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Indi Kindi (Early Years) Team Leader - Tennant Creek

Moriarty Foundation

We are an agile and flexible small-medium independent not-for-profit, with an affiliated organisation that has more than thirty years’ experience in remote Aboriginal Australia. We are offering a rewarding professional opportunity, that is primarily responsible for the coordination and administration of the Indi Kindi program on-ground.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Purpose of the Position:

The Indi Kindi Team Leader works on the ground and in collaboration with the Community Manager and the Indi Kindi Program Director to facilitate the development of the day-to-day Indi Kindi program, whilst building capacity and mentoring local Indigenous staff.

The role is responsible for all the logistics and administration required to ensure the smooth delivery of our program, alongside the implementation of new and existing policies and procedures. Our goal is to set up and build attendance at our Indi Kindi sessions, whilst promoting education and health and wellbeing outcomes for the children and their families, and fostering their connection to culture.

At the core of this position is the development of relationships with staff and community stakeholders to continue to bring to the forefront the visibility and positive impact of our program.

Qualifications & Experience - Essential Criteria:

  • Proven experience in developing and mentoring teams.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Demonstrated experience in understanding the issues faced by remote Aboriginal communities.
  • Commitment to transfer skills to local in-field staff with a collaborative and inclusive approach.
  • Proven experience with reporting and presenting documentation that captures and presents clear data and information.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to adapt the language across different stakeholders.
  • Competent computer skills in MS Office Word & Excel format.
  • Current Australian driver’s license (to include license status) with the ability to drive a manual vehicle in a 4WD environment.
  • Eligibility to receive a Northern Territory Ochre Card (Working with Children check) and National Police Check.
  • First Aid Qualified.
  • Desire to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and a commitment to helping create positive change amongst children and families in Indigenous communities.
  • To undertake a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
  • Right to work in Australia.

Desired Criteria:

  • Tertiary qualification in Early Years Education or Social Work.
  • Direct experience in working with Indigenous communities.
  • Experience working with children and youth.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Indi Kindi Program Delivery

  • To support the continued set-up and establishment of the Indi Kindi Program within Tennant Creek and surrounding communities in the Barkly Region.
  • Facilitate best possible outcomes on enrolments, program planning, evaluation, attendance, parental engagement, and integrated delivery with local organisations and services.
  • Complete all required paperwork including child and family attendance, enrolment forms, staff timesheets, and leave applications.
  • In conjunction with the Indi Kindi Director, develop a framework and key indicators to measure progress and outcomes across the various initiatives of the project. Implement a system, with key stakeholders where relevant, to collect this data.
  • Support and monitor and provide feedback on program delivery on a weekly, term, and yearly basis.
  • Report on learning outcomes, recommendations, and identifying development needs for program participants.
  • Mentor and support the local staff in the delivery of the program.
  • Collection of data and measurement to support the program development and reporting requirements of Moriarty Foundation and its stakeholders.

Wellbeing & Nutrition

  • Deliver on Moriarty Foundation Wellbeing Program in relation to 5 key areas: healthy nutrition, fitness, fun & learning, protective relationships, and mental resilience.
  • Coordinate and deliver the nutrition component of the program, in collaboration with the team and assist with the preparation of nutritious meals for children and families.
  • Responsible for the training of the team in the delivery of health & wellbeing key messages to the participants.
  • Promote mindfulness of staff and program participants, developing methods of how to manage this through breathing techniques.

Team Management

  • To be a role model on behaviour, attendance, punctuality, personal organisation whilst promoting enthusiasm and engagement.
  • To drive the local recruitment of staff, following the recruitment process and procedures, with support from the Sydney Head Office, and in liaison with your Direct Manager agree on final recruitment decisions.
  • Responsible for the scheduling of the team to ensure adequate staff are available for each session, in both the Hub and Satellite community.

Relationship Management & Operations

  • Ensure involvement and input into program development and delivery with parents, Elders, and community stakeholders.
  • Promote the Program’s staff and participants’ best interests.
  • Liaise with local stakeholders to identify mutually beneficial ways to work together.
  • Manage organisational risk and WHS according to Policies and Procedures provided by Head Office.
  • Promote compliance with laws, legal principles, and procedures as per Guidelines set by Head Office and Operations Manager.
  • Deliver basic first aid when required.


  • Ensure accurate records are obtained in relation to day-to-day delivery including but not limited to daily participant register, program planning and evaluation, enrolment and waiver forms, incident reports, and staff timesheets.
  • Report on learning outcomes, recommendations, and identify development needs for local staff, in collaboration with Sydney Head Office.
  • Monitor and report on budget spending in accordance with Head Office guidelines and submission of invoices to finance for processing, as per Expense Guidelines.

We are offering a competitive salary package, which includes remote allowance and accommodation.

For a copy of the position description or for more information, please contact Sarah - Head of Operations & HR on 0404 286 990 or hr@moriartyfoundation.org.au, using the subject line: Indi Kindi (Early Years) Team Leader - Tennant Creek enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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