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Lentara UnitingCare is one of 21 agencies who form the broader UnitingCare network in Victoria & Tasmania. Currently, this network is merging to become a single entity, and has now appointed one board and one CEO. The combined agency will be known as 'Uniting (Victoria-Tasmania)' and this role along with current ongoing employees will be employed under the Uniting ABN from 1 July 2017.  As we expect to see gradual changes occurring; our focus remains on continuing to provide high quality services to our clients and the local community and provide opportunities for new and existing employees to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

When applying for a position, please provide a resume and cover letter adressing the selection criteria. If your application is shortlisted you will be contacted to arrange a suitable interview time. If you have any questions regarding a position please call Human Resources on (03) 9351 3600.

Placement and Project Support Officer
Kindergraten Inclusion Support Program

  • Leading community services organisation 
  • Attractive remuneration and salary packaging benefits
  • Part time (60.8 hours per fortnight), Ongoing

About Uniting
At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

We are proud to have been part of local communities for over 100 years delivering services across Victoria and Tasmania. With a team of 7,000 skilled and committed individuals we provide over 770 programs and services to people of all ages to learn, thrive and enjoy a healthy, happy life. We’re there for children, families, people with disability, older people and those experiencing homelessness, mental illness or drug and alcohol addiction.

Uniting is looking for great people who, like us, celebrate diversity and welcome everyone regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

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About the opportunity

  • Support Additional Assistants to develop their capacity in inclusion and inclusive practice.
  • Part-time ongoing position within the Kindergarten Incusion Support program which provides additional support

    for children within a mainstream environement
  • Enable an inclusive environment for all children attending Kindergarten
  • Support KIS Additional Assistants to comply with the requirements of the Kindergarten Inclusion Support Program,

    Education and Care Services National Law Act and Regulations, the National Quality Standards Framework, Child Safe

    Standards and organisational policies and procedures
  • Based at our Broadmeadows office with regular contact time and travel required at our Kindergarten partners
  • Work alongside a motivated and passionate team dedicated to providing positive outcomes for children and

  • Grow in your professional practice through opportunities for quality professional development, training, mentoring and coaching
  • Be supported by a passionate and dedicated management team

  • About you
    We are seeking an experienced, motivated and passionate KIS Service Support Officer to provide support to the Kindergraten Inclusion Support team.The successful candidate will hold a qualification in Early Childhood (as approved by Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority) and have prior experience working in early childhood settings providing high quality care and education services for children. In addition, the successful candidate will have knowledge of the Education and Care Services National Law Act and Regulations, the National Quality Framework and the Child Safe Standards and how these relate to the operation of a child care service or kindergarten. Prior experience supporting KIS team members would be highly regarded.

    How to apply
    If this sounds like you, find out more about this role or apply today. When applying, include a cover letter, of no more than one page outlining your suitability by addressing the core/key selection criteria and attach a current resume of no more than 3 pages. Applications that do not address the core/key selection criteria will not be considered.

    Core Selection Criteria

  • Values alignment: ability to demonstrate and authentically promote Uniting’s values
  • Knowledge of the Education and Care Services National Law Act and Regulations, the National Quality Framework and the Child Safe Standards and how these relate to the operation of a child care service or kindergarten.
  • Demonstrated understanding of inclusive practices in early childhood education and care that will support professionals, to fully include children with a disability and to achieve high quality outcomes for all children.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote and advocate for the rights of children and families.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to and communicate effectively with a range of diverse stakeholders including all educators, and early childhood and other professionals.
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in and contribute to a productive team environment.
  • Well-developed organisational skills and ability to prioritise tasks and meet required timeframes working both under direction and with a high degree of autonomy

  • Applications close on Wednesday, 26 September 2018  

    Get in touch

    E: LentaraCareers@vt.uniting.org
    T: Jeanette Twite - 03 9351 3624

    As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

    Apply now View the Position Description