Early Years Project Worker

This position is an Identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander position only in line with ‘special measures’ under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 Section 12 example 1.
Organisation Overview:

Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative (RAC) is recognised as a leader among Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, maintaining a high profile in the public and private sectors across research, consultancy, policy development, and partnerships. RAC operates in a culturally appropriate, sensitive, community-controlled environment that maintains a holistic approach to service provision and emphasises the importance of family and community.

RAC has been a resource, service provider and enabler of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of the Greater Shepparton region since 1980. RAC is a cooperative working to provide a range of supports and services including:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Positive aging and disability services
  • Community services
  • Asset and infrastructure services
  • Corporate services

RAC has an annual budget of $19 million and a workforce of approximately 230 people. RAC is a significant employer and economic contributor to the region and plays a high profile leadership role as one of the larger Aboriginal organisations in Australia. RAC is committed to ensuring the Aboriginal people in the Goulburn Valley have certainty of access to community-controlled services.

Role Purpose:

The Early Years Project Worker will work with our Early Years Services including Maternal Child
Health, Connected Beginnings, Midwife and KMS program. You will work with families, children
and service providers to ensure children have access to early years services.

Employment Conditions:
  • All staff are required to sign a confidentiality agreement on appointment to the organisation
  • Probationary / qualifying periods apply to all new positions
  • All staff are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct of the Co-operative (available to view)
  • All staff are required to follow the policies and procedures to the department and the Co-operative (manuals are available to view)
  • A commitment to equal opportunity and Occupational Health and Safety principles and practices is required
  • Salary packaging is available to permanent part time and full-time staff
  • Tenure of positions at Rumbalara will be tied to existing contracted funding arrangements

About you:
• A relevant tertiary qualification in community services, childhood education, allied health,
nursing, or qualification in a related field will be highly regarded.
• Experience in developing and maintaining successful partnerships with Aboriginal
organisations and communities.
• Understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).
• The ability to communicate on a high level, liaise with key stakeholders, dealing with people
(interpersonal skills and negotiation skills).
• The ability to work well and manage challenging and difficult situations.

What We Offer:
• Salary packaging of $15,900 available for Part- or Full-time employees.
• SCHADS Award – Level 2 (depending on qualifications and/or experience).
• Professional development opportunities and support to help you grow in your career.
• Access to a free and confidential Employment Assistance Program and more.

If you have any further questions regarding this career opportunity, please get in contact with Susan-Lee.Baksh@raclimited.com.au