0.8-1.0 FTE Monday - Friday.
Thorough induction program provided (1-2 weeks).
About the company:
The Placement Coordinator works in partnership with the Department for Education, Early Years and Child Development division and the Department for Child Protection (DCP) to place children who are under the guardianship of the Chief Executive, DCP into home/family based environments for 24/7 emergency care while foster and kinship options are explored.
About the role:
The Placement Coordinator provides high quality service delivery and service coordination by identifying and matching vulnerable and disadvantaged children’s needs with suitable FDC educator.
The role also includes controlling and coordinating the placement process including active involvement in children’s transitions and settling processes as well as closely monitoring the family-based education and care environments and ongoing educator service provision under the principles of the GFDC program.
The Placement Coordinator will work across the state recruiting suitable FDC educators, identifying additional needs training, coordinating and attending placement meetings, undertaking follow up/review/evaluation requirements, establishing and maintaining accurate data records, documenting placement details including enrolment, regular visits and exit process and closely monitoring educator capacity and wellbeing and placement process.
The Placement Coordinator is responsible for supporting the provision of inclusive quality home-based childcare in a designated scheme that is consistent with state, commonwealth legislation, and department policies, guidelines and objectives.
We are recruiting a FDC Guardianship Coordinator to work Full time Monday – Friday. There may be an opportunity to work 0.8 FTE over 5 days for the right candidate. This role is initially offered as a 3 month contract, although there is a high possibility for a 12 month extension.
About your skills & experience:
You’ll hold a Diploma level qualification in Early Childhood Education and Care as a minimum and having working knowledge of the National Quality Standards.
You have experience in service delivery in Children’s Services or a related field.
You will have a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with a range of people including individuals, small groups, and community organisations.
You will have the ability to coach and mentor others to achieve specific outcomes in changing environments.
You’ll be able to observe, analyse, report and evaluate child care practice against defined criteria.
You will have knowledge of relevant legislation, assessment systems, appropriate standards and quality indicators for young children.
You have demonstrated knowledge and commitment to promoting and creating a safe and inclusive environment; and the legislative requirements of Equal Opportunity an WHS legislation.
You will have knowledge of the impact of trauma, abuse and/or neglect and how it relates to child development.
Certificate IV in training and assessment is desirable.
Culture & benefits:
This is the ideal role for a Qualified Educator, Social Worker or Centre Manager, looking for a change in scenery.
This role is diverse and may involve some intrastate travel.
You will become part of our Entrée family and will be supported on your journey in addition to having the opportunity to invitations to exclusive events, training opportunities, being part of our employee rewards scheme and monthly newsletters.
Applications including cover letter and CV in one document in Microsoft Word only should be addressed to Lauren Robertson quoting reference JO– 2201-5843. Telephone enquiries are welcome on 8100 8802.