Indigenous Student Support Officer

Adelaide, Australia
03 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
17 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Higher Education Officer Level 6
Salary Range: $78,602 to $83,806 pa
Employment Type: Fixed-term, full-time
Position Reports to: Coordinator, Yunggorendi Student Engagement
Please Direct Application Enquiries to: Ms Jody St Clair
Closing Date: Friday, 17 July 2020 at 11:00 am

Position Summary:

Working under general to broad direction the Indigenous Student Support Officer will work as part of the Yunggorendi Student Engagement (YSE) team to provide support and advocacy services to Indigenous students enrolled at Flinders University. In particular, the position is responsible for providing students with one-on-one support throughout the student lifecycle on a range of matters, from pre-enrolment advice through to post graduate studies and assisting with pathways to further study or employment.

The Indigenous Student Support Officer is responsible for liaison with a wide range of university academic and professional staff to ensure the provision of an effective and efficient service within available resources including appropriate referrals to other university services, including Health, Counselling and Disability services. The Indigenous Student Support Officer will also provide support to the Access and Outreach Project Officer for outreach activities run by the YSE.

Please note: Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

Information For Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position description. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

Flinders University considers that being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under sub-s 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA). The position is therefore only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples only.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.