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Wunan News News & Updates from the field
May 24 2019
The East Kimberley Aboriginal Achievement Awards 2019 date has been set and we are now accepting nominations for the awards! If you know someone special in your community, this is your chance to show them how much you appreciate them and the amazing work they do! Please download your 2019 Nomination Pack HERE. Nominations close at 5pm, Friday 5th July 2019   Read More.
May 23 2019
Wunan’s Financial Wellbeing Hub and Housing Services have started 2019 on a positive note, rolling out the new emergency relief and material aid program, aimed at assisting people in financial crisis who are in vulnerable situations and cannot pay their bills. Wunan support services are receiving a high number of clients through agency referrals. Wunan programs are building strong partnerships with Kununurra District High School and St Joseph’s Primary School to promote and encourage school attendance and embedding early learning through basic financial education into the schools which will benefit school children later in life. Wunan has established a good relationship with the community and people who access the support service to build their financial capability and resilience. Our partnership with First Nation Foundation will see the East Kimberley’s first Big Super Day Out event, scheduled to be held in Kununurra on 16th July 2019 at Whitegum Park.  The Big […]   Read More.
May 23 2019
PaCE Parents and Community Engagement The PaCE team are excited to share some of our achievements for 2019 so far, we have hit the ground running and have not stopped! This year the PaCE program has a new team: Sadella Nocketta (PaCE Coordinator) Killie Garlett (Senior Support worker) Cylia Tait (Support Worker) As well as access to a casual pool of staff provided by Wunan Foundation to ensure PaCE provides a consistent quality service. The PaCE programs provide a variety of services such as; Supporting parents and families with transport to and from school; Healthy meals for breakfast and lunch as required; Advocating for families with services in the areas of housing; Financial literacy; Health and wellbeing; Connecting families to other services which enrich their lifestyles. Celebrations PaCE is proud to share the news that two of our students received awards for their efforts towards their school work last term. […]   Read More.
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.