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Program Support Officer - Multiple Positions

Alice Springs

Reference: 3774512

  • Full-time, fixed-term contract
  • Start date - 18 December 2017
  • Finish date - 25 January 2018
  • Free furnished housing
  • Relocation assistance provided
  • Competitive salary - $30.55 per hour

MacDonnell Regional Council - MacKids is currently recruiting for Program Support Officers to play a lead role in delivering fun and stimulating programs for school aged children on remote communities:

Kintore - Papunya - Santa Teresa

Main Duties:

  • Plan, implement and evaluate the delivery of the outside school hours care program in conjunction with Team Leader Children's Services using ‘My Time Our Place" to guide practice
  • Mentor, lead and coach the Outside School Hours Care Educators
  • Support the maintenance of required records on a daily basis and assist in formulating reports
  • Implement relevant policies and procedures for the effective delivery of programs
  • Maintain an awareness of and adhere to MRC Safety Management system requirements and the policies and procedures
  • Other reasonable requests from Team Leader/ Coordinator Children's Services.

Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant work experience in working with children aged 5 - 12
  • Sound interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Sound decision making skills including an analytical approach to problem solving
  • Experience in developing and maintaining positive relationships with stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate with others in a cross cultural environment
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • NT Working with Children Clearance (Ochre card) or a willingness to obtain

It is an expectation of the position that successful applicants will attend online training sessions and will be available to operate the program for the full period, including 27 - 29 December 2017.

For further enquiries, please contact Rick Fleming on

08 - 8958 9629 or

Applications Close: 31 Oct 2017