Eligibility: Open to Everyone
Summary of Role
Early Childhood Leaders(ECLs) provide early childhood leadership, curriculum andpedagogical expertise to the Department for Education’s earlychildhood services, preschools and early years of schooling (birth– 5) that contribute to improved learning and developmentoutcomes for children.
Early Childhood Leaders support education directors tostrategically monitor implementation of the preschool qualityimprovement plan and evidence-informed quality improvement acrosspreschools, schools and partnerships to directly influence thequality of education outcomes. They provide expertise to siteleaders to respond to the recommendations arising from theassessment and rating process, and support leaders to establisheffective self-review and improvement planning processes.
By establishing strong relationships with stakeholders includingthe local education team and site leaders ECLs identify andstrategically address the educational needs of preschools, schoolsand partnerships at a site, partnership and system level. Thisincludes playing a key role in the achievement of strategicdirections, the building of leader and teacher capacity,evidence-based review and intervention processes, policy formation,decision making and management of change.
Providing high level leadership for the development andimplementation of a range of key state and national reform policiesand strategies ECLs work in partnership with stakeholders tosupport and influence the development and implementation of highquality, evidence-informed approaches to preschool and schoolimprovement and facilitate the transfer of effective practicesacross the portfolio.
An appropriatetertiary qualification in early childhood education, education orrelated field.
The successful applicant is required to gain a Department of Human Services (DHS) working with children check(WWCC) prior to being employed which is required to berenewed every five years before expiry. A current DHS child-relatedemployment screening will be recognised as a WWCC until it expires.The incumbent will be required to undertake Responding to Risks ofHarm, Abuse & Neglect – Education and Care (RRHAN-EC)full day/online training course every three years. For all otherSpecial Conditions please refer to the Role Description.
Applicants are invited to submit theircurriculum vitae, employment declaration, application cover sheetand a written statement of no more than 1500 words. Writtenstatements should address the key selection criteria outlinedwithin the role description.
The curriculum vitae should generally not exceed 1,500words.
Please include the name, address and contact number of three (3)current referees, one being your current line manager.
S121-4 -$138,534 pa