4 year old Kindergarten Teacher
Organisation Brine Street Child Care Centre
For Provider Monash City Council
Closing date 06.08.2021
Primary role Early Childhood Teacher
Position type Full-time
About the Centre/Service The Brine Street Child Care Centre is a 67 place long day care centre in Hughesdale. We provide education and care for children aged between eight weeks to six years from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, for 50 weeks of the year. It is the only centre operated by Council. The team are highly committed and have developed their “People Principles”. Each Brine Street team member applies these principles to their relationships with each other and with all those we meet in our work, alongside the organisation’s values. The Brine Street People Principles guide the way we do business: • We treat everyone with respect. • We act with professionalism at all times • We understand that teamwork produces the best results • We value learning and growth. • We aim to enjoy a happy work environment. We have an excellent reputation within the sector and are well placed to provide a program in accordance with the National Quality Agenda. In 2018 the service achieved a rating of Exceeding the National Quality Standards.
Work Days of the Role Monday to Friday
Hours of Work of the Role 8.45 to 5 pm
Description The objectives of this position are:
- Through the use of a strength-based, family-centred approach the deliver an education and care program appropriate to the individual needs of all children and families.
- Be responsible for the implementation and delivery of a high quality four year old kindergarten program responding to individual strengths and interests of children using an approved curriculum framework as the platform for planning, practice, evaluation and reflection. When required this may mean providing an online kindergarten program for children who are unable to attend the centre for a range of reasons.
- Degree in Early Childhood or equivalent recognised by ACECQA.
- Demonstrated experience in a kindergarten environment.
- Demonstrated experience and training in leadership in early childhood settings.
- Current First Aid training (HLTAID004) as well CPR training (HLTAID001) is required
- A valid working with children's check and police check (less than six months old) are required
- Child Protection and Safeguarding Children training is desirable
- Competent in using computers and software including Microsoft and Outlook.
Requirements VIT Registration
Additional Requirements KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS 1 Legislative & Corporate Governance Requirements • Education & Care Services National Act 2010 • Education & Care Services National Regulations 2011 • Occupational Health & Safety Act 2004 • Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 • City of Monash Values and Policies & Procedures • Child Safe Standards 2 Child Focused Program Delivery • Using approved learning frameworks and EYLF planning cycle to plan, implement and evaluate high quality kindergarten programs for individuals and groups based on the needs, strengths and interests of the children. • Review and update kindergarten programs, ensuring program outcomes meet children’s needs and are understood by families and other early childhood professionals. • Gather and reflect on information about each child. Develop and maintain individual progress records of all children linking observed behaviours and outcomes to programming objectives and approved learning frameworks. Records may consist of but not limited to portfolio’s, learning stories, displays, reflective journals, and project based observations and reflections. • Use a range of technologies, methods, resources and material to implement interesting and stimulating learning environments. • Provide a safe, stimulating, aesthetically pleasing environment which challenges and engages children, both indoors and outside that encourages children to take responsibility for their own learning. • Include intentional teaching opportunities that include and are not limited to: Road Safety Education Program, indigenous culture, care for the environment and sustainability, social justice, identity, incursions and excursions. • Clear objectives must be set for each child and be made available for discussion with parents. • Ensure children’s personal needs are met and attend to the physical, social and emotional needs of the children and refer children and families to relevant support services as required. Use strength based practice at all times. • Complete transition reports for all children transitioning to primary school. • Practice personal reflection of work undertaken with children. 3 Relationships with Families • Using a family centred approach, acknowledge families as the primary agents of their child’s development and the pivotal role of families in children’s lives. • Ensure a welcoming environment where all families are encouraged to participate in and contribute to their child’s learning and development and provide regular information to families on their child’s development and progress. • Implement innovative and inclusive ways of acknowledging diversity within the community to improve service delivery. • Provide regular program information and feedback to families using a variety of methods including email, newsletters, posters and notices as required. • Respond to concerns in a timely manner and refer significant and/or unresolved issues to the Co-ordinator or Second in Charge. • Respect the confidentiality of information relating to parents and children. Teamwork • Plan with all team members to promote collaborative teaching and continuity of learning for all the children. • Work collaboratively with colleagues to maintain a professional approach to work, ensuring standards of performance reflect the Brine Street People Principles and philosophy. • Contribute to an atmosphere of trust and professional respect through an attitude of openness and tolerance. • Participate as an active member in staff meetings and in professional development. • Ensure the policies of the Centre and Council are practised. 4 Risk Management • Contribute to a healthy and safe environment for yourself and others and comply with all OH&S safe working procedures and instructions including Councils policies and procedures. • Carry out building, equipment and safety checks and report all health and safety concerns as required. • Ensure the environment is clean, safe and healthy and that children are supervised at all times and protected from hazards. • Report any issues regarding health, safety and wellbeing of the children to the, Co-ordinator or Second in Charge. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS • High level team work skills • Excellent communication skills with a wide range of people but in particular with children and families. • Demonstrated high level verbal communication and written communication skills • Demonstrated problem solving with others • Demonstrated high level negotiation and influencing skills • High level skills leading and motivating others KEY SELECTION CRITERIA • All qualifications and experience are met. • Current knowledge of early childhood education theory and practice. • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively with children, families and professionals. • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and motivate staff and to work as part of a team. • Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and evaluate high quality, flexible and innovative educational program for all children aged four to six years old. • Capacity to provide a safe, sustainable and attractive environment for children. • Sound knowledge of the Early Years Learning Framework, the National Quality Standards, Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011 and Education and Care National Law Act 2010, Child Safe Standards and Child Information Sharing Regulations.
Industrial Agreement/Award Individual EBA