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  • Full time, 12-month- fixed term with options for extension (funding pending)
  • Based in Alice Springs (Mpartnwe)
  • Join a growing not-for-profit organisation
  • Up to $112,576 (Depending on experience) + super, generous salary packaging benefits & ‘bonus’ leave over Xmas/Near Year
  • Relocation support available for interstate candidates

About Us

Children’s Ground is a First Nations organisation. The Children’s Ground Approach is designed and delivered through the leadership of First Nations people. 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 privilege First Nations knowledge systems and practice. Over the course of a generation, led by local expertise, 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 our communities. We build on this over a generation to ensure a future for our children and grandchildren that gives them freedom, opportunity and rights to their culture and identity.

Children’s Ground is committed to community-led practice that privileges First Nations culture. We are also committed to First Nations data, research and evaluation sovereignty. This project will be an important contribution to continuing our work in embedding a culture on local monitoring and evaluation and data sovereignty with First Nations children, families and communities.

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About the Job

This is a leadership role within Children’s Ground Learning and Wellbeing team that will involve on country delivery and supporting a team of Educators who work across multiple locations in Central Australia. It will involve working alongside the Head of Learning and involve staff management and support, development of learning plans, strategic planning, data systems management and evaluation.

About You

We are seeking an innovative educator who has experience with First Nations communities and a deep understanding of the challenges and strengths of First Nations Peoples. A degree or recognised qualification in Early Years or Primary Education along with 5 years teaching experience.

An appreciation or experience of alternative education approaches would be beneficial. The role requires a strong organiser with experience in curriculum and resource development who can work collaboratively in a demanding NGO environment. You need to be comfortable working regularly in outdoor conditions and have a full driver’s licence.

How to Apply

Please via SEEK where you will be asked to upload your response to the key selection criteria in the position description and your current resume.

Applications close Friday 26 January 2024.

Position Description

Deputy Head of Learning - Alice Springs Download PDF (158.40 KB)

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