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Manager - Baya Gawiy Early Childhood Learning Unit - Fitzroy Crossing

Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Women's Resource Centre

This is an excellent opportunity for an innovative and dynamic early childhood service manager looking for meaningful work within an Aboriginal Organisation that has an integrated approach of wellbeing, quality education and care for the children.

Our unique program, co-designed by educators, meets the needs and wellbeing of the children and their families in our community, and guides everything that happens in our day. Our strong commitment to the rights of the child, social justice, equity and respectful relationships as well as the theories of two-way practice, support us to create meaningful programs, beautiful environments, and appropriate education and care. 

Wellbeing is at the heart of all that we do at Baya Gawiy. It is a place where children, families and staff feel welcome and comfortable, a place where they belong. We create environments that nurture the wellbeing of children their families and staff. As educators, we welcome our families each day by being present in body, mind and spirit, well prepared and receptive to all that they ring.

The Baya Gawiy Buga yani Jandu yani u Centre is operated by Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Women's Resource Centre. Marninwarntikura is a healing-informed and trauma-aware organisation. This means that we understand that the women and families who use our services, as well as many of our team members, have experienced intergenerational and early life trauma. For some of us, trauma is a daily part of our lives. We know that continuing to deepen our expertise in healing, and ways of working that are trauma-informed, is a life-long individual and organizational journey. We embed new learnings and approaches across our workplace to enable healing responses and self-care. Our Core Values describe what is important to us. They underpin our Guiding Principles which shape the decisions we make, and they drive our Shared Behaviours which guide the way that we work. This is the scaffolding which helps us to strengthen our organisational culture and work practice. 

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Purpose of the role

Provide transformational leadership by stimulating, inspiring and empowering the team to meet the objectives and goals of the Marninwarntikurra Women’s Resource Centre (MWRC) for Baya Gawiy Early Childhood Learning Unit in Fitzroy Crossing. Lead the team to work within the MWRC healing framework, Early Years philosophy, guiding principles, shared behaviours and strategic goals, as set out in the 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.

Qualifications

  • ACECQA approved Early Childhood Education Diploma or Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
  • with frontline management skills or qualifications
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate (with Anaphylaxis and Emergency Asthma Management) 
  • Acceptance of Western Australian Working with Children Check 

Knowledge

Working knowledge of the National Quality Framework; Education and Care Services National Regulations, National Quality Standards and the associated Assessment and Rating System. Comprehensive practice knowledge of the Being, Becoming and Belonging Early Years Learning Framework.

  • A clear understanding of, empathy for, and ability to uphold the Centre’s pedagogy development and philosophy.
  • Knowledge and a deep appreciation of the particular learning styles and social emotional needs of children at this particular stage of development.
  • Knowledge of and a commitment to early intervention as a strategy to optimise child development.

Skills and Competence

  • Leadership: knowledge of leadership theory and the use of a range of leadership styles.
  • Teamwork: Well-developed skills in the management and guidance of teams.
  • Communication: Demonstrated communication skills – oral, written and computer. 
  • Professional relationships: ability to maintain high level of understanding and respectful relationships with parents, carers, children and young people to address the needs of Indigenous communities and families on the wellbeing of their children.
  • Early childhood education: A commitment to maintaining and building upon the high standard of our unique early year’s pedagogy and practices
  • Research and critical thinking skills: keeping abreast of current thinking and research in the all relevant fields relating to the centre including wellbeing, trauma informed practices, education and care, advocacy and funding.
  • Working within Indigenous culture: Experience and understanding of Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Doing by demonstrating deep appreciation of Indigenous knowledge and willingness to take guidance from the cultural leaders in community. Understanding and commitment to cultural difference of the four language groups of the Fitzroy Valley.
  • Cultural Competence: Ongoing reflective practice in cultural competence and commitment to learning historical events that impact Aboriginal and Torres Strait Peoples, currently.
  • Community access focused: committed in ensuring that every part of the service is of the highest possible standard.

Remuneration

  • $ 75,000-$80,000 per annum
  • $ 4,305 district allowance per annum
  • 5 weeks’ annual leave, with an additional 2 weeks paid leave for December shutdown
  • $15,999 Salary Sacrifice Packaging
  • Subsidised housing
  • $2000 relocation allowance after 1 year of service
  • 9% Superannuation
  • $1000 capped annual travel concession after 12 months’ service

Please contact Vicki Hynam - Team Leader Baya Gawiy Buga yani Jandu yani u Centre for queries on Phone: 08 9191 5555 / Mobile: 0439 935 352 or email cpccoordinator@mwrc.com.au, using the subject line: Manager - Baya Gawiy Early Childhood Learning Unit enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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