Aboriginal Early Years Program – Aboringinal Engagement Officer


Gunnedah, Narrabri

Position Type:

Part Time

This is a designated Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Position. Applicants for this position must be of Aboriginal descent through parentage, identification as being Aboriginal and being accepted in the community as such. Exemption is claimed under Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act.  Proof of Aboriginality is required.

We are currently looking for a permanent part time AEYP Aboriginal Engagement Officer to be based in either Narrabri or Gunnedah.

The AEYP Aboriginal Engagement Officer  will specifically support and work with Aboriginal Families and children aged between 2 and 6 through early intervention work, to give children a good start in life through improved early childhood development, care, education and school readiness.

The AEYP Aboriginal Engagement Officer will require knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW and be willing to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal young people and their families in providing cultural support and  services to Aboriginal children, young people and families.

The AEYP Aboriginal Engagement Officer will also be required to build strong relationships with all agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections

Travel will be an expectation.

This position is Level 4 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Modern Award (“the SCHDSI Award”).  Salary is negotiable dependent on qualifications, skills and experience.

All applications must include the following components:

  • Applications addressing the selection criteria as provided in the job package.
  • An updated resume including details of at least two recent work related referees.
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Current Police History Check
  • Current Driver’s Licence.
  • Proof of Aboriginality.

Applications close at 5.00pm on Wednesday, 16 March 2023.

Applicants who do not provide all of the above will not be considered for an interview.

Applications should be lodged by email to hr@pathfinders.ngo and should be addressed to the Manager Corporate Services.

Pathfinders is committed to being a safe environment for children and young people and is a mandatory reporting Organisation.

Pathfinders is a non-smoking workplace and is committed to the principles and practices of Equal Opportunity and Cultural Diversity

For further information, please contact Melissa Colman – Corporate Services Officer

Job Package_AEYP – Aboriginal Engagement Officer – 2022

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