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Early Language & Literacy Trainer

Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation
  • Full-Time

“In over 25 years of teaching I have found this course one of the most practical and beneficial experiences both for student and teacher learning.”– Classroom Teacher, Mid-North Coast NSW

The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) is a national charity dedicated to raising language, literacy and numeracy standards in Australia with a particular focus on Indigenous, refugee and marginalised Australians.

To meet growing demand, ALNF has an exciting opportunity for an educator with a background in early primary education to commence in early 2021.

ALNF’s flagship Early Language and Literacy (EL&L) program draws on best practice from speech and language pathology and education. It provides knowledge and practical strategies to support the development of foundational language and literacy skills to early childhood and early primary educators, allied professionals, parents and community members in remote, regional and urban communities.

At the heart of the program is the nationally accredited 10652NAT Certificate IV in Early Language and Literacy which provides:

  • Training and mentoring in the teaching of pre-writing, pre-reading, pre-phonics, oral language and vocabulary development
  • Bespoke EL&L resources
  • Assessments of children’s oral language and literacy development.

Primarily responsible for training and mentoring, you will also liaise with parents and families and other stakeholders.

ALNF will provide on-the-job training and mentoring to support your qualification as an EL&L Trainer. ALNF will also provide for training in the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment if required.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those from other diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. ALNF is an equal opportunity employer.

ALNF’s office is in Edgecliff, Sydney, however we will consider candidates located in interstate or regional areas who would work from home when not travelling for work. This position involves extensive travel to remote, regional and urban program sites around Australia.

In this role, you will make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable Australians.

For further information on ALNF please visit: www.alnf.org and www.youtube.com/TheALNF or view the video below.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Train and mentor educators, SLSO/teaching assistants, parents and community members in the EL&L program
  • Support adult participants in the provision of early language and literacy development across school, prior-to-school and community environments
  • Conduct outreach to parents and community members to facilitate children’s oral language and early literacy skills
  • Conduct and facilitate EL&L’s language and literacy assessments with children, collate results and draft literacy plans
  • Liaise with participating sites and key stakeholders
  • Draft documents as required
  • Provide accurate and timely updates for internal and external reporting purposes
  • Other programs work, as required.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in primary schools and/or working knowledge of the Australian Curriculum (primary)
  • Experience working with children and families
  • The ability to deliver quality training, mentoring and workshops
  • Commitment to obtaining Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of individuals and stakeholders
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team
  • Strong organisation and time management skills
  • Meet requirements for Working with Children and Vulnerable Persons
  • Current driver’s license

Desirable

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Experience working with vulnerable and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Experience and skills in adult education and training
  • Tertiary qualification in early childhood/primary education, allied health, speech pathology or related fields.

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