AICS Advisor

This full-time position will focus on working with Aboriginal Independent Community Schools (AICS), in the context of the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Strategy 2015, to support school leaders and governing bodies as they work together to improve outcomes for the students at their school. To fulfil this role, while based in Perth, there will be extensive travel to Aboriginal Schools in regional and remote Western Australia.
The role, which will commence in January 2018, is a flexible one and will be driven by the needs of the schools providing support to them as how best to use Government funding to make progress in improving student outcomes. To that end, good school governance and strong school leadership are needed to create the education environment where young people can learn and prosper. 
The position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Providing ongoing support for school principals to provide community responsive leadership that supports state and federal public policy directions.
Developing the capacities of all staff towards ongoing teacher quality and exemplary leadership with particular reference to AITSL Standards for teachers and principals.
Collaborating with AISWA staff to identify and assist with the implementation of a range of support strategies and initiatives, such as implementation of the Western Australian Curriculum and the Early Years Learning Framework. This may also involve the coordination of visits by AISWA staff to schools and the facilitation of network meetings between schools and AISWA staff.
Working with schools to Identify areas of support needed and assist them with the sourcing of this support – this may be either through AISWA or other consultants.
Coordinating network meetings of school leaders and community members to ensure all have a shared understanding of what needs to happen to improve student outcomes.
Presenting professional learning and provide support to all members of the school community (including members of the governing body) responsible for young people’s learning.
Supporting Aboriginal Teacher Assistants with on-going training.
The ability to easily form positive working relationships and networks with groups across different backgrounds is essential.
The selection criteria includes, but is not limited to: (to view the full selection criteria please refer to the job description)
Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and work independently.
Good understanding of the legislative requirements within which Independent Schools operate.
Experience working in the area of Aboriginal education and an understanding of issues around the implementation of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Strategy 2015.
The capacity to ensure the delivery of services that attend to the imperatives of public policy (West Australian Curriculum, school registration, AITSL Standards and Frameworks, ACECQA, etc.).
Sound understanding of planning and assessment in the context of the Western Australian Curriculum.
Able to work with schools to identify the best ‘AISWA’ support to address their needs and to broker third party solutions when needed.
Work with schools to support school improvement plans and planned professional learning for staff to improve teacher quality and school leadership.
Recent school leadership experience which would entail leading teams of educators and working with school governing bodies.
To view the full selection criteria, role responsibilities, and for information on how to apply for this position, please download the job description via the link below.

Note: Applications should be marked ‘Private and Confidential’ and include a Curriculum Vitae, a copy of current National Police Clearance, names and contact details of two professional referees, and a brief paragraph addressing each of the selection criteria as outlined in the position job description.

Jobs at AISWA
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 20 September, 2017 (All day)
Contact Person: 
Valerie Gould
(08) 9441 1618