Inclusion Professional | KU IA Hunter Hub - Full Time

KU is our place, where we all belong. A safe, calm community of children, parents and educators. We are very proud to welcome the large and diverse KU family of children, families and staff who experience KU with us each day. Side by side, we explore the world through many cultures and perspectives. KU children learn it’s OK to be different, and we can all be different, together. Since 1895, KU has been and proudly remains a not for profit organisation.

Inclusion Professional

KU Children’s Services receives Australian Government funding to operate a state-wide Inclusion Agency in NSW/ACT in partnership with Include Me and Gowrie NSW as part of the new Inclusion Support Program (ISP). The ISP supports early childhood education and care (ECEC) services to build their capacity and capability to provide quality inclusive practices, address participation barriers and include children with additional needs alongside their typically developing peers.

We are currently recruiting for a motivated early childhood teacher with a passion for inclusion and diversity.

As an  Inclusion Professional  you will support educators in federally funded ECEC services to increase their capacity and capability to embed inclusive practices within their service. 

We have one full time Parental Leave position available to April 2023. The position is for our Hunter Inclusion Hub located in our Lambton office. However, we are keen to recruit a team member based in the Taree region with the option of working remotely.
The role of the Inclusion Professional is to:
Identify the strengths, capacity and capability of educators to ensure that support provided is tailored to educator and ECEC service needs.
Work to promote a clear understanding of inclusion, which focuses on all children being seen as capable and contributing in their environment.
Work closely with other Inclusion Agency team members to deliver inclusion support, which is flexible and responsive to the needs of ECEC services within the jurisdiction and in accordance with the ISP Guidelines.

The full position description is available through the following link: 
What are we looking for?
The successful applicant will meet the following criteria:

Tertiary qualifications in education (early/middle childhood) with at least 5 years’ experience.
Thorough understanding of the differences between inclusion, integration, micro exclusion, and macro exclusion.
Demonstrated current knowledge of the early/middle childhood sector, including knowledge of the National Quality Framework, EYLF and MTOP.
Ability to facilitate change through reflective practice and a strength- based approach as well as understanding of adult learning principles.
Ability to work independently as well as within a team.
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with using standard computer software, such as Microsoft Office and online databases.
Current drivers’ licence and use of a comprehensively insured, registered motor vehicle.

COVID19 Vaccination

At KU, the safety and wellbeing of our employees, the children in our care and their families remains our highest priority. This is at the forefront of all that we do, and we welcome applications from candidates who share this spirit. It is a condition of employment that KU staff members are required to hold full COVID-19 vaccination.

Unlocking Endless Possibilities
KU has been awarded Employer of Choice each year since 2016 and is committed to continuing the development of a workplace culture of inclusion and diversity. We actively promote the employment of people from across the spectrum of society. 
We encourage applications from people with a disability, and from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Through communicating individual needs during the application process, it allows KU to adapt your recruitment processes to meet an individual’s physical or cultural requirements. We encourage you to talk to us about what your needs are to make your interview a success.

Applying for the position  

Please apply with a cover letter that outlines why you are applying for the position as well as includes responses to each of the above criteria. Your resume should also be uploaded as a separate document.

Feel free to contact us to discuss details of this position by contacting:

Emma: 0418 675 857

Glen: 0466 552 471

All enquiries will be treated with strict confidentiality.

KU Children’s Services is committed to being a child safe organisation. We put children’s safety and wellbeing at the centre of our practices. Child safety is a shared responsibility across the organisation. All KU staff contribute to maintaining our child safe culture and ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the children in our services and programs. KU has a zero tolerance of harm or abuse of children.
Lambton, NSW, AU