Positions Vacant

Gowrie SA is a community-based organisation leading the development of innovative and responsive services for children and families. We offer unique, relationship based programs which allow time for the development of rich connections and learning experiences. We focus on community, social justice, and the capacities of each child and adult to inform our programs.

Gowrie SA offers professional learning opportunities, both internally and externally, to support our staff in building their knowledge and understanding, which assists professional growth and career development.

We are committed to our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). We are dedicated to the principles of equal opportunity and diversity; with all employment decisions being based on an applicant’s ability to undertake their desired role. Considerations are made to support our employees to succeed.

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Inclusion Agency Contract Manager

Gowrie SA is seeking expressions of interest from a dynamic Contract Manager to ensure fidelity of the Gowrie SA Inclusion Agency in accordance with the Department of Education and Training contract, Inclusion Support Program Guidelines and policies and practices of Gowrie SA.

Reporting directly to the CEO, you will manage the annual Work Plan and performance of the Inclusion Agency through data analysis of reports and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and supporting the team to ensure accountability in adherence to ISP Guidelines, contract and reporting requirements.

You will work with Team Leaders, Inclusion Professionals and administration staff to:

  • Develop and implement relevant processes and procedures for evaluating outcomes of the Inclusion Agency
  • Monitor the workload of Team Leaders including projects, initiatives, leadership and management tasks to ensure all deadlines are met
  • Lead inclusion support provisions in line with the Guidelines, contract and funding requirements ensuring program objectives and service delivery outcomes are consistently met
  • Oversee and support the Team Leaders to ensure adherence to directives and embedding initiatives such as an increase in online SIP development, completion of IA agreements, data collection, Inclusion Aware and program evaluations
  • Support the CEO and Team Leaders to ensure stakeholder satisfaction
  • Work in collaboration with the CEO to identify and recommend financial management and budgeting strategies to monitor financial performance of the Gowrie SA Inclusion Agency program, in line with Department approved budgets
  • Complete the required DESE ISP templates, including the annual work-plan, meeting all reporting requirements
  • Ensure reporting measures are achieved and data is entered and collated in time for reporting deadlines

The Inclusion Agency Contract Manager must hold one of the following qualifications:

  • Degree or post graduate qualification appropriate for the position
  • Experience working in a previous contract/project management roles

The following will be highly regarded, but are not essential:

  • Post graduate qualification in a relevant disciplinary area
  • Experience in a context working with and promoting the inclusion of children

You will need to have:

  • A current full drivers’ license; and
  • A current not-prohibited DHS Working with Children Check

This position is provided through funding from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, and will be contracted until 30th June 2023. This role is offered as a part time opportunity working a minimum of 24 hours a week.

Gowrie SA warmly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. We also encourage culturally diverse applicants and those from diverse backgrounds.

This position attracts an hourly rate of between $50-$52 per hour, dependent on qualifications and previous experience.

To make a positive step forward for your career, please email a covering letter addressing the J&P, resume and 2 current professional referees, to the HR Officer at recruit@gowriesa.org.au. We strongly encourage you to use your cover letter to support your application for the role. A job and person specification (J&P) can be found by clicking here.

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Inclusion Professional

Gowrie SA has Australian Government funding to operate the state-wide Inclusion Agency in South Australia as part of the Inclusion Support Programme (ISP). The Gowrie SA Inclusion Agency is looking for a committed new colleague, working full time, based at our Thebarton site. The Inclusion Professional will work with early education and care services to provide advice and assistance to build service capacity for the inclusion of children and offers support in relation to specific children’s inclusion.

Job Tasks and Responsibilities

As a member of the Gowrie SA Inclusion Agency team you will work directly with services, stakeholders and other Inclusion Professionals to deliver inclusion support which is flexible and responsive to the needs of ELCC services, and educators across South Australian services.

Requirements/Selection Criteria
Qualifications (Essential):

  • Diploma of Children's Services or equivalent as a minimum; or
  • Qualifications in Early Childhood Teaching, or a related discipline in Allied Health or Disability also considered

Experience (Desirable):

  • Experience in a context working with and promoting the inclusion of children
  • Experience working with or in the early learning sector and participating in reflective dialogue that examines the impact of early childhood practice

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of current inclusion principles and practices
  • Knowledge of the National Quality Framework, National Quality Standard and the Learning Frameworks (EYLF & MTOP)
  • Knowledge of Workplace Health and Safety principles and practices
  • Knowledge of Discrimination Laws
  • Maintain a high level of understanding and knowledge of current evidence based education and care practices, including current and emerging practices
  • Consistently demonstrate knowledge, understanding and practice of adult learning principles
  • Computer literacy, including knowledge of Microsoft Office and online systems such as Portals, Customer Relationship Management software and video conferencing

The Inclusion Professional will be expected to spend significant amounts of time travelling within the metropolitan area and some rural services, working directly with services and facilitating staff meetings and Interest Hubs using principles of group learning.

Gowrie SA has a Reconciliation Action Plan and is active in their endorsement of this.

The Inclusion Professional will have access to a laptop computer and a mobile phone will be provided for work purposes.

  • A current full driver license will be required
  • A current DHS Working with Children Check will be required

The job & person specification will need to be addressed in your application and can be obtained by clicking here.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and those with a language background other than English are encouraged to apply.

Applications which do not meet minimum criteria will not be considered. Only successful applicants will be contacted to arrange an interview.

Applications are to be emailed including addressing the job and person specification and 2 current work-related referees, to Amy Arcangeli (HR Officer) at recruit@gowriesa.org.au.