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Kindergarten Improvement Advisor (Wimmera South West) (VPSG5)

Job posted: 11/06/2021
Applications close: 28/06/2021 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: South West Region

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Education and Training

Salary: $101,120 - $122,348

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: VG/DET/SRSG/20010374B

Reference: VG/DET/SRSG/20010374B

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: $101,120 - $122,348

Work location: South West Region

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 Wimmera South West 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.

Full Time - Ongoing

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 Wimmera South West 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. You will play a lead role in improving the quality of early learning experiences for educationally disadvantaged children.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Bachelor 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: Horsham or Warrnambool Office, Wimmera South West Region.

Time Fraction: 1.0 FTE, fulltime, ongoing

SECTOR INFORMATION SESSION:

The Department of Education and Training will be hosting a virtual Sector Information Session through Eventbrite. This forum will provide prospective candidates with an overview of the branch, team, KIA position and how to apply for a VPS role.

Date: Wednesday, 16 June 2021 (participants to attend one session only)

12:30PM - 1:30PM (https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/early-childhood-information-session-1-tickets-157883775623)

5:00PM - 6:00PM (https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/early-childhood-information-session-2-tickets-158265344907)

For further information please contact Sarah Duke - Early Childhood Reforms Learning Places Officer, 0416 150 662.

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 description.

Kindergarten Improvement Advisor (Wimmera South West) (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

VPSG5

Contact:

Sarah Duke | sarah.duke@education.vic.gov.au

Kindergarten Improvement Advisor (Wimmera South West) (VPSG5)