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KU Children's Services

Director, Marcia Burgess Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre

Liverpool, New South Wales
Full Time

The KU Marcia Burgess Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre (ASELCC) is one of six federally funded ASELCCs in Australia and the only one in NSW. It is co-located with KU Liverpool Preschool.

The centre has adopted the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) to provide intervention within the early learning program for children aged 0 - 6 years old with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in a long day care setting. It also provides parents with support in the care of their children and gives them the opportunity to participate more fully in the community.

The centre has research and paediatric partnerships with UNSW and Liverpool Hospital. The Director will be responsible for the overall operation of the ASELCC including children, parents, program, management of all staff and all aspects of administration and maintenance to ensure a suitable, viable service is provided to meet the needs of that community.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a unique and innovative service.

The position is full-time, Monday to Friday, 8 hours per day. The role of the ASELCC Director is to:

  • To provide leadership and support while working as a member of a multidisciplinary team in order to implement the ESDM for children and families of this service. Essential Criteria
  • Degree in Early Childhood Education with a minimum of 2 years / desirable 5 years experience as Director of a large long day care service and/or the management of an early intervention service.
  • Demonstrated current knowledge of the early childhood sector, including knowledge of the National Quality Framework and EYLF
  • Experience in working with children with additional needs
  • Well developed communication skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Ability to facilitate change through the use of reflective practice and a strengths based approach
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with using standard computer software, such as Microsoft Office and online databases.

Please visit KU.com.au to apply and learn more.

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