Early Childhood Teacher, Educator Building Capabilities Program

at Autism Spectrum Australia
Published February 26, 2024
Location Ballina, Australia
Category Education and Training  
Job Type Part-time  
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Facilitating early play skills development
Practical understanding of and commitment to the principles of inclusive practice in an early childhood education and care setting



This exciting role is part of the Building Capabilities Program, funded by the Department of Social Services. This program aims to work in partnership with families and early education and care settings to maximise child and parent outcomes through the facilitation of communication skills, social development and play.

You will support educators and parent/carers to increase their capacity and capability to tailor play based strategies to the child's needs and skill level, using their motivators and interests to guide play interactions. You will build the capacity of educators and parent/carers so that skills learnt can be generalised across multiple settings so that a child’s developmental needs can have a greater chance to be met. Additionally, as the capacity of educators and parent/carers is built through the program, the hope is that these skills can then be used in the future to assist other children develop their social and communication skills, through a play-based format.

You will support educators and parent/carers with the following:

Facilitating early play skills development.
Supporting parent/child interactions and relationships.
Understanding typical child development.
Building capacity and capability to enable parents to make decisions, refer or engage with external services.
Building capacity and capability in educators to engage in child-led play and ensure children with development delays receive optimal support and learning opportunities in their early education setting.

What we are looking for:

Early Childhood Teacher - Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (or ACECQA approved equivalent
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Strong communication skills with an ability to communicate verbally and in writing with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
Practical understanding of and commitment to the principles of inclusive practice in an early childhood education and care setting, capacity building and Early Years Learning Framework
Competence in the use of information technology
Current Working with Children Check for paid employment
A current NSW driver’s licence and daily access to a vehicle
Willingness to travel as required
NDIS Worker Screening Check clearance
Completion of NDIS Worker Orientation Module

What we offer:

$78K - $116,000K pa pro rata inclusive of super + phone + laptop + reimbursement of daily work kms travelled + tolls
Salary packaging options to increase your take home pay
A strong individualised support and supervision structure so you know we have your back
Leave entitlements including paid parental leave, generous sick/carer's leave, and an annual personal wellness day
Practical internal and external professional development opportunities to keep you at the top of your game
Internal, yearly National Conference for ongoing career development and networking
Free training in Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) to enhance your skill set
Discounted membership to fitness facilities through Fitness Passport
Access to a wide range of discounts through Perkbox on everyday purchases

2 days a week

To apply

Please attach your resume (not compulsory) and complete the candidate questionnaire; cover letter is optional. Successful applicants will be asked to provide their statements of service to calculate their remuneration level.

Aspect is committed to increasing the number of Autistic staff and providing an inclusive workplace where everyone can feel that they belong. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds including, but not limited to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, neurodivergent people, people with a disability, the LGBTQIA+ community and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, to apply. We have a range of universal strategies to meet the needs of different people in our hiring processes, and are happy to individualise these.

Learn more about us: www.autismspectrum.org.au