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Employment Opportunities

We are currently inviting applications for the role of:

Aboriginal Education Officer (AEO) 


Our Lady of Mercy College Australind is a nurturing co-educational secondary College for students from Year 7 to Year 12.

The Catholic faith, in the Mercy tradition, is at the heart of the College. The guiding philosophy is centred in ‘Embracing Life, Nurturing Faith and Inspiring Learning’. We encourage our students to embrace all aspects of life, to nurture their spirituality and to let their natural curiosity inspire deep learning. The Mercy values of Compassion, Service, Courage, Hospitality, Justice and Respect underpin our relationships, teaching and learning program and interactions with the wider community. 


We invite applications from committed, passionate and innovative individuals to join our Team as an Aboriginal Education Officer (AEO).  The expected overarching outcomes of the Aboriginal Education Officer position is to enhance educational opportunities for Aboriginal students and to establish strong links between Aboriginal students, their families and College staff.  

We acknowledge the importance of employing Aboriginal people in this role to work directly with the Aboriginal students in the College. However, Educational Assistants who have a genuine interest in improving the wellbeing and educational outcomes of young Aboriginal students are also invited to apply.


Working under the leadership of the Director of Ministry, the Aboriginal Education Officer has direct responsibility to:  

  • Support the wellbeing of Aboriginal students 

  • Support the academic achievement of Aboriginal students 

  • Promote positive relationships with Aboriginal families and the community 

Essential Selection Criteria

The successful person will have the following;

  • A commitment to the ethos, values and mission of Catholic education. 

  • A passion for working with young Aboriginal people 

  • Knowledge of key factors impacting upon the educational achievements and the well-being of Aboriginal students in a secondary school setting. 

  • Knowledge of successful strategies to mentor and assist Aboriginal students with their educational pathways. 

  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships. 

  • Well-developed written and interpersonal skills. 

  • Well-developed computer literacy (email, word processing, record keeping, internet) 

Desirable Selection Criteria

  • Previous experience in a similar role 

  • Relevant formal qualifications 

Qualifications Required

  • National Criminal Record Check

  • Working with Children Screen Check

  • Have completed, working towards, or be willing to work towards completing CEWA Accreditation requirements. Additional information can be found here: CEWA Limited Accreditation Framework


3 Days a week (0.6 FTE), days will be negotiated prior to commencement. 


Salary Package

Aboriginal Teacher Assistant FTE $56,418 - $61,089 commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


Responsibility Allowance (Depending upon experience) Category 2, Level 4  - $4,164 FTE. 


How to Apply


All applicants must complete an Application Form, including the relevant attachments required to be considered for any position. Download the Application Form here.

Please refer to Aboriginal Education Officer Duty Statement. 

Applications are to be addressed to The Principal, Mr Rob Crothers and submitted via email to 


Closing Date


Applications must be submitted before 4.00 pm (WST) on Thursday, 2 March 2023. 

Should the short timeline pose a challenge in finalising an application, please email

Please ensure that you allow sufficient time to submit your application; generally, late applications will not be accepted.


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