Indigenous Student Advisor

Location
Hawthorn, Australia
Posted
Thursday, 21 October 2021
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 4 November 2021
Ref
1261_09/21_RTR
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
  • Outstanding opportunity to provide impactful support to our Indigenous student community
  • Full time, ongoing position at our Hawthorn campus
  • HEW6: $82,367 base + 17% superannuation

Specifically, the Moondani Toombadool Centre would like to grow the Indigenous workforce to further enhance the capability within these disciplines. Pursuant to a Special Measure under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic), we will therefore only consider applications from suitably qualified Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates for this position.

About the Job

In this highly rewarding role, you will be part of our Indigenous Student Services team in the Moondani Toombadool Centre and will be responsible for the delivery, coordination and administration of services to students who identify as Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples. The role works with all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, including Higher Education (HE), Pathways and Vocational Education (PAVE), Swinburne Online (SOL), and Open Universities Australia (OUA).

The Indigenouos Student Advisor will contribute to the University’s Reconciliation Action Plan and participate in activities to ensure the Indigenous Student Services team in the Moondani Toombadool Centre achieve its vision and deliver the 2025 Strategic Plan.

http://www.swinburne.edu.au/about/strategy-initiatives/indigenous-australians/reconciliation-action- plan/

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Experience in providing mentoring and support services for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples in post compulsory education and training
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and responsibility, work under a broad level of supervision and perform in a consistently professional manner, including maintaining confidentiality
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Demonstrated high-level interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to provide cultural advice to staff, students and internal/external stakeholders.
  • It is a genuine occupational requirement that the incumbent must identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander as authorised under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010
  • A valid working with children’s check card (or ability to obtain prior to or upon commencement)

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

How to apply and further information

At Swinburne, we celebrate our diverse culture and the strength this brings to our workforce. We are committed to our Indigenous Employment Strategy and are therefore seeking to increase the representation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples within the University, where traditionally they have been under-represented. Specifically, the Engagement department would like to grow the Indigenous workforce to further enhance the capability within these disciplines. Pursuant to a Special Measure under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic), we will therefore only consider applications from suitably qualified Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates for this position.

To view the position description or to start an application please click on 'apply' or ‘begin’ and submit a resume and cover letter.

For further information about this position, contact Vicky Peters, (Manager, Indigenous Student Services) on 03 9214 3677 or via email at vpeters@swin.edu.au

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on staffrecruitment@swin.edu.au

Diversity and Inclusion

Equity and diversity are integral to achieving our 2025 vision of bringing people and technology together to build a better world. Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as:

  • Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Charter of Cultural Diversity
  • Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan
  • Swinburne LGBTIQA+ Pride, Gender Equality, Accessibility and Intergenerational inclusion strategies

For further information on all our initiatives visit our equity and diversity website. We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Assistance and Support

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at inclusion@swin.edu.au. For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact Timothy Werner at DeadlyCareers@swin.edu.au

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all Swinburne workers to have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 22 October 2021 and to be fully vaccinated by 26 November 2021, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement

Applications close at 5 pm on Thursday 4 November 2021

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