• Fixed Term, Part Time - Until June 2021
  • 22.8 hours per week
  • ACT Inclusion Agency Location

Big Fat Smile is a values-led organisation. Its vision is that we enrich the lives and minds of children and families in their community. Our values are Inclusion, Integrity, Safety, Child-centric, Collaboration and Leadership.

We are a not for profit, community owned, non government organisation which provides high quality care and education for children, national and state wide inclusion services as part of a National Consortia and operate many community based services to children and families. These include post natal depression groups, transition to school and supported playgroups.

Big Fat Smile is committed to being a child safe organisation and adopting the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations (National Principles). We place the protection of children at the top of our responsibilities and obligations. Every employee is required to exercise their duty of care and ensure the protection of children within the Organisation’s care. There is a zero tolerance for inappropriate behaviour towards children and any breach of the Child Protection laws. All allegations and safety concerns will be treated seriously and acted upon. Big Fat Smile has legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when there are significant concerns for a child’s safety.

What you’ll do

The aim of the Inclusion Professional is to support educators in federally funded education and care services to increase their capacity and capability to embed inclusive practices within their service. You will identify strengths, capacity and capability of educators to ensure that support provided is tailored to educators and eligible services.

You will work to promote a clear understanding of inclusion, which focuses on all children being seen as capable and contributing in their environment. The position involves working closely with other Inclusion Agency team members to deliver inclusion support, which is flexible and responsive to the needs of eligible services within the jurisdiction and in accordance with the Inclusion Support Programme Guidelines.

What you’ll need:

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and to be able to deliver high levels of professional service in a fast paced environment
  • Proven experience in Early Childhood Education
  • Maintain an ACT Working With Vulnerable People Check and if successful obtain a valid paid NSW Working with Children Check through the Office of the Children’s Guardian
  • Extensive knowledge and passion for inclusive practice
  • Degree in Early Childhood or Diploma in Early Childhood
  • Understanding of the Inclusion Support Programme guiding principles
  • Have commitment to Child Protection and abide by all company policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated flexibility, adaptability and the ability to respond positively to change within the work environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with using standard computer software, such as Microsoft Office
  • Current drivers license

What's in it for you?

In return you will be offered above award remuneration, ongoing training and development, access to a large support network.