LOOKOUT Early Childhood Learning Advisor

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of our most vulnerable children? As a LOOKOUT Early Childhood Learning Advisor with the Department of Education and Training you will play a critical role to improve the participation and experiences of children in Out-of-Home-Care (OOHC) in early childhood education and care services, including kindergarten and maternal and child health.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Education and Training
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: North West - Swan Hill
Reference: VG/DET/RSG/NWV/1359502
Closing Date: 15-Oct-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: Two Years
Attachments: PD 9898 - EC Lookout Advisor 07-09-18.doc (Word, 229KB)

Contact: Marise Boff
Marise Boff: (03) 8468 9247

Position Details

LOOKOUT Education Support Centres were introduced in 2017 in each of the Department of Education and Training's four regions. LOOKOUT Centres work with, and build the capacity of, schools, early childhood services, carers, child protection practitioners and OOHC services to improve educational outcomes for children and young people in OOHC.  Each LOOKOUT Centre is led by an experienced school principal and staffed by multidiciplinary teams of education specialists, allied health professionals, Koorie cultural advisors and administration officers.  


  • Desirable: Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Social Work or relevant discipline.

To be successful in this role you will have excellent interpersonal, negotiation and analytical skills, and will possess a strong understanding of the early childhood service system. You will play a lead role in improving the access and quality of early learning experiences for OOHC children.

  • Location: Swan Hill - Mallee, North Western Victoria Region
  • Work Type: Fixed Term (2 years) – part time

When applying for this position:

Applications must include a cover letter (1-2 pages), a resume with two nominated referees and 60-120 word responses to each key selection criteria.

How to address Victorian Public Service key selection criteria:

Please refer to https://careers.vic.gov.au/vacancies/key-selection-criteria for advice.

How to apply:

Apply before the advertised closing date via the https://careers.vic.gov.au/ website.

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. 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 15 October 2018.

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