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February

Early Years Planning And Engagement Officer

Mornington Peninsula Shire - Melbourne, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Description

About the business

Mornington Peninsula Shire is Victoria's destination municipality, characterised by unique townships, highly productive agriculture, world renowned landscapes, tourist regions, and areas of national and international conservation significance within a vital Green Wedge.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council is responsible for a broad range of infrastructure and community services that support the wellbeing and prosperity of our diverse community.

With approximately 1200 employees, Mornington Peninsula Shire is a busy and vibrant workplace.

Early Years Planning and Engagement Officer

  • Temporary full time up to 12 months
  • $86,170.09 (Excl Super)
  • Increase education and awareness of the benefits of Early Start Kindergarten


About The Role

The Victorian Government is investing $5 billion into early childhood education across the State over the next ten years. As part of this package, funded three-year-old Kindergarten is being rolled out across the Mornington Peninsula Shire from 2022 -2029. The role of the Early Years Planning and Engagement Officer is to support the successful implementation of this initiative across our region, ensuring all children have access to two years of funded kindergarten in a high-quality service by 2029.

Job Tasks & Responsibilities
  • Supporting the successful roll out and implementation of three year old funded kindergarten across the Shire
  • Supporting services to maximise licensed capacity to ensure every child has the opportunity to participate in two years of 15 hours of funded kindergarten
  • Increasing education and awareness of the benefits of Early Start Kindergarten
  • Engaging and building partnerships with key stakeholders
  • Developing and implementing community engagement platforms to strengthen networks
  • Establishment of the Early Years Educator Network
  • Support Kindergarten Central Registration system improvement


Skills, Experience And Other Requirements
  • Degree level qualification in early childhood, education, health, social science or related field
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic partnerships, community and stakeholder engagement
  • Understanding about early childhood education reforms and funded three year old Kindergarten
  • Understanding of kindergarten programs in long day care and sessional/stand-alone settings
  • Understanding of how to create and nurture culturally safe environments for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families
  • An Employee Working with Children Check
  • Preparedness to undertake an Australian Criminal History Check
  • A valid Driver’s Licence

Please review the Position Description in full, for specific information about this role.

To apply

Click 'Apply' this will take you to the job listing on our job application portal where you can commence the application process. Please provide your CV and a one-page cover letter addressing the key selection criteria by 6pm, Friday 26 February 2021.

The Mornington Peninsula Shire is committed to creating a diverse and safe environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and Child Safe employer. We welcome applicants who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; have a disability; and/or a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work rights VISA.

Make contact

For a confidential discussion about this exciting opportunity, please contact: Suzy Stephens on 0419 371 895

Melbourne, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training




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