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Indigenous Education Worker (IEW) - Xavier Catholic College, Ballina

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Work type: temporary, part time
Location: Ballina
Categories: General Employee, Indigenous Education Worker (IEW)

Position Description

Xavier Catholic College, Ballina

Xavier Catholic College is a ministry of the Catholic Parish of St Francis Xavier and is a Companion School of Jesuit Education Australia. As a school within the Diocese of Lismore, and as a Companion School in JEA, the College enjoys wonderful ongoing support, outstanding spiritual nurturing and guidance, academic and vocational outcomes that are exceptional, strong and supportive Pastoral Care, and enviable networking and fellowship opportunities across our Diocese and Australia.

We are seeking an Indigenous Education Worker to act as a role model for students by encouraging them to take pride in all aspects of their schooling.


Indigenous Education Worker

Part time, temporary position

30 hours per week (Monday to Friday)

Commencing Monday 19 June for the remainder of the 2023 school year



The role will include:

Working with the school leadership team to implement the Diocesan Action Plan for the Education of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples including: 

  • Acting as a role model for students by encouraging them to take pride in all aspects of their schooling and their cultural identity.

  • Promoting a sense of welcome and belonging, so that all in the school community will gain greater respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ culture and each child will be provided with educational opportunities that are rich, fulfilling and promote a love of God.

  • Supporting the school to understand and show respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s knowledge, skills and tradition to build and maintain relationships that are based on mutual respect and reconciliation.

  • Raising expectations and enhancing the quality of student learning for all students by supporting the development of individualised plans that include cultural, curriculum and career goals. 

  • Developing a partnership with the local Aboriginal community, families and the school to create and promote a school environment that respects and values local Aboriginal cultures and protocols.

Essential Criteria:

  • Must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent (documented confirmation of Aboriginality is a requirement at interview). Exemption under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 

  • Must hold a current Working with Children Check clearance

  • Compliance with the Accreditation to Work Teach and Lead Policy upon appointment

The Selection Criteria will focus on: 

  • The ability to foster and maintain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Spirituality whilst enhancing the values and beliefs and ethos of the Catholic Church.

  • The ability to build positive and trusting relationships with students and staff in order to advocate for the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders students and their families. 

  • The ability to work alongside school leadership to build the cultural capacity of the school community.

  • The ability to maintain strong quality partnerships with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and service providers.

  • Sound literacy, numeracy and IT skills (or a willingness to learn) and knowledge and appreciation of the ways students learn.

  • Preparedness to work with small groups of children and willingness to work alongside teachers in the classroom.

Position description

Your application should address the above criteria including the nomination of two (2) referees including an Elder and/or community member. Provide the referees' name and contact details only (no reference letter required). 

Applications must be received by 3.00pm Friday, 16 June 2023.


Diocese of Lismore Catholic Schools Limited is committed to creating Child Safe Schools.

Child Protection legislation requires preferred applicants to be subject to employment screening.

An equal opportunity employer.

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