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Preschool Field Officer

Moonee Valley City Council
  • Temporary part-time role at 25.5 hours per week
  • 12-month contract
  • Salary $56.38 per hour plus 10% superannuation

Family & Children Services Department

Family and Children’s Services brings together a range of services that focus on optimising learning, development, health and family wellbeing outcomes for children and young people from 0-17 years. Services include Early Learning Services (Child Care, Occasional Care and Kindergarten), and Health and Family Wellbeing Services (including Maternal and Child Health, Immunisation and Family Services).

The Opportunity

Working as part of our Planning, Policy and Advocacy unit and reporting directly to the Team Leader Education and Planning, you will have a key focus on building the capacity of early childhood educators to support access and participation for children with additional needs in three and four-year old funded kindergarten programs. This role will also see you providing an outreach model in kindergarten programs of practical advice, support and professional services.

Skills & Experience

  • Degree qualified Early Childhood Teacher qualification approved by The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) together with relevant experience in the early childhood field;
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and delivering high quality inclusive kindergarten programs;
  • Demonstrated theoretical knowledge and experience working with and responding to the diverse needs of children with additional needs and their families;
  • Well-developed knowledge of early childhood education and care and specialist education including relevant regulations, guidelines and contemporary frameworks;
  • Postgraduate qualification and experience in Special Education desirable; and,
  • Current Working With Children Check and Victorian Driver’s Licence.

How to Apply

To submit your application, click Apply Now to be redirected to our website.

A position description is attached.

Applications must be submitted through our careers portal and should be in line with the Moonee Valley City Council Application Guide. Applications that do not meet these requirements may not be considered.

For further information, please view the Position Description or contact Sharne Wheaton, Team Leader Education and Planning on (03) 9243 8718.

If you have a reasonable adjustment, support or access requirement, we encourage you to let us know through your application or email H2@mvcc.vic.gov.au using the subject line: Preschool Field Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs or call 9243 1122.

In line with the directions issued by Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, some of Council’s positions require you to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are successful in our recruitment and selection process, you may be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status.

If you are interested in the role but feel you may not meet the full range of selection criteria, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your experience and application for this position.

We don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our services and our community. With a focus on inclusion, accessibility and flexibility, we'll support you at every stage of your career. We recognise the importance of balance and embrace work agility, understanding that this means different things to each and every one of our employees.

Moonee Valley City Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Child Safe employer and we value diversity and encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people of any age or gender, people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and/or queer (LGBTIQA+) and people with disability.

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