The Kimberley Education Excellence Program (KEEP) aims to transform lives and communities through the power of education. The program gives young Indigenous people predominately from the East Kimberley and the wider Kimberley access to high quality private education in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney; in a supported environment and with an extensive range of extracurricular opportunities.
Houseparents are sought for our Family Boarding Homes located in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. We are looking for dedicated house parents keen to work alongside Indigenous families to care for these students. Students attend local schools, close by the Family Boarding Home.
If you are a committed couple or single person looking for a rewarding challenge, this opportunity might very well be for you!
House Parent and Casual House Parent positions are available now. Applications will be considered as received.
Eligibility to Apply: Pursuant of Section 50(d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, the occupant of this position must be of Aboriginal descent.
Pre-requisites: Current Working With Children Check (or state equivalent), Current National Police Clearance, C Class Drivers Licence
For more specific information about being a House Parent with Wunan please contact the KEEP Coordinator, Kristy Brittain on 0402 246 498.
Please submit a comprehensive resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Ensure your application clearly addresses your suitability for the position according to the following criteria:
- Experience in assisting with the management of the day-to-day operations of a hostel/group home or similar entity including the ability to plan, organise work and manage priorities
- Ability to use spreadsheets and word processing computer programmes to gather and record information, and the ability to use Microsoft Outlook for emails, scheduling and tasks
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and family structures
- Skills in engaging and working respectfully with Aboriginal families and young people
The ability to handle conflict and crisis situations in a range of settings