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Director - KU Marcia Burgess Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre

KU Children's Services

About Us

KU Children's Services (KU) is one of the most respected early education providers in Australia and has an enviable reputation for the quality of our services. 99% of KU centres meet or exceed the National Quality Standards.

The Centre & Role

The KU Marcia Burgess Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre (ASELCC) is one of six federally funded ASELCCs in Australia and the only one in NSW. It is co-located with KU Liverpool Preschool. The centre has adopted the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) to provide intervention within the early learning program for children aged 0 - 6 years old with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in a long day care setting. It also provides parents with support in the care of their children and gives them the opportunity to participate more fully in the community.

The Director will be responsible for the overall operation of the ASELCC including children, parents, program, management of all staff and all aspects of administration and maintenance to ensure a suitable, viable service is provided to meet the needs of that community. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a unique and innovative service.

This fixed term, 12 month contracted position will see you working 8 hours per day, Monday-Friday and accruing one monthly rostered day off (RDO).

The Role of the ASELCC Director is to:

  • To provide leadership and support while working as a member of a multidisciplinary team in order to implement the ESDM for children and families of this service.

Essential Criteria

  • Degree in Early Childhood Education with a minimum of 2 years / desirable 5 years experience as Director of a large long day care service and/or the management of an early intervention service.
  • Demonstrated current knowledge of the early childhood sector, including knowledge of the National Quality Framework and EYLF
  • Experience in working with children with additional needs
  • Well developed communication skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Ability to facilitate change through the use of reflective practice and a strengths based approach
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with using standard computer software, such as Microsoft Office and online databases.

Why join us?

KU has been recognised as a Winner of The Australian Business Awards for Employer of Choice in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. At KU we want to make your work with us as interesting and rewarding as we possibly can.

KU is a culturally sensitive employer, committed to improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and employees.

The KU Difference:

  • We Reward - We offer sector leading pay and benefits including salary packaging and discounted private health insurance.
  • We Build Careers - We enable and encourage our people to grow and evolve with us
  • We Grow Our People - We provide opportunities to learn, grow and enhance your professional practice through KU’s high quality professional learning program
  • We Offer an Inclusive Culture - We’ve created a diverse and inclusive working culture with a shared vision and common values.

How do you apply?

To be considered for the exciting opportunity click 'APPLY NOW' addressing your cover letter to Brooke Rankin, Education and Quality Manager.

For inquiries, contact Sarah, HR Generalist at careers@ku.com.au, using the subject line: Director - KU Marcia Burgess Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre enquiry via EthicalJobs (please note: applications are not accepted via this email).

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