Specialist Teacher Belmore

Koorana Child and Family Services Ltd
Belmore, Sydney NSW
Teaching – Early Childhood (Education & Training)
Full time 

About the Role

Make a positive impact! As a Specialist Teacher you will be working collaboratively to support children with additional needs and their families to enable the children to meet their goals by providing a quality service that is underpinned by family-centred principles.

Koorana Child & Family Services is looking for a Specialist Teacher to join our team to deliver evidence based early intervention services for children who are aged under 7.  You will be working in a variety of settings including clinic, community-based (in home, early education settings and schools) and tele-health.  We work from a best practice enhanced key worker model and have a specific focus on supporting children and young people with additional needs, and their families. 

In this role you will be required to collaboratively plan, implement and evaluate your interventions that are designed to support the child and build the capacity of families to enable the child to reach their goals as identified in NDIS plans or via other goal setting processes.

About You

You are degree qualified in Early Childhood Education with qualifications and/or experience in special education. Your experience will include the delivery of evidence-based early childhood intervention practices and processes and working with children with additional learning needs in natural learning environments. A solid theoretical understanding of child development and of disabilities and knowledge of the principles of family-centred practice, great communication and interpersonal skills together with the ability to work in CALD environment will contribute to your success in this role.

You will hold a current driver’s licence and have access to a comprehensively insured motor vehicle and be willing to travel to our client’s around South Western Sydney, Sutherland Shire & St George areas.

What is on Offer?

Koorana offers the right applicant:

  • The opportunity to work in innovative programs and a supportive work environment.
  • A personalised induction program.
  • A permanent full-time or part-time position.
  • One on one support from designated Team Leader and Senior Therapists.
  • Generous programming and planning time.
  • Realistic KPIs with support as you build your experience and caseload.
  • An attractive salary package, including salary packaging benefit of up to $18,550 per year and options to access novated leasing arrangements.
  • Opportunities to achieve generous bonus remuneration.
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program.
  • Flexible work arrangements based on you and your and clients needs.
  • Opportunities for professional development, including a designated budget per employee.
  • Refer a friend rewards .
  • Generous paid parental leave conditions.
  • Tools and technology to carry out the role – mobile phone, surface pro etc.
  • Regular “All In” organisational team building days.

About Koorana

Koorana’s vision is to create and support learning and social opportunities in caring environments for all children and young people.

We are a community-owned children’s organisation, working with all children, committed to the provision of high-quality early childhood education, intervention, and family support services across Sydney in ways that acknowledge and respect all individuals.

Koorana values self-determination, universal access and equity, mutual respect, collaboration, ethical behaviour, and integrity. Our practice is driven by family-centred principles and evidence-based best practice, fostering natural community inclusion and quality management through the key worker model.

Our services are designed to ensure that families are well informed, have choices, and are supported in their decisions.

About the Role

You will be working in a variety of settings including clinic, community-based (in home, early education settings and schools) and tele-health.  We work from a best practice enhanced key worker model and have a specific focus on supporting children and young people with additional needs, and their families. 

In this role, you will be mentored and led by a designated Team Leader and Senior Practitioners, working within our transdisciplinary team.  

You will be responsible for providing occupational therapy and support services to families who have a child with additional needs enrolled in one of Koorana’s services. Some of the key responsibilities of this role are:  

  • Collaboratively planning, implementing and evaluating the allied health program.
  • Participating in transdisciplinary practice and consulting with other relevant agencies.
  • Referring to other professionals or agencies as appropriate.
  • Maintaining a high degree of professional awareness regarding current best practice and research in the field, and always ensuring the application of these principles.
  • Maintaining a clinical caseload.
  • Providing clinical support to occupational therapists and other allied health practitioners across Koorana.  

 Apply Now

If this role is just what you are looking for, then we would love to hear from you! Apply now with your resume and cover letter advising which role you’re applying for. Please email any questions about the role to people@koorana.org.au.

Preferred candidates will be subject to a Working with Children, NDIS Worker and Criminal Record checks.

Koorana is committed to child safety and empowerment. Koorana has zero tolerance to child abuse and take seriously any concerns about child safety. We have a robust framework to ensure child safety. Koorana seeks to ensure that its employees are skilled people to work with children. All people who are engaged in child-related work and who are not exempt, including volunteers, are required to hold a Working with Children Check and National Police Check and must provide evidence of these checks. 

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and support an inclusive approach in the workplace. We celebrate our diversity and welcome staff regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity and lifestyle choices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

No recruiters, please. We love the work you do but are going solo on this one. We promise… if we need help, we’ll reach out to you. 

Employer Questions

Your application will include the following questions:

  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?
  • How many years’ experience do you have as a Specialist Teacher?

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