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Program Manager, Children's Services

Closing date: 
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 08:00

About Us

Central Desert Regional Council is a local government authority covering an area over 282,000 Sq. kilometres. The Council provides a range of services in 12 communities to the North of Alice Springs: Lajamanu, Ti Tree, Wilora, Nturiya, Pmara Jutunta, Willowra, Laramba, Nyirripi, Yuelamu, Atitjere, Engawala and Yuendumu. There are also several homelands and outstations. The Central Desert area is considered remote and disadvantaged and over 80% of the population is Aboriginal.

The Role

Operating under the direction of the Director Agency Services this position is responsible for management of Council’s Children’s Services programs. In this role you’ll be managing the operation of three child care centres in remote communities and ensure they are compliant with funding agreements and legislation.

The Person 

We are looking for someone who has an in-depth knowledge of managing child care services and the legislative compliance that involves. On top of that you’ll need to be able to manage, mentor and empower remote staff and ensure they are delivering our services in a way that is both appropriate for that community, complies with Council policy and funding requirements. 

  • Total remuneration package $101,856.13, salary $90,927.36
  • 6 weeks of annual leave
  • A monthly scheduled TOIL day
  • 4 additional leave days
  • 17 % leave loading
  • 10 % superannuation

The Northern Territory Government has put together the following resources. Please have a look at the Remote Engagement and Coordination Strategy and Toolkit available from or (external sites).

CDRC is obligated (under CHO directions) to employ staff who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or who have an exemption on medical grounds. We can only accept applicants who meet this requirement and you will be required to provide documentation to this effect prior to any offer being made.

To apply for this position please download the Position Description and Information Package below and address the selection criteria in writing.  Applicants will also need to submit a CV and cover letter. When ready, click the link below.

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