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Relief Team Leader Children Services

- Alice Springs, NT

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

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Job Ref: 5401727
Employer: MacDonnell Regional Council

Job Type: Fixed Term Full Time
City: Alice Springs
Salary and Benefits: Total Effective Package: $79,216.55 (inclusive of leave loading and superannuation)
Post Date: 15/04/2021 09:00

Relief Team Leader Children Services

Looking for an opportunity to contribute to a more just and equitable future for children and their families?
Seeking to engage in a deep professional learning encounter with Australia's first peoples?

The Team Leader role offers an extraordinary, career defining, opportunity to work alongside First Nations children, families and educators in Central Australia's remote communities. Supported by a dynamic team, the successful candidate will work collaboratively with the local educators and communities to provide responsive, high quality and innovative care and education for children from birth through to school age.

Full-Time Fixed-Term Contract until 30 June 2021
Base Salary Package starting at $70,912
Total Effective Package: $79,216.55 (inclusive of leave loading and superannuation)
Community-based
Regular access to mentoring and coaching support

MacDonnell Regional Council

MRC was established in 2008 and its area covers our 13 major remote communities as well as many outstations. MRC employs over 500 staff, 370 of whom are the local Aboriginal staff.

MRC's vision is "many voices, one dream, building a quality desert lifestyle" and our mission is "to improve the lives of Council residents by delivering valued and relevant services".

The Role:
As the Team Leader Children Services, you will be responsible for working collaborative with a team of local educators to lead the day-to-day operations of a small early childhood centre. With direct accountability to the MacKids Management Team and the local community, team leaders will implement the expectation of the NQF in culturally relevant and responsive ways that maximise the learning outcome for children birth to school age.

Key Duties:
Oversee and lead the delivery of a culturally responsive Early Learning program in the community, providing a safe, healthy and supportive environment for learning for all attending.
Nurture positive working relationships with the community, educators, children, their families and stakeholders
Through positive role modelling, mentor, coach and guide the work of Educators to build their capacity.
Make Two-Way learning a priority in all aspects of program delivery. This will involve listening to Educators and Community members and working in ways that reflect their culture and ways of knowing and being.
Undertake community recruitment and performance management processes with support from the Coordinator

Skills and Experience:
Minimum Diploma level qualifications in Early Childhood with at least (5) years' experience
Experience working with the National Quality Standards
Experience in leading and managing teams
Energy and enthusiasm about working with children, families and community
A sense of humour and an openness to challenges
Ability to be flexible and open to new ways of thinking and working
Ability to work in culturally and linguistically diverse environment
A respect for Australia's First Peoples

Culture:
Staff choose to work here because of their commitment to advancing the lives of our residents - Australia's First Peoples. Staff are rewarded with diverse and challenging work that supports career growth.

Benefits:
6 weeks annual leave and generous personal, study and cultural leave
Up to 3% additional Employer Super Contribution
Relocation assistance
Subsidized accommodation
Remote Salary packaging

Living and working on a remote community within MacDonnell Regional Council:

Our centres are located on small remote communities varying from 100 - 650Kms (travel on mainly dirt roads) from Alice Springs. The experience of living and working in a remote Aboriginal community is both privilege and a great learning opportunity as you immerse yourself in a world that most Australians will never experience, however, it can be a demanding career and life choice. Usually our staff spend their spare time exploring the beautiful desert surroundings and take advantage of the adventure offered when living in a remote location. It is important to develop hobbies and to plan activities. Most importantly, the demands of the job should not be underplayed. You will have good days and bad, but each day is a new day with a new set of challenges.

Under MacDonnell Regional Council's Special Measures Scheme, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for this position and will be preferenced in the selection process if they meet all the essential selection criteria and are suitable at the position level.

This is an incredible opportunity to live and work in Central Australia. For further information contact

Margaret Harrison - Manager Children's Services, by phoning 08 89589605

Alice Springs, NT

Education, Childcare & Training




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