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Director - THRYVE WA - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Early Years - Flexible Location

SNAICC National Voice for our Children
  • Full-time position based in WA, location flexible
  • Salary range commences at $130,000 per annum depending on experience (plus super, plus salary packaging arrangements).
  • Three-year contract with potential to extend, subject to ongoing project funding.

Are you passionate about advancing the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children?

SNAICC – National Voice for our Children, the national peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children is seeking a highly motivated, energetic Director, THRYVE WA - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Early Years, to join our small but efficient and fast paced team to provide service support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early years service providers. This includes providing expert advice, support and resources for the application of the Early Childhood Education and Care National Quality Framework accreditation and compliance standards, and the customisation and local adoption of these policies to drive improvements in programming and best practice.

The Early Years Intermediary Project focuses on establishing an Aboriginal-led intermediary / backbone support model that assists the development of Aboriginal early years services in key areas including: workforce development; program and policy support; advocacy support; and networking and service integration.

THRYVE WA sits within the National Intermediary Pilot Project of SNAICC – National Voice for our Children. This is a new initiative that aims to represent, build and grow the community-controlled early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector across the country.

SNAICC is establishing Pilot Intermediaries across three (3) states over the next three years. THRYVE NSW Intermediary support services was established in 2021 and Western Australia and Victoria are currently in the co-design phase.

The state pilot Intermediaries (THRYVE NSW, THRYVE WA and THRYVE Victoria) will act as a support-based service for the community-controlled ECEC sector, providing representation and leadership in areas such as: workforce development and training, service quality, networking and communities of practice, policy and system development.

The role will be suitable for an experienced entrepreneurial leader, with skills in areas such as stakeholder management, sector reform, advocacy and organisational management.

The Director will have a solid understanding of and experience in supporting principles and practice relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community control and self-management in community services.

Specific knowledge and expertise related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early childhood development and the ECEC systems and frameworks is also required.

Note: travel to WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early learning service sites is required as part of the role.

This is an identified Indigenous position. The filing of this employment opportunity is intended to constitute a special measure under subsection 8 (1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.

For general information about SNAICC, visit the SNAICC website.

For specific questions about the role please contact: Adele Cox - National Sector Development Manager, SNAICC on M 0484 007 761.

A position description is attached.

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