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Community Partnership Officer (Identified), North Coast Regional Office

North Coast Region, State Schools Division

The North Queensland Regional office is looking for a Community Partnerships Officer to join their team. In this role you will promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education through Closing the Gap and Solid Partners-Solid Futures Education Strategies to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and community members. You will achieve this by supporting schools and communities to develop and introduce strategies in the context of school based management achieving the objectives of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Action Plan and the Closing the Gap Education Strategy.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification AO4
Workplace Location Moreton Bay - South
Job ad reference QLD/NCR400847/22P
Closing date 24-Jan-2022
Job duration
Contact person Amber Kerrigan
Contact details 0436 925 766
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Your Role

As the Community Partnerships Officer you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Identify community training and development needs based on effective community profiling, coordinating the delivery of appropriate programs to communities, aimed at supporting the development of community contacts and local school and community partnership agreements.
  • Develop and maintain a regional profile of local demographic, social, cultural, geographic and service characteristics through data collection, consultation with departmental officers, community service agencies, business organisations, other government services and key people from diverse cultural and social groups.
  • Support schools and communities to develop, implement and monitor appropriate programs which raise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community awareness and participation in educational decision making processes, contributing to the development of local community awareness, promoting a comprehensive school community profile.
  • Facilitate stakeholder and reference groups to support community development programs and networks that meet the needs of the school encouraging partnerships with community service agencies and community leaders.
  • Consult with networks, on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander educational issues, assisting school community groups, peak bodies and regional teams with advice and strategies for effective participation in education and access to information, resources and services.
  • Provide advice and feedback to regional teams on current school and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community issues, contributing to effective consultation and decision making processes.
  • Prepare submissions, plans and reports in collaboration with relevant stakeholders to a broad range of clients in relation to the implementation of community development programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Develop innovative and effective strategies for building relationships among all stakeholder and client groups.
  • Liaise with community service agencies to initiate collaborative action, addressing community issues that may impact on schools and to link schools and parents with appropriate agencies.
  • Conduct workshops to increase the participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members in education decision making.

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.

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.

Employees affected by workplace change will be considered on merit

Workers in education settings, including schools, early childhood and care services (such as kindergartens and childcare centres) or Outside School Hours Care, will need to have received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by 17 December 2021, and the second dose by 11:59pm on 23 January 2022.

To ensure the Department of Education is complying with this requirement applicants may be required to supply supporting evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination for employment to any roles in the designated categories. Please visit the Department of Education COVID-19 website for further information. Department of Health information page for further information about obtaining your COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

Further information

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For a full list of the position responsibilities and mandatory requirements, please ensure you download the attached role description and candidate information fact sheet and follow the instructions.


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