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Early Childhood Development Advisor

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Work type: Fixed Term
Location: WA - Regional
Categories: Technical Specialists

The Opportunity to be a Changemaker

Working across two community development projects, the role with support from a Technical Program Manager will work to ensure that project staff, early childhood personnel and the families have increased capacity to provide quality early learning experiences for children that support their development and help them transition to school more effectively.

An important part of the work will be to support services/programs develop shared key messages for families and a common language to talk about early childhood development that reduces some of the confusion for services and families. This will include collaborating with the Kimberley Schools program as well as World Vision’s own technical advisors in the delivery of an Abecedarian Approach Australia (3A) in community playgroups and three- and four-year old’s programs in two Derby schools.

The Early Childhood Advisor is responsible for providing 3A direct mentoring and coaching to project teams, playgroup leaders as well as providing demand driven workshops for families.

Some of the Key Accountabilities include:

  • Support to Connected Beginnings Project:
    • Plan and deliver capacity building activities (workshops, mentoring, coaching) with early childhood services and families;
    • Contribute to the reviews and adaptations of the integrated service delivery model
  • Early Childhood Care and Development Support:
    • Plan and deliver capacity building activities (workshops, mentoring, coaching) with Project Facilitators, Community Playgroup Facilitators, and partner organisations
    • Provide mentoring, coaching and support to Community Playgroup Facilitators in the implementation of the Abecedarian Approach Australia (3A)
    • Implement of existing and new community playgroups
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with partners and internal stakeholders
  • Communications, Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation

Who we are looking for

  • Degree qualification in Early Childhood Education, or related discipline or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated professional experience in community development by implementing best practice in led early childhood programs 
  • Experience supporting engagement and participation of families and services
  • Understanding of integrated service delivery approaches and community development processes

What you need to know

This role is a fixed term position until end of June 2022 operating in a full-time capacity and will be based at our state office in Derby, Western Australia.

Remote benefits and relocation support will be provided - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

For your information, the interviews will start immediately, and the role may be filled before the closing date

World Vision Australia takes our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we provide an environment that is safe for our child and adult beneficiaries. We have strong recruitment procedures to make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. All successful candidates will undergo a criminal record and Working with Children check prior to employment. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support and training in their work with child and adult beneficiaries.

Why World Vision

World Vision is a global community, working together for the one purpose – to bring about positive change in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children.  People are inspired to work for us because they want to contribute to making a difference.  We are part of an international team, using our talent, determination and influence to invest in a better tomorrow.

With us, job satisfaction takes on a greater meaning. We have over 50,000 dedicated and passionate staff and volunteers, 10 million committed supporters who are changing lives and 100 million people as a part of World Vision’s supported communities.

World Vision has been partnering with communities in Australia for more than 40 years through our Australia First Nations Program. We are committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities achieve their own development goals, build on their strengths and create solutions to their own challenges. World Vision is committed to ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff are well represented and supported within the staff team. The Australia First Nations Program has a First Nations staff network that acts as a support network and safe space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff who are separated by distance but connected by culture. The network also provides advice to the Australia First Nations Program and the broader WV organisation regarding our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, communities and families.

When it comes to our people, as an organisation we embrace diversity, employing people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds.

**Please note the recruitment team are away from 24th Dec 2020 – 4th Jan 2021. We look forward to reviewing your applications upon our return.

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World Vision Australia is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation that is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and communities by tackling the causes of poverty. We are dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in line with our Reconciliation Action Plan

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