Early Childhood Teacher Team Leader – SDN Early Childhood Links

Early Childhood Teacher Team Leader

SDN Early Childhood Links, Mascot


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a full-time Early Childhood Teacher – Team Leader within our Early Childhood Links program currently located in Mascot.


The role


In this role you will bring your passion for working with children to lead our multi-disciplinary team to provide quality learning and development outcomes for children, from birth to eight, with disability and/or developmental delays. As a qualified Early Childhood Teacher, you will work with, and lead a team of, dedicated professionals to build the capacity of the Early Childhood sector to support the inclusion of children with a disability into their community. You will also oversee a small team who are responsible for working with parents/carers to identify their goals for their children and support them to achieve these in the setting of their choice, within the service of their choice.


The program


Early Childhood Links aims to:

  • Build knowledge, skills and capabilities of staff in mainstream settings or community based activities to include children with disability.
  • Facilitate links between families & services so that families can access and participate in community activities.
  • Assist children with disability to access therapy supports.
  • Support transitional pathways for families and children into mainstream settings.

About you


You will have:

  • University qualifications in early childhood education.
  • Experience working within a community services and / or child and family disability environment at an operational management or senior practitioner level.
  • Demonstrated ability in the provision of effective child and family centred early childhood intervention case coordination.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide guidance and supervision to practitioners with the ability to coach, train and lead others using strength based approaches.
  • Demonstrated commitment to child focused and family centered practice and a well-developed understanding of inclusive practices for young children with disability.
  • A sound understanding of current policy and sector focus to effectively assess, prioritise and manage opportunities for young children with disability to access, participate and be included in their community.
  • Experience working with vulnerable and complex children and families in an early childhood intervention context, including those from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated commitment to integrated, collaborative and inclusive practice and decision-making as part of multi –disciplinary teams around the child and family.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with a range of key stakeholders, including government agencies and community based organisations.


Our culture


SDN’s values and philosophy are at the heart of everything we do. If you share our values and believe that through working together we can make the world a better and more equitable place then we want to hear from you!  


Next steps


For further information, please contact Amy Fossett; Recruitment Advisor on (02) 9213 2414.  Applications must address the selection criteria and should be received by close of business, Monday 19 August 2013.


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Please mention “TES AUSTRALIA” when applying for this role.


Closing date: 19/08/2013


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