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Operations Coordinator - Early Childhood

Closing date: 
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 16:00

Salary Level 7, $79,385.03 per annum

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

Operating under the direction of the Children’s Services Manager and in accordance with Council corporate plans and policies and relevant legislation this position is responsible for pedagogical leadership, management and coordination of a range of Early Childhood education services. This position will be based in Alice Springs.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • An awareness of issues affecting Aboriginal people in remote locations and ability to provide effective leadership in a cross-cultural environment
  • Qualifications and experience in supervising the delivery of Children Services ensuring high quality care
  • Experience in mentoring, supporting and motivating staff members or in a related field, working with multicultural or Indigenous environments
  • Experience in building strong, supportive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Sound decision making skills including an analytical approach to problem solving
  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal, written and oral communication skills to communicate effectively with stakeholders involved with Children Services
  • Previous experience in grant management reporting, establishing and maintaining successful relationships with grant agencies
  • Demonstrated understanding of Work, Health and Safety Regulations and food safety requirements
  • A comprehensive understanding issue relating to working within remote communities and a good understanding of community development principles
  • Experience in working in a remote Indigenous community or town is highly preferable
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment  or the ability to attain this certificate to support staff training

Contact Person: Kate Procter, Children Services Manager on 08 8958 9542

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 and should be emailed to