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Team Leader Children's Services Support

City of Greater Dandenong - Dandenong, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


$98,380 - $110,084 pa (pro rata plus super)

Temporary Part Time (32 hours per week until September 2025)

The City of Greater Dandenong is an organisation of exceptional character. We invest in the development of our people and the community and we strive to be a workplace that is respectful, engaged, accountable, creative and honest. We are a progressive organisation, in a city that is on the move and we offer a dynamic and rewarding work environment.

We offer exceptional working conditions and are focused on providing a workplace that values diverse contributions, cares for your health and wellbeing and fosters a positive work culture. We ensure all people have an equal opportunity for employment and advancement within our organisation.

We embrace our diverse community and work environment and encourage applications from everyone including people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander background, people of diverse sexual orientation and gender, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people of varied age, ability, and faith. Council will give due consideration to any workplace adjustments to accommodate the needs of any prospective or existing staff member.

Join an award-winning Children’s Services Team, dynamic and passionate in supporting children and their families in the Greater Dandenong community. Recent grant funding has created an opportunity for a Team Leader Children’s Services Support.

Primary Objectives Of The Position Include

  • To manage the day to day operations of the Children’s services support team, delivering a quality service that meets professional and legal standards.
  • To provide effective leadership and coordination to ensure the delivery of a dynamic and innovative children’s services support team.
  • To progress opportunities for collaboration and partnerships in the Children’s Services sector.
  • To plan and coordinate the provision and implementation of kindergarten.
  • To support and advocate for the provision of flexible models of quality childcare.
  • Provide support and advice to kindergarten and childcare early year’s managers, community committees of management and private service providers.
  • To implement the actions and activities of the Children’s Plan and assist with strategic planning.
  • To develop, implement and evaluate the municipal early years infrastructure planning.

Relevant Experience Should Include

Essential - a degree level qualification in early childhood, education, health, welfare or related field along with substantial experience or alternatively lesser formal qualifications with extensive relevant experience in community-based project work.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Children’s Services and education sector and issues impacting on children and their families;
  • Strong advocacy and conflict resolution skills including the ability to facilitate meetings and workshops to maximise participation by individuals;
  • Demonstrated project management skills including program planning, design, implementation and evaluation within a community development framework;
  • Demonstrated understanding of relevant legislation and frameworks in the provision of kindergarten and childcare;
  • Experience in networking, coordinating, and liaising with a wide range of service providers and other relevant bodies;
  • Ability to engage with diverse community members including marginalised groups.
  • Demonstrated experience in supervising staff and managing teams and ability to work as a member of an effective team.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication and presentation skills, interpersonal and organisational skills.

Applicants must adequately meet the requirements of the role and fully address the selection criteria contained in the position description. To view a copy of this position description, please click on the link below.

Team Leader Children's Services Support - October 2020.pdf

You may be required to undertake practical testing, work preference profiling / psychometric testing, functional capacity assessment (physical) or aptitude testing.

The successful candidate will be asked to produce a clear Working with Children Check and will be asked to consent to a national police check (and where relevant an ‘international criminal history check’), subject to the operation of spent conviction laws. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

We offer a range of benefits for staff including a friendly team environment, salary sacrificed child care (where available), discounted gym membership and a vibrant social club.

Further information: Jacqueline Gray, 8571 1829
Applications close: 5pm, Friday, 12 February 2021

Dandenong, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training


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