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Sep 6 2019
Wunan Foundation are a 100% Indigenous owned for profit organisation based in Kununurra WA.  Wunan’s purpose is to ensure that Aboriginal people in the East Kimberley enjoy the capabilities and opportunities necessary to make positive choices leading to independent and fulfilling lives. Essentially, to have dreams and a real chance of achieving them.  To achieve this, Wunan has developed initiatives in strategic priority areas such as education, employment, family and child support services, financial wellbeing, housing and governance.  Wunan is seeking an experienced HR professional to support Wunan in delivering its strategic priorities. Working closely with the CEO you will be providing the business and its managers with HR support.  This will include developing a strategy for establishing a continuous improvement culture.  You will review, develop, implement and maintain a performance management system and garner support from managers to ensure it is successfully implemented.  You will implement and manage successful […]   Read More.
Topic: Jobs
Sep 4 2019
Wunan Foundation are a 100% Indigenous owned for for profit organisation based in Kununurra WA. Wunan’s purpose is to ensure that Aboriginal people in the East Kimberley enjoy the capabilities and opportunities necessary to make positive choices leading to independent and fulfilling lives. Essentially, to have dreams and a real chance of achieving them. To achieve this, Wunan has developed initiatives in strategic priority areas such as education, employment, family and child support services, financial wellbeing, housing and governance. Wunan seeks a person who has a positive attitude and commitment to its social change and economic participation mission with the following skills/expertise; Early Years Teaching qualification Experience reporting against project milestones and KPI’s Excellent communication skills Effective time management skills Computer and administration skills using databases, MS Office applications and internet Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to deal effectively at all levels of the organisation Demonstrated ability to maintain […]   Read More.
Topic: Jobs
Aug 26 2019
Wunan Foundation are a 100% Indigenous owned for for profit organisation based in Kununurra WA. Wunan’s purpose is to ensure that Aboriginal people in the East Kimberley enjoy the capabilities and opportunities necessary to make positive choices leading to independent and fulfilling lives. Essentially, to have dreams and a real chance of achieving them. To achieve this, Wunan has developed initiatives in strategic priority areas such as education, employment, family and child support services, financial wellbeing, housing and governance. Wunan seeks a person who has a positive attitude and commitment to its social change and economic participation mission with the following skills/expertise; Ability to develop strong relationships with Communities Ability to be self-motivated and work independently, within a team environment Possess strong communication skills and be able to work with outside agencies Would demonstrate a high degree of administration and organisational skills including computer literacy; requirements would include data entry […]   Read More.
Topic: Jobs
Aug 9 2019
Wunan Foundation are a 100% Indigenous owned for for profit organisation based in Kununurra WA. Wunan’s purpose is to ensure that Aboriginal people in the East Kimberley enjoy the capabilities and opportunities necessary to make positive choices leading to independent and fulfilling lives. Essentially, to have dreams and a real chance of achieving them. To achieve this, Wunan has developed initiatives in strategic priority areas such as education, employment, family and child support services, financial wellbeing, housing and governance. Wunan seeks a person who has a positive attitude and commitment to coordinate the service delivery of the financial wellbeing hub helping people build longer-term capability to budget and manage their money better and make informed choices   The successful applicant must have: A current Working with Children Check (WA) National Police Clearance Valid WA Driver licence Relevant previous experience working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people How to Apply: […]   Read More.
Topic: Jobs
Jul 26 2019
Wunan’s Financial Wellbeing team recently worked with a dedicated team of superannuation industry volunteers and the First Nations Foundation‘s Big Super Day out team to bring the first event of its kind to the East Kimberley. The First Nations Foundation is dedicated to achieving economic freedom for Aboriginal people across Australia. They have been hosting Big Super Day Out events since 2014, predominantly in the Eastern states. Wunan’s Financial Counsellor initially discussed the idea of hosting a Big Super Day Out in Kununurra when they were attending an ATSI Network function in 2017 at a Financial Counselling Australia (FCA) conference. Wunan’s Financial Counsellors were excited and initially hoped to host the event in Kununurra in 2018, however, the logistics and funds required pushed the timeline out to 2019. Wunan’s Financial Wellbeing Hub focussed on working with community partners Ngnowar Aerwah in Wyndham, Warmun Arts Centre and Kalumburu’s EKJP team to […]   Read More.
Jul 18 2019
Wunan recently welcomed their new CEO on board, Mr Viane Watson replaces former CEO Jim Lewis after health issues saw him tender his resignation in late 2018. Mr Watson has arrived in Kununurra with a diverse professional background which includes local government, health, bodies corporate (Strata), indigenous incorporations, the education sector and running and managing his own international business. Having previously spent time in the West Kimberley town of Fitzroy Crossing, whilst working for the Kurungal Council, and in the Central Desert region of the Northern Territory whilst working for the Lajamanu Community Council, Mr Watson is acutely aware of the challenges Aboriginal people face when it comes to embracing the opportunities their non-Aboriginal counterparts in regional and remote Australia take for granted. Mr Watson holds a post graduate Diploma in Management and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and describes himself as a generalist manager who specialises in governance, […]   Read More.