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Additional Assistant

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

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  • Support all children to actively participate in their Kindergarten program.
  • Casual and part-time positions available for school term placements in 2024.
  • Base rate $26.65 to $29.65 per hour depending on qualification + salary packaging.

About the role

Be part of the team that helps children with disabilities be included and participate in the kindergarten program.

The Kindergarten Inclusion Support (KIS) program helps create inclusive environments for all children including those with disabilities, developmental delays, or complex medical needs.

We are now looking to build our team of casual and part-time Additional Assistants for school term placements in 2024 within funded kindergarten programs in childcare services.

In this role, you will work closely with Early Childhood Educators and Teachers to enable children to access and participate in their Kindergarten program. Placement opportunities are available in the local government areas of Boroondara, Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges.

What’s on offer

There are a variety of shifts available. A Kindergarten placement typically involves 7.5 to 15 hours per week during the school term. Hours vary between 8:15 am and 5:00 pm depending on each kindergarten service. There may be opportunities to undertake a second placement depending on availability.

You will receive a comprehensive induction and access to ongoing supervision and support from the Kindergarten Inclusion Support team. 

In addition to a base hourly rate of $26.65 to $29.65 (depending on qualification) and superannuation, you can increase your take-home pay by accessing salary packaging benefits.

Receive a 10% discount on the childcare subsidy gap fee when using a Uniting Early Learning service or centre. We also offer a 25% discount off donated goods at Uniting Op shops and access to development opportunities and health and well-being support.

About you

We are looking for motivated self-starters who like using their initiative and feel confident to work in a new team and work environment.

Ideally, you will have some experience working in a Kindergarten and may have your Certificate III of Early Childhood Education and Care.  You may also have a background working with children with all abilities.

What you will demonstrate, is good communication skills and be a team player, you will have worked with children in some capacity and have the computer skills to navigate and access our systems to submit requests and participate in our organisation.

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How to apply

Click "Apply Now" to submit your interest and we’ll be in touch shortly. We’ll be reviewing applications as they come through as we’re keen to engage with someone.

If you’d like to know more, please contact Sandra Nicholson, Placement Officer, [email protected] using the subject line: Additional Assistant enquiry via EthicalJobs.

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. We have a 5,000 strong workforce of employees and volunteers who deliver a diverse range of services across Victoria and Tasmania. 

Visit us: www.vt.uniting.org

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking. 

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

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