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Application Assessor | KU Inclusion Development Fund Manager

Organisation : KU Children's Services

Location : Sydney

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Education & Training

Sector : Children

Salary type : Hourly

Application closing date : 1 Aug, 2021

About the role

  • Impactful office/WFH based ECEC role
  • Great team with inclusive culture.
  • Employer of choice winners for 5 years running.

The Role:

This opportunity within our passionate IDFM team will suit an Early Education Professional who has a teaching background and looking to bring their sector knowledge to aid in providing an inclusive environment for all children and educators.

The Application Assessor’s role is to assess applications for Inclusion Development Fund (IDF), in line with the Inclusion Support Program (ISP) Guidelines and the IDF Policy and Practice Framework.

The position will communicate with ECEC services and Inclusion Agencies to build understanding of the IDF and application processes and will contribute to continuous improvement of the IDFM. The Application Assessor will provide feedback and advice to assist services to implement a quality, inclusive service for all children, in line with the National Quality Standards and Approved Learning Frameworks.

These positions are as a result of increased demand for funded support through the Inclusion Support Program with the role configured as either – Full Time (Monday to Friday) accruing a monthly rostered day off OR in a 4 day capacity. Both options are on 12 month fixed term contracts due to current funding.

The position will be based between our IDFM Office in Sydney’s CBD and working from home.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

What we’re looking for:

We also want you to be as passionate about inclusion within early childhood education, and as committed to achieving positive outcomes as we are.

In addition, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in education (early/middle childhood)
  • Demonstrated current knowledge of the ECEC sector
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of inclusion and appropriate strategies educators can implement to address barriers and support the inclusion of children with additional needs in ECEC services with their peers
  • Ability to objectively assess applications against eligibility criteria and set processes and timeframes and use professional judgement to decide on an appropriate outcome
  • A demonstrated high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and meet multiple deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to participate in change
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with, using online computer systems and Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook

The preferred candidate will be required to undertake a Working with Children check as KU is proudly a Child Safe aware organisation.

Why join us?

KU has been recognised as a Winner of The Australian Business Awards for Employer of Choice in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. At KU we want to make your work with us as interesting and rewarding as we possibly can.

KU is a culturally sensitive employer, committed to improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and employees. KU holds a vision for reconciliation and a future where the cultures, languages and histories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Nations Peoples of Australia is celebrated, where all Australians embrace the Elders past, present and future for the wisdom and knowledge they hold and share and support emerging leaders in local communities.

The KU Difference:

  • We Reward – We offer sector leading pay and benefits including salary packaging and discounted private health insurance.
  • We Build Careers – We enable and encourage our people to grow and evolve with us
  • We Grow Our People – We provide opportunities to learn, grow and enhance your professional practice through KU’s high quality professional learning program
  • We Offer an Inclusive Culture – We’ve created a diverse and inclusive working culture with a shared vision and common values.

How do you apply?

If the above resonates with you and you feel you can positively contribute to this committed and inclusive team, please click the ‘Apply’ button to be taken to the application form!

Please include a separate cover letter and resume addressing your suitability to the role.

For further information contact Cathy Bradley on  or 0418 961 351.

To view other exciting opportunities with KU in 2021, please visit our website

About the organisation

Organisation Name : KU Children's Services

Who we are:

KU Children's Services (KU) is a leading not for profit provider of nearly 130 early childhood education and care services in NSW, VIC, the ACT and QLD. Established in 1895, KU is one of Australia’s most experienced and respected providers of long day care, preschool, outside school hours care, family programs and early intervention services. KU also operates programs on behalf of the Australian Government and provides professional services to the early childhood sector and the wider community.

KU Children’s Services (KU), in partnership with Include Me (part of Big Fat Smile Ltd), receives Australian Government funding to operate the Inclusion Development Fund Manager (IDFM). The IDFM is the single national organisation responsible for management of the Inclusion Development Fund (IDF), which is a key element of the Inclusion Support Program (ISP). The ISP supports early childhood education and care (ECEC) services to build their capacity to implement and embed inclusive practices and include children with additional needs alongside their peers.

The Inclusion Development Fund (IDF) provides funding to mainstream ECEC services, including Outside School Hours Care, to address barriers to inclusion. The IDFM ensures a nationally consistent and equitable application of the IDF eligibility requirements to all applications from ECEC services.

How to apply


Please quote in application: Application Assessor | KU Inclusion Development Fund Manager via Pro Bono Australia.


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