Koorie Education Coordinator

This position plays a key role in the coordination and provision of support to the regional Koorie Education workforce and multi-disciplinary Area teams within the Region. The occupant of the position will have a high level understanding of the current education and early childhood development reform agenda, particularly as it relates to Koorie children, young people and the broader Koorie community. The Koorie Education Coordinator will be an active member of the multidisciplinary Area Service Support Team and is required to develop strong relationships with the regional Manager, Koorie Education; schools, early years' service providers, central and local consultative groups, other community and government agencies and stakeholders.
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Education and Training
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - Southern Metro
Reference: VG/DET/SEVR20012308A
Closing Date: 03-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: KEC Position Description.doc (Word, 252KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Nellie Kostiw

Position Details

The Koorie Education Coordinator (KEC) for the Southern Melbourne Area leads a team of 5 Koorie Engagement Support Officers who work with Koorie families, local Aboriginal organisations, kindergarten educators and providers, government schools P-12, and with pathway providers such as TAFE colleges and universities to ensure all Koorie children can complete Year 12 and/or move into a positive post-school pathway. The Southern Melbourne Area is a growth area, which includes a growing local Aboriginal community in the local government areas of City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey, and Cardinia Shire. The Department of Education and Training (DET) is in the seventh year of implementing the Marrung Education Strategy 2016-2026, which seeks to ensure all education services and government schools are culturally inclusive of Aboriginal children and their families, and the wellbeing and academic achievement of Koorie students is supported by all levels of DET. This means that the Koorie Education Coordinator is expected to use a multidisciplinary approach to address the barriers faced by aboriginal children and families in the local area and to lead and manage the KESO team to support this work. Our philosophy is that Marrung is everyone's responsibility in DET, and the Koorie Education Workforce are valued members of the DET workforce who support DET to achieve improved educational outcomes for Aboriginal children.

The Department values diversity and inclusion in all forms - gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about our work, working for the Department, diversity and inclusion, and our employment conditions visit the Department website , HRWeb and our Diversity and Inclusion page

The Department of Education and Training (the Department) is committed to, so far as is reasonably practicable, providing and maintaining a working environment for its employees that is safe and without risks to health and that other persons are not exposed to health and safety risks arising from the Department's activities. The Department COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (Policy) requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Department's Policy outlines the requirements for all employees, prospective employees who (or may need to) work outside of their ordinary place of residence and attend a workplace of the Department or workplace of another Employer on behalf of the Department and its portfolio agencies. Subject to exceptions, only employees, and prospective employees with up-to-date vaccination status (see definitions section of the policy) against COVID-19 and who provide evidence of their Vaccination Status are permitted to work for the department outside their ordinary place of residence.

For this role, you are required to submit proof of full vaccination as part of the recruitment process and prior to commencement employment. Please refer to the above link for more information. This role requires onsite attendance at one or more Department work locations.


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