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Access to Early Learning Worker

Employer: EACH
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Early Childhood, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 13 March, 2019.
Applications close: 27 March, 2019. (Expired)

The Access to Early Learning (AEL) Program has been developed to improve access to quality early education and care for vulnerable children, improve learning and development outcomes for vulnerable children and support early childhood education and care services (kindergartens) to offer quality, inclusive programs and environments that engage vulnerable families.

  • Full Time Position
  • Ferntree Gully Location, Victoria
  • Not For Profit Salary Packaging Available

About the Role:

An experienced child focused early childhood educator, family caseworker / counsellor or family support worker with knowledge of child developmental needs and the operational context of kindergartens is required. The role require skills suitable to support children, parents and educators working in kindergartens and long day childcare centres so that 16 children each year with educational and other vulnerabilities are supported to thrive at 3 and 4 year old kindergarten and be ready to successfully transition to school.

About You:

You will have knowledge of strengths based approaches to implementing goal focused plans with parents and educators so that children, parents and educators feel confident that your involvement in visiting them at home and at the kindergarten will be helpful to the educational outcomes of the child. You will be proficient in working independently, in a consultative and collaborative manner with parents, colleagues, educators, maternal and child health nurses, integrated family services workers and child protection workers.

You will be able to manage brokerage fund expenditure and the reporting requirements of DET and EACH. You will have knowledge of the Child Best Interests Framework, the EYLF, identifying risk to children and the lifelong benefits resulting from active participation in the learnings afforded by kindergarten. You will have an appropriate educational qualification, capacity to communicate effectively, a driver's licence, a WWCC and a current police check. You will be able to travel to homes and kindergartens across both the Yarra Ranges Shire and Knox municipality using both an EACH car and your own.

Why You Should Apply?

Join a vibrant and innovative not for profit organisation committed to an integrated approach to service, and help make a positive difference in the lives of over forty thousand people each year. Values and the way we interact with each other and our customers are extremely important to us. We Care, We Listen, We Engage, We Deliver. We strive to provide seamless coordinated care. Whilst we are not there yet, we are constantly working on our processes with a commitment to service, advocacy and innovation to achieve this. We offer a family friendly workplace. Not For Profit Salary Packaging Available.

You will make a lasting difference to children with educational vulnerabilities You will have the satisfaction of working with 16 families for the whole year You will use your passion, knowledge and experience as a child focused family worker You will draw on education as early childhood educator with a qualification such as early childhood educator, a community health worker, social/ welfare worker, a family caseworker / counsellor or similar qualification You will assist children families and kindergarten teachers to overcome barriers that can restrict a child's educational engagement and enjoyment of their kindergarten year/s.

About EACH:

A contemporary not-for-profit EACH provides a range of health disability, counselling and mental health services to the community. From humble beginnings established in the Outer East of Melbourne over 44 years ago, committed teams at EACH now consist of over 1300 staff across 65 sites throughout the eastern states of Australia. Together we support over 40 000 clients annually.

At EACH, our vision is for a healthy and inclusive community. Our values promote Customer Centricity, Social Justice, Service Excellence, Innovation and Collaboration - and these underpin the way we work and deliver our services. You can find out more about us here -

We recognise that not everyone experiences life equally. Our focus is about creating opportunities for equitable outcomes. No matter what someone's starting place, we will support them to achieve their goals.

We embrace diversity in all its forms and respect everyone's strength and contributions irrespective of gender, ethnicity, culture, religious beliefs, sexual orientation and political views.

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