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Early Childhood Educator

Guide Dogs Victoria - Kew, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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Guide Dogs Victoria provides high quality training to maximize the independence of people living with low vision or blindness. Our professional services extend beyond the provision of guide dogs, and include innovative children’s mobility programs, orientation and mobility training for adults and people living with an acquired brain injury (ABI), and social networking programs to support active community participation. Guide Dogs Victoria is also Australia’s most trusted charity and an employer of choice in the disability sector. Our staff enjoy an inclusive and collaborative working environment where talent is recognised and innovation is encouraged.

Guide Dogs Victoria has a vacancy for an experienced professional to join our Team in the position of Early Childhood Educator, working to support children who are aged 0-7 years old who are blind or have low vision. The position is a parttime role of 3 days per week, on a 12-month fixed term contract.

In this role you will be responsible to:
  • Work in collaboration with the Client Services team and practitioners to deliver; services and maximise community engagement and opportunities for young children who are blind or have low vision;
  • Provide services within a Fee for Service Model, providing outcome measures and clinical justification for service and equipment needs;
  • Identify and gather information to administer the appropriate pathway for achieving outcomes, as well as effectively identify appropriate service needs that will assist the child in everyday environments.
The successful candidate will have:
  • Relevant qualifications in Early Childhood and/or Special Education;
  • Previous experience in a similar role working with children who are blind or have low vision is desirable;
  • A strong client and customer focus and a commitment to person centered service practices;
  • A commitment to live the values and behaviours of Guide Dogs Victoria; and
  • A strong alignment with the vision of Guide Dogs Victoria in delivering independence to people who are blind or have low vision.
Download the position description here.

A competitive remuneration package is available commensurate with skills and experience, which includes tax free salary packaging up to $13,650 per annum and a tool of trade vehicle. Applications (including a Cover letter and Resume) to be received by 17th May 2021.

Guide Dogs Victoria welcomes applications from people with disability, including those with low vision and blindness. We acknowledge the rights of people with disabilities to have equal opportunity for participation in meaningful employment and are committed to increasing the representation of people
with disability in our workforce.