STL3 Program Manager - Playgroups

  • Government of South Australia - Department for Education
  • Adelaide SA, Australia
  • 01 Aug, 2022

Job Description

Department for Education
Job reference: 494896
Location: 5000 - ADELAIDE
Job status: Long Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

Why work with us

We’re building a public education system which is genuinely recognised as world-class - where every preschool and school is great and where there is growth for every child and student.

We are one team, statewide. Everyone in public education works together, united behind our vision because what we're doing today will improve the futures of children in South Australia.

We’re making a difference so South Australia thrives.

Job Description:

The Early Childhood Services and Strategy Directorate provides strategic leadership and delivery of early childhood policy and programs in South Australia, including through providing policy, reform and service advice and support for early childhood education and care settings (particularly preschool), design and delivery of universal and targeted early childhood programs and services, early years intergovernmental advice and implementation of national early childhood initiatives, and supporting regulation and compliance of early childhood services.

The Early Childhood Programs unit supports the department’s delivery of a range of early childhood education and care programs and services, including playgroups and childcare, and is responsible for the collection, delivery and utilisation of the Australian Early Development Census and support for integrated sites, particularly Children’s Centres for Early Childhood Development and Parenting, as well as childcare policy and sector engagement.

The Program Manager, Playgroups is responsible for delivering playgroup-related activities under the Early Learning Strategy, including leading the Learning Together Communities program, a state-wide program providing universal playgroups, parenting programs and playgroup mentoring services.

Selection Criteria:  Please refer to the attached Position Description.

Application Instructions:
Applicants are required to submit a CV, the Application Cover Sheet, Employment Declaration and a written statement of no more than 1500 words addressing the selection criteria in the attached document.

Please note to be employed by the department, applicants must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption endorsed by a duly qualified medical practitioner.  Unvaccinated people must comply with conditions for unvaccinated people as outlined in the Department’s website.  Proof of vaccination status must be provided for sighting on request.

The successful applicant is required to gain a Department for Human Services (DHS) working with children check (WWCC) prior to being employed which is required to be renewed every five years before expiry.  The incumbent will be required to undertake RRHAN –EC (Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect - Education Care) Facilitator Lead (Masterclass) extended course or the online (Fundamentals) course which will be required to be updated every three years. 

People of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and/or those who have a disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

Enquiries can be directed to Stacey Nelan, Project Offcer Playgroups (E) stacey.nelan@sa.gov.au or (P) 0431 696 710.

Applications can be addressed to Danielle Wise, Business Coordinator.

Additional Note
This is a full-time position of  (1.0 FTE) commencing ASAP for 2 years.

Applications close: 25/08/2022 5:00 PM