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Director Long Day Care - Mornington Island

Employer: Save The Children
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Early Childhood, Family Services, Indigenous, Management, Executive & Senior Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional QLD

Job posted on: 08 January, 2019.
Applications close: 04 February, 2019. (Expired)

This is a unique opportunity to gain experience in a remote Aboriginal community on Mornington Island. We need you to lead our Long Day Care Centre and support the local children and their families. Located in the lower Gulf of Carpentaria in far north Queensland, Mornington Island is the traditional country of the Lardil people. Traditional culture is very important to the people and you will learn a lot in this opportunity about the culture, the importance of dance, art and the land.

Our Gulf vision is for community ownership of the programs, and you will be influential in mentoring and developing the locally employed team of Educators.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there's a disaster - like an earthquake, drought or conflict - we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:

In this full-time, maximum term position (12 months), you will provide leadership to the early childhood staff at the Kirdi Mayarr Early Learning Centre and assisting at the Ngakulwen Nyerrwe Children and Family Centre on Mornington Island. You will successfully manage the daily operations of the centre, maintain policies and procedures, ensure the centre is compliant with all relevant regulations and frameworks whilst also promoting engaging relationships with staff, families, children and the local community.

Our centre is a 39 place centre for children ranging from 0 to 5 years old, with 3 rooms operational. Our purpose is to ensure as many children from our community have access to a culturally appropriate play based early childhood education while supporting our local people to gain their qualifications in early childhood education and strengthening the work force on the island. The opening hours are 7.30 to 5.30 and shift times are negotiable, to allow you to enjoy the relaxed lifestyle. Enjoy magic beach sunsets, fishing on the clear emerald seas or bush walks. Local grocery, variety and butcher shops supply; grocery items, fresh fruit & vegetables and fresh meat.

Based on Mornington Island, you will need to be resilient to and respectful to fit into the traditional culture of the community. You will be part of our Kirdi Mayarr Early Learning Team and report to the Regional Coordinator.

You will make an impact by:

  • Inspiring, motivating and challenging educators in a culturally appropriate way
  • Developing training and development plans with Lead Educator
  • Planning and delivering teaching and learning programs
  • Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities within a culturally appropriate framework
  • Committing to engage with local community

If we could compose the perfect you…

…You are an experienced Director who has a passion for working in remote areas and building capacity in Aboriginal communities. Your cultural sensitivity allows you to build strong relationships with people in a respectful way and enables you to engage with the community to develop lasting partnerships. You are excited by a challenge and willing to go above and beyond.

This role requires:

  • Diploma of Early Childhood, Children's Services or equivalent
  • Proven experience in a Directors role in early childhood centre based care and education service
  • Working knowledge of and commitment to the National Regulations, Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), National Quality Standards (NQS)

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same.

What we offer you:

  • Accommodation with access to a car
  • Award rate salary with generous salary packaging benefits
  • Remote allowance
  • Re-location assistance
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions
  • Remote experience in a traditional Aboriginal community
How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.