Vacant Positions

Service Coordinator

Program Objective

The objective of the Australian Government’s Connected Beginnings program is to support the integration of early childhood, maternal and child health and family support services with schools in several disadvantaged Indigenous communities for children to be prepared for school. 


Through this integration of a range of services, the project aims to support the healthy development of Indigenous children aged birth to five with the aim of ultimately promoting successful transition to school. Over time, this will contribute to reducing the disparity in school readiness and educational outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children. 

To achieve this the Mt Druitt Connected Beginnings program operated by Ngroo Education

Incorporated focuses on 

  • Indigenous children from birth to school commencement age;

  • Indigenous pregnant women, mothers and families with Indigenous children up to school commencement age; and

  • the range of services they need in the community.

Position Description

  • Undertake community consultation and engagement relevant to promoting Indigenous engagement in appropriate education, health and wellbeing services with tangible results. 

  • Develop culturally respectful and safe working relationships with communities and service providers with the aim of supporting access to childhood, maternal and child health and family support services. 

  • Work collaboratively with Aboriginal Community Controlled and non-Indigenous organisations/service providers to promote co-operation and integration of service delivery. 

  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with service stakeholders. 

  • Create opportunities and local collaborations with relevant services to ensure progress of the Connected Beginnings project.

  • Collect and report all relevant data as per the Connected Beginnings project.

  • Demonstrate a high level of initiative and professional judgement when working independently and with colleagues and communities. 

  • Adhere to Ngroo’s policies and procedures.



  • Social, Communities, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (SCHADS).

  • Permanent Part time, 4 days per week from 8.30am to 4.30pm. 

  • Ongoing employment contract is subject to a six-month probationary period review and assessment. 

  • Continued employment is subject to Connected Beginnings program funding.


  • 8.30 to 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday. Includes a 30-minute unpaid break. 

  • Weekly total of 30 paid hours. 



  • $40.00 per hour, plus Superannuation, according to government regulations. 

  • A car/travel allowance of currently $0.78 per kilometre is paid for use of your private vehicle for business purposes, based on maintaining a signed logbook per vehicle. If your private vehicle is required for business use it must be comprehensively insured and proof of registration and insurance is required. Note: The car/travel allowance rate is subject to the SCHADS award.


Selection Criteria 

Please provide a written response to the following criteria for submission of your application with relevant documentation. Applications without a written response to each of the criteria will not be considered and will automatically eliminate you from the recruitment process. 

  • Must be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (N.B. An applicant's race a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, NSW).

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and/or experience of barriers experienced by Aboriginal children and families when accessing early childhood, maternal and child health and family support services.

  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills in providing support and advocacy for Aboriginal children and families. 

  • Demonstrated ability develop and maintain professional relationships with local Aboriginal communities, Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations and non-Indigenous Organisations. 

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and ethically within the framework provided by an employer. 

  • Have a basic working knowledge of Microsoft applications including Word, Excel and Outlook. 

  • Current cleared for paid employment Working with Children’s Check.

  • Current Driver’s Licence.


Closing: Applications close on Sunday 19th January 2020. Late applications will not be accepted. All queries to Dixie Crawford, A/Program Manager of Ngroo Education Incorporated on 0428 061 587 or

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