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Early Childhood Performance and Planning Advisor (VPSG4)

Job posted: 06/02/2024
Applications close: 15/03/2024 (Midnight)
14 days remaining

14 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Mildura

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Education

Salary: $92,332 - $104,762

Occupation: Early Childhood

Reference: VG/DE/SRS/20014249B

Reference: VG/DE/SRS/20014249B

Occupation: Early Childhood

Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762

Work location: North West Region | Mildura

This is a 1.0 FTE ongoing Early Childhood Performance and Planning Advisor (ECPAPA) VPS 4 role that can be based at either the Mildura or Swan Hill Department of Education office. The ECPAPA role is part of the Early Childhood Improvement Branch and involves building partnership relationships with a range of service providers and developing the capacity of these service providers to deliver quality programs within their local communities, particularly for more vulnerable children and families. The role will require high level interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills. This role is required to support the implementation of the Best Start Best Life (BSBL) reforms in the Mallee.

Early Childhood Performance and Planning Advisor - ongoing full time

An exciting position is available for a Early Childhood Performance and Planning Advisor in the Department of Education. This role is a full time ongoing position and will work as part of a multidisciplinary, area-based team that is building the capabilities of early childhood service providers and focused on delivering improved outcomes for children in the Mallee Area.

The role of the Early Childhood Performance and Planning Advisor involves understanding community needs and the service providers in the area of portfolio responsibility. Critical to the role is building strong partnership relationships with a range of service providers and developing their capacity to deliver quality programs within their local communities, particularly for more vulnerable children and families. The role will require high level interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills, both written and verbal, along with experience in project management.

You will be required to provide significant input into broad service system planning, service system development, service monitoring and funding allocation processes for the region. The role requires you to demonstrate your conceptual and analytical ability through practical, solution-focused problem solving.

Knowledge of the early childhood sector, community development or a related field is desirable.

Position Details:

  • Provide expert advice and guidance to service providers to enable effective delivery of funded programs,
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with a range of stakeholders, including Local Government and kindergarten service providers,
  • Manage governance arrangements and processes to ensure organisations comply with requirements of service and funding agreements,
  • Work in an environment of high workflow and competing demands,
  • Contribute to the implementation of early childhood programs and policy reforms in Mallee Area,
  • Support and work collaboratively with the Early Childhood Improvement Branch team.

Work Location: Mallee - based in either the Swan Hill or Mildura Department of Education office

For more details regarding this position refer to position descriptions.

Applicants are advised to include a resume and cover letter which should include a response to the Key Selection Criteria (maximum 3 pages).

For further information please contact Lisa Smyth, Acting Early Childhood Improvement Branch Manager, ph: 0408 264 662 or email lisa.smyth@education.vic.gov.au

The Department values diversity and inclusion in all forms - gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about our work, working for the Department, diversity and inclusion, and our employment conditions visit the Department website and our Diversity and Inclusion page

Applicants requiring adjustments can contact the nominated contact person.

Information about the Department of Education's operations and employment conditions can be located at www.education.vic.gov.au.

Applications close at midnight 15 March 2024.

Early Childhood Performance and Planning Advisor (VPSG4)

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

VPSG4

Contact:

Lisa Smyth | lisa.smyth@education.vic.gov.au

Early Childhood Performance and Planning Advisor (VPSG4)