The QTU, the union which represents approximately 48,000 primary, secondary, special and TAFE teachers, is inviting applications for the position of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Officer (based in Brisbane) to commence on Tuesday 6 October. The successful applicant will identify as Aboriginal and/or a Torres Strait Islander.
This position promotes equal opportunity measures, and the exemption in section 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (QLD) applies.
The core duties and responsibilities of the role are to:
- research and provide recommendations concerning the recruitment and employment conditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members employed in state schools and TAFE
- research and provide recommendations concerning the education and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in state schools and TAFE
- support the operation and activities of Gandu Jarjum, the QTU’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Committee
- assist the General Secretary in the implementation of the QTU’s Reconciliation Action Plan
- assist other employees of the QTU to provide advocacy, assistance and support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members
- contribute to QTU campaigns and activities opposing racism and discrimination
- oversee QTU activities in one other area of responsibility, as allocated from time to time
- other duties as directed by the General Secretary.