VAEAI Positions Vacant

Koorie Inclusion Project Officer - Early Years

The Koorie Inclusion Project Officer will be part of the VAEAI Early Years team providing support to the delivery of an Inclusion Support Program (ISP) for Aboriginal children in Early Childhood and Child Care (ECCC) Services in Victoria. The project includes building the capacity of mainstream ECCC services to support the inclusion of Koorie children and their families through developing tools and resources, providing learning and mentoring support to ECCC staff and raising the awareness of the Koorie Community about ECCC services and their entitlements to support.

The Koorie Inclusion Support Officer is specifically responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships with Koorie communities, Aboriginal Peak organisations and other key stakeholders in early years services; providing advice on cultural issues relevant to the delivery of early years services to Koorie children; and helping the Multi-functional Aboriginal Childcare Services (MACS) to understand the resources and support that Koorie children and their families can access.

VAEAI is looking for someone who is a good communicator, has strong skills in networking and building relationships with key stakeholders (including universal Inclusion Support Officers, Regional ISP Team leaders, government staff and the Koorie community) and is passionate about Koorie children having the best opportunities and experiences in early childhood and childcare services.

If you are interested in this position and would like further information please call Ellie Waters, Early Years Unit on (03) 9481 0800 or email hr@vaeai.org.au to obtain a position description and/or submit your application. This position is a fixed term contract to September 2019.

Applications close Wednesday 23rd August 2017.

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