Shire of West Arthur

Staff Vacancies

Finance/Administration Officer 

The Shire of West Arthur is seeking applications for the position of finance officer. The position is full time, however job share or part time roles may be considered.


Duties will include payroll, debtors, creditors, rates, customer service and other administrative and finance related functions.


Applications should be received by 9am Friday 8th September.

For the application package for the position of  Finance/Administration Officer Click Here

Kids Central Childcare

Early Childhood Teacher – approx. 5hrs/Week – Temporary

The Shire of West Arthur is seeking a suitably qualified person to join the team at Kids Central Childcare Centre. The role is a temporary position up to 5hrs/week.  Wages are negotiable in accordance with the Local Government Industry Award 2010.

Applicants must hold ALL of the following in order to be recognised as equivalent to an early childhood teacher:

  • a primary teaching qualification that includes at least a focus on children aged 5 to 8 years old (e.g. a qualification with a focus on children aged 3 to 8 or 5 to 12) AND
  • teacher registration in Australia (or accreditation in New South Wales) AND
  • an approved education and care diploma or higher qualification (e.g. approved graduate diploma) published on ACECQA's qualification lists. 

This position involves assisting in the development & implementation of educational play based programs, including direct responsibility for a group of children.

Responsibilities include:

  • To be the lead trainer, advisor and mentor to all educators at Kids Central Childcare
  • Reflecting, reviewing & evaluating to programs offered by the centre, to be consistent with the organisations direction, particularly through offering support to educators.
  • To oversee the development of and maintain our centre’s Quality improvement plans, to review and update these in collaboration with our the Kids Central team
  • Working in a supportive & collaborative relationship with all educators by providing supervision & guidance through program support.
  • A strong understanding of critical inquiry in order to build a culture among our team.
  • Being an advocate for children, their rights, citizenship & competence.
  • Engaging with our Educating team to develop & enhance their understanding of the EYLF, National Quality Framework & QIP.
  • Assisting the educational group leaders through all stages of programming.
  • Developing a consultative approach style that is equitable yet challenging & encourages professional growth, skill development, commitment & continuous improvement for team members.
  • Promoting sustainability in all facets of our practices.
  • To support Educators with inclusion practices for all children & their families.
  • Attend staff meetings.
  • To maintain a professional approach to your work that reflects the centre’s philosophy, policies and procedures, and ensures confidentiality in all aspects of the centre’s operations. 

If you feel you are suited to this role, please forward your resume and qualifications to Kym Gibbs, by Monday 2 October 2017.

Gym Membership Renewal 06 Oct 2017

Gym membership renewal is due. Online registrations are required.

Darkan Swimming Pool 06 Oct 2017

Membership Registrations - Summer 2017/2018. Registrations Open.

Children's Week 2017
Children's Week 2017
06 Oct 2017

Loose Parts Play - Children's Week 2017 Sunday 29 October 2017 - 10am Darkan Skate Park/Nature Play Area FREE for children 0 -15 yrs RSVP

Local Government Elections - Results 14 Sep 2017

At the close of nominations, all candidates were elected unopposed. We welcome three new councillors, Julie McFall, Marie Lloyd and Alan Blencowe. Neil Manual and Kevin King are returning as councillors and Karlene Goss, Andrew Clarke and Rodney Hulse are retiring