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CEC Position for 2021

 
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Community Education Counsellor

Dunwich State School

CEC 1-3 Teaching in State Education Award – State 2016
FTE (hours per fortnight-to be determined)

January 2021 – December 2021

 

Applications/Expressions of Interest are invited for the position of (identified) Community Education Counsellor at Dunwich State School.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

As the Community Education Counsellor (Identified) you will:

  • Provide educational counselling and support services within schools to ensure that the best possible assistance services are available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children, students, families and communities.
  • Provide cross cultural awareness training to the broader school community.
  • The Community Education Counsellor (Identified) reports to the school Principal or delegate.

 

 

Your role

As the Community Education Counsellor (Identified) you will have responsibility for the following:

 

  • Provide educational counselling and support services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and students across a number of schools.
  • Participate in the development of activities, in and out of school, likely to enhance the involvement in education of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and their families.
  • Develop and undertake support service programs designed to meet the needs of the school/s that will encourage the educational participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and students.
  • Establish and maintain links with out of school sources of information and support services to assist in the advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and students.
  • Provide information to the school community about Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander social and cultural perspectives.
  • Utilise, in an accountable manner, state and commonwealth funded school based programs that focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students and communities.
  • Provide advice and information to school administrators regarding Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander social and cultural protocols in order to meet the needs of schools and their communities.
  • Ensure that relevant information concerning Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander social and cultural issues is readily available to all members of the school community.
  • Participate in activities to develop productive partnerships between members of the school community.

 

 

How you will be assessed

 

Within the context of the role described above, the ideal applicant will be someone who has the following key capabilities:

 

  1. Supports strategic direction

    Ability to apply Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and cultural protocols in a variety of individual and group settings to young people and adults.
  2. Achieve results

    Ability to provide appropriate counselling and other support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and adults.
  3. Supports productive working relationships

    Ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  4. Displays personal drive and integrity

    Demonstrated ability to develop and present training programs.
  5. Communicates with influence

    Possession of appropriate interpersonal skills and an ability to apply interpersonal skills in a cross cultural context.

 

 

 

Application process

 

Applicants are required to submit a current CV (maximum 3 pages), contact details for two referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)

 

 

Blue card is required for this position.

 

 

Enquiries/applications should be directed to:

 

Tammy Burnett

Acting Principal

Dunwich State School

Ph: 07 3409 6333

Email: tlzub0@eq.edu.au

 

Applications close:  3pm Friday 20th November, 2020


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Last reviewed 17 November 2020
Last updated 17 November 2020