- Leading Early Learning Cluster Manager
- Relocation costs available
- Salary packaging
- Part-time ongoing position
- Bairnsdale Kindergarten
About the opportunity
Along with a positive and supportive culture, training and leadership opportunities and rewarding work, we are offering relocations costs for successful applicants of up to $21,000 (if eligible as conditions apply).
We are also considering applicants that have completed at least 50% of a Bachelor qualification in Early Childhood Teaching.
If you ever thought about an Early Childhood Teaching role in East Gippsland now is the time to apply.
We are seeking an Early Childhood Teacher for our Kindergarten in Bairnsdale, East Gippsland. This position is a minimum of 22.5 hours per week.
As the Lead Early Childhood Teacher and Nominated Supervisor, you will be expected to oversee the operations of the service and lead, guide, and support a team which provides high quality early childhood education and care to children.
- Ensuring the service’s day-to-day operations comply with the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010, Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011, the Kindergarten Funding Guidelines, the Child care subsidy guidelines and the National Quality Standards Framework, Child Safe Standards and organisational policies and procedures
- Providing leadership to a large passionate professional team ensuring the provision of quality Early Childhood programs at the Early Learning Service
- Ensuring partnerships are developed with families and in the community; profiling and marketing the service
- Ensuring the service’s Quality Improvement Plan is developed and implemented and the service’s commitment to continuous improvement is upheld and ensure staff are working towards exceeding the National Quality Standard for Early Education and Care
- Undertaking of ongoing reflective practice, critical reflection and developing a positive professional team and organisational culture
- Ensuring the provision of an environment which reflects a safe, inclusive, responsive and supportive program where the interests and needs of the child are the foundation for the creation of the educational programs.
You can view the full position description here
You can view the DET Early Childhood Teacher Incentive Program here
To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description, including being registered as an Early Childhood Teacher with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and having an Early Childhood Teaching Degree (or equivalent as approved by Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority) or having completed at least 50% of an Early Childhood Teaching Degree.
You will also have:
- Comprehensive knowledge of theory relating to childhood education and care, professional standards and approved learning frameworks, and contemporary understanding of evidence based best practice approaches to teaching and learning Have a sound knowledge and understanding of contemporary early childhood learning and development theories and learning styles
- Knowledge of leadership theory and the use of a range of leaderships styles and the ability to research and disseminate information to others in a manner that is easily understood
- Have a sound knowledge of legislation governing the operation of children’s services, as well as a solid understanding of the quality areas under the National Quality Standard
- Have a thorough understanding of the Early Childhood Australia (ECA) Code of Ethics, Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) Code of Conduct and the service's Code of Conduct and be able to support other staff in their understanding of these Codes
- Ability to coach and mentor early childhood teachers and educators in the development of a robust educational program
- Ability to facilitate professional discussions and lead and support critical reflection in all aspects of program delivery across the service in consultation with relevant stakeholders
- The ability to plan, work and manage time effectively with minimal supervision
- Ability to challenge and support early childhood teachers and educators to improve their approach to teaching children
- Well-developed leadership and self-motivation skills
- Ability to identify and utilise people's strengths and build relationships
How to apply
If this sounds like you, apply today by submitting the following
- Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability according to the position description)
- Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)
Applications close Thursday 24 June 2021
Get in touch
Sue Grogan Williams – Early Learning Cluster Manager
T: 03 5152 9600
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