www.johntonkincollege.wa.edu.au/ or Schools Online

Additional information about Independent Public Schools is also available here.

For further job related information:

Please contact Donna Heath, Associate Principal, by telephoning (08) 9583 7373 or emailing Donna.Griffiths-Heath@education.wa.edu.au

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select "Apply for Job", at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:
  • A maximum three (3)page statement addressing the Work Related Requirements (selection criteria), in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV of up to three (3) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting "Apply for Job".

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.


Pursuant of Section 50(d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, the occupant of this position must be of Aboriginal descent.

An applicant may provide a confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent through the completion of a Verification of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Heritage form, attached. (Applicants currently employed as AIEOs are excluded.)

Employees will be required to:
  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.

Education Assistants working with Kindergarten students may be required to have, or be actively working towards, a Certificate lll in Education Support (or approved equivalent) in order to meet the educator-to-student ratio outlined in the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care.

Approved equivalent qualifications are published by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority.


Employees will be required to:
  • complete the Department's induction program within three months of commencement;
  • complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy; and
  • complete the Department's training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.

Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 11 June 2021.



ATTACHMENTS: - aieo handbook august 2015.pdf
- applicant resource - how to write a cv and covering letter nov18.pdf
- applicant resource - information for applicants nov18.pdf
- endorsed - jdf - generic - aboriginal and islander education officer (aieo) - level 3 - schools sept 2017.pdf
- verification of aboriginal and or torres strait islander heritage form.pdf

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WORK TYPE: Permanent - Part Time

FTE: 0.6

LOCATION: Mandurah

CLOSING DATE: 2021-06-11 4:30 PM