About the role
We are looking for a qualified Psychologist eager to make a positive, long-lasting changes with children, their families, as well as kindergarten staff in the Outer East Melbourne region. Using experience in areas including child development, psycho-social and cognitive development, our ideal candidate will empower educators and families, building their capacity to prepare young children for the crucial early schooling years.
We would love to hear from people co nfident building relationships within the education sector, as well as within multidisciplinary teams, who can leverage relationships to impart an understanding of the impact that the priority areas of communication (language development), wellbeing (social and emotional) and access/inclusion have on children’s achievement, overall wellbeing and engagement
An understanding of and able to work in alignment with the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) and the National Quality Standard (NQS) for early childhood education and care, and skill and experience in Group training, coaching and case consultation experience, specifically experience providing professional learning activities for a range of audiences is essential.
This position will be offered at 0.8EFT to 1.0EFT, on a 3 year fixed-term basis.
What you’ll be doing
You will have excellent access to kindergarten educators and fa milies in kindergarten communities to build their capacity to support young children’s learning in the key areas of communication (language development) wellbeing (social and emotional) and access and inclusion. Using evidence-based practices, what you do will benefit all children and families you work with.
You will work in collaboration with educators and families to build their capability to create an environment for kindergarten aged children that promote:
- improved speech, language, social interaction and early literacy outcomes
- self-regulation and positive and pro-social behaviours, and
- social and emotional wellbeing.
Allied health professionals will be required to:
- work collaboratively with kindergartens and Department of Education and Training area staff area to plan for how they will utilise their allied health entitlement
- build the capability of educators and families to support children through coaching, modelling, group training, case consultation support and other discipline specific services
- provide allied health support to kindergartens and to families and communities
- travel to kindergartens within the Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges areas
A typical day will involve providing 2- 3 direct outreach services to Kindergartens that builds the capability of educators and families. Sessions will include coaching, modelling, mentoring, group training, and consultation to deliver a comprehensive capacity building service to Kindergartens to improve School Readiness outcomes for children.
More information about School Readiness Funding is available here: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/Pages/Schoolreadiness.aspx.
Who you’ll be working with
You will liaise directly with Kindergartens, PSFO Officers, the EACH SRF Allied Health Team, the Child Development, Team Leader and other staff.
Supported by National Clinical Leads, as well as a host of other Allied Health Professionals in the region, all working towards common goals.
What we offer
EACH offers all staff benefits by offering Not for Profit Salary Packaging, a flexible workplace strategy and support through a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program.
About the organisation
At EACH, our vision is for a healthy and inclusive community.
Founded on the vision that everyone is entitled to good health, we’re one of the nation’s leading health and community service providers, offering a broad range of services for over 40 years. Our services include Community Health, Mental Health, NDIS, Counselling, Support for Older Australians and Family Services.
How to apply
We want to know why you would like to come work with EACH and what you can bring to this role. Please attach a cover letter with your resume.
If you’d like more information about the position, please contact Kate Sieh, Outer East Primary Health Manager on 9837 3900
EACH may interview candidates during the application period, so candidates are encouraged to apply early. Applications close Sunday 28 February 2021.
Please quote in application: Educational and Developmental Psychologist (Grade 2 or 3) via Pro Bono Australia.