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Stepping Stones to School Facilitator - Warrnambool

OzChild

The role:

As the Ozchild Stepping Stones to School Facilitator you will possess both service delivery and community development skills. Stepping Stones To School aims to reduce the barriers to successful transitions to kindergarten and school which are often experienced by ‘at risk’ children in vulnerable family settings.

The position is based in Warrnambool and the facilitator will work with the Glenelg Stepping Stones Coordinator and the Early Years Team Leader to build the program across the region.

Our vision is to see that all children are safe, respected, nurtured and reach their full potential.

Come on a journey with us of continuous learning where you can live your own values at work and are free to be who you are and do your best work.

Please visit our website for further information on who we are, our work and our range of programs https://www.ozchild.org.au/.

Your responsibilities:

  • Work with kindergarten and primary school educators to strengthen relationships and build shared understanding of ‘school readiness’
  • Maintain and develop relationships with key stakeholder to help grow the program
  • Provide professional development opportunities to Early Years Practitioners
  • Work one on one with families to support parents with school readiness and access to services
  • Referring families to external support services such as allied health
  • Ongoing case management

Who we are looking for:

  • Ideally someone with bachelor’s in Social Work or Early Years Education is highly desirable- Diploma level with extensive sector experience may be considered.
  • Understanding conceptual frameworks around Community Development
  • Knowledge of or experience working in the education sector would be advantageous
  • Exceptional communication skills both written and verbal
  • Stakeholder engagement promoting the program and encouraging referrals
  • Experienced in working outside of the office environment in the community with vulnerable families
  • Experience working with Aboriginal families would be highly regarded

OzChild offers:

  • 3 ½ days per week
  • Unique training and professional development journey
  • Hours generally 9am-5pm with some after-hours required on occasion
  • Level 5 on the SCHCADS award
  • The opportunity to work directly with families and schools
  • Salary packaging up to $15,900
  • A unique culture promoting diversity, cultural competence and shared values
  • A collaborative and cohesive working culture
  • Up to $3000 in relocation assistance available

OzChild is committed to the employment of Aboriginal people and providing a work environment in which Aboriginal peoples’ cultures, beliefs and values are acknowledged and respected, and in which the individual career goals and personal aims of Aboriginal staff are identified, promoted and achieved.

OzChild is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and LGBTIQ communities

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a police check and provide a WWCC prior to commencement.

See attached Position Description for further details.

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