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Wunan News News & Updates from the field
May 14 2019
Wunan are seeking applications for the position of Home Interactive Program for Youngsters (HIPPY) Co-ordinator. The position is based in Kununurra. HIPPY aims to empower parents and support parents to guide thier pre-school-age children’s early learning experiences and help their children reasise success by beginning school ready to learn. The two year program targets families who need support to increase confidence in their own skills and ability to have a positive effect on their child’s learning.   The successful applicant must have: A current Working with Children Check (WA) National Police Clearance Valid Driver licence C  required Relevant previous experience working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people How to Apply: Please upload a comprehensive resume,  cover letter and response to essential criteria from the wunan website www.wunan.org.au .  Ensure your application clearly addresses your suitability for the position according to the selection criteria in the Position Description.  Closing date […]   Read More.
Topic: Jobs
May 14 2019
Wunan are seeking applications for the position of House Parent, Kimberley Excellence Education Program (KEEP). The position is based in Sydney with some travel required. KEEP aims to transform lives through the power of education. The program provides Aboriginal high school students with ‘home like’ accommodation to enable them to attend school in Perth and Sydney. The House Parent is responsible for the care of students, parental engagement, liaison with schools, and day-to-day management of the facility. In addition, the House Parent undertakes administrative, financial and reporting tasks related to KEEP. The successful applicant must have: A current Working with Children Check (WA) National Police Clearance Valid Driver licence C and F required Relevant previous experience working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people How to Apply: Please upload a comprehensive resume,  cover letter and response to essential criteria from the wunan website www.wunan.org.au .  Ensure your application clearly addresses […]   Read More.
Topic: Jobs
May 10 2019
Wunan was successful in securing a grant through the Building Better Regions Funding to produce a Five-Year Strategic Plan on increasing Indigenous Female Leadership in the East Kimberley. A two-day camp was held recently at Lake Argyle to discuss the barriers and deterrents resulting in women not occupying leadership roles in their community more frequently. Roles such as CEO positions, Board positions and business owner aspirations could potentially offer great benefits to the East Kimberley region if current barriers are addressed and women given the appropriate support required to see positive changes happen within Indigenous communities, through the empowerment and acknowledgement of the value of women’s perspective and experiences and their ability to influence positive change. Wunan engaged Natasha Short of Kimberley (Birds) Jiyigas to lead the project which was supported by six East Kimberley Indigenous women attending the camp to offer their valuable personal insights and thoughts on how […]   Read More.
Apr 25 2019
Quiet Achiever ~ Wunan Driver Trainer Douglas Winton. Doug is Wunan’s Driver Trainer and has had some great results in the first four months of 2019. Since January this year, he has been very successful in assisting a number of Aboriginal people to address a number of barriers stopping them from gaining their licences, the barriers range from lack of access to paperwork such as appropriate identification and outstanding fines which may be preventing the application for a Driver’s Licence. Doug provides all of his clients with support for each step of the application process, he demonstrates great empathy and understanding and supports people through each step, from the basics, which includes helping them get online to practice for their theory tests, as well as teaching road rules such as appropriate restraints for children in the vehicles through to the practical side of driving, and anything else they need to […]   Read More.
Apr 16 2019
In February 2019 Lyndon Brandy and Shulyn Hunter from the Wunan Jobs and Skills Centre team in Broome successfully supported 13 candidates as they began their journey to become the newest Coles employees.  Lyndon and Shulyn successfully recruited an initial intake of 33 candidates who were participated in a screening assessment process, these candidates were provided with employment and interview readiness support where needed. From the initial 33 candidates, 23 candidates successfully secured a preliminary interview and from these 23 people, 17 people were shortlisted for interviews in store with the Coles Broome Store Manager. Following the final in-store interviews, 13 candidates were offered employment at Coles Broome. The 13 successful candidates then completed an online induction process and various online training modules. Following completion of the in-store and online induction, the new employees were allocated rosters and are now members of the Coles Broome Team. In March, Sienna Howard, […]   Read More.
Feb 28 2019
  iBase has officially opened its very first branch in Broome at 340 Dampier Terrace.  Currently, Danielle Dowell works from this office supporting clients predominately in the West Kimberley region. iBase is keen to extend their successful support model to anyone who could benefit from iBase’s range of services in the West Kimberley, Danielle can be reached via email on financemob@ibase.org.au.   Read More.