- Utilise your Early Years specialist skills
- Permanent role, Bendigo base with potential travel within the Loddon catchment area.
- Access Flexible Working Opportunities, .8 hours may be considered
At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.
The Early Childhood Development Advisor position is funded through the Department of Health & Human Services, to support the work of the North Central Victoria Family Services Alliance [NCVFSA]. The position is a resource to Orange Door and all funded Family Services programs across 6 Local Government Areas within the Loddon catchment area.
Family Services has a critical role in promoting outcomes for vulnerable children and families, and provides a range of service interventions with a whole-of-family focus to: a) Strengthen parent capability to provide care, ensure safety and promote their child's development, and b) Improve the family's community connections and access to community resources. This requires building strong connections and linkages with relevant universal and adult services to improve outcomes for vulnerable children and families.
The role of the Early Childhood Development Advisor is to strengthen service responses and partnerships between Orange Door/Family Services and Early Years’ service providers to maximise vulnerable children and families’ opportunities in accessing and remaining engaged with early years’ services.
To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:
- A tertiary qualification that demonstrates an extensive understanding of working with children in their Early Years. Such as; Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Development and/or Maternal and Child Health Nursing.
- Significant experience in the Early Years Support Sector including an excellent knowledge and understanding of Early Childhood development and strategies for working with vulnerable children and their families.
- Demonstrated excellence in the ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders to identify systemic issues and lead systemic improvement for vulnerable children 0-5 years through, including an understanding of change management and continuous improvement
- Demonstrated excellence in the ability to lead and strengthen the capacity of others through modelling, communication, coaching and mentoring.
- Excellent time management and organisational skills.
- Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills; including the ability to develop and maintain strategic partnerships and networks, with the proven ability to liaise and consult effectively.
- Demonstrated excellence in culturally sound practices and working in collaboration with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Organisations to strengthen outcomes of children within these communities.
- Highly developed written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to produce presentations, projects, training, reports and other communication an agreed timeframe
Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.
How to Apply:
Detailed position description: Central North Region - Early Childhood Development Advisor.docx.pdf
To apply for this position you will need to complete the online application. You will be requested to attach your resume and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as separate documents.
For further enquiries contact Melissa Rockes, Program Manager on 0448 929 094.
Applications Close: 26 September 2021
We would encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible as applications will be assessed on an ongoing basis. If we identify suitable applicants prior to the posted closing date of the advert we may close the position early.
Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.
Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this. Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.