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Children's Services Coordinator - Yuendumu

Closing date: 
Friday, November 23, 2018 - 08:00
Salary Level 5 $67,077.45 p.a
People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged to apply.
 

Operating under the direction of the Children Services Area Manager and in accordance with Council’s corporate plans and policies and relevant legislation, this position is responsible for the daily operations of the Early Childhood Program.  

OBJECTIVES OF THE POSITION:


Operating under the direction of the Children Services Area Manager and in
accordance with Council’s corporate plans and policies and relevant legislation, this
position is responsible for the daily operations of the Early Childhood Program.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Manage, mentor, train, support and motivate Early childhood staff on-theground with in the community
  • Create, document and implement a quality Early Childhood Program with the assistance of the Early Childhood team
  • Ensure quality early childhood practice are supported within the service and staff are aware of their roles and responsibilities
  • Liaise with the community to ensure that there is appropriate cultural content
  • Develop positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including the school and registered training organisations
  • Assist with recruitment, induction and staff performance reviews
  • Implement a practical mentoring/coaching plan for the Assistant Coordinator/Team Leaders to develop their capacity in the workplace
  • Ensure that all staff are engaged in study either the Certificate III or Diploma in Children’s Services
  • Proactively promote the Children’s Services and encourage community engagement with the program
  • Ensure that all reporting requirements are met
  • Ensure that all staff and child records are kept up-to-date and confidential
  • Maintain and submit Children’s Services employee timesheets to the Central Desert Shire Council office on a fortnightly basis
  • Manage the program budget
  • Carry out fortnightly toolbox talks and promote health and safety among the staff
  • Work cohesively with the Early Childhood Area Coordinator to support the children, staff and their families
  • Assist and support bush trips, Community Services events (occasionally on the weekend) in conjunction with other community services teams
  • Ensure CDRC Food Safety plan is implemented and adhered to
  • Ensure the most economic use of consumables and ensure timely stock ordering via Council administration
  • Liaise with other operational elements of the community to ensure the delivery of services is in the most cost effective and culturally appropriate manner
  • Assume responsibility for the care and maintenance of Council owned equipment
  • Ensure Workplace, Health and Safety and Food Safety regulations are adhered to and appropriate documentation is submitted in a timely manner
  • Carry out other duties as directed

Contact person: Kerrie Leonard –Acting Childrens Service Manager on 08 8958 9510 or email kerrie.leonard@centraldesert.nt.gov.au

To apply for this position please download the Position Description and Information Package and address the selection criteria in writing.  Applicants also need to submit an application for advert form. Applications should be emailed to recruitment@centraldesert.nt.gov.au.

Location: 
Yuendumu