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Education and Care Team Leader, Inclusion Support Services

Community Child Care Association

About the role

We currently have an opportunity for an enthusiastic, experienced and motivated person to join our Preston-based team as Team Leader.

Your role will be responsible for leading and managing a team of Inclusion Professionals to support educators in Australian Government-funded education and care services to increase their capacity and capability to embed inclusive practices within their service.

You will manage and lead the team to deliver outputs and outcomes according to the Inclusion Support Program Guidelines and the Agency’s priorities and Practice Framework. They work to promote a clear understanding of inclusion which focuses on all children being seen as capable and contributing in their environment. The development of collaborative relationships with all stakeholders within a set geographic region will be an essential component of this role.

The position also involves working closely with other Inclusion Agency team leaders across Victoria to ensure the consistency and quality of inclusion support delivery which is flexible and responsive to the needs of education and care services and is in line with the ISP Guidelines 2020-2021.

About Community Child Care Association

Established in 1971, Community Child Care Association (CCC) is the voice of community-based education and care services in Victoria. We’re active right across the state, providing leadership and advocacy, working with governments, and supporting services. Our heritage and reputation as a sector leader often sees us take on large projects, including the Victorian Inclusion Agency (VIA).

Here to help services transform their vision into practice, we offer membership, quality training and consultancies. Our 650+ members rely on us for free professional advice and support, and to keep them up to date with industry standards, best practices and new regulations.

Our heritage and reputation as a sector leader mean we’re the go-to place for inquiries and projects, including the Victorian Inclusion Agency (VIA). Our deep community connections and role as the peak body for community-owned, not-for-profit education and care services make us well placed to lobby key decision makers. Proactive in the evolution of the children’s education and care sector, our focus is on quality service and outcomes.

About you

We’re seeking someone with demonstrated experience in leading and managing teams who can

  • Work closely with other leaders and the team to collaboratively develop and implement operational plans and support the delivery of strategic priorities and policy
  • Utilise your transformational leadership skills and knowledge to optimise team outcomes and deliverables
  • Work independently as well as part of diverse and dispersed teams
  • Utilise your excellent written and verbal communication skills to provide clarity of expectations and results
  • Systematically coordinate projects and meet deadlines and deliver on priorities
  • Apply your practical understanding of the education and care sector and good quality inclusive practice

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor in Early Childhood Education or Social Sciences or extensive leadership experience in the sector supported by a Diploma
  • Current Working with Children Check or willingness to undergo such screening
  • A current Victorian Driver’s Licence and daily access to a vehicle
  • Willingness to travel across Victoria
  • Committed to work flexible hours as required.

Community Child Care Association values diversity and inclusion.

Community Child Care Association is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive environment that values and celebrates the diversity of its people. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply for our roles.

For queries about the position, please call Nicole Findlay on (03) 9486 3455.

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