Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC) has dedicated itself to developing the strength, health, confidence and leadership of Warlpiri youth since 1993. The program aims to promote positive and meaningful future pathways for all young Warlpiri people.
The notable, and sustainable, success of the program has been firmly based on the strength of Warlpiri youth, families and their communities, as well as the ongoing commitment of staff. The program was created by, and for, Warlpiri people, and is governed by a Warlpiri Committee.
The WYDAC head office is in Yuendumu Community, however WYDAC is comprised of a variety of programs operating at five different Warlpiri sites – Yuendumu, Willowra, Nyirrpi, Lajamanu and Mt Theo Outstation. WYDAC also have an office located in Alice Springs. There are over 70 staff across the entire organisation with more than half of these being Warlpiri people.
Primary purpose of the positions
WYDAC has responsibility for two Learning Centres in the Warlpiri communities of Lajamanu and Yuendumu. The overall objective of the Learning Centres is to provide a flexible and responsive approach to adult learning, integrating individual, family and community priorities. The Learning Centres provide four delivery outcomes to community members:
- Informal learning – providing a space and resources for Warlpiri people to engage in literacy activities, such as using email, searching the internet, reading newspapers, filling out forms, applying for driver licences or Ochre cards etc. There is a mix of independent activities, peer-support activities, where community members help each other with literacy tasks, and Learning Centre employee support, where the manager, or other employees and volunteers help individuals with literacy tasks.
- Non-formal learning – community driven education sessions that provide information about important community issues.
- Formal learning – accredited training programs provided by Registered Training Organisations
- Warlpiri language and culture – supporting development and maintenance of Warlpiri language and culture through activities such as art, stories and reading, and through providing Warlpiri literacy resources.
The primary purpose of the Learning Centre Coordinator role is to coordinate, implement and evaluate all activities and programs within the four delivery areas. The coordinator is responsible for ensuring that a range of quality programs, courses and activities, that respond to local needs in accordance with the aims and objectives of the Learning Centre are provided.
The role of the Learning Centre Coordinator is to:
- Develop, implement and evaluate a five day per week program in four key learning areas i.e. informal, formal, non-formal and Warlpiri and culture
- Supervise Learning Centre Officers and volunteers working in the Learning Centre
- Provide learning support to Warlpiri community
- Ensure that Warlpiri governance and direction is adhered to
- Manage key stakeholder relationships and perform all administration requirements.
- Annual Salary: $73,341 - $78,681 dep (salary sacrifice is available)
- Annual Leave: 7 weeks.
- Accommodation: Provided at $25 per week rent, includes utilities, phone and internet.
- Vehicle: Provided for work purposes.
- Extras: Travel Allowance provided when undertaken as part of duties. First Aid Allowance for a current First Aid Certification. Annual Airfare Allowance of $1,200 payable on the anniversary of each year of employment. Travel-related relocation expenses are the cost of the airfare or equivalent if driving. Relocation of personal belongings at commencement is provided at $1,200. Repatriation is provided as a one-time payment of $1,000 after completing a minimum of one year of service.