Director - Mobile Education Program (Early Childhood)
Alice Springs, NT
- Dynamic leadership opportunity for a highly experienced Early Childhood Teacher!
- Fantastic salary package circa $100k including salary sacrifice, flights, initial accommodation, & more!
- Either Full-time Employment OR consideration of a negotiable Job share arrangement over pre-defined scheduled blocks!
The opportunity to work with the children of the Utopia Homelands has been rewarding on so many levels. I have had the chance to see the children I have taught move onto great success at school. I have seen families see the huge possibilities of their children’s future. I have felt the strength of communities with such a strong cultural sense and I have enjoyed not only working in the beauty of the red centre – but also the joy of using all the treasures our environment has to offer in play based learning.
- Gail McMurdo, Contact Inc Teacher
About Contact Inc and the Children's Mobile Service
Contact was established in 1979 to celebrate the International ‘Year of the Child’. The organisation aims to help address the impacts of isolation for children, families and communities, taking a multifaceted approach to developing new solutions and new initiatives across all child, family and children’s sectors, providing service delivery in ways that best fit local child and family need.
There are still many remote areas in Australia where services that could support children and their families are not available. Philanthropic funding is enabling the development of the Contact Children’s Mobile Service (CCMs), based in Alice Springs. This service aims to provide a range of child and family programs to the Ti Tree and Utopia Homelands regions for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal families.
Are you ready to make a difference?
Contact Inc has an opportunity for a highly engaging Director to coordinate the day-to-day service delivery of their Mobile Education Programs based in Alice Springs, and servicing the Utopia Homelands regions. This is a full-time role based in the Northern Territory however Contact will also consider job-share opportunities for the right person.
This newly created position would suit an early childhood professional with a willingness to work for a defined period of time with the service; who has had extensive early childhood leadership experience, who relishes the idea of applying their early childhood teaching experience to work in a remote area of Australia, engaging with children, families and community.
More specifically, some of your day-to-day duties will include:
- Developing implementing and monitoring strategies to identify child and family-related needs;
- Organising and supervising the delivery of culturally relevant early childhood play-based programs for children;
- Developing culturally relevant programs for families to support parenting skills and their engagement within the early learning programs delivered; and
- Maintaining all administrative matters, including relevant accounts documents.
What you need to succeed
This role calls for a 'visionary' who will help lead the initiative while fulfilling the requirements needed to evolve a new program that is responsive to a variety of child, family and community needs.
To be successful in this position, you will have:
- Australian Recognised, formal Early Childhood Teacher qualifications with a minimum 4-year Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) or equivalent;
- Extensive, demonstrated successful leadership and Australian‑based early childhood teaching experience;
- Maturity and life experiences which have equipped you to enjoy the challenge of this position;
- A demonstrated understanding of and respect for individual, social and cultural differences;
- An enjoyment of new challenges, with a flexible attitude and creative, lateral thinking; and
- An understanding of the unique special privilege and opportunity that this position will offer.
If you have a strong sense of community and are inspired by the possibility of working closely with Aboriginal people and other families in rural and remote communities and apply community development skills to further evolve an innovate service model – then this is the role for you!
What will you get in return
In addition to a highly negotiable salary, you will receive several above award benefits, such as:
- Salary sacrificing up to the value of $15,899;
- Remote allowance of $100 per week when working out bush;
- Economy airfares to Alice Springs from an Australian capital city if required;
- Five weeks’ annual leave plus time-in-lieu; and
- Professional development opportunities.
Additional requirements include a current NT OCHRE Card or willingness to undertake an NT Working with Children Check, as well as 4WD and basic vehicle maintenance training, First Aid training and a medical assessment.
If you are and experienced and driven Early Childhood Leader who understands the importance of this vital role — Apply Now