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Senior Sector Development Officer (Identified)

Job No: 109360
Location: Melbourne

  • Are you passionate, experienced, skilled and committed to working with and supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities?
  • Join an organisation that is proudly Aboriginal-community-controlled, representing the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait children and families!
  • Attractive remuneration plus super, salary sacrificing up to $15,900, relocation assistance and MUCH MORE!

About the Opportunity

SNAICC - National Voice for our Children now has a unique and exciting opportunity for a Senior Sector and Practice Development Officer (Identified) to join their team in Collingwood on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the Sector and Practice Development Manager, the focus for this role will be on early childhood development and will see you responsible for delivering high-quality training to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and non-Indigenous services across Australia in metropolitan, rural and remote settings.

Additional duties may include (but will not be limited to):

  • Designing and developing new and existing sector and practice development programs and resources for staff in early childhood services;
  • Engaging and consulting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and community and non-indigenous services, and other SNAICC teams;
  • Analysing policies, legislation and funding changes to identify the associated risks and implications;
  • Undertaking professional development to expand skills and understanding of program areas and training facilitation;
  • Implementing and developing evaluation frameworks to accompany sector and practice development programs; and
  • Delivering and attending presentations, conferences, workshops and information stalls to promote SNAICC's sector development programs and resources.

Please note: This role requires the successful candidate to participate in travel over the states and territories as required.

About You

The ideal candidate will have qualifications in Early Childhood Education or a similar discipline in addition to extensive experience training and facilitation. 

You must have a sound understanding around the issues impacting upon Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families and have a strong commitment to their rights, needs and aspirations.

While not essential, any experience in developing sector and practice development programs will be held in high regard.

This is an Indigenous Identified role only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

About the Benefits

For your hard work and dedication, you will receive an attractive salary plus super.

You will also have access to the following company benefits:

  • Salary Packaging ($15,900 tax-free salary component and additional meals entertainment/accommodation & venue hire subject to Government regulations);
  • Relocation assistance (negotiable)
  • Leave loading;
  • TOIL for overtime or time spent travelling;
  • Generous personal leave and cultural leave provisions;
  • Flexible work arrangements – including variations to start/finish times, part-time hours;
  • Bonus day-off during the Christmas period;
  • Team Cultural Days;
  • A well-being program; and
  • Professional and personal development opportunities.

About the Organisation

SNAICC is the national peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. It was formally established in 1981 after the creation of such a body was proposed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at the ‘First Aboriginal Child Survival Seminar’ held in Melbourne in 1979. The organisation elected its first national executive in 1982 and has received Federal Government funding support from 1983.  It has been in operation for nearly 40 years developing resources, providing advocacy and training, and informing policy development in the early childhood development, child and family welfare, and child protection sectors. 

SNAICC has a dynamic membership base of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early childhood education and development focused services,  family support services, and is the national child protection and out of home care related services.

SNAICC’s staff is a diverse team of people from a variety of backgrounds with a range of skills and experiences, all of whom work together in co-operation and mutual respect.

If you believe in creating a more socially just society and promoting their rights, needs and aspirations - Apply Now!

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