Helen F @ Abracadabra Childcare Servies

Babysitter/In Home Carer/Nanny affiliated with Abracadabra Childcare Services

About Helen F @ Abracadabra Childcare Servies

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Classification
Babysitter/In Home Carer/Nanny
Agency
Abracadabra Childcare Services

Helen F is a Babysitter/In Home Carer/Nanny, with 20 years experience caring for children from any age. Helen F is represented by Abracadabra Childcare Services child care agency.

Carer Rates (+ Agency Booking fee $33.00)
25.00 per hour
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
Australian Nanny Association Member
Child Care Qualifications - Cert III+
Drivers Licence
First Aid Certification / CPR
Lactation Consultant
LifeSaving Certificate / Austswim
Mature Aged Carer
Non-smoker
Nursing experience
Own transport
Public Liability Insurance
Special needs care experience
Teaching Experience
Character references on file
Permanent Resident
Police check / Working with Children check
Temporary Resident
Written references on file

Education and other courses

Graduate Certificate in Special Education
(Griffith University)
Post Graduate Studies:
Positive Behaviour Support
Autism
Creating Inclusive Environments
Responsive Practice

Certificate IV Training and Assessment TAE40110
(RTO Plenty Training)

E- Learning
(Chisholm Institute)

TAELLNN411 Adult language, literacy and numeracy skills.
(RTO Plenty Training)


Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood and Junior Primary)
(University of Melbourne)
Qualified to teach ages 0-8years

My qualification (Diploma of Teaching) has been assessed in 2011 by Early Childhood Australia and is recognised by ACECQA as equivalent to a four year trained teacher (Bachelor)

Early Childhood Music Specialist and Consultant

Masters Certificate in Business Management

Other courses

First Aid Training
Working with Children Check
Victorian Teachers Registration

January 2015 - Dec 2015
Fixed term contract

Monash University Elwyn Morey Centre
Elwyn Morey centre closed in December 2015

Position: Specialist Teacher
• Plan and implement a program for children 3-4 years with additional needs and from CALD backgrounds using VEYLDF and EYLF Frameworks
• Collaboratively work with a team of other professionals from a range of disciplines, such as psychologist, speech therapists and occupational therapist.
• Liaise with other professions: paediatricians, maternal health nurses and doctors; forward reports, case meetings.
• Key worker-Family service coordination
• Key worker-Provision of outreach service to home, kindergarten and childcare services, to as a consultant to capacity build families and educators.
• Professional support, mentoring, coaching and consultation with early childhood services to provide inclusive and developmentally appropriate practice in line with regulations, frameworks, National Quality Standards and Quality Improvement Plan
• Involvement and participation in ongoing quality improvement
• Provide professional development to educators
• Data reporting for Department of Education and Training on IRIS

January 2014 – Feb 2015
Fixed term contract

Shire of Yarra Ranges

Position: Co-ordinator of Early Intervention and Inclusion
• Manage Early Childhood Consultancy and Advisory Programs: Preschool Field Officer, Inclusion Support Facilitators and Early Intervention Key Workers.
• Manage budgets and forecasting for the three individual programs and Co-ordinators budget
• Liaise and develop partnerships with funding bodies: Federal and State governments, private organisations/agencies and local government agencies
• Attend stakeholder meetings with Federal and State Government representatives.
• Collate and write business plans for Early Intervention and Inclusion unit
• Collate and write work plans for each of the three programs
• Consistently review business plans and work plans with team
• Service reviews for each program
• Support teams working across multiple sites with Occupational Workplace and safety.
• Write position descriptions for roles
• Advertise vacancies for positions
• Select and interview candidates
• Reference check on successful candidates
• Induction of new staff.
• Managing staff leave
• Monitor and review Performance Development Plans
• Collate and report Key Performance Indicators to management and funding bodies
• Mentoring, coaching and capacity building of Early Intervention, PSFO and Inclusion teams
• Develop surveys, collate and write reviews
• Project development and research
• Organise profession development for teams and individuals within the teams in line with Professional Development Plan
• Organise agenda for team meetings and conduct team meetings
• Ordering supplies and resources

Feb 2014– July 2015

Position: Casual Teacher/Trainer for Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Position: Casual Course writer for Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Futurum
Homesglen
Chisholm

• Face to face and online training.
• Plan and deliver training for units for Cert 111 and Diploma
• Develop assessments, tests and assignments
• Marking tests, assignments and student presentations against competency criteria.
• Develop resources for students
• Placement visits and assessment of students against competency criteria.
• Write units for diploma course












February 2012 – Jan 2014

Kalparrin Early Intervention Centre

Position: Key Worker: Specialist Teacher (Feb 2012- June 2012)
Team Leader (June 2012 - Jan 2014)

• Developing policies and procedures for Kalparrin with other team leaders, and working with the leadership team to develop a strategic plan
• Development of the Team around the Child (TAC) leader role as this was a new innovation for the service.
• Coordination of the specialist teaching service and TAC team
• Mentoring and coaching of specialist teachers and TAC Team
• Coordinating team meeting, developing agenda and minutes
• Providing staff supervision
• Provision of family service coordination
• Provision of outreach service to home, kindergarten and childcare services, to capacity build families and educators.
• Professional support to services to provide inclusive and developmentally appropriate practice in line with regulations and VEYLDF and EYLF
• Involvement and participation in ongoing quality improvement for the service’s intake process
• Undertake duties of Key Worker – leading a trans-disciplinary team and providing specialist support to team members
• Provision of education sessions to community groups, families and teachers
• Professional development for team and educators
• Monitoring of staff leave
• Performance appraisal of specialist teachers and TAC Team
• Developing Key Performance Indicators for the team
• Interviewing
• Induction
• Parents information sessions
• Parent education programs

February 2005-2011

Moonee Valley Council

Position: Preschool Field Officer
• Receive referrals, keep confidential records, client base 160
• Provide data to funding body DEECD quarterly via IRIS (Computer program)
• Play based observations and Brigance Screen Assessments of children referred
• Provide advice and ongoing support to families and teachers with regard to children with additional needs and from CALD backgrounds
• Support staff in funded preschool programs in meeting the needs of individual children
• Capacity building staff with individualised programming, providing modelling, mentoring, support, resources and guidance
• Mentoring and coaching in quality inclusive programs for all children.
• Consultation with parents and referral to specialist services
• Liaison and consultation with community services and other early childhood professionals.
• Assessment and assistance with the process for children requiring a second year of kindergarten
• Assist kindergarten teachers with applications for KIS Funding
• Consultation and information to kindergarten staff and parents regarding kindergarten and school readiness
• Support for children transitioning to school
• Written reports to families, specialists and teachers
• Write quarterly newsletters for all services in the cluster and non-cluster in the municipality
• Advocacy on behalf of children and their families
• Collate and provide professional development programs for teachers and co workers
• Parent Education Programs
• Resource families and kindergarten staff
• Team member of Family and Children Services Team
• Liaise with external agencies State government and Private organisations

RMIT 2008

Position: Casual Lecturer and Sessional Tutor
Concurrent with PSFP role
• Plan and deliver lectures for Bachelor of Education Early Childhood and Primary
• Plan and deliver tutorials for Bachelor of Education Early Childhood and Primary
• Collate assessments tests and assignments
• Marking tests, assignments and student presentations against graded competency criteria.
• Develop resources for students
• Placement visits and assessment of students against graded competency criteria.

February 2003-2005

Director: Deep Creek Children’s Centre


December 1999 – December 2006
Owner/ Operator of Early Childhood Music Franchise and Consultancy
• Employed and managed10 staff
• Serviced 50 childcare centres and 15 Private Music groups for children
• Trained staff and wrote music programs for staff
• Managed Budgets for my business
• Payroll
• Consultancy to childcare services in early childhood education and music for children
• Began business in December 1999 with no clients and no staff.

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Interests

A Little Bit About Me...

I am a former kindergarten teacher and childrens music teacher and I have a genuine love for working with children. I have also held management and leadershiproles with local government and non for profit organisations. I am a mature person with two grown up girls one married and living in Miami and my other daughter studying in Queensland. I am looking to support a family and care and educate young children in their home and community environment.

Education & Qualifications

  • Australian Nanny Association Member
  • Child Care Qualifications - Cert III+
  • Drivers Licence
  • First Aid Certification / CPR
  • Lactation Consultant
  • LifeSaving Certificate / Austswim
  • Mature Aged Carer
  • Non-smoker
  • Nursing experience
  • Own transport
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Special needs care experience
  • Teaching Experience

Screening & Background Checks

  • Character references on file
  • Permanent Resident
  • Police check / Working with Children check
  • Temporary Resident
  • Written references on file
  • Babysitting nights/weekends
  • Bathing of children
  • Cleaning of children's area(s)
  • Cleaning of family area(s)
  • General Errands (Shopping etc)
  • Laundry - Children only
  • Laundry - Family
  • Live in Accommodation
  • Participation in family outings
  • Participation in family vacations
  • Pets
  • Plan & participate in childrens outings
  • Preparation of Meals/Snacks - Children
  • Preparation of Meals/Snacks - Family
  • Special Diets

Activities to undertake with the Children

  • Art
  • Computers
  • Cooking
  • Drama & Dance
  • Exercise
  • Free Play
  • Language development
  • Music
  • Outside play
  • Planning of children's outings
  • Science
  • Stories & Reading

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