Education Officer Position Vacancy

AICLS is calling for applications for the Position of an Education Officer.

AICLS employs a full-time Education Officer, who promotes community languages for educational and cultural purposes and provides in-service training and support for teachers.

The Education Officer also operates a resource library for community languages schools, helps with the establishment of new community language schools and provides administrative support for community language schools and AICLS.

The AICLS office and library is located in Cringila Public School. Cringila is a suburb of Wollongong.

Duties of the education officer include the following:

  • Provide advice and assistance to a range of community language schools as specified by the Community Languages Schools Program about professional and administrative matters (including funding applications, resource development, teaching pedagogies, use of government school facilities)
  • Organise, present and facilitate professional development courses for teachers in community language
  • Provide tutorial support when needed to teachers attending professional development courses
  • Visit community language schools to maintain contact with teachers and management committees and to obtain feedback on support needs
  • Promote community language schools, coordinate activities, enhance inter-school communication, facilitate exchanges of ideas and teaching strategies
  • Liaise between schools and the Community Languages Schools Program of the Department of Education.
  • Undertake specified short-term professional projects for the Community Languages Schools Program as requested
  • Maintain and develop AICLS’ website aicls.org.au
  • Administrative duties

The AICLS education officer supports community languages schools in the Illawarra and South/South Western Sydney region of NSW.

Selection Criteria

  • Teaching qualifications and experience, preferably in a language other than English or English as a second language.
  • Understanding and appreciation of the aims and function of community language schools
  • Sensitivity to the needs of non- English speaking background (NESB) communities
  • Demonstrated ability to work unsupervised
  • Administrative experience
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Current driver’s license and own car

For further information, please read the Information Package at Education Officer’s Position Information Package     (pdf)

Applications, with a current Curriculum Vitae and addressing the selection criteria should be uploaded on  or ‘Careers‘ page

Closing Date for applications: Thursday, 4th May, 2017