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KU Children's Services

Preschool Inclusion Consultant

Sydney Inner West and Eastern Suburbs, New South Wales
Part Time | Contract

KU Children's Services (KU) is one of the most respected early education providers in Australia and has an enviable reputation for the quality of our services. 99% of KU centres meet or exceed the National Quality Standards.

Preschool Inclusion Consultant | Sydney Inner West and Eastern Suburbs 

We are currently recruiting for a motivated early childhood teacher whose passion is to support the provision of inclusive environments for all children. A teacher (degree qualified) who is experienced and passionate in including children with additional needs, who can coach and mentor preschool educators to reflect on their program and environment to implement strategies to improve the quality of inclusive practice at their preschool.

The position has approved funding for 2 x 3 day per week roles on a fixed term contract until end of June 2019 for service delivery under the NSW Dept of Education's Sector Capacity Building program. 

The Preschool Inclusion Consultant will work with educators in specified preschools to deliver the key objectives of the program, which are to:

·       Increase the capacity of the early childhood education sector to include children with disability and additional needs on the same basis as their peers;

·       Enable equitable education outcomes for children with disability and additional needs consistent with the five outcome areas of the Early Years Learning Framework (Identity, Connectedness, Wellbeing, Confident and Involved Learners, Communication); and

·       Empower preschools to understand the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as it relates to the delivery of supports for children through the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach within an educational setting.

 

Essential Criteria

·       Degree in early childhood education

·       Demonstrated current knowledge of the early childhood sector, including knowledge of the National Quality Framework

·       Capacity to share inclusive practices and solve inclusion barriers

·       Experience working in early childhood services and including children with disability and developmental delay

·       Sound knowledge of child development

·       Effective oral and written communication skills that enhance a collaborative and capacity building approach in working with preschool educators

·       Ability to facilitate change through the use of reflective practice and a strengths based approach

·       Demonstrated understanding of adult learning styles

·       Ability to work independently as well as within a team

·       Ability to meet multiple deadlines

·       Demonstrated flexibility, adaptability and the ability to respond positively to change within the work environment

·       Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with using standard computer software, such as Microsoft Office

·       Current driver’s licence and use of a comprehensively insured, registered motor vehicle

 

Applying for the position 

Please apply with a Cover Letter and CV that outlines why you are applying for the position as well as responses to each of the above criteria. Please also indicate which work type (hours) you would like to be considered for.

 

Feel free to contact us to discuss details of this position by contacting: 

Anthony Robinson :  02 9268 3930

All enquiries will be treated with strict confidentiality.

The full position description is available through the following link:

http://careers.ku.com.au/cw/en/job/507151

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