CARE Educators (Multiple Positions) Djarragun College Ltd


CARE Educators (Multiple Positions)

Full time, part-time and casual positions available for immediate start

  • Balanced school and after school roster so that time with your family if valued and respected
  • Unique and holistic and supportive academy environment
  • Djarragun College is a registered PBI allowing tax savings through salary packaging.
  • Annualised hours, meaning 11 weeks paid leave for school holidays

Cape York Girl Academy is Australia’s first boarding school designed for young Indigenous mothers and their babies to live and learn together. The school caters for a small cohort of young women (about 30) who seek a smaller campus environment for their schooling option.

The Cape York Girl Academy is operated by Djarragun College, an Indigenous Australian Organisation.  Djarragun College is committed to delivering the standard of education long demanded by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia.

We seek suitably qualified and experienced people to join our residential team, working a combination of school hours and after-school hours with our girls at Cape York Girl Academy. The role/s will support the operation of the Academy’s residential experience for students, including work in both the day and boarding environments. The positions are aligned with the College’s commitment to the CARE Framework developed by Cornell University. These roles are involved in academic, wellbeing and residential care of our students. 

CARE Educators report to the Academy Executive and are integral members of the Academy team. They work closely with the teachers, students, families and staff and are responsible for providing an outstanding educational, recreational and living experience for students as boarders. We need our new staff members to:

  • have a commitment to work with our young people to create opportunities for building self-efficacy and self-confidence. 
  • are prepared to adjust expectations to meet our students’ developmental levels and who have unconditional positive regard for our students. 
  • hold firmly, in values and their practice, family and cultural inclusion including connections with and across the Academy.
  • hold, or will gain the requirements to hold, a MR licence and driver authority accreditation, and are prepared to be actively involved with the student activity programs on the campus.
  • are able to work across the spectrum of academic, wellbeing and residential, noting that the rostering will involve some work on weekends and/or after school hours. 

Applicants must have the following:

  • Current Blue Card (for paid employment) is essential
  • Candidates will be required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 (or exemption)
  • Qualification and/or experience relevant to this role
  • Senior First Aid and Defibrillation (CPR) or willingness to obtain upon commencement in the role.
  • An open driver’s licence is essential, with a HR or MR endorsement being desirable (or ability to obtain)
  • Ability to earn a Bronze Medallion
  • The ability to provide pastoral and education support to students in care
  • Experience working with Indigenous people.

If you think you have the potential to become a valuable member of our team, we’d like to hear from you!

Applications are to be made through SEEK, addressed to the Head of Campus, Cape York Girl Academy.

Please include:

  • A current CV
  • Names of two (2) professional referees. Referees must be your most recent employer and be a line manager/supervisor.
  • A letter of application detailing how your previous experience would enable you to meet the requirements of the role