Working with early childhood teachers, you can can make a profound difference supporting meaningful participation of all children, helping kindergarten programmes achieve their inclusion goals and build better futures for children with a disability or additional needs.
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Noah’s Ark manages the Kindergarten Inclusion Support program in the Loddon Mallee region (excluding Mildura and Robinvale). The program is focused on supporting Kindergarten’s to provide an environment that is responsive to the individual strengths, abilities, and interests of all children, including those with a disability, additional support needs and/or complex medical needs.
Noah’s Ark employs a casual pool of KIS Additional Assistants (KISAA) to work as part of the staff team in local kindergartens programs. The casual hours available vary across regional areas and individual Kindergarten’s. Casual staff are employed with standard weekly hours across school terms as well as relief staff on flexible hours.
Under the direction of the early childhood teacher at the Kindergarten:
- assists in providing an educational programme that supports the meaningful participation of all children.
- shares everyday team responsibilities to ensure all children have the opportunity to engage with each other and with the experiences provided within the Kindergarten program.
Key selection criteria
Essential Knowledge and Experience
- Ability to develop relationships with children that are supportive and responsive to their individual needs
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a staff team
- Understanding of and commitment to maintaining confidentiality and privacy
- Demonstrated ability to relate to others with kindness, respect, and positivity
- Qualifications in Early Childhood, Education or Disability
- Satisfactory National Police Record Check
- Current Working with Children Check
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I have worked at Noah’s Ark since 2015 and in that time have been provided with the opportunity to pursue a range of professional learning opportunities that have supported my development in the various roles I have held.—Lauren Falconer, Operations Manager
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