Koorie Academy of Excellence Liaison Officer (VPSG4)

Job posted: 15/09/2023
Applications close: 29/09/2023 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Bairnsdale

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Education

Salary: $91,418 - $103,725

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Reference: VG/DE/SRS/20007729X2

Reference: VG/DE/SRS/20007729X2

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Salary Range: $91,418 - $103,725

Work location: Gippsland | Bairnsdale

The Department of Education is committed to taking positive action to eliminate discrimination to the greatest possible extent. It recognises that discrimination can cause social and economic disadvantage, and the achievement of substantive equality may require the taking of special measures. To this end, the Department of Education considers this position to be a ‘special measure’ for the purposes of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

The primary responsibilities of the Koorie Academy of Excellence Liaison Officer is to:

  • Support the development and delivery of a structured Koorie Academy of Excellence (KAE) program based on connection to culture, leadership, academic strength and school engagement, for Koorie students in years 7 to 12.
  • Advocate for and assist KAE students to identify their career passions and achieve their aspirations by supporting students to complete Year 12 and transition successfully into a further study pathway of their choice.
  • Develop KAE students' leadership opportunities and capabilities through cultural and leadership activities designed to support students to become leaders and role models in their schools, communities and beyond.
  • Work with the students' schools and the Department's Koorie Education Workforce to ensure individual education plans and career action plans for KAE students are in place and progress is documented.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships within the cross-disciplinary Area team, with KAE students, their families, the Koorie community, government departments, community service providers and tertiary institutions to support the development and delivery of programs and activities within the KAE program.

This role also includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Assist in the creation of a culturally strong and locally based ‘virtual' KAE that supports KAE students and their families to engage throughout the students' secondary education and to explore future pathways.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders including the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporated, Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Groups, and with the Region's Koorie Education Manager, Koorie Education Coordinator, Koorie Engagement Support Officers, and multidisciplinary Area-based teams, to keep them informed about KAE programs and share expertise on relevant student and Koorie education matters.

For more details regarding this position please see attached position descriptions.

The Department values diversity and inclusion in all forms - gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about our work, working for the Department, diversity and inclusion, and our employment conditions visit the Department website , HRWeb and our Diversity and Inclusion page

Applicants requiring adjustments can contact the nominated contact person

Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following websites: www.education.vic.gov.au and http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx.


Applicaqtions close 29 of September 2023

Koorie Academy of Excellence Liaison Officer (VPSG4)

Job type:

Full time

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Stephen Walsh | stephen.walsh@education.vic.gov.au

Koorie Academy of Excellence Liaison Officer (VPSG4)