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Expressions of interest – Koorie Outreach Support Program (KOSP) June – December 2021
In 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the requirement for all Koorie students to learn remotely from home, VAEAI established a support program – the Koorie Outreach Support Program -to assist Koorie learners to remain engaged with education and training.
While students have returned to classroom learning the situation regarding the COIVD pandemic continues to be uncertain and the risk of future lockdowns and return to home learning remains.
As a result, the Koorie Outreach Support Program with modifications to its operations, is continuing through 2021 with a focus on primary and secondary Koorie students and their families.
The program is seeking to employ a number of Koorie Outreach Facilitators and Learning Advisors to deliver the program, connecting with students and families to ascertain their needs and facilitate access to essential supports that are available from, for example:
- VAEAI staff including Learning Advisers, programs and resources
- The Koorie education workforce within the Department of Education and Training (DET), TAFE institutions and universities
- Services and programs focused on mental health, Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB), family violence support/ prevention, youth support, cultural connection, Elder support etc which can be accessed through dedicated Koorie workers in Koorie and mainstream agencies
- One on one on-line tutoring
The objectives of the program are to:
- Engage/ re-engage Koorie students with their learning
- Build the capacity of families to work successfully with the education and training system including the Koorie Education Workforce, teachers and school support staff and programs
- Enhance system responses to the learning needs and aspirations of Koorie students
- Increase learners’ capacity to achieve learning goals
Koorie Outreach Facilitators
The Koorie Outreach Support Facilitators will work virtually with communities, families and students across Victoria. They will be supported to work from home. Working with families and students virtually will be the norm, until such time face to face contacts become a safe and viable option for our community members.
Position Title: Koorie Outreach Support Facilitator
Salary: $63,500 – plus superannuation. Salary packaging available.
Tenure: June to December 2021
Location: Working from Home
We are seeking expressions of interest from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who are passionate about making a difference to Koorie families, have experience and knowledge about Koorie education and training, have good communication and coordination skills and have strong networks within the Koorie community and the Koorie workforces that support them.
Koorie Outreach Support Learning Advisor
The Koorie Outreach Support Program Learning Advisers will work virtually with communities, families and Koorie students across Victoria. They will be supported to work from home. Working with families and students virtually will be the norm, until such time face to face contacts become a safe and viable option for our community members.
Position Title: Koorie Outreach Support Learning Advisor
Salary: $85,000 – plus superannuation. Salary packaging available.
Tenure: June to December 2021
Location: Working from Home (3 days x 9-5pm and 2 days 12-8pm)
We are seeking expressions of interest from people with education qualifications who have experience and knowledge about Koorie education and training, have good communication and coordination skills and are able to work with Koorie students to assist them to achieve their learning goals.
HOW TO APPLY
Expressions of Interest (EOI) COB Monday 24th May 2021.
Please ensure your EOI outlines why you are interested in joining the VAEAI team as a Koorie Outreach Support Facilitator or Koorie Outreach Support Learning Advisor , and the skills and knowledge you can bring to the position.
Detailed position descriptions:
For further information about this role please contact:
Susan Arnall, KOSP Coordinator. P: 0425 278867.
Applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Programs Manager, Early Years and School Education
- Full time, 12 months fixed term (may be extended subject to funding)
- $80,000 + super + car (Salary packaging also available)
- Contribute to Koorie success in education and training
- Family friendly workplace
- Support for study/ training
The Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporated (VAEAI) is a state-wide community-based organisation representing Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Groups (LAECGs), across eight regions in Victoria. We aim to increase access, participation and positive outcomes for Koorie people in education, training and employment.
In 2016 the Victorian Government together with VAEAI launched the Marrung – Aboriginal Education Plan 2016 – 2026 to improve early childhood, school education, and higher education and training outcomes for Koorie people in Victoria.
Marrung sets out the blueprint for Koorie learners across the life course from early childhood through to schools, and vocational education and training and higher education. VAEAI, is the principal partner to the Victorian Department of Education and Training, participating in the co-design and supporting the implementation of Marrung.
The Manager, Early Years and Schools is a newly created position in VAEAI. The Manager is responsible for contributing to the ongoing development and monitoring of the implementation and outcomes of State and Commonwealth government strategies and programs in Early Years and School Education as they relate to Koorie learners and families. Reporting to the Executive Manager, Policy and Programs and leading a team of experts in Koorie participation and outcomes in early years and school education, you will play a critical role in ensuring alignment of VAEAI efforts with VAEAI’s goals and the priorities of the Marrung Education Plan.
You will have an in-depth knowledge of policies, strategies and priorities in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and the key issues which impact Koorie engagement and outcomes. Committed to making a difference Koorie education, you will have demonstrated skills in strategic leadership and change management as well as experience in program management, including planning, implementation, monitoring/ reporting and review. You will also need exceptional skills in communicating and managing relationships with stakeholders including LAECGs and the Koorie community and funding bodies and policy makers.
HOW TO APPLY
For more information about the position please call Neville Atkinson, Executive Manager Programs and Policy on (03) 9481 0800.
Applications close on Monday, 8th February 2021. Please ensure your application addresses the first 4 selection criteria (4.1 to 4.4) and includes an up to date resume. All applications should be sent via email to email@example.com.
The position is located at 144 Westbourne Grove, Northcote, Victoria. During COVID-19 restrictions the successful applicant will be required to work from home.
The successful applicant is expected to obtain and maintain a Working With Children Check.
In line with special measure provisions in Section 12 of the Victorian Equal Opportunity Act (2010) VAEAI will only be accepting applications for this position from people who identify as Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander.
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