- Job posted on: 4th Feb 2020
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Are you passionate about helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to get the best possible foundation for learning and life? Save the Children's Early Childhood Development and School Transition Project works with children in Doomadgee aged 0-8, in collaboration with local service providers and schools. We are looking for an experienced leader, committed to staff development and wellbeing, as well as someone who is genuinely interested in collaboration with external partners.
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've been working with families and communities in Queensland as a trusted support for children for nearly 70 years. More information on our work in Queensland is available here.
In this full-time, fixed term position (to end of December 2020), based in Doomadgee, you'll support the design, development and delivery of the Early Childhood Development and School Transition Project, working in partnership with local stakeholders. You will be part of our Australian Services team and report to our Regional Manager. If you'd prefer, the role can be negotiated to work three weeks in the community and one week from a Save the Children hub (Townsville, Brisbane or Mount Isa) each month. Accommodation can also be provided if required.
… You're an enthusiastic and committed leader with demonstrated experience in building and managing teams. You understand that children's rights to safety, survival, development and participation is core to the way we work. Your cultural awareness and sensitivity, partnered with excellent communication skills, will enable you to build community networks and lasting relationships. Your knowledge of the region and a natural adaptability allows you to think on your feet and make well informed decisions in reaction to sudden challenges.
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
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 Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.
For more information refer to the Position Description - Team Leader, Early Childhood Development and School Transition Project.