- Job posted on: 31st Mar 2020
- Applications close:
At Aurora, our goal is for every Indigenous student to access the right educational opportunities so they realise their academic potential. For some, that’s completing Year 12 and for others, that’s a PhD from Harvard. We’re aiming to shift the paradigm about what is possible for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians; starting with students in Year 8 with our high school program, all the way through to post-graduate studies at international universities with our scholarships program. Our programs are long-term, independently evaluated and outcome driven. We don’t see ourselves as a ‘quick fix’ to these complex issues and the results show that our programs work – investing in potential to inspire excellence and transform lives.
Our High School Program works with Indigenous students from Year 8 and until Year 13. We provide academic enrichment through our school holiday camps, wrap-around support and ongoing contact and engagement between camps. The Program focuses not just on the academic side of things but also cultural identity, and places Aboriginal ways of learning at its core.
In this role, you will work to keep our program stakeholders engaged, in particular, students, their families, Indigenous Education Officers and other school contacts. The role is critical in supporting students on their education journey and build capacity to navigate the education system. You will attend our camps and play a key role in building strong relationships with students.
Essential to this role is your ability to build strong and effective engagement strategies for different stakeholder groups. You will enjoy working with Indigenous students and families and are just as comfortable interacting with schools. You will bring the maturity to incorporate different perspectives and use a strengths-based approach to support our students. Working with young people, you will understand the need to identify risks and work in a child safe manner. You must be available to attend residential camps during school holidays.
Our programs have achieved unparalleled success and this is an opportunity for you to be part of that narrative of excellence. We offer a values-driven, team environment, where we are each committed to the purpose of our organisation. You will be well-supported with regular professional development activities and will be welcomed into a collegiate team. In addition to a competitive salary, you will have immediate access to salary packaging.
To be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under Clause 50 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA).
A position description is attached.