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  • Full time, 12-month- fixed term with options for extension (funding pending)
  • Based in Darwin and West Arnhem Land – remote communities and outstations
  • SCHCADS Modern Award, Level 4 – 5 depending on experience + super, generous salary packaging benefits & two weeks ‘bonus’ leave

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 and the work we do, visit our website:

About the Job

This role will be based in Darwin with possible travel to remote homelands. Working alongside our experienced First Nations educators and governance committee focused on community empowerment, our Educators are responsible for the design and implementation of an innovative and integrated approach to learning and wellbeing. Our Educators are committed to early years and primary learning that privileges First Nations culture and approaches combined with the best of Western teachings.

All Early Years Educators are expected to work within a Community Development framework and depending on the location may be working on delivering early learning as well as undertaking community engagement as part of our Walk, Talk and Act community engagement and planning phase.

About You

We are seeking a suitably qualified (Degree or recognised equivalent qualification in Early Years Education) and innovative Early Childhood Educator to join our dynamic team. To be successful in this position, you will have a passion for creating high quality and innovative learning and wellbeing environments with a commitment for leading a First Nations led approach to learning.

With experience working with Early Childhood age groups and organising a learning environment that suits different ages and abilities (multi-aged class) you will have a demonstrated understanding and commitment to the rights and interests of First Nations people.

How to Apply

Please apply via SEEK where you will be asked to upload your response to the key selection criteria contained in the position description and your current resume. The full Position Description is available to download from our website

Applications close at 10am on Monday 29 January, however, we will assess suitability to the position as applications arrive.

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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