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KU Children's Service

Preschool Inclusion Consultant

Inner West Sydney / Eastern Suburbs, New South Wales
Full Time

We are currently recruiting for an experienced 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 a full time role working Monday to Friday 8 hours per day on a fixed term contract until end of June 2020 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

To view a position description, please click here.

For further information, please contact Emma Pierce - emma.pierce@ku.com.au.

  

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