ASSISTANT – EXTENDED CARE (12 month contract)
Organisation Heathmont East Preschool Inc
Closing date 21.01.2022
Primary role Extended hours care educator
Position type Part-time
About the Centre/Service Heathmont East Preschool has developed a ‘play based’ program with many open-ended activities that inspire children to explore, to wonder, to use their different senses, to engage in learning. We strive to implement best practice, including a balance of ‘intentional teaching’ and child led enquiry-based learning, following children’s interests. We work to provide flexibility within a routine that provides security and develops the child’s cognitive, social, physical and emotional skills and capabilities in a safe and stimulating environment. We believe in nurturing a sense of belonging and inclusion for all children and families and assist children to develop confident self-identities. We recognise the importance of families as the child’s first educator. We accept professional learning opportunities to deepen our understandings of equity, inclusion and diversity. We respect each child’s culture, including those of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We acknowledge Australia’s true history and try to teach all children about history and culture in a respectful way, sharing our learning through resources and connection with the land on which we walk together. Heathmont East Preschool promotes a fully inclusive program which allows all children to learn at their own individual pace and learning style.
Work Days of the Role Wednesday and Thursday
Hours of Work of the Role 1.00pm – 5.30pm
Description Heathmont East Preschool is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic educator to assist with the running of our extended care program. Applicants will need to: assist with the development of a high quality, developmentally appropriate program in consultation with the Activity Group Leader, Committee of Management (employer) and the parents. Work as a member of a collaborative team. Operate in a professional manner at all times and function in line with approved policies, procedures and the Quality Improvement Plan.
Qualifications Hold suitable (Certificate III) qualifications pursuant to the Education and Care Services National Law and the Education and Care Services National Regulations.
Additional Requirements Applicants must have a sound understanding and knowledge of early childhood development; excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively with the committee of management, parents, other staff and professionals; ability to work in a cooperative, flexible and professional manner; and the ability to ensure confidentiality of information.
Industrial Agreement/Award Victorian Early Childhood Teachers and Educators Agreement 2020 (VECTEA)