Community Education Counsellor (Identified), Maryborough State High School Department of Education


About our school:

Our school has high expectations for student performance and our individualised and flexible learning pathways ensure that all students have the opportunity for success. Out outstanding staff have contributed much to the lives of our students over the years. Quality teaching is one of the cornerstones of our school.

Being a Maryborough State High student is an honour. Past students have contributed to their community and country through their life achievements. Both past and present students are very passionate about Maryborough State High.

Maryborough State High has a strong improvement agenda. We are constantly striving for excellence. Our 3 key values of Respect, Responsibility and Results underpin our vision of ‘Working Together towards Success’.

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. 

Mandatory requirements:

  • For this position, it is a genuine occupational requirement that it be filled by an Aboriginal person or a Torres Strait Islander person as set out in Section 7 of the Anti Discrimination Act 1991 for the purposes contained in Section 25 of that Act.
  • When working in regulated employment an employee must have a current Working with Children Clearance (blue card) issued by Blue Card Services.

Contact Name: Simon Done, Principal (07) 0429 613 651

Closing Date: Tuesday, 19 July 2022

Interested? To apply:

  • Attach a brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (referees should have an understanding of your relevant previous work history).
  • Attach a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities identified in the attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.



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