Inclusion Professional | KU Sydney Metro North, Pymble - Full Time

Inclusion Professional | KU Sydney Metro North, Pymble - Full Time

Ku Children'S Services | pymble, NSW, AU

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At KU, children find their voice. From their very first visit, until they transition to school, KU children discover their sense of self and learn to respect others. Curious and social, they’re ready for the world. They’re happy with who they are, and interested in who you are. No matter how big the conversation, they have their say. Throughout KU’s 130 services, children experience high quality early education preschool, child care, early intervention and inclusion programs, and small acts of kindness happen every day. They learn it’s OK to be different, and we can all be different, together.

Inclusion Professional | KU Sydney Metro North, Pymble

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 an exciting Full-time opportunity on a Parental Leave contract up the end of November 2022. This position is for the Sydney Metro North Inclusion Hub located in our Pymble office.

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: HERE

    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, exclusion, and early intervention.
  • 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 all applicants with skills and/or experience relevant to the position to apply, regardless of individual differences such as age, colour, religion, gender, sexual identification or orientation, or ethnic origin – including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, members of culturally and linguistically diverse communities and people with disabilities.

    We invite you to communicate to us your individual needs in relation to the application process. This allows KU to adapt its recruitment processes to address your specific physical or cultural requirements. 

    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:

    Suzanne: 0408 482 616

    Carolyn: 0400 432 477

    All enquiries will be treated with strict confidentiality..

    To view other exciting opportunities for 2022, please visit our website 

    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.