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Indigenous Education Worker - St Augustine's Primary School, Coffs Harbour

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

Position Description

St Augustine's Primary School, Coffs Harbour

St Augustine’s Primary School Coffs Harbour is a school that strives to be truly Catholic in our identity and life; a centre of the new evangelisation and a place where the dignity and potential of every student is recognised and enabled to achieve the fullness of life. St Augustine’s Primary School Coffs Harbour is a place where students are formed in the faith and can achieve high levels of ‘Catholic religious literacy’ and practice.


Indigenous Education Worker

Part time, temporary position - 19.5hours per week (must be available Fridays) until end of school year


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

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.

Additional Information:

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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 referee's name and contact details only (no reference letter required). 


Applications must be received by 5:00pm Monday 5th 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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