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Team Leader / Office Manager Early Childhood - Katherine

Save The Children
  • Maternity leave contract

Save the Children Australia is recruiting for a maternity relief cover Team Leader and Office Manager in Katherine. We need you to lead our dedicated team of Early Childhood Educators whilst overseeing the day to day administrative needs across the broad spectrum of requirements of Office Management. We are seeking someone who has a passion for assisting our communities' most vulnerable families who also possesses strong organisational skills and a keen eye for detail.

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 maternity cover position, commencing ideally in mid October 2019 and ending in July 2020, you will lead 4 qualified and experienced Early Childhood Educators, supporting them to deliver our Play2Learn Program in the Communities of Rockhole and Binjari as well as our town-based activities. You will be responsible for the operational running of activities, budget management and supporting your staff. You will be part of our NT Programs Team and report to our Katherine Regional Coordinator.

In this dual role, you will make an impact by:

  • Planning, developing and delivering early childhood programs that are tailored to community needs
  • Aligning staff activities to program and operational plans to ensure delivery of required activities
  • Supporting staff performance management and professional supervision, including performance appraisal, coaching and professional development
  • Processing financial acquittals, managing fleet vehicles and preparing reports for funding bodies

If we could compose the perfect you…

…You will work from a strengths-based perspective and be someone who highly values the wellbeing of their staff. You are a highly relational professional who genuinely enjoys being with people and has great respect for all cultures and backgrounds (particularly Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds). You have strong financial literacy, program delivery/management and organisational skills, and have experience leading successful teams. You have highly developed people skills and are motivated by achieving goals.

This role requires:

  • Certificate in Early Childhood and Care or similar early childhood qualification
  • Experience working with diverse and disadvantaged communities with an Early Years focus
  • Valid driver's licence
  • Proven leadership skills, the ability to nurture a cohesive team
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, including report writing skills
  • Current NT Ochre Card (Working With Children Check)

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. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • "Child Safe" work environment
  • Award rate salary plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Monthly supervision sessions

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs - and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

For more information refer to the Position Description - Early Childhood Team Leader/Office Manager - Katherine.

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