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Senior Koorie Education Advisor (VPSG5)

Job posted: 24/02/2021
Applications close: 17/03/2021 (Midnight)
14 days remaining

14 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North East Region | Shepparton

Job type: Full time / 3 years

Organisation: Department of Education and Training

Salary: $101,120 - $122,348

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: VG/DET/NEVR/20010732

Reference: VG/DET/NEVR/20010732

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: $101,120 - $122,348

Work location: North East Region | Shepparton

This position plays a key role in the implementation of the Shepparton Education Plan specifically focussed on Koorie students across the Greater Shepparton area, with a particular focus on the Greater Shepparton Secondary College inclusion project. The purpose of this role is to provide advice on and support for the seamless and effective transition for Koorie students at all significant transition points through DET services and schools.

This 3 year position plays a key role in the implementation of the Shepparton Education Plan specifically focussed on Koorie students across the Greater Shepparton area, with a particular focus on the Greater Shepparton Secondary College inclusion project. The purpose of this role is to provide advice on and support for the seamless and effective transition for Koorie students at all significant transition points through DET services and schools.

The occupant of the position will have a high level of understanding of the current Aboriginal Education Strategy Marrung and its relation to Koorie young people and the broader community.

Key roles and responsibilities of the role could include:

  • Provide cultural advice across the work of the SEP- Early Childhood - Higher Ed
  • Advise principals on implementing Koori education and culture into the existing curriculum
  • Co-ordinate with existing Koori education services and advise on flexible learning plans for Aboriginal students
  • Establish a Koori team with the existing Koori educators from each campus
  • Conduct staff training on Aboriginal culture
  • Work with the career advisor on culturally appropriate Aboriginal education and employment pathways
  • Work closely with Senior VCE staff to allow Aboriginal students to engage in VCE and take alternative subjects in other community spaces that are culturally appropriate 
  • Work with all Aboriginal families and community groups to encourage and support them to be more involved in the school
  • Work closely with the Committee of Greater Shepparton and create opportunities for part time employment, mentorships, scholarships with ALL areas of business
  • Develop strong relationships through all education levels (primary, secondary, TAFE, university) to encourage and support Aboriginal students to attend

 

For more details regarding this position, please see attached position description.

This role is identified as available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only. Confirmation of the Indigenous status of applicants may be requested. The Department of Education and Training 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.  The Department of Education and Training considers this position to be a 'special measure' for the purposes of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic). For information on special measures provisions visit: https://www.humanrights.vic.gov.au/for-organisations/special-measures/       

Department of Education and Training is committed to diversity. The Department places considerable effort and resources into responding to the needs of staff with a disability. People from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply for this position. If you require assistance, with the recruitment process, have accessibility or adjustment requirements, please communicate with the contact person listed on this job advertisement or contact the People Division via email: vps.hr.services@edumail.vic.gov.au

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.

Applications close 17 March 2021.

Senior Koorie Education Advisor (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / 3 years

Job classification:

VPSG5

Contact:

David Cummins | 0448 618 558

Senior Koorie Education Advisor (VPSG5)