- Sydney > Alexandria
- Job posted on: 10th May 2022
- Applications close:
The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) is a national charity dedicated to raising language, literacy and numeracy standards in Australia for vulnerable Australians.
“In over 25 years of teaching I have found [Early Language and Literacy] one of the most practical and beneficial experiences both for student and teacher learning.”
- Classroom Teacher, Mid-North Coast NSW
ALNF’s flagship Early Language and Literacy (EL&L) program draws on best practice from speech and language pathology and education. It provides knowledge and practical strategies to support the development of foundational language and literacy skills to early childhood and early primary educators, allied professionals, parents and community members in remote, regional and urban communities.
EL&L training and mentoring builds capacity around the nationally accredited Certificate IV in Early Language and Literacy, with a strong focus on integrated practice to ensure that the EL&L strategies sit alongside and support existing programming and curriculum in response to children’s growth needs. This approach includes:
Our goal is to create communities of practice for those who work for children, with common skills, knowledge, resources and expert support to interrupt intergenerational educational disadvantage in vulnerable communities.
To meet growing demand, ALNF has an exciting opportunity for an individual will strong knowledge and experience in early primary education (see responsibilities and selection criteria below).
ALNF will provide on-the-job training and mentoring to support your qualification as an EL&L Trainer. ALNF will also provide access to training in the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment if required. We are looking for a long-term engagement and ask for a minimum commitment to the role for 2-3 years to allow for the establishment of strong community relationships.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those from other diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. ALNF is an equal opportunity employer.
ALNF’s office is in Sydney, however ALNF will consider candidates who live elsewhere and would work from home when not travelling for work. This position involves extensive travel to remote, regional and urban program sites around Australia, 20-24 weeks per year (5-6 weeks per school term).
In this role, you will make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable Australians.
Facilitate whole-of-community strategies to achieve oral language and early literacy growth for children across a number of vulnerable communities across Australia. Responsibilities include:
To submit your application, click Apply Now.
Please direct enquiries to Philippa Pryor, ALNF Programs Manager via email: Philippa.Pryor@alnf.org using the subject line: Early Language & Literacy Community Trainer enquiry via EthicalJobs.
A position description is attached.