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Intensive Educational Support Worker

Job No: 106678
Location: Yulara

  • Are you a passionate and patient support worker looking for your next challenge?
  • Join an organisation dedicated to supporting Indigenous Australians with education opportunities
  • Based in regional NT - Get to know spectacular parts of outback Australia that most people will never see
  • Be rewarded with a highly attractive salary package circa $65,000 - $70,000 p.a. plus super, including significant salary sacrifice options, remote area allowances and more!
  • Enjoy private accommodation with all utilities and relocation assistance - perfect for interstate candidates

About the Opportunity

Nyangatjatjara Aboriginal Corporation (NAC) now has a rewarding opportunity for an adaptable and resilient Male Intensive Educational Support Worker to join the team at Nyangatjatjara College on a full-time, 12-month contract basis, with the potential for renewal based on your performance and operational needs. 

You will primarily be responsible for the one-to-one support of a deaf male Anangu student in improving his interpersonal communication and social skills in order to re-engage with education.   

This unique young man and his family communicate with Community sign language, home gestures and some learnt Auslan. He loves to interact and tell stories, using his own signs and gestures to communicate his interpretation and understanding of the world around him. 

Your day-to-day responsibilities will be focused on working with the student in order to assist him in developing and maintaining predictable and reliable routines and to develop his communication skills, including learning the relationship between objects, words and simple Auslan signs. No two days will ever be the same in this varied, dynamic and worthwhile role.

In this position, an applicant's gender is a genuine occupational requirement and is authorised by s35 of the NT Anti-Discrimination Act and Division 4 (s30, ss1 & ss2a,c,g,e,& h) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984.

About You

Success in this role will see you combining your demonstrated support work experience and calm, collected and overall patient demeanour with the ability to deal with behavioural disruptions and potential anti-social behaviour with empathy and understanding.

This is a challenging and rewarding role with multiple layers of communication obstacles to overcome in order to achieve the best possible outcome for this student - resilience and tenacity will be required. 

While knowledge of Auslan is not mandatory (but would be highly regarded), you must have a willingness to study Auslan to a proficiency where you can be teaching the student as you are learning, with full training funded by NAC.

Please note: Non-attendance for this student at the school has been an issue in the past. Should the student not attend on any given day you will need to be adaptable and open to undertaking other duties as required, potentially working to assist other children in the school.

About the Benefits

This is an incredible opportunity to become involved with a dynamic, supportive and social workplace, and get to experience the true Australian outback, something most people never get to experience!

For your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive salary package circa $65,000 - $70,000 p.a. plus super, commensurate with your skills and experience, including significant salary sacrifice options, remote area allowances and more!

Relocation assistance is available, and you'll be provided with your own private accommodation with all utilities, including internet, paid for by the organisation. Annual flights home to your city of repatriation (after completion of your 12-month contract) will also be provided to allow you to stay in contact with family and friends.  

NAC is dedicated to staff development and will provide ongoing professional development opportunities and training to increase your skillsets and abilities.

Above all, you will benefit from joining a supportive and flexible organisation truly dedicated to supporting Anangu with education opportunities. You'll join a company with a friendly workplace, and work closely with a supportive and involved CEO. 

If you are looking for a role in which you can make an incredible tangible difference - Apply Now!

About the Organisation and Region

Nyangatjatjara College (NC)

Nyangatjatjara College (NC) opened its doors for the first time on July 21st 1997. In the first five years of its life, the college grew from one building to multiple temporary buildings at four campuses based in the communities it serves. 

NC provides secondary education across three remote communities, and primary education in one (Docker River). All of their students are Anangu and almost all speak Pitjantjatjara as their first language. They are the only secondary education provider in the Northern Territory south of Alice Springs.

About the Region

This region of Australia is home to the real outback, with stunning countryside steeped in culture and history. You'll get to enjoy all this environment has to offer with magnificent national parks and all the space to enjoy the peace, tranquility and beauty of the land and its people. This part of the country is where Uluru, one of the world's true natural wonders, can be found.

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