Team Leader - Children Services

$79,217 yearly
  • Macdonnell Shire Council
  • 16 Hartley Street, Alice Springs NT, Australia
  • Dec 28, 2020
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Job Description

Alice Springs, Australia

Reference: 5203622

  • Full-Time Fixed-Term Contract until 30 June 2023
  • Base Salary Package starting at $70,912
  • Total Effective Package: $79,216.55 (inclusive of leave loading and superannuation)
  • Community-based

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 Role:

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.

Key Duties:

  • Implement and oversee the delivery of the Early Learning program in the community
  • Develop positive working relationships with the community, educators, children, their families and stakeholders
  • Through positive role modelling, mentor, coach and guide the work of
  • Educators to build their capacity.
  • Make Two-Way learning a priority in all aspects of program delivery. This will involve listening to Educators and Community members and working in ways that reflect their culture and ways of knowing and being.
  • Undertake community recruitment and performance management processes with support from the Coordinator

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum Diploma level qualifications in Early Childhood with at least 3 years experience
  • Experience in leading and managing teams
  • Energy and enthusiasm to work with children
  • A sense of humour
  • Ability to be flexible and open to new ways of thinking and working
  • Ability to work in culturally and linguistically diverse environment


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.


  • 6 weeks annual leave and generous personal, study and cultural leave
  • Up to 3% additional Employer Super Contribution
  • Remote Salary packaging

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

Job Closing Date

Jan 11, 2021