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Wayipungitj (formerly Koorie Pre School Assistant) - Baw Baw / Bass Coast / South Gippsland

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  • Help build our capacity to provide childcare services that are culturally inclusive.
  • Part time permanent role, 25.5 hours per week plus 10 weeks leave per year.
  • Increase take-home pay with up to $15,900 salary packaging benefits.

About the role

Work across the Baw Baw, Bass Coast and South Gippsland Local Government Areas. Ongoing, part-time role working 25.5 hours per week during the school term.

‘Bupup balak wayipungang’ means ‘Helping/supporting the young kids.’ ‘Wayipungitj’ means ‘supporters.’

Wayipungitj work with kindergarten educators and service leaders to build their capacity to provide a service that is culturally inclusive and engages the local Aboriginal community. Wayipungitj engage with families in a few different ways to keep them connected to their kindergarten service and their children participating in kindergarten.

You will support the participation of Koorie children in funded kindergarten programs, enable culturally inclusive practices for Koorie families and children, advocate for Koorie families, support kindergarten services to actively involve the local community, and share information with Koorie families to enhance their participation and support their children’s transition to school.

What’s on offer

Ongoing part time position working 25.5 hours per week during the school term which means 10 weeks leave per year under a 46/52 model.

In addition to base salary and superannuation, you’ll also receive 17.5% leave loading and the ability to increaseyourtake-home pay by accessing up to $15,900 in salary packaging benefits that can be used on living expenses such as groceries, bills, clothing, streaming services, and much more.

There is also the option to increase your annual leave entitlements through our purchase leave program. You can access a 60% discount on the childcare subsidy gap fee when using a Uniting Early Learning service or centre.

About you

You will have experience in family or children’s services and a demonstrated understanding of the Aboriginal communities in which Uniting works and knowledge of relevant organisations in the community.

You will also have:

  • Credibility and acceptance within the Aboriginal community.
  • The ability to engage with parents, families and related local services.
  • Experience in early childhood care and education settings.

An Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person is sought for this role as a special measure pursuant to Section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.

Please view the position description for further information.

How to Apply

Click APPLY NOW to submit your interest. We’ll be reviewing applications as they come through and conducting interviews prior to applications closing. Please send your application through as a priority as we’re keen to engage with someone. 

If you’ve questions about the opportunity, please contact Rebecca Ford or Kristin Kenwell on 1800 183 103 or email [email protected] or [email protected] using the subject line: Wayipungitj (formerly Koorie Pre School Assistant) - Baw Baw / Bass Coast / South Gippsland enquiry via EthicalJobs.

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. We have a 5,000 strong workforce of employees and volunteers who deliver a diverse range of services across Victoria and Tasmania. 

Visit us: www.vt.uniting.org

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

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