Early Links

Supporting Inclusion

Early Links Inclusion Support Teacher

We are looking for full-time and part-time inclusion support teachers who are passionate about the Early Intervention National Best Practice model and reaching the best outcomes for our participants and their families.

About Early Links

Early Links is a not-for-profit organisation that offers intervention and support services for children, young people and adults with disabilities in the Hunter region. We are committed to encouraging inclusiveness and independence for our clients, and we value our staff and the incredible role they play in the lives of others every day.

People are at the heart of what we do, and you’ll find highly professional and supportive staff who share our commitment to making a difference in our community. We strive to support staff to grow both personally and professionally. We offer generous working conditions and flexible working hours to support employees in balancing their personal and work life.

About the role

The role of an inclusion support teacher is to work closely with allied health professionals and other providers to support clients and their families achieve their goals. This role reports to the Teacher Team Leader and plays a vital part in the Early Intervention Team within Early Links. 

This role will be responsible for:

  • Employ a holistic approach to supporting families and children to achieve outcomes
  • Build strong, effective relationships
  • Support families to build capacity to meet the goals of children
  • Build capacity of services and schools to support the inclusion of children with a disability.
  • Work within a collaborative team, with other health professionals (i.e. speech pathologists, occupational therapists)  
  • Work with other services and agencies to achieve the best outcomes for children and families (i.e. DCJ, family support and out-of-home care services) 
  • Be responsible for key worker duties
  • Supporting families to navigate the complexities associated with family life
  • Develop programs, goals and documentation

Selection criteria

  • Tertiary degree qualification in early childhood education
  • Further training in supporting children with additional needs is desirable but not essential  
  • Knowledge of, and ability to implement evidence-based interventions
  • Ability to carry out intervention with clients across a range of settings (e.g. home, early childhood setting, school, community, clinic)   
  • Knowledge of, and experience in, family-centred and strength-based approaches to intervention 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Mandatory Requirements

  • Valid New South Wales Drivers Licence
  • Current Working with Children Check (Employee)
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • Current First Aid Certificate (including CPR)
  • Right to work in Australia

What we offer

People are at the heart of what we do, and you’ll find highly committed, professional and supportive people who share our commitment to making a difference in our community. 

Early Links is a values-driven organisation. We are looking for someone who is comfortable working in a way that reflects our values, who builds respectful relationships and who delivers a great client experience.

At Early Links, each member of our team is valued, we strive to support people to grow both personally and professionally. We offer generous conditions and flexible working hours to support employees to balance their personal and work life.

  • Opportunities for career progression and specialisation, including in-house and external training designed to target your ongoing professional development and interest
  • Regular peer mentoring
  • Support and supervision sessions with team leader and senior leader 
  • Generous leave provisions, including Rostered Days Off (RDO) and option of additional purchased annual leave
  • Salary packaging where a portion of your income can be tax-free (up to $15,900 per annum)
  • Free 24/7 well-being and safety support via Sonder
  • On-the-job training
  • Working alongside a range of allied health professionals
  • Administration support to book appointments and resources
  • 30-minute paid lunch break
  • 7.5-hour work days
  • Highly flexible working arrangements, the opportunity to choose your work hours

If this role sounds like you, and you want to be part of an organisation who really values you, apply now!

How to apply

When applying, please ensure you include a cover letter, resume and address the key selection criteria as part of your application. Attachments can be received in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which include satisfactorily meeting the mandatory requirements.

If you have any questions or require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the People and Culture team on (02) 4934 3773 or at peopleandculture@earlylinks.org.au

We’re committed to respond to every applicant. All applicants will be advised if they have progressed to short listing. Applications will be closed once the recruitment process has been finalised. While we’re reviewing your application, get to know us by exploring our website and engaging with us social media.

Early Links is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) and actively seeks to remove barriers people may face in gaining a successful position with us. We value diversity, inclusion and equity through providing a working environment where all employees feel included, valued, and free to bring their different skills, experiences and perspectives.

Recruitment agencies, thanks for thinking of us, but we’ve got this.

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