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Children's Program Officer

Fulltime Permanent opportunity

Darwin, Australia

Reference: 5741302

Darwin has a diverse and vibrant community. City of Darwin is proud to support our community by delivering a range of recreational facilities, events, services, and programs.

One of our popular family programs is our Fun Bus mobile playgroup that offers free, fun and informal space where parents, carers, babies and children aged 0 to 5 years can come together to have fun, play and learn in a relaxed and friendly environment. The Fun Bus operates weekdays between 9:30am and 11:30am at different locations in the municipality of Darwin. To know more about our Fun Bus activities please visit our website https://www.darwin.nt.gov.au/.

About the role

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced professional to undertake our Child's Play Officer role, who will be responsible for the delivery of Fun Bus mobile playgroup service, school holiday program and family centric activities and events.

You must enjoy working with young children and families and be comfortable and capable in the outdoor environment that we have here in the NT.

You will have the opportunity to use their vision and experience to deliver innovative educational programs in community spaces to maximise social and cultural inclusion. Joining a team full of passion and a commitment to making a difference, the Child's Play Officer can play a central role in the community by making a lasting and positive contribution to the families of Darwin.

This position requires physical lifting of equipment and participation in physical outdoor activities with children and families as well as driving Council vehicles including vans and towing trailers up to 6 metres in length.

To be considered for the role you will have:

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent qualification.
  • Minimum three (3) years' experience in delivering Children's programs.
  • Working with Children's Clearance

What we offer

The position has a base salary of $82,612.00 per annum plus superannuation.

In addition to your base salary, you will also be entitled to six (6) weeks annual leave, fifteen (15) days personal leave and other entitlements such as district allowance, salary sacrifice options, and the opportunity for continuous professional development and learning.

Fun Bus does not operate during December/January holidays, the incumbent will be required to take their annual leave during this time

The vacancy closes at 5 pm Monday 6 December 2021; position to commence in New year

As part of Council's recruitment process, successful applications will undergo pre-employment assessments, which may include a medical.


Applications Close: 06 Dec 2021


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