Education Practitioner Berrimba

  • Base/Location:Berrimba Child Care Centre, Hare Street, Echuca
  • Reports To:Early Years Manager
  • Hours:Part Time
  • Award:SCHADS – Level 7
  • Position Scope:

    The Education Practitioner is primarily responsible for ensuring that staff working within Berrimba are supported to grow and develop their own education and learning skills who are working face to face with Berrimba children. Supporting staff to successfully implement training provided to Berrimba staff through school readiness funding and outside services Allied Health professionals. The Education Practitioner ensures that best practice models are achieved in everyday practices in room planning and interaction with children and staff.





About Us

Njerna Values

Establishing relationships based on respect and trust
Taking ownership and initiative of Njernda values to ensure trusted collaborations are formed
Encouraging cultural and spiritual growth to enable personal growth
Working to transform the disadvantage and challenge that causes impact on our community

Organisational Values
A goal of the Njernda Aboriginal Corporation is to be a leader in the care and protection of children and young people and in working with families and communities to build capacity, resilience and independence. Education Practitioner will embrace Njernda’s vision for empowering our aboriginal community and the organisations values:
 Professional integrity – We treat all our people with dignity and respect.
 Quality – We always strive to do our best and improve the way we do things.
 Responsibility – We commit to the actions we take to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
 Client focus – we work toward improving the health and wellbeing of our clients and community.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Capabilities  Understands issues and pressures to which the organisation must respond.  Understands the reasons behind the organisational climate and culture.  An ability to lead and inspire others to help them focus on strategic goals and targeted outcomes and to strengthen their professional ability.  Contributes effectively to the ongoing development of service and organisational policies, procedures and professional practice.  Sound knowledge and experience in education and embedding best educational practice.  Can work within learning spaces, offer observational summaries, and support early learning professionals with planning and reflection.  Demonstrated understanding of the cultural sensitivities of, and experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.  Demonstrated ability to form strong partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients and their families.  Demonstrated communication skills including the ability to share learning across sectors and organisations, including the Department of Health and Human Services and Education and Early Childhood Development.  Take action to provide services that are inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and engage in learning about other cultures to better establish relationships and improve service delivery.  Demonstrate knowledge of Aboriginal culture and the special requirements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people including the range of issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our community and in society


Accountabilities  Guiding and supporting service delivery through providing specialist knowledge and support to all staff within Berrimba.  Work collaboratively with all staff within Berrimba, offering consultation, reflection and thinking spaces around education and creating supports for children.  Attend forums, conferences, discussions and meetings as requested by management.  Participate actively in professional development opportunities.  Ensure staff are supported to access core training and assist in identifying areas where professional development is required. This can include arranging for training opportunities to be brought to Echuca, consultation collaboration with other Education Practitioners and specialists and identifying appropriate areas of development for the Berrimba teams.  Offer reflective practice and guidance for staff at Berrimba.  Help to create and maintain a system of staff reflection and consultation within the Berrimba Services.  Support education staff reflect and revise plans and behavioural tasks for attachment-informed classrooms and childcare.  Provide effective leadership to all staff within the Berrimba and the Early Years team:  Modelling behaviours integral to values.  Leading and supporting staff to achieve their potential while maximising their contribution to the education and health of the Echuca Communities.  Establish and maintain effective working relationships, ongoing communication and successful negotiations with all key stakeholders.  Support values that respect historical and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures so that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are recognised as having a special connection with the State.  While at work, comply with OH&S requirements as noted in the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004  Opportunities for personal and professional development which will add to Berrimba’s overall capabilities.


Key Selection Criteria

1. Current unrestricted Victorian Driver’s license, National Police and Working with Children Check.

2. Demonstrated knowledge, interest and commitment to the health and wellbeing of the local Aboriginal community.
3. Demonstrated experience in developing and delivering promotional material to external and internal stakeholders.
4. Experience working within a community-based health and wellbeing setting and with multidisciplinary teams.
5. Demonstrated commitment to social justice and advocacy on behalf of clients.
6. Demonstrated experience in time management and an ability to prioritise your workload.
7. Demonstrated experience in financial management, excel, word and other IT tools that support this role.

Qualifications & Experience
 A relevant Education degree and significant experience in the community services sector or qualifications and significant experience in the education sector


Other Relevant Information


This is an ongoing, part time position. The position is currently based at 94 Hare Street. Terms and conditions of employment will be included in an Employment Contract.
The successful applicant will be required to undergo satisfactory pre-employment checks, including providing at least two professional referees, completion of a medical declaration, Police Records Check, Working with Children Check, Victorian Driver’s License, and proof of identify and qualifications.
Commitment to equal opportunity and occupational health and safety principles and practices is required.
You will need to disclose any pre-existing illness or injury you know about which could be affected by the described work duties. Under section 82 (7) of the Accident Compensation Act, failure to disclose such a pre-existing illness or injury will mean that, if employed, you will not be paid compensation for that condition.
Njernda Aboriginal Corporation has a smoke-free workplace policy.


To be Eligible for an Interview
The Applicant MUST address the Key Selection Criteria and include a recent resume.
Address your application marked: “Private & Confidential”
To: HR Manager
Njernda Aboriginal Corporation
P.O. Box 21 Echuca Vic 3564
All applications close: November 3, 2023
Written applications should include a covering letter. Please include the names and telephone contacts of at least two referees.
Please check the closing date to ensure your application is received within the specified time. Applications may be posted, emailed, hand delivered or faxed (provided that a hard copy is posted on the same day).

All applications close: 3rd Nov 2023

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