Early Childhood Support Officer

Due to maternity leave arrangements, the following opportunity has become available. This position supports the roles and functions of the Early Childhood Improvement Branch and works closely with the early years sector to provide advice and guidance. The position is based in Dandenong. The position is advertised as a 0.5 position until Mid February 2020, however, some flexibility regarding time fraction and days of work may be available for the suitable candidate. Phone John O'Shaughnessy for a confidential conversation on 8766 5666.
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Early Childhood
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - Southern Metro
Reference: VG/DET/SEVR/20010042
Closing Date: 27-May-2019
Salary Range: $67,866 - $82,404
Job Duration: until 17 February 2020
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Contact: John O'Shaughnessy
8766 5666

Position Details

The Early Childhood Improvement Branch ensures a dedicated team supports early childhood services in Areas. The branch has multiple responsibilities, including the delivery of School Readiness Funding.

School Readiness Funding is a new, permanent part of kindergarten funding that will give more support to the children who need it most.

 The role will:

 - Provide support and respond to kindergarten services with straightforward queries about School Readiness Funding

-  Provide administration and project support to the Early Childhood Improvement Manager and Kindergarten Improvement Advisor

- Support the Early Childhood Improvement Branch

- Act as a conduit between early childhood service providers and the Early Childhood Improvement Branch

- Support the establishment and coordination of early childhood groups and networks.

To be successful in this role you should have strong people skills and a focus on providing quality service. You will have excellent organisational and time management skills.

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 27/05/2019

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