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Inclusion Professional - South East SA

Gowrie SA

Gowrie SA is a community-based organisation leading the development of innovative and responsive services for children and families. We offer unique, relationship based programs which allow time for the development of rich connections and learning experiences. We focus on community, social justice, and the capacities of each child and adult to inform our programs.

Gowrie SA offers professional learning opportunities, both internally and externally, to support our staff in building their knowledge and understanding, which assists professional growth and career development.

We are committed to our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). We are dedicated to the principles of equal opportunity and diversity; with all employment decisions being based on an applicant’s ability to undertake their desired role. Considerations are made to support our employees to succeed.

Inclusion Professional – South East SA

(Part time position based within the South East of South Australia – including Mt Gambier, Meningie & Keith)

  • Are you passionate about building Educator capacity for the inclusion of all children?
  • Do you value the professional benefits of critical reflection and working in a culturally diverse and inclusive environment?

Gowrie SA has Australian Government funding to operate the state-wide Inclusion Agency in South Australia as part of the Inclusion Support Program (ISP). As a committed Inclusion Professional, you will work with early education and care services providing advice and assistance to build service capacity for the inclusion of children and offer support in relation to specific children’s inclusion.

After an induction period with our team of Inclusion Professionals in Adelaide, as a member of the Gowrie SA Inclusion Agency team, you will work directly with services, stakeholders and other Inclusion Professionals to deliver inclusion support which is flexible and responsive to the needs of ELCC services, and educators across South Australia.

The following skills and knowledge will assist you in your role:

  • A knowledge of current inclusion principles and practices
  • A knowledge of the National Quality Framework, National Quality Standard and the Learning Frameworks (EYLF & MTOP)
  • A knowledge of Workplace Health and Safety principles and practices
  • A knowledge of Discrimination Laws
  • Maintain a high level of understanding and knowledge of current evidence based education and care practices, including current and emerging practices
  • Consistently demonstrate knowledge, understanding and practice of adult learning principles
  • Computer literacy, including knowledge of Microsoft Office and online systems such as Portals, Customer Relationship Management software and video conferencing

Inclusion Professionals must hold one of the following qualifications:

  • Diploma of Children's Services or equivalent as a minimum; and/or
  • Qualifications in Early Childhood Teaching, or a related discipline in Allied Health or Disability also considered

Your experience in a context working with and promoting the inclusion of children, working with or in the early learning sector and participating in reflective dialogue that examines the impact of early childhood practice will assist your application.

As an Inclusion Professional (Regional), you will be expected to spend significant amounts of time travelling to and from services, working directly with services and facilitating staff meetings and Interest Hubs using principles of group learning.

You will work in a negotiated location with a laptop computer and mobile phone provided. The use of personal vehicle will be encouraged with mileage reimbursed in accordance the FairWork Act 2009 and Gowrie SA policies and procedures. You will need to have:

  • A current full driver’s license
  • A current not-prohibited DHS Working with Children Check

This position is being offered as a part time opportunity working 22.5 hours a week.

The job & person specification need to be addressed in your cover letter and can be obtained from the Gowrie SA website www.gowriesa.org.au/?q=inclusion-agency.

Gowrie SA warmly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. We also encourage culturally diverse applicants and those from diverse backgrounds.

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