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The position sits within the Family Support Services, alongside the Family Relationships Centre, Integrated Family Services, Family Respite Carers, Prompt Response counselling and Children’s Contact Centre Services and is based in EACH Maroondah and Knox and provide services in family homes and kindergartens across the municipalities of Knox and Yarra Ranges.
As part of our Family Support Services in Ringwood, EACH is looking for an Access to Early Learning (AEL) Facilitator to increase participation in kindergarten by children experiencing vulnerability.
The Access to Early Learning (AEL) role aims to increase participation in kindergarten by children experiencing vulnerability. It is primarily an outreach service, a visiting each family weekly, building relationships with parents that encourage effective in-home learning and a child’s enrolment and sustained engagement in kindergarten.
The AEL facilitator also fosters important connection and collaboration between the family, the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) service, educators, and other services.
You will work within a multidisciplinary team with other counselors, caseworkers and support workers and manage a caseload of 8 families where there is a 3 yo eligible for three year old kindergarten.
Your days will consist of outreach to these families, building relationship with the parents that encourage effective in home learning and foster connection and a sustained relationship with other family supports, the kindergarten and the educators.
Who you’ll be working with
Working with other professionals within a variety of disciplines, including Maternal Child Health Nurses, Kindergarten staff, support workers and counsellors. Our team is dedicated to giving clients the best possible support.
We are looking for a facilitator with a tertiary qualification in Social Work (or equivalent) and/or early childhood education and development and/or at least 5 years’ experience in the delivery of support services to families and children, preferably in a multidisciplinary environment, you might be exactly the person we’re looking for!
- A current Working With Children’s Check is essential
- Have full Australian working rights and a National Police Clearance
- Australian Drivers Licence
- Current AHPRA or Equivalent Professional Registration
- Tertiary qualification in Social Work (or equivalent)
EACH is committed to developing our people. At EACH you’ll be supported to be your best.
- Support through a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program
- Exposure to a wide variety of clients to build your skills and experience
- Clinical supervision and access to evidence based resources.
- EACH operate well over 200 programs and services which offer a variety of opportunities for career progression and development.
- Positive culture and supportive and like-minded team and management
- Generous not-for-profit salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax-free income per year
- Up to $2,650 additional tax-free money to spend towards meals entertainment
- Flexible work arrangements to support a positive work-life balance
- Family & Domestic Violence Leave
- Opportunity to purchase additional leave
- Public Holiday Substitution policy
- Novated leasing arrangements
We want to know why you would like to come work with EACH and what you can bring to this role. If you’d like more information about the position please see the full Position Description.
Applications close on the 13th August 2023
Please note that applications will be reviewed as they are received. Interviews may take place during the advertising period – so don’t miss out and apply today!
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*Our Diversity & Inclusion Commitment*
At EACH, we aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality, or religion. We welcome and strongly encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and people with lived experience to apply.
EACH is committed to creating a culturally safe environment that values and supports Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people(s); where culture and heritage is acknowledged, and respected, as being core to their existence. We recognise and respect the unique culture and contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people bring to our communities. We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.