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Kindergarten Improvement Advisor (VPSG5)

Job posted: 15/11/2022
Applications close: 29/11/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Sale

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Education and Training

Salary: $103,920 - $125,735

Occupation: Early Childhood

Reference: VG/DET/SEVR20010683B

Reference: VG/DET/SEVR20010683B

Occupation: Early Childhood

Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735

Work location: Gippsland | Sale

In this role you will maintain a strong focus on supporting and building the capacity of funded kindergarten services to improve quality through reflective discussion and expert advice, particularly in relation to School Readiness Funding and Three-Year-Old Kindergarten. You will bring with you experience in an educational context, with a strong understanding of the early childhood education and care landscape, allowing you to provide high quality opportunities for early childhood professionals to work and learn together.

KIA Outer Gippsland - Job details

Do you want to have an impact on the future direction of early childhood education in Victoria? Are you interested in pursuing a career in education within a unique regional setting? An exciting opportunity exists for a highly collaborative professional to join the Outer Gippsland Early Childhood Improvement Branch. This role will support Victorian Government funded kindergarten providers to implement some of the most significant early childhood reforms the state of Victoria has ever seen.

In this role you will maintain a strong focus on supporting and building the capacity of funded kindergarten services to improve quality through reflective discussion and expert advice, particularly in relation to School Readiness Funding and Three-Year-Old Kindergarten. You will bring with you experience in an educational context, with a strong understanding of the early childhood education and care landscape, allowing you to provide high quality opportunities for early childhood professionals to work and learn together.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Providing support, tools, and advice to early childhood service providers, using data and evidence, to identify and address the needs of the services as it relates to educationally disadvantaged children through School Readiness Funding. This may include, but is not limited to, receipting, reviewing, signing off and approving School Readiness Funding plans.
  • Drawing on a range of evidence and pedagogical understanding, including current research and developments, to inform implementation and planning.
  • Providing advice to the Early Childhood Improvement Manager on School Readiness Funding delivery issues, operational perspectives, and policy implications.
  • Enabling collaboration between early childhood services and schools to build local communities of practice.
  • Implementing quality assurance measures to ensure that School Readiness Funding is delivered in line with Departmental requirements.

To be successful in this role you should have excellent interpersonal, negotiation and analytical skills, and possess a strong understanding of quality pedagogical practices.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or postgraduate qualifications in Education - Early Childhood
  • Recent relevant experience in an early childhood setting or other clearly relevant and transferable knowledge and skills

Work Location: Sale Office, Outer Gippsland, South East Victoria Region.

For further information please contact Kiley Cunningham, Early Childhood Improvement Branch Manager - 0438 094 839.

How to Apply: Applications should include a cover letter, resume and response to the Key Selection Criteria (2-3 pages).

 

For more details regarding this position please see attached position descriptions.

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 , HRWeb and our Diversity and Inclusion page

The Department of Education and Training (the Department) is committed to, so far as is reasonably practicable, providing and maintaining a working environment for its employees that is safe and without risks to health and that other persons are not exposed to health and safety risks arising from the Department's activities. The Department COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (Policy) requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Department's Policy outlines the requirements for all employees, prospective employees who (or may need to) work outside of their ordinary place of residence and attend a workplace of the Department or workplace of another Employer on behalf of the Department and its portfolio agencies. Subject to exceptions, only employees, and prospective employees with up-to-date vaccination status (see definitions section of the policy) against COVID-19 and who provide evidence of their Vaccination Status are permitted to work for the department outside their ordinary place of residence.

For this role, you are required to submit proof of full vaccination as part of the recruitment process and prior to commencement employment. Please refer to the above link for more information. This role requires onsite attendance at one or more Department work locations.

Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following websites: www.education.vic.gov.au and http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx.

Kindergarten Improvement Advisor (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

VPSG5

Contact:

Kiley Cunningham | kiley.cunningham@education.vic.gov.au

Kindergarten Improvement Advisor (VPSG5)