ID: 168039

Engagement Officer

Indigenous Australians Regular - more than 6 months Barton ACT

About this opportunity


We’re adding to our team of people to lead our frontline engagement efforts. We’re looking for passionate, skilled and committed people to join us. The successful applicants will share our values and want to make a positive and practical contribution to our work. Engagement Officers are our primary connection to our community stakeholders. The Engagement Officer provides support to teachers and parents of students who are participating in the Indigenous Reading Project. They also monitor the progress of students and record performance information on our tracking system.

We know from our previous experience that engagement work is vitally important. Supportive intervention from engagement officers has a known, positive effect on the completion rates of participating students.

Some of the primary work tasks of Engagement Officers include:

Providing general information and advice about the Indigenous Reading Project program to stakeholders, parents and teachers

Maintain accurate records and monitor the progress of participating students

Providing advice to teachers and parents about strategies to engage students in reading.

Ensuring that reporting requirements are being met for each student.

Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

The Indigeneous Reading Project have multiple role available for Engagement Officers.

This is an interactive position which requires a level of comfort in utilising your liaison skills to act as a conduit between teachers, coaches, students (from time to time) and provide advisory services on how to best engage and use IRP resources and reading materials.

Ability to communicate effectively to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and School Teachers

Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to work systematically, plan and prioritise work tasks

Effective communication skills including an ability to write clearly and to speak with confidence via telephone or video conference

Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member and to also take
initiative to solve problems

Experienced in using basic office software.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

1 hour per week +

Type of work
  • Education & Training