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Applicants for this position must be of Aboriginal descent by parentage, identify as being Aboriginal and be accepted in the community as such. An applicant’s race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under Section 14(d) of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.
Candidates will be required to provide ‘Confirmation of Aboriginality’ documentation as a part of the application process.
• Full time, permanent opportunity available on Wiradjuri Country, Orange
• Play a key role in providing positive educational experiences for Aboriginal students
• Have a lasting impact on your local community
TAFE NSW’s vision is to be the leading provider of lifelong learning, meeting the evolving needs of industry and learners in communities across NSW and dedicated to increasing the TAFE NSW Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander workforce.
ABOUT TAFE NSW
TAFE NSW is committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment – we already have over 300 staff and an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership group who possess over 240 years of expertise in the TAFE sector. We are proud of our Reconciliation Action Plan, an Aboriginal Employment Strategy, and that TAFE NSW is a culturally safe place to work.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN ABORIGINAL STUDENT SUPPORT OFFICER
The Aboriginal Student Support Officer plays a vital role in supporting students enrolled on their local campus. The successful candidate will support Aboriginal students in achieving successful outcomes by engaging effectively with students, communities, and other relevant stakeholders; monitoring and supporting students; identifying student needs and making appropriate referrals.
This is a rare, full-time permanent opportunity to make a lasting impact on your local community! Based at our Orange campus on Wiradjuri country, we are looking for an engaged and passionate individual to join our team.
VIRTUAL YARN SESSION (LEARN MORE)
Please join our virtual yarn session to learn more about the role and hear from our Aboriginal Education and Engagement team. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and obtain tips and information about the application process.
Date: Friday, 21st July 2023
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Virtually via Microsoft Teams – click here to join the meeting
You have strong communication skills and demonstrated experience in building effective relationships with key stakeholders. You are skilled and experienced in collaborating with diverse individuals to plan and implement culturally appropriate strategies to provide exceptional learner experiences. You have the ability and desire to address the non-educational and educational barriers to success for your local community, and to provide appropriate pathways to employment and / or further education. Being resilient and flexible, you are comfortable with constructively managing conflict, mediating, and managing issues with sensitivity and confidentiality. You have demonstrated ability in the use of Office 365 and a strong background in administration (highly desirable within the education sector). Crucially, you are someone who shares the TAFE NSW Values of Integrity, Collaboration, Excellence and Customer First.
To be considered for this role you need to meet the following essential requirements:
• Certificate IV in relevant area or equivalent skills, knowledge and experience in administrative support services
• Proof of Aboriginality
• Class C Driver’s Licence
REQUIREMENTS TO WORK AT TAFE
Applicants for this position must be Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander, identify as being Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander and be accepted in the community as such. An applicant’s race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under Section 14(d) of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants will be required to provide Confirmation of Aboriginality documentation as a part of the application process.
A Working with Children Check is a prerequisite of anyone in child-related work. It involves a national criminal history check and review of findings of workplace misconduct. More information on The Working with Children Check (WWCC) can be found at Office of the Children’s Guardian.
Your application for this role should include the following:
1. Current Resume (PDF)
2. Cover Letter addressing the Essential Requirements above (PDF) (max. one page)
3. Answers to the two Targeted Questions below (PDF) (max. 300 words each)
4. Certified copies of relevant Qualifications and Class C Driver’s Licence (PDF)
5. Confirmation of Aboriginality (PDF)
For confidential advice and support regarding this, please contact Jordan Smith (Aboriginal Employment Advocate) via email: [email protected]
CLOSING DATE Sunday, 13th August at 11:59pm
Please note that an eligibility list may be created for this position, and position(s) of the same classification to fill temporary or permanent opportunities at TAFE NSW.
Role Specific Enquiries
Katie Spry | Team Leader Aboriginal Student Support | [email protected]
Application Specific Enquiries
Meg O’Halloran | Talent Acquisition Officer | [email protected]
Aboriginal Employment Support
Jordan Smith | Aboriginal Employment Advocate | [email protected]
During the application process, you will be prompted to provide a 300-word response to each of the following questions:
1. Please outline your experience providing holistic support to Aboriginal communities and individuals. How did you build relationships and understanding to successfully support the person and / or community?
2. Give an example of a recent time where you had to track your progress with a project or piece of work – Explain how you did this and what the result was.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
At TAFE NSW we are committed to creating an inclusive workforce which reflects the community and the customers we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, or sexual orientation.
We provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment process and in the workplace. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please contact Talent Acquisition Advisor Meg O’Halloran via email at [email protected].
For ongoing positions in the NSW Public Sector, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.