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Reference Number 18661
Position Title Early Childhood Specialist Teacher
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Hours Per Week 38.00
  • Permanent Full Time Opportunity
  • Kooyong Location
  • Flexible Working Arrangements & Generous Salary Packaging Benefits

Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. We work in partnership with Australians who are blind or have low vision to help them achieve the possibilities they choose in life.

We support more than 27,500 people of all ages and life stages, and circumstances. We do this through 28 Vision Australia centres in Victoria, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia; 30 clinics; and through outreach programs in the Northern Territory and Tasmania.

An exciting opportunity awaits an experienced Early Childhood Specialist Teacher to join our team in Kooyong. This role is to be performed in a full time capacity.


As an Early Childhood Specialist Teacher at Vision Australia you will:

  • Plan, develop, deliver and evaluate individual or group specialised early learning programs based on a thorough knowledge of early childhood development and the individual and specific needs of children with vision impairment;
  • As required, act as the Primary Service Provider to coordinate the provision of services internally to clients and families and to liaise with external service providers to achieve desired outcomes for clients.
  • Identify, develop and review information and resources; promote and represent Vision Australia regarding Early Childhood Education issues in relevant forums; develop and maintain internal and external networks. Provide professional development as appropriate to relevant parties.
  • Monitor and maintain accurate, up to date client records in accordance with professional standards, Vision Australia policy and procedures and other relevant legislation including Disability Act.


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Relevant qualifications in Early Childhood and/or Special Education;
  • Previous experience in developing and providing educational programs for children with special needs;
  • Development and Intervention in Special Education, Family centred practice, Active learning;
  • Planning, implementing and evaluating group and individual programs.
  • Knowledge and skills in working with children, adults and older adults.

Working as part of Vision Australia you will enjoy a values based organisation with benefits including:

  • Friendly values based working environments
  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Exciting career paths
  • Exceptional professional development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements

We’re always on the lookout for energetic, motivated people who share our values to be Person Centred, Accountable, Collaborative, Commercially Focused and Agile.

Do you want to become a part of a team that supports a future where our clients have the opportunity like never before to live the life they choose? Please select the 'Apply' button below to be taken to our online application process.

Applications should consist of a full resume and a cover letter. Candidates should address the essential job competencies as outlined the position description and should also consider and be able to demonstrate Vision Australia’s organisational values which are central to the organisation’s culture. Applications should be uploaded as a word file. Please note pdf documents are not accepted for accessibility reasons.

As part of Vision Australia’s commitment to being an inclusive employer and embedding a culture where staff, volunteers and clients can be themselves and feel safe, and to protecting the best interests and safety of children and vulnerable people, successful applicants will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children.

For more information about working at Vision Australia go to 

We encourage applications from candidates who are blind or have low vision.

Contact Person Deb Deshayes
Contact Number 0398649532
Closing Date 15/05/2018
Position Description
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