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  • Marlkawo, West Arnhem. Darwin based – with remote travel and stay in communities.
  • Full time limited tenure contract aligned with 2024 Dry Season (May – November)
  • 14 days worked in a 21-day cycle (14 days on 7 days off)
  • SCHCADS Level 6+ super & generous salary packaging benefits and allowances available


About Us

Children’s Ground is working to create an environment where families realise their aspirations for the next generation of children to be free from trauma and suffering, enjoy equity and safety, be able to grow into adulthood happy and healthy, and have agency over their social, cultural, political and economic life. To learn more about Children’s Ground, to view the full Position Description and the work we do, visit our website:

About the Job

The Community Engagement and Programs Coordinators provide services to West Arnhem Land, working and living in remote communities and outstations. The position is an integral link between community led learning, education and wellbeing, connection to services, and administration support for individuals and families. The role encourages and supports local families, valuing their ideas, strategies and aspirations while assisting them to transform these into actions and outcomes.  

Working alongside our governance committee and focused on community empowerment, the Community Engagement and Programs Coordinators are expected to work within a Community Development framework across five platform areas. The role undertakes community engagement activities as well as working alongside cultural leaders to support the design and implementation of language and cultural learning experiences ensuring quality and integrity in accordance with the Children’s Ground Approach. 

About You

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic people to join our team through the Dry Season to connect with and support the Marlkawo West Arnhem community.  

You are open to daily learning, are flexible and adaptive to changing plans, and have excellent communication skills.  

You will have experience working with diverse communities and ideally with First Nations people in delivering community led programs and supporting in administrative functions.  

The role requires you to have hands-on practical skills and have a desire and willingness to live in the outdoor environment.  

Community Engagement and Programs Coordinators will be working closely together, and this opportunity would suit a couple, friends or people who have worked together before. This isn’t essential as we want to find the best people for the role so if you are flying solo and are interested in this role let us know you are interested! 

How to Apply

We invite you to walk with us on this unique journey… 

If you are interested in this role and keen to know more reach out via email  

Alternatively submit your interest in these position via SEEK where you will be asked to upload a cover letter sharing why you are interested in this role, along with your resume.   

We will be having progressive conversations with suitable people who submit their interest in the role.  

In line with our workforce development strategy, Children’s Ground strongly encourages and supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply. 


Position Description

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