Department of Education

Full-time temporary appointment
Location: Colyton High School

About the role

Support NSW schools in building vibrant, tolerant and harmonious school communities. The Community Liaison Officer works to support school communities in the development of approaches to improve social, emotional, health and educational outcomes for students.

About Colyton High School

Colyton High School is a 7-12 comprehensive high school providing students with innovative and engaging curriculum in a highly supportive environment. In Year 11 and 12 students are offered a full range of academic courses of study, as well as school-delivered VET and TAFE-delivered VET courses incorporating apprenticeships and traineeships along with outstanding Trade School facilities.The school offers gifted and talented, sporting, creative and performing arts programs, with success in competitions and students selected to participate in the School’s Spectacular as well as many local showcases. The school embraces technology at all levels, and students have outstanding and equitable access to technology in a ‘Bring Your Own Device’ environment. There is a strong emphasis on student leadership programs and effective student representation with Junior and Senior School Captains.

Colyton High School is part of the Colyton Learning Community, producing successful middle school programs with partner primary schools.

About the Department of Education

The Department of Education is the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population.

For more information about the Department of Education, please visit NSW Department of Education

How to apply

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from all candidates including people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from all diversity groups, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background or sexual orientation.

To apply for this role, please submit an application by clicking “Apply Online” below. To apply, you will need to attach a cover letter (max. 2 pages) and your resume (max. 5 pages) in either Word or PDF format. Please address any pre-screening questions and any essential requirements. We are looking for you to demonstrate your competence in the focus capabilities as outlined in the role description in your answer, so please develop your response with this in mind.

Note: the selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.

Notes: Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977.

This is an Aboriginal identified role. When applying for an Aboriginal identified position, applicants must provide confirmation of Aboriginality and a certified statutory declaration upon interview as defined in the Confirmation of Aboriginality Guidelines.



This is a child-related role. If you are the successful candidate you will be required to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) Clearance number as a condition of employment (if you do not already have this). For more information, visit https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check


In addition, your employment may be subject to the Department’s Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check  to determine your suitability for employment.

If you are called to interview you will need to provide the following:

Proof of Identity information
Informed Consent Form
Declaration for child-related work



Knowledge of and commitment to implementing the Department’s Aboriginal Education Policy and upholding the Department’s Partnership Agreement with the NSW AECG and to ensure quality outcomes for Aboriginal people.


PRE-SCREENING QUESTIONS (300 words maximum)



  • Aboriginality
  • Valid clearance to work with Children (Working with Children Check)


From 8 November 2021 all Department of Education employees undertaking relevant work, including any work conducted on a NSW school site, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The successful candidate for this position will be required to confirm full vaccination status prior to the Department of Education finalising the appointment of the candidate and entry on duty. Further information on the Department’s COVID-19 response is available at https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19.

For all enquiries please contact Alex Lane – 9623 2789or by email to alex.lane8@det.nsw.edu.au

Why work with us? Please visit Careers at DOE

Note: A recruitment pool may be created through this recruitment process. A recruitment pool is a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role, and who may be considered for a range of similar roles, including temporary, term or ongoing roles, over the next 18 months.


  • Full Time
  • Bathurst
  • Posted 1 week ago
  • 04-07-2022
  • Phone: 9623 2789
  • Contact: Alex Lane
  • Email: alex.lane8@det.nsw.edu.au
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  • Pay: $90,369. Package includes salary ($74,117 - $81,158), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
  • Department of Education