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Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Feb 28 2019
This year has started off with some promising news on funding and services that Wunan will continue to deliver or begin to deliver to build capacity and improve the lives of people in the East Kimberley.   Funding Wunan has successfully renewed a number of important service agreements and contracts this year, including the Remote School Attendance Strategy, Child and Parent Centres, Jobs and Skills Centres, Financial Wellbeing Hub, and PaCE. The board appreciate the amount of detailed work that needs to go into a successful tenders and submissions. Following a recent independent evaluation, negotiations for a new Pipeline to Transitional Housing contract with the Department of Communities are well advanced.   Wunan has been successful in securing a ‘Proceeds of Crime’ (Confiscated Property) Grant from the Department of Justice to support the Youth Hub in Halls Creek, subject to certain conditions. The Financial Wellbeing and Housing Hub has also been […]   Read More.
Feb 28 2019
In May 2018, under the sponsorship of John Scougall (GM Programs) and Barry King (Manager Leadership and Governance), Wunan Foundation identified a selection of employees with leadership potential to undertake a Diploma of Leadership and Management course. The program was designed to develop core leadership skills and management capability within the team, in order to help support the growth of Wunan Foundation and the increasing complexity of the organisation as more programs are commenced. Wunan’s General Manager of Services, John Scougall said, “Feedback from participants about the quality of the course has been very positive.” “Wunan believes that courses such as this are essential to bring through the next generation of Team Leaders and Managers equipped to make a difference.” Vocational Training Services, a respected regionally-focused Registered Training Organisation, was engaged to design and deliver the program to staff over a 12 to 15 month period.  Areas of focus in […]   Read More.
Feb 22 2019
Latifah Rogers has commenced in the Kimberley Education Excellence Program (KEEP) in our Dural House, Sydney NSW in term one of 2019.  Latifah joined the program to expand her knowledge academically as well as adjusting to new life experiences while she attends Pacific Hills Christian School.  Latifah sees Wunan Foundation’s KEEP program as a supportive network in helping plan for her future and aims to graduate the program with a set career goal. Latifah not only has school commitments with her relocation from the Northern Territory but also elite netball potential, she received a number of supportive recommendations from coaches that lead to her being invited to join the Under 17s NT National’s netball team. Latifah passed phase one in the trials with flying colours, and then went on to continue phase two in Alice Springs, and despite having a broken hand at the time, continued to participate in any […]   Read More.
Feb 20 2019
Wunan has been established since 1997, Wunan’s purpose is to ensure Aboriginal people in the East Kimberley enjoy the capabilities and opportunities necessary to make positive choices that lead to independent and fulfilling lives. . AR, AP, Payroll and BAS lodgements as required • Preparation of grant acquittals including maintenance of supporting documentation • Preparation of end of month reconciliations • Maintenance of asset register • Generating accurate & timely periodical reports • Analysing financial information and presenting to the relevant decision makers • Liaising successfully with stakeholder: auditors, funding organisations, regulators etc. • Identifying and implementing system improvements • Optimising resources and improving operational efficiencies • Assisting with team and workflow management as required • Any other duties that may be reasonably expected by the organisation • Fleet management   The successful applicants must have: A current Working with Children Check. National Police Clearance. Valid Driver licence. Relevant previous […]   Read More.
Topic: Jobs
Feb 19 2019
Wunan is in the process of restructuring the Kununurra Home Interaction Program for Parent and Youngster (HIPPY) program with the anticipated funding that will be available this calendar year. The position of a full time Senior Support Worker will be available for members of the community to apply for. The primary purpose of this role is to manage the day to day delivery of services on behalf of the Wunan Foundation in a functional area or in a geographic location. Successful candidates will be responsible for: Leading a team of HIPPY support workers advisors to implement community capacity building activities. Managing and supervising a team of Job and Skills Advisors and administrative support workers. Establishing and maintaining strong collaborative relationships with key stakeholders, including funding bodies and service delivery partners. Modelling compliance with workplace health and safety responsibilities, including policies, operating procedures and instructions. Advocating in support of the service in […]   Read More.
Topic: Jobs
Feb 15 2019
We are seeking a mature person passionate about the value of a safe and secure early childhood for creating future well being of the individual. The job involves coordinating an outreach parent support outreach program in the small town of Wyndham , W.A., The work focuses on newborns to 3 year olds and particularly supporting their parents in the parenting role. The coordinator will need good interpersonal skills, be able to network, be IT proficient and be able to manage a small team of workers. It is a mostly aboriginal population. The town is friendly and set in a spectacular landscape and would suit anyone interested in outdoor activities including fishing and bushwalking. Tertiary qualification is ideal but not essential. 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 […]   Read More.
Topic: Jobs