Alice Springs, Australia
MacDonnell Regional Council
MRC was established in 2008 and its area covers our 13 major remote communities as well as many outstations. MRC employs over 500 staff, 370 of whom are the local Aboriginal staff.
MRC's vision is "many voices, one dream, building a quality desert lifestyle" and our mission is "to improve the lives of Council residents by delivering valued and relevant services".
The Position of Team Leader Children Services reports directly to the Coordinator Children Services. As Team Leader you would be responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of a small Early Childhood Centre, working alongside a team of local educators to provide culturally relevant education and care programs for children from birth to school age.
Skills and Experience:
Staff choose to work here because of their commitment to advancing the lives of our residents. Staff are rewarded with diverse and challenging work that supports career growth.
Living and working on a remote community within MacDonnell Regional Council:
Our centres are located on small remote communities varying from 100 - 650Kms (travel on mainly dirt roads) from Alice Springs. The experience of living and working in a remote Aboriginal community is both privilege and a great learning opportunity as you immerse yourself in a world that most Australians will never experience, however, it can be a demanding career and life choice. Usually our staff spend their spare time exploring the beautiful desert surroundings and take advantage of the adventure offered when living in a remote location. It is important to develop hobbies and to plan activities. Most importantly, the demands of the job should not be underplayed. You will have good days and bad, but each day is a new day with a new set of challenges.
Under MacDonnell Regional Council's Special Measures Scheme, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for this position and will be preferenced in the selection process if they meet all the essential selection criteria and are suitable at the position level.
This is an incredible opportunity to live and work in Central Australia. For further information contact
Margaret Harrison - Manager Children's Services, by phoning 08 89589605
We are seeking to fill this position immediately, therefore applications will be assessed upon being received and the application process will close once a suitable candidate has been appointed to the role.
Applications Close: 11 Jan 2021