Community Education Counsellor (Identified) - Bwgcolman Community School

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About the School:
Bwgcolman Community School is a Kindy-12 school located on tropical Palm Island which is 65 km north north-west of Townsville in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Bwgcolman Community School currently has 320 students spread across 14 classes. ‘We aim to help our students maintain a strong cultural identity while also developing the skills necessary to participate in the global community. Our key work is lifting school attendance and teaching and learning, with an emphasis on cultural capability. We work closely with government and non-government partners to improve health and wellbeing outcomes of our students.
About the Role:
As the Community Education Counsellor (Identified) you will have responsibility for the following:
Provide educational counselling and support services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and students across a number of schools.
Participate in the development of activities, in and out of school, likely to enhance the involvement in education of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and their families.
Develop and undertake support service programs designed to meet the needs of the school/s that will encourage the educational participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and students.
Establish and maintain links with out of school sources of information and support services to assist in the advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and students.
Provide information to the school community about Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander social and cultural perspectives.
Please view the Role Description for a full list of responsibilities.
A mandatory requirement of this role is:
For this position, it is a genuine occupational requirement that it be filled by an Aboriginal person or a Torres Strait Islander person as set out in Section 7 of the Anti Discrimination Act 1991 for the purposes contained in Section 25 of that Act.
When working in regulated employment an employee must have a current Working with Children Clearance (blue card) issued by Blue Card Services.
A C class drivers licence.
To apply please attach the following:
A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.
Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.
Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

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