Gisborne VIC, Australia

Description

The Early Childhood Supports Teacher will be responsible for providing specialised educational support and strategies for neurodivergent child and young people. The role is to promote developmental progress, enhance learning outcomes, and support the inclusion of children in educational and community settings. The teacher will work closely with families, caregivers, and the Gentle Sensory team to create and implement individualised support plans tailored to the unique needs of each child.

Work Type: Causal
Hourly Rate: $50-$55 p/h (plus superannuation)
Work Location: Gisborne Office

Requirements

Desired knowledge and skills:
  • Demonstrated a proficient understanding of Early Childhood Intervention best practices
  • Demonstrated an ability to complete complex assessments, plans and reports relating to child development,
  • Demonstrated experienced knowledge of legislation, principles and issues relating to the provision of early intervention support services to people with disabilities
  • Demonstrated proficient interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with children, families, and professionals.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Commitment to child-centred, inclusive practices and respect for diversity.

Qualifications/ Experience:
  • Bachelor qualification in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, or a related field.
  • Experience working with young children with disabilities, preferably within the NDIS framework.
  • Knowledge of early childhood development, assessment tools, and intervention strategies.
  • Current Working with Children Check (WWCC) and NDIS Screening Check (or National Police Check)
  • First Aid certification (desirable).
  • Completion of the NDIS Worker Orientation Program and Supporting People to Stay Infection Free module.


Working with Gentle Sensory

Benefits

Some of the benefits of work with Gentle Sensory include:
  • Flexible Working Arrangements 
  • A commitment to work/life balance and family-focused 
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Generous Hourly Rates
  • Travel Reimbursement 
  • Ongoing Professional Development & Wellbeing Opportunities

Responsibilities

Within this position, you will be responsible for:
  • Conducting developmental and educational assessments to identify the strengths and needs of young neurodivergent children
  • Develop individualised education plans (IEPs) in collaboration with families, caregivers, and other professionals, setting clear and achievable goals.
  • Provide direct teaching and support to children in various settings, including homes, early childhood education centres, and community programs.
  • Implement evidence-based strategies and interventions to support developmental, cognitive, social, and emotional growth.
  • Use play-based and child-centred approaches to facilitate learning and engagement.
  • Work closely with families and caregivers to understand their needs and preferences, offering guidance and support to enhance their child's development.
  • Foster a collaborative and supportive relationship with families, respecting their values and cultural backgrounds.
  • Maintain accurate and confidential records of assessments, interventions, progress notes, and communications with families and team members.
  • Prepare reports for NDIS reviews, funding applications, and other relevant purposes.
  • Engage in ongoing professional development to stay current with best practices, research, and legislative changes in early childhood education and disability support.