‘Is this one of the most rewarding and unique jobs in the AFL?’
Love football? Want to make a difference in the lives of indigenous children across the Northern Territory?
The Michael Long Learning and Leadership Centre (MLLLC) Education Program has seen more than 750 students take part in its Education Program since 2015.
With the growing success of the program, the MLLLC is seeking a second teaching resource to allow more children to participate in the program and to enable the MLLLC to develop their new Employment Pathways Program, for senior students, piloted earlier this year.
The MLLLC Education Program which includes a 15-week community leadership program and a one-week camp at the Centre in Darwin brings together school students with good attendance, who make good choices in their communities and show leadership qualities in and outside the classroom. Students engage in football-themed literacy and numeracy sessions daily throughout the program and experience a range of team building and leadership exercises. They participate in football and umpiring skills session, visit local boarding schools and engage in a variety of health education sessions and interact with NT Thunder mentors.
MLLLC programs manager, Rychelle Vines said children gain increased self-esteem from their experience in the program.
“They participate in resilience and leadership building exercises, and there is an expectation that students will continue to role model this leadership to their peers once they return to their community, further enhancing the reach and impact of the program,” she said.
The MLLLC Education Coordinator role provides the opportunity for the successful applicant to combine a passion for teaching, with a passion for football, while providing a life-changing experience to our students.
Applications close November 18.