Early Childhood - Inclusion Professional
- Attractive salary circa $81,827 + super and generous relocation assistance up to $3000
- Enjoy a varied and rewarding Inclusion Professional role where no two days are the same
- Full-time contract until June 2023 with very strong likelihood of extension
Our vision: every young child is thriving and learning.
Live and thrive in the Northern Territory
Working as an Inclusion Professional, you will be part of a dynamic and driven team that delivers great outcomes for children and families. Enjoy an attractive salary circa $81,827+ super, relocation assistance, and a full-time contract.
If you are interested in exploring more of Australia and experiencing some of the hidden gems that the NT has to offer, then look no further! Living in Darwin will give you the chance to explore the Territory, with proximity to a range of beautiful national parks including Kakadu and Litchfield National Park as well as attractions such as Jumping Crocodiles and Darwin Harbour Cruises. Or try a Laksa from Parap Village markets or enjoy Mindil Beach night markets while watching a beautiful sunset.
Alongside relocation assistance, we will give you as much support as we can to make your move here as smooth as possible.
ECA has a strong commitment to our workforce and their career advancement and has extensive professional development opportunities that are available to employees from Leadership Training to Play Pedagogy - all expenses paid for!
In this role, based out of our Darwin office, you will provide support to federally funded Early Childhood Education and Care services to support increasing educator and service capacity while building the capability to develop highly inclusive practices within their services that support the participation of ALL children. You will be promoting a clear understanding of inclusion which focuses on all children being seen as capable and contributing to their environment.
Your key duties will include (but will not be limited to):
- Building capacity and facilitating change: develop respectful and collaborative relationships with educators, support educators to engage in ongoing professional development through the Strategic Inclusion Plan, and work in inclusive and collaborative ways to develop resources and facilitate activities that promote inclusion for all children.
- Service delivery: respond promptly and tactfully to all requests and referrals for inclusion support, and support educators to access the resources available within their communities.
- Development: undertake professional reflection and learning to further develop relevant skills, and keep up to date with current developments in early and middle childhood.
- Resource management: manage the Special Equipment Library ensuring all centres have any relevant items, such as feeding chairs, to ensure children with any special requirements are enabled and empowered to enjoy their experience to the fullest.
- Mentoring: coach, develop and empower our Educator team so they can provide the best possible experience for our children and families.
What we need from you
To be successful in this role you will be a team player with a positive and enthusiastic attitude who is passionate about early childhood and your contribution to ensuring that all children have the best opportunity to thrive and learn.
It is essential for this role that you have a tertiary qualification in education (early/middle childhood) with previous experience working in early childhood education and care as an educator. In this role, the ability to facilitate change through the use of reflective practice and a strength-based approach is essential. As such, you will need to be a highly competent communicator with strong people management skills.
- An unrestricted Australian driver's license and are comfortable traveling by 4WD or light aircraft to remote communities. It is important to note that a company vehicle will be provided, as will 4WD training if required;
- A valid NT Ochre Card or willingness to obtain prior to commencement;
- Whilst not essential, candidates who have a senior first aid certificate will be highly regarded, and;
- Any demonstrated experience working across different cultures, particularly Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities will be highly advantageous. Additionally, candidates who have experience as a director will be at a distinct advantage.
Please note: Vaccination against COVID-19 is a mandatory requirement for this role.
While you will be based in Darwin, you will need to be willing and able to travel to remote communities for up to several days at a time.
Early Childhood Australia (ECA) has been a voice for young children since 1938. We are the main early childhood advocacy organisation acting in the interests of young children, their families, and those in the early childhood field. ECA advocates to ensure quality, social justice, and equity in all issues relating to the education and care of children aged birth to eight years.
Our role in achieving this vision is by enacting our values of respect, leadership, integrity, and equity, being an effective advocate for young children, and a champion for quality outcomes in early childhood education and care
Don't miss out on this opportunity to advance your career as an experienced early childhood educator specialising as an Inclusion Professional with a passionate, people-focused team - Apply Now!