SCHOOLS AS COMMUNITY CENTRES (SACC) FACILITATOR
WOLLONGONG, NSW, 2500
Full Time Temporary position - 35 hours per week until 27 January 2019
Location: Farmborough Road Public School
The NSW Department of Education serves the community by leading the provision of world-class education. The department protects young children by regulating preschool and long day care providers. Once children move into school, we provide them with a world-class primary and secondary education. We also work to advance the wellbeing of Aboriginal people.
Schools as Community Centres (SaCC) projects are located in NSW public schools in communities experiencing marked challenges of disadvantage.
SaCC facilitators are responsible for coordinating and managing a range of community engagement initiatives and programs to enhance the early learning and wellbeing of children birth to 8 years. SaCC facilitators utilise a child-focused, family centred prevention and early intervention service model.
NOTE: Recreation leave and flexible working hours
SaCC facilitators employed under the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 are remunerated for 52 weeks per annum, required to work for 48 weeks pa with 4 weeks recreation leave. Applications for recreation leave during term time should only be approved by the principal where the school can accommodate such requests and would be unlikely to be approved during term time and SaCC facilitators will be required to attend work during school vacations unless they are accessing approved leave.
Requests for flex days in accordance with the Department’s Flexible Working Hours Agreement will be subject to the Department’s operational convenience which will generally require that flex leave will only be approved during the school vacations.
· Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or Diploma of Early Childhood and Care or demonstrated equivalent experience or capability
· Knowledge of, and commitment to, the Department’s Aboriginal Education policies.
· Current and valid NSW driver's licence.
· Valid and current Working with Children Check clearance.
The selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.
Please note that it is a requirement that all candidates submit their applications online. No paper based, email based or late applications will be accepted.
This is a child-related position. If you are not currently employed in a child-related position in the Department of Education, you will be required to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) Clearance number as a condition of employment (if you do not already have this).
If the selection panel identifies more than one suitable candidate/s for the role, a talent pool may be created from which these suitable candidates may be chosen and directly offered employment in other similar roles (ongoing or temporary) in the near future.
We are looking for you to demonstrate your competence in the focus capabilities as outlined in the role description in your answer, so please develop your response with this in mind.
1 The role of a SaCC facilitator involves working in partnership with families, school staff and the broader school community to implement programs and initiatives to support the early development of children birth to 8 years. In 300 words or less, provide an example where you have demonstrated capacity to support parents/carers to enhance the learning and wellbeing outcomes of their children.
2 In 300 words or less, please give an example of your success working both as part of a team and as an individual to contribute to the work of the team. In your response, outline the key challenges that the team faced and how you worked with the team to overcome these challenges.