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Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Mar 26 2020
Wunan Foundation is a 100% Indigenous owned not-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. Based in Kununurra (East Kimberley) and reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer of Wunan, the Coordinator of Payroll and Admin will support the Accounts department in payroll and human resources matters as well as high level administrative duties. Key Selection Criteria Essential Criteria: – Previous experience in a similar role. – Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment – High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office products. – High level of proficiency in systems and databases and previous experience, working with systems. – High level of organisation skills and digital file management skills. – Excellent […]   Read More.
Topic: Jobs
Mar 17 2020
Wunan Foundation is a 100% Indigenous owned not-for-profit organisation, based in Kununurra. 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. Based in Halls Creek (East Kimberley) and reporting directly to the Manager Programs Halls Creek, the School Attendance Coordinator will be working with the RSAS Team assisting parents of school-aged children get their children to attend school on a regular basis. The occupant of this position will have a positive attitude and commitment to empowering Indigenous community members and access the resources and support they need to enjoy quality of life. Key Selection Criteria & Duties: • Microsoft Office computing skills for Planning, Data Collection and advocacy; • Be capable of undertaking Community Engagement; • Develop professional networking and […]   Read More.
Topic: Jobs
Mar 13 2020
The Wunan Foundation is a 100% Indigenous owned not-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. Based in Kununurra (East Kimberley) and reporting directly to the Executive General Manager of Wunan, the Manager of Early Childhood & Family Support will oversee the delivery of its early childhood learning and development services across the region. Key Selection Criteria Demonstrated understanding and/or skills in: • Cultural competency; • Capacity to lead, supervise and support the work of a team; • Effective oral and written communication; • Capacity to plan and deliver community services to a high professional standard; • The ability to think strategically and be outcome focused; • Capacity to engage the local community; […]   Read More.
Topic: Jobs
Feb 12 2020
The Wunan Governance and Leadership Program was evaluated in May 2019. Funded by the NIAA, National Indigenous Australians Agency (formerly PM&C), the Program was established in 2015 with the aim of improving governance, management and operations in participating Aboriginal organisations across the East Kimberley region. While similar programs have existed in the past, the Wunan Governance and Leadership Program is unique in its tailor-made approach to meet the needs of different organisations in remote locations. The evaluation was carried out by Ninti One, an independent evaluator engaged by the NIAA to assess its program providers. Ninti One, a not-for-profit, independent national organisation focused on creating opportunities for the residents of remote Australia through research, innovation and community development, focused on key areas of the program to carry out its evaluation. Since commencement, The Program has provided high quality support for governance within organisations across the East Kimberley and reported fewer […]   Read More.
Topic: Leadership
Jan 29 2020
Burraluba Yura Ngurra Workers’ Hostel in Halls Creek is a program delivered by Wunan with the funding from The Department of Communities. Located 10km outside of the town of Halls Creek, the hostel provides its residents with a beautiful place to stay and a range of facilities to excel in their employment or training endeavours. The hostel provides accommodation for residents in the form of single and family units and offers a number of support services to improve the lives of its residents. The hostel has been the home of Coreen Butters for the past 6 months. Coreen has been an employee of the Department of Child Protection (DCP) for many years and had relocated to Burraluba Workers’ Hostel with her three daughters. Burraluba Hostel supports its residents by providing transportation to and from school for their children. When Coreen’s family first moved in to the hostel, the two younger […]   Read More.
Jan 9 2020
On the 22nd of November, Northern Minerals held the opening of the new Training Facility in their Browns Range mine site. Executive Chairman Ian Trust and Richard Beeck (Wunan Employment & Training Manager), Hon. Melissa Price MP (Federal Member for Durack) and Mr. Colin McCavana (Non-Executive Chairman of Northern Minerals) attended the ceremony. The training facility structure was constructed by Wunan Maintenance Services, in partnership with Thermal Comfort Homes. The structure was assembled off-site and freighted to the Browns Range mine site to complete the final installations. The Northern Minerals mine site is centred around the Browns Range Dome and covers an area exceeding 3500 square kilometres. The site is highly prospective for heavy rare earth (HRE) mineralisation and has the potential for further discoveries. Wunan’s Employment & Training division has partnered with Northern Minerals to deliver a range of 6 week training programs in the near future. These training […]   Read More.