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Community Development Coordinator - Central Australia

Children's Ground


  • Join a growing not-for-profit organisation
  • $87,637 - $96,357 + super, generous salary packaging benefits
  • Full time contract ending December 2022 (extension subject to funding)
  • Relocation support available for interstate candidates

About Us

Children’s Ground is working to create an environment where families realise their aspirations for the next generation of children to be free from trauma and suffering, enjoy equity and safety, be able to grow into adulthood happy and healthy, and have agency over their social, cultural, political and economic life. To learn more about Children’s Ground and the work we do, visit our website: https://www.childrensground.org.au

About the Job

This role will support the key principles of place-based delivery and local community ownership, governance, planning and delivery. You will work closing with Mpweringke Anapipe (northern outstations), Uyenpere Atwatye (Hidden Valley Town Camp), Yarrenyty Arltere, Amengkwerne and Irrkerlantye (White Gate Town Camp) governance. Engagement, empowerment and fostering of leadership skills through governance capacity will be key outcomes of this position.

Each location has a dynamic Community Plan to address short term goals and long term outcomes. This position will support the implementation of the plans. You will work with communities and staff to ensure plans are in place, updated for annual operational planning each year and reviewed through the year in local Governance meetings.

You will be assisting teams to work towards the outcomes of the Community Plans, reflecting on this and reporting back to the wider community governance group, ensuring community ownership and empowerment throughout the process.

About You

This position will require excellent communication skills across a broad and diverse group of stakeholders. It will be responsible for supervising and coordinating this project within the context of the Children’s Ground Approach and in the context of Children’s Ground’s Central Australian operations. Prior experience working in First Nations community development is a must.

Further, you will have a previously demonstrated high level ability to plan and deliver community development programs and exhibit strong people skills (teamwork, engagement, supervision). You will hold a current full driver’s license and have a willingness to undergo a national police check and Ochre Card application (if an Ochre Card is not already held).

Please see the position description on the Children’s Ground website for further information https://childrensground.org.au/.

In line with our workforce development strategy, Children's Ground strongly encourages and supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.

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