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Indi Kindi - Early Years - Team Leader - Gulf of Carpentaria

Moriarty Foundation
  • Indigenous Not For Profit

We are an agile and flexible small-medium independent not-for-profit, with an affiliated organisation that has more than thirty years’ experience in remote Aboriginal Australia. We are offering the successful candidate a rewarding professional opportunity, that is primarily responsible for the coordination and administration of the Indi Kindi program on the ground.

You will report to the Team & Community Development Manager, who operates across the Hubs in NT and Queensland, as well as regular liaison with the Indi Kindi Director, from the Sydney Head Office.

This role is located in the remote community of Borroloola, NT, and will have a January 2021 start.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Purpose of the Position:

The Indi Kindi Team Leader works on the ground and in collaboration with the Team & Community Manager to facilitate the development of the day to day Indi Kindi program, whilst building capacity and mentoring local Indigenous staff.

The role is responsible for all the logistics and administration required to ensure the smooth delivery of our program, alongside the implementation of new and existing policies and procedures. Our goal is to continue to increase attendance at our Indi Kindi sessions, and support early learning whilst promoting healthy outcomes for the children and their families, and fostering their connection to culture.

At the core of this position is the development of relationships with staff and community stakeholders to continue to bring to the forefront the visibility and positive impact of our program.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Indi Kindi Program Delivery

  • Facilitate best possible outcomes on enrolments, program planning, assessment, evaluation, attendance and parental engagement.
  • Complete all required paperwork including child and family attendance, enrolment forms, staff timesheets and leave applications.
  • In conjunction with the Indi Kindi Director, develop a framework and key indicators to measure progress and outcomes across the various initiatives of the project. Implement a system, with key stakeholders where relevant, to collect this data.
  • Support, monitor and provide feedback on program delivery on a weekly, term and yearly basis.
  • Collection of data and measurement to support the program development and reporting requirements of Moriarty Foundation and its stakeholders.

Wellbeing & Nutrition

  • Deliver on Moriarty Foundation Wellbeing Program in relation to 5 key areas: healthy nutrition, fitness, fun & learning, protective relationships and mental resilience.
  • Notify and respond on matters of staff and participants welfare and code of behaviour
  • Coordinate and deliver the nutrition component of the program, in collaboration with the team and assist with the preparation of nutritious meals for children and families.
  • Responsible for the training of the team in the delivery of health & wellbeing key messages to the participants.
  • Promote mindfulness of staff and program participants, developing methods of how to manage this through breathing techniques.

Team Management

  • To be a role model on behaviour, attendance, punctuality, personal organisation whilst promoting enthusiasm and engagement.
  • To drive the local recruitment of staff, following the recruitment process and procedures, with support from the Head Office, and in liaison with your Direct Manager agree on final recruitment decisions.
  • In conjunction with your Direct Manager, identify training and development needs for all Indi Kindi staff. This will be achieved via job analysis, appraisal systems and day to day observation.
  • Contribute to the team individual workplace plans, and develop capacity by mentoring Indi Kindi staff in approaches designed to improve participant decision-making, persistence, and resilience through long-term repeated practice in the context of their particular job roles.
  • Ensure input of local staff into program and delivery decisions.
  • Act as the significant contact for all matters regarding Indi Kindi staff welfare and challenges.
  • Support local staff human resources matters, with support from your Direct Manager, and HR in the Sydney Head Office,
  • Notify and respond on matters of staff and participants welfare and code of behaviour.

Relationship Management & Operations

  • Ensure involvement and input into program development and delivery with parents, Elders and community stakeholders.
  • Promote the Program’s staff and participants’ best interests.
  • Liaise with local stakeholders to identify mutually beneficial ways to work together.
  • In conjunction with the JMF Coach and Mentor, JMF Regional Community Coordinator and local staff, create local networks to nurture community input
  • Manage organisational Risk and WHS according to Policies and Procedures provided by Head Office.
  • Promote compliance with laws, legal principles and procedures as per Guidelines set by Head Office and Operations Manager.

Reporting

  • Ensure accurate records are obtained in relation to day-to-day delivery including but not limited to daily participant register, program planning, assessment and evaluation, enrolment and waiver forms, incident reports and staff timesheets.
  • Report on learning outcomes, recommendations, and identify development needs for local staff, in collaboration with Sydney Head Office.

Qualifications & Experience

Essential Criteria:

  • Proven experience in developing and mentoring teams.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Demonstrated experience in understanding the issues faced by remote Aboriginal communities.
  • Commitment to transfer skills to local in-field staff with a collaborative and inclusive approach.
  • Proven experience with reporting and presenting documentation that captures and presents clear data and information.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to adapt the language across different stakeholders.
  • Competent computer skills in MS Office Word & Excel format.
  • Current Australian driver’s license (to include license status) with the ability to drive a manual vehicle in a 4WD environment desired.
  • Eligibility to receive a Northern Territory Ochre Card (Working with Children check) and National Police Check.
  • Desire to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and a commitment to helping create positive change amongst children in Indigenous communities.
  • To undertake a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, if not already Early Years trained.

Desired Criteria:

  • Tertiary qualification in Early Years (or Primary trained and willing to undertake Early Years) Education, or Social Work.
  • Direct experience in working with Indigenous communities.
  • Experience working with children and youth.
  • Australian Permanent Resident.
  • First Aid Qualified.

Shared Accommodation is provided by the Moriarty Foundation for the Indi Kindi Team Leader position, coupled with a competitive salary package including remote allowance.

For further information and a full position description contact: Sarah Feltham - 0404 286 990 or Email: hr@moriartyfoundation.org.au using the subject line: Indi Kindi - Early Years - Team Leader - Gulf of Carpentaria enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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