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Senior Officer, Children's and Youth Services - Roving & Alice Springs

Central Desert Shire Council

About Us

Central Desert Regional Council is a local government authority covering an area over 282,000 Sq. kilometres. The Council provides a range of services in 12 communities to the North of Alice Springs: Lajamanu, Ti Tree, Wilora, Nturiya, Pmara Jutunta, Willowra, Laramba, Nyirripi, Yuelamu, Atitjere, Engawala and Yuendumu. There are also several homelands and outstations. The Central Desert area is considered remote and disadvantaged and over 80% of the population is Aboriginal.

The Role

This is an unusual role that will suit someone who has the right qualifications, a unique skill set and a passion for working with children, young people and families in remote Aboriginal communities.

This is a highly varied and mobile role for an adventurous person seeking a new challenge on a weekly basis. One week, you may find themselves in Nyirripi coordinating the operations of the Child Care Centre. The next week you may be coordinating the youth, sport and recreation activities in Atitjere. The following week may be spent in Ti Tree facilitating the local Playgroup sessions.

The primary purpose of this role is to keep our children’s and youth services operating when we have vacancies and when staff are on leave. Very regular visits to remote communities should be expected.

Keys to your success

  • You will have a minimum qualification of Cert IV in Education Support or a Diploma in Early Education or similar
  • Experience in the delivery of child care and youth services
  • Considerable experience, and a passion for working with Aboriginal staff and clients in remote locations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent administrative, organisational and analytical skills      

What’s on offer?

  • Salary $68,764.45 (Pro-rata if part time) plus a range of additional benefits including,
  • 6 weeks of annual leave
  • 4 additional leave days
  • 17% leave loading
  • Relocation benefits available
  • 9.5% superannuation

The Northern Territory Government has created on-line resources that provide information on remote communities in the NT. These are available at www.bushready.nt.gov.au/home or https://bushtel.nt.gov.au/#!/home (external sites)

For further information on this exciting opportunity please contact Pip Parsonson, Director Community Services on 8958 9500.

Are you our next Senior Officer Children’s and Youth Services?

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