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Early Years Engagement Specialist

Approximately 20 hours per week
12-month casual contract with the potential for an ongoing position
$48.83/hour plus super


Join the dynamic team at KIDDO, an organisation dedicated to tackling the declining levels of gross motor skills and physical activity in Australian children. Based within the School of Human Sciences at UWA, KIDDO offers a vibrant and driven environment. Expect to collaborate with passionate individuals committed to providing children with the best start in life.  

Since its establishment in 2014, KIDDO has engaged with 765 Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services plus thousands of primary schools with plans for further growth. Supported by Healthway, our mission is to support and empower ECEC services across Australia to use the KIDDO program through workshops, promotions, and resources, embedding KIDDO into ECEC programs nationwide into the future.

These opportunities don’t come up too often! If you are interested in joining us on our mission to develop active and healthy kids email a cover letter addressing the criteria and a current CV to Amanda.derbyshire@uwa.edu.au before Friday 10th May or call 6488 1378 if you need further information. 

You will be responsible for the following:

Working as part of a highly capable team and reporting to the KIDDO Program Director you will spearhead engagement and support initiatives for ECEC services nationwide. Your responsibilities include delivering workshops and demonstration sessions in ECEC services, administering a scholarship program and establishing an exemplar program to drive engagement. You will also strengthen KIDDO's presence within the ECEC sector through stakeholder engagement, collaborating closely with the program leadership team.

Key responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with the Program Director to execute engagement strategies for the ECEC sector.
  • Identify and support exemplary ECEC services to share their good practice within the sector 
  • Promote and administer a scholarship scheme for high-needs ECEC services to access KIDDO.
  • Facilitate workshops and demonstration sessions for scholarship recipients.
  • Contribute to the development of annual physical literacy events for ECEC services.
Job criteria:

Values, skills and experience

  • You have experience working in the early childhood education and care sector, you understand the National Quality Framework and have experience working and delivering activities that encourage gross motor skill development with young children 
  • You believe in the purpose of KIDDO
  • You are an enthusiastic, engaging and confident presenter who enjoys sharing your knowledge with others 
  • You can work independently, solve problems, and collaborate within a team
  • You have strong computer literacy and proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite 
  • You have a current Working with Children Check or eligibility to apply for one.
What to expect:

We’re a friendly and highly driven team with a big dream. We punch well above our weight, working together to achieve great things.

At KIDDO, you'll join a passionate team striving to make a meaningful impact on children's health and well-being. Your role offers autonomy, challenges, and opportunities for growth. You'll work alongside dedicated professionals, contributing to our collective vision of enhancing physical literacy in Australian children.

Regular out-of-hours work will be required with the delivery of evening workshops at ECEC services across Perth. You will need to have a car you can use to drive to these workshops. 

Perks include a very flexible workplace and the ability to mix working at home with coming into the office. Being a part-time role with some out-of-hours required you can tailor the hours to suit your needs. While this is a six-month casual contract, there is the opportunity for an ongoing role for the right candidate. 

Interested in making an impact?

Email a cover letter addressing the criteria and a current CV to Amanda.derbyshire@uwa.edu.au before Friday 10th May or call 6488 1378 if you need further information.