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Overview

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Workers assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in their education, provide feedback to parents or guardians and teachers about students' progress, and liaise with educational bodies, government agencies and committees.

Day-to-day

  • demonstrates, supervises and participates in activities which enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children in schools and preschool centres
  • prepares indoor and outdoor areas for learning and recreational activities
  • assists children with intellectual, physical and behavioural difficulties with their academic studies
  • assists children individually to learn social skills
  • assists with preparing teaching aids by copying and collating written and printed material
  • distributes and collects lesson material
  • provides assistance to small groups of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori students
  • provides home-school liaison and counselling for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori students and their families.

Considerations

  • stressful.

To become an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Worker

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Descent

  • Organisational Skills

  • Educational Programmes delivery

  • Teaching

  • Early Childhood Education

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