Early Childhood Education Program Co-ordinator
Job No: 84975
Location: Alice Springs, NT
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.
Contact has an opportunity for a highly experienced Early Childhood Professional to co‑ordinate day‑to‑day service delivery of their Mobile Education Programs based in Alice Springs and servicing the Utopia Homelands regions.
If you love the sound of this opportunity but are not able to relocate to the Northern Territory on a full-time basis, Contact is offering the opportunity to enter into a negotiable job-share opportunity. This would see you sharing the role over pre-arranged blocks of time with another skilled contact employee.
More specifically, some of your day‑to‑day duties will include:
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:
If you have 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!
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
In addition to a highly negotiable salary, you will receive several above award benefits, such as:
Additional requirements include a current NT OCHRE Card or willingness to undertake a NT Working with Children Check and a medical assessment.
You will need to have a current manual driver’s licence and have an ability to drive a 4WD.
4WD and basic vehicle maintenance and first aid training may be offered if required.
If you are an experienced and driven Early Childhood Leader who understands the importance of this vital role — Apply Now!
To apply either go to:
Email application to email@example.com
Subject Line: Contact Children’s Mobile Application
To discuss job share or full‑time position further:
Telephone: (02) 9212 5588