- Job posted on: 4th Sep 2019
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Do you have an early childhood degree or a diploma with experience and want to contribute to social change in an inspiring region of Central Australia...
Then apply to join our innovative and supportive Mackids team!
We are seeking an experienced educational leader and mentor who is a resilient, resourceful, calm and caring team player to undertake the position of Team Leader. You would be responsible for overseeing the operation of a small service providing an Early Learning program for children from birth to school age with a team of local Indigenous educators.
Being a MacKids Team Leader, within MacDonnell Regional Council can be really rewarding and provide you with experiences that you will always remember. It can be a great learning opportunity and bring you into a world which many Australians will never experience. A sense of humour and a sense of adventure are essential.
Children in our communities face many challenges. They are living and learning in a world with often competing Indigenous and Western views and values. By the time children commence school, many children in the Northern Territory are more developmentally vulnerable than other Australian children, and this is particularly the case for Indigenous children. However, despite the challenges, children in our communities are full of fun, creative and have enormous potential. They are part of rich cultural traditions and are usually eager to engage with whatever opportunities are open to them.
MacDonnell Regional Council recognises the importance of investing in the early years and of providing warm and stimulating environments to help build strong foundations for lifelong learning, health, and well-being. As a MacKids Team Leader, you will be mentoring and coaching educators, strengthening the understandings of the EYLF to provide opportunities for children to develop a love of learning through play. You will support the development of high quality, culturally appropriate early childhood program that is responsive to and meets the needs of all babies and young children, and their families on a remote Indigenous community.
This position is offered on a full time fixed term basis through to 30 June 2023.
On offer is an attractive salary package commencing at $78,822 inclusive of superannuation and annual leave loading, plus additional benefits such as 6 weeks annual leave, salary packaging options, professional development, and generous personal and cultural leave.