St Philomena's CPS Bathurst

St Philomena’s Catholic Primary School, Bathurst
Co-educational, years K-6
Temporary, Part Time-Position (60 hours Fortnightly)
Commencing: (Term 2 to until End of the Term 4)
Pay rate: From $37.94 – $43.90

About the Role
This is an identified position ie this position is open to people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage.*

We have an exciting opportunity for an Aboriginal Education Officer to join the team at St Philomena’s Catholic Primary School in Bathurst.

Reporting directly to the Principal, and accountable to the Education Officer: Leader of Aboriginal Education, the Aboriginal Education Officer performs a wide range of duties. These duties may consist of (but not limited to):

  • To act as an intermediary and contact person for Aboriginal students and families within the school and school system

  • To assist the teaching staff in achieving targets and meeting outcomes outlined in school and diocesan strategic plans in response to the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander National Education Strategy (2015) to accelerate improvements in educational outcomes for Aboriginal students and young people

  • To support schools in ensuring that the curriculum is culturally inclusive across all Key Learning Areas (KLAs)

  • To assist the Principal and School Executive by providing support for Aboriginal families to resolve student pastoral care issues

  • To provide encouragement and emotional support for Aboriginal students.

A copy of the position description can be found here

About You
The new Aboriginal Education Officer will be aligned with the following selection criteria:

  • Provide confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage. 

  • Demonstrate understanding of and sincere commitment to the aims and philosophy of Catholic Education, including the values of social justice, equity and reconciliation.

  • Demonstrate an appropriate level of skill in literacy and numeracy especially as it relates to assisting students. 

  • Demonstrate ability to work as part of a team to cater for the needs of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students. 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of educational issues that affect Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students. 

  • Demonstrate links with the local Aboriginal community. 

  • Demonstrate ability to promote and celebrate Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander traditions and culture within the whole school.

  • Provide proof of at least 5 years workplace experience.

About Our Offer
Our staff are valued and enjoy the many benefits of working with Catholic Education, Diocese of Bathurst.  Some benefits include:

  • Positive, engaging, and supportive culture

  • Salary packaging available

  • Be paid throughout the whole year, with school holidays off

  • An organization who is committed to fostering professional growth and provides various opportunities for ongoing training and development

Click here to find out more about Bathurst, NSW.

About Us
The Catholic Education Diocese of Bathurst (CEDB) is responsible for 33 schools, approximately 9,600 students and 1,700 staff. CEDB is seeking dynamic staff to join our school communities who are committed to making a difference in the lives of their students and their world. Situated in the beauty of the central west region of NSW, a diversity of opportunity awaits you and your family, whether you choose to apply to a school in one of our regional centres or to a school located in small rural community.

St Philomena’s Catholic Primary School, located on Wiradjuri Land at the base of Wahluu (commonly known as Mount Panorama), is a faith community that is inspired by the person and teachings of Jesus Christ. It respects the dignity of each member of the community and is committed to a quality Catholic education that develops students to their full potential.

Our school’s mission revolves around three key banners: encounter, achieve, flourish. We believe in providing dignified encounters that allow students to connect deeply with their faith and the love exemplified by Jesus. Through a resilient mindset and a celebration of learning, our students achieve their full potential, leading to them flourishing in all aspects of life.

Click here to find out more about St Philomena’s Catholic Primary School, Bathurst.

How to Apply
If you’re looking to make the next step in your education career, we would love to hear from you! Click “Apply” to be taken to our online application portal where you will be asked to complete our online application form. All applications will require:

  • An updated CV/Resume and cover letter

  • A separate document addressing the selection criteria outlined in the “About You” section of this advertisement

  • Contact details of appropriate referees

  • All supporting documentation (transcripts, identification, WWCC etc)

Applicants must be submitted by 11:55pm on 05/04/2024

Please note that the CEDB intends to fill this vacancy as quickly as possible and therefore will close the job as soon as the right candidate is found. We encourage you to apply right away!

Further details of this position can be obtained by contacting the school on (02) 6331 1198 .

CEDB is committed to instilling Safe Child standards in all our schools and CEDB with an understanding that keeping children safe is the responsibility of everyone within our school community.

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

Catholic Education Diocese of Bathurst is an equal opportunity employer.

 Applicant Information Pack

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