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Director, THRYVE WA–Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Early Yrs

Organisation : SNAICC - National Voice for our Children

Location : Perth, WA Regional (WA)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : CEO & Senior Management, Community Services, Education & Training, Management, Operations Management, Other, Project Management, Sales & Business Development

Sector : Children, Community Development, Community Support Services, Education & Training, Indigenous, Other, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 6 Jun, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : SNAICC - National Voice for our Children

Established in 1981, SNAICC – National Voice for our Children is the National Peak Body in Australia for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. SNAICC’s vision is that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and families are protected, our communities determine their own futures, and our cultural identity is valued.

We work to amplify the voice of community and the sector for the fulfilment of the rights of our children.

SNAICC is governed by a Board of Directors: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders from the early years, child safety, development and well- being sectors.

SNAICC plays a key role in the following areas:

  • Community and sector voice: SNAICC engages with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and the sector to understand their needs and aspirations and give a strong voice to these perspectives. We also communicate back to and with community on key issues, programs and projects;
  • Research, policy and leadership: SNAICC seeks to understand and share what works to drive better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families and translate this into policy and practice;
  • Sector development: SNAICC works with and supports the sector to enhance the quality, access and sustainability of services.

About the role

  • 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.

How to apply

Applications are required by 9am AEST on Monday 6 June 2022.

Applications must include:

  • a brief cover letter outlining why you are applying for the position
  • written responses to how you meet each of the key selection criteria, including short examples demonstrating your proficiency for each criteria
  • a resume with your skills, experience and qualifications, relevant to the Director, THRYVE WA pilot
  • names and contact details for two or more recent referees.

All applicants will be notified of the progress or outcome of their application. The successful applicant will be required to have or obtain a current Working with Children Check and a National Police Check.

Please email applications

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.


Please quote in application: Director, THRYVE WA–Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Early Yrs via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #CEO_and_Senior_Management, #Community_Services, #Education_and_Training, #Management, #Operations_Management, #Other, #Project_Management, #Sales_and_Business_Development
Sector: #Children, #Community_Development, #Community_Support_Services, #Education_and_Training, #Indigenous, #Other, #Youth_and_Young_People


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