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Hunter Community Languages

The Education Officer is responsible for the provision of professional support for community language schools in the Hunter, Central Coast, Northern Sydney and North Western Sydney regions; assisting them to:

  • deliver effective languages programs
  • raise the standards of teaching practices within the schools
  • work within the Community Languages Schools Program (including funding applications, resource purchases, teaching pedagogies, use of government school facilities)
  • maintain and develop the language and culture within an Australian context.

The Education Officer, under the auspices of NSW Community Languages Schools Program, through the NSW Community Languages Schools Board is directly responsible to the management committee of the Hunter Parents' & Teachers' Association of Community Language Schools (known as Hunter Community Languages). 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 purchases, teaching pedagogies, use of government school facilities)
  • Organise, present and facilitate professional development courses for teachers in community language schools.
  • Provide tutorial support when needed to teachers attending professional development courses
  • Locate and obtain suitable teaching resources and materials and maintain memberships of professional associations
  • 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 and Communities
  • Undertake specified short-term professional projects for the Community Languages Schools Program as requested from time to time
  • Maintain and develop the HPTACLS website

The salary of the education officer is calculated according to the successful applicants status under the CROWN EMPLOYEES (TEACHERS IN SCHOOLS AND RELATED EMPLOYEES) SALARIES AND CONDITIONS AWARD 2009. The Education Officer works administrative hours and conditions i.e. 35 hours per week (flexible hours to permit work at weekends or after normal business hours) with 4 weeks annual leave. Time in lieu of the rate of one and a half hours for each hour above 35 hours worked from Monday to Friday may be granted. Weekend work will attract time in lieu at the rate of one and a half hours for each hour worked on Saturday and two hours for each hour worked on Sunday.

Closing Date: Friday 18th January, 2019.

02/01/2019 $0 Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter Australia 1 Education & Training
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