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Kindergarten Engagement Officer

Melton City Council

About Melton City Council

The City of Melton is a place where everyone belongs. Our community is vibrant and diverse and one of the fastest developing in Australia. Our organisation strives to provide our community with state of the art, excellent amenity, health and wellbeing and to support our community to be a lifelong learning city. We invest in innovation and our people’s professional and personal development. We offer generous leave and flexibility that best suits your lifestyle and a collaborative and inclusive culture. You’ll be able to work close to home and have new cafes and shops opening every day amongst the heritage buildings and open green spaces of one of Melbourne’s fastest growing municipalities.

The Opportunity

Melton City Councils Families and Children’s services program is excited to advertise the opportunity to be part of an innovative and passionate team who strives for continuous improvement and best practice.

The Kindergarten Engagement Officer is a brand new role and the successful applicant will work to increase kindergarten participation rates of children experiencing vulnerability and disadvantage.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build effective and sustainable partnerships with key stakeholders to identify and respond to barriers to kindergarten participation and to support the fair, inclusive, equitable allocation of kindergarten places.
  • Strengthen engagement processes, including active outreach, sector capacity building, effective community engagement and targeted promotion.
  • Contribute and work effectively within a team environment including actively contributing to team planning, development activities and working groups.
  • Support the collection of data to inform infrastructure & early years planning, best practice and continuous improvement opportunities.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification and experience in early childhood, education, health, welfare, social work, community development or community services.
  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder engagement, negotiating and problem solving skills
  • Experience in working with families with young children, including those who are experiencing disadvantage and vulnerability.
  • Valid Working with Children Check.
  • Victorian Drivers Licence

Culture and Values

At Melton City Council, our vision for our community is to be: "a thriving community where everyone belongs" and that means there's a place here for you too. Our organisational values represent us as an established growth Council and the values are reflected in everything we do; our decision-making, our actions and our service provision to the community. Council has a diverse and vibrant organisation and we'd love to have you join us to help shape a city for the future.

We are Vibrant MELTON. Our values are:

  • Motivate
  • Empower
  • Lead
  • Trust
  • Open
  • Nurture

Benefits

There are a number of great reasons why our people love working at Melton City Council:

  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Extensive Career Development & Leadership Programs
  • 16 weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • 3 weeks Paid Secondary Carer Leave
  • Family Room available including Breastfeeding Facilities (Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace accredited)
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Social Club Activities
  • Subsidised Uniforms

To read more about our benefits visit https://meltoncity.recruitmenthub.com.au/Staff-Benefits/.

How to Apply

If you have further questions regarding the position, please contact Marita Hynds, Children’s Services Program Team Leader on 9747 7224.

To be eligible for employment at Melton City Council you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or be legally entitled to work in Australia.

At Melton City Council we care for our people, we’re committed to the professional growth of our employees and support balance and flexibility. If you want to work with talented, passionate people and build a thriving and vibrant community, we encourage you to apply. We strongly encourage job applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, LGBTIQ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Melton City Council is a Child Safe organisation.

A position description is attached.

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