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  •  Based in Alice Springs
  • Full time (38 hours pw) fixed term contract to December 2024
  • $99,382 – $107,496 + 10.5% super + generous salary packaging benefits + bonus leave

About Us

The Children’s Ground Approach is Australian designed with First Nations peoples. We are committed to systems change to ensure dignity, justice and equity for all children and families. Our work focuses on national reform as well as evidencing a new way of working. The Children’s Ground Approach is a whole of community, whole of life approach. We partner with a community over the
course of a generation, led by local expertise, vision and intelligence. Together, we create and deliver an integrated system that is centred on learning, development and wellbeing that responds to the child and their family through the key transition points from pre-birth to young adulthood.

Our approach recognises the cultural, social and economic strength of communities and builds on this to equip children for opportunities locally, nationally and globally.

About the Job

This position will be responsible for coordinating and managing the CG SCfC operations for Engawala and Atitjere (including outstations). This person employed in the role will have excellent community development skills and the ability to work with all members of a community. Engagement, empowerment and fostering of leadership skills through governance capacity will be key outcomes of this position. An important part of the role will be working with each community to develop and implement their SCfC Community Plan. The plan must be within the CG philosophy and capture the community’s vision for giving First Nations children and young people the best possible start in life. The Community Plan must be informed by a solid understanding of the community’s needs and issues and current research about what works to improve the health, development and wellbeing of Aboriginal children, young people and families. It will also outline the services required and the outcomes to be achieved through service delivery.

This is a full time position (38 hours per week) and will be based at Children’s Ground Alice Springs hub (2 South Terrace, The Gap). The incumbent will be expected to travel, live and work with communities on average 3-4 days/week for 3 weeks of every month. At times, hours of work may extend into the evening and/or across weekends and applicants should be flexible in their ability to work outside of normal office hours when required.

How to Apply

Please apply via SEEK where you will be asked to upload a resume and a cover letter detailing why you want to work with Children’s Ground and how your skills and experience match the position description located on our website.

Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted as they are received, and applications close Monday 1 May 2023.

Position description

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