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February

Kindergarten Improvement Advisor (Vpsg5)

Department of Education and Training - Horsham, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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JOB DESCRIPTION

An exciting position is available in the Department of Education and Training for an experienced and enthusiastic applicant for a Kindergarten Improvement Advisor role in South Western Victorian Region, based in Horsham or Warrnambool.

Kindergarten Improvement Advisor 

The role of the Kindergarten Improvement Advisor is to advise, support and build the capacity of funded kindergarten services to continuously improve service quality, particularly through the implementation of School Readiness Funding and subsidised Three-Year-Old Kindergarten. The role of the Kindergarten Improvement Advisor is to advise, support and build the capacity of funded kindergarten services across the Wimmera South West Area to continuously improve service quality.

The Kindergarten Improvement Advisor will need to draw on past experience and knowledge in an early learning context, administration of early childhood services and curriculum delivery.
This role requires high-level communication and stakeholder management skills, along with a strong understanding of quality pedagogical practices.

The position is responsible for implementing Government priorities including program reform and policy in relation to Early Childhood.

In particular, you will understand the needs of individual kindergarten services to provide specialist advice to early childhood providers to inform the successful implementation of School Readiness Funding, by identifying opportunities to improve educational outcomes.

You will also provide specialist advice on change management and quality pedagogical practices for the implementation of three-year-old kindergarten, and influence the practices of early childhood organisations through evidence-based strategies.

The roles requires you to consult, liaise with and influence key stakeholders, find innovative solutions to resolve stakeholder issues, and apply extensive knowledge of the early childhood sector and the local community to inform decisions and advice to stakeholders.

You will oversee quality assurance mechanisms used to monitor early childhood reforms, have a sound understanding of current research and developments in the early childhood sector, plus the ability to identify implications and opportunities.

This role requires leadership skills, well development problem solving and stakeholder management skills. The ability to form strong relationships and networks with early childhood providers is essential. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

A bachelor-level tertiary qualification in early childhood or a related field is highly desirable.

For further information please contact Debbie Moerkerk on 0472 869 669

Candidates must address the key selection criteria to be considered for this position. 

For more details regarding this position please see attached position description.

Department of Education and Training is committed to diversity. The Department places considerable effort and resources into responding to the needs of staff with a disability. People from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply for this position. If you require assistance, with the recruitment process, have accessibility or adjustment requirements, please communicate with the contact person listed on this job advertisement or contact the People Division via email: vps.hr.services@edumail.vic.gov.au

Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following websites: www.education.vic.gov.au and http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx.

Applications close 19 February 2021

Horsham, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency




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