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Early Learning Centre Coordinator

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Work type: Permanent
Location: Australia Wide
Categories: Transformational Development, Technical Specialists

If you love making a real difference in the lives of young children, we have an outstanding opportunity for someone who would like to work with a remote community to manage an early years playgroup within a supportive environment.

As the Willowra Early Learning Centre Coordinator, you will be supporting a team of 6 Warlpiri facilitators to deliver a safe, nurturing and engaging early learning program that recognizes the importance of Warlpiri language and culture. The Coordinator will work closely with an Early Childhood Reference Group who provide guidance and support to this project which is funded and overseen by the Warlpiri Education and Training Trust (WETT).

  • The position is a permanent role
  • Based in Willowra, in addition to your salary package, you will be entitled to a $12k remote allowance and housing.
  • The playgroup operates four days each week, with Fridays as a staff training and development day
  • You will have 5 weeks’ leave each year

Who we’re looking for 

Are you a go-getting leader who loves to coach and mentor others, lead projects and has a passion for early childhood? This position is located in the local community, so experience living and working in a remote community is desirable.

  • You will have a Diploma of Early Childhood
  • Ability to build capacity in the local workforce - Provide mentoring, coaching and support to local early childhood educators in the implementation of the 3A and ‘both ways’ learning principles and practices.
  • Passion for early learning and ability to adapt the curriculum to suit the community needs and priorities
  • Understanding of First Nations culture is desirable

What you need to know…

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • For your information, the interviews will start immediately, and the role may be filled before the closing date.

Working for World Vision means you are making the world better 

It’s not every day that a job comes along that lets you change the world. Working for World Vision means looking forward to turning up at work because you know you’re about to do something meaningful. It means working with 35,000 staff and 3.3 million supporters in 100 countries who will stop at nothing to help children live better lives. Join a team that is bold and courageous, and where job satisfaction goes beyond financial reward. 

The selection process 

Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your experience and qualifications. We will be in touch with shortlisted applicants and interviews will be conducted.

We embrace diversity, employing people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. We take our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we are committed to providing an environment that is safe for children. Our stringent recruitment procedures make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. All successful candidates will undergo a criminal record and Working with Children check prior to employment. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support, and training in their work with vulnerable children and their families. World Vision Australia participates in the Inter-Agency Scheme for the Disclosure of Safeguarding-related Misconduct in Recruitment Process within the Humanitarian and Development Sector. 

Who we are

For more than 40 years, World Vision has been partnering with First Nations communities through our Australia First Nations Program. The program is dedicated to helping First Nations communities build on their strengths and achieve their own development goals. Working at World Vision as a First Nations staff means you will be well represented and supported within the team. Through the program’s staff network, you will have a safe space to connect, collaborate and seek advice no matter where you are based. 

World Vision is a Christian organisation that empowers everyday Australians to create meaningful change for children through relief, development, and advocacy work.

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World Vision Australia is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation that is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and communities by tackling the causes of poverty. We are dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in line with our Reconciliation Action Plan