Early Childhood Teacher

Posted by Acacia Indo-chinese Community Support Association (Acacia Children's Centres) on 13 Oct 2021

Organisation Acacia Indo-chinese Community Support Association (Acacia Children's Centres)
For Provider Acacia Fitzroy Creche
Closing date 30.11.2021
Primary role Early Childhood Teacher
Position type Part-time
Location Fitzroy
State VIC
About the Centre/Service Acacia Fitzroy Creche is a not-for-profit community based centre located in Fitzroy. We are an integrated Long Day Care and Kindergarten service. We pride ourselves on our commitment to the inclusion of all children and to enhance all children's wellbeing so they can become confident and independent learners. Our innovative educational program is delivered as an indoor/outdoor program which focusses on children learning through play and inquiry-based learning. Our team of educators are passionate and very supportive of each other including new team members.
Work Days of the Role 5
Hours of Work of the Role 15-25 hours
Description We are seeking a passionate 3-year-old Kindergarten Teacher.  with a Bachelor of Early Childhood (or equivalent).  The successful candidate must have a commitment to high quality practice and be able to plan, implement and maintain a program which reflects our Centres educational philosophy.  The candidate must also have to show an ability to provide an inclusive program, be flexible, innovative and have creative vision. An ability to demonstrate a high level of understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and National Quality Standards (NQS) is essential. The ongoing position is for 15-25 hours per week, with educational leadership responsibilities. The successful applicant will be remunerated above the conditions of the Educational Services (Teachers) Award 2010. In addition, they will be offered RDOs, additional weekly planning time, educational leader planning time, extensive professional development and all other entitlements offered by Acacia. The successful candidate will work in partnership with all other kindergarten teacher across Acacia Children’s Centres and the leadership team at Fitzroy. The candidate will be positioned in the 3-year-old Kindergarten room and be responsible of educational program and supporting the team of educators in the educational leadership role The focus areas will be:
  • Participating in professional conversations within the leadership team and with co-workers
  • Reviewing current curriculum development and documentation practices
  • Reflecting on current practices and comparing to current research and best practice guidelines
  • Engaging in an inquiry-based project with colleagues, families and children
Qualifications
  1. An approved Early Childhood Teacher Degree (equivalent or greater)
  2. Current Working with Children Check (or VIT registration), anaphylaxis, asthma, first aid and CPR training
  3. Demonstrated experience working in Early Childhood services taking full responsibility for the planning, implementation and assessment of the program
  4. Demonstrated experience with leading, motivating and mentoring a team of Early Childhood professionals
  5. Thorough understanding of pedagogy, child development and curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment theories and the link they hold with the EYLF, VEYDLF and VELS
  6. Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
We encourage applications from Aboriginal peoples, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.  Acacia Children’s Centre is a child safe organisation and is committed to the welfare of children and their protection. All potential employees and volunteers will be required to comply with our Child Safe Policy and Code of Conduct.  Applicants will be required to undergo background reference checks in accordance with this policy. To be considered for a role, please apply via email to Centre’s Director (afc@acacia.org.au) and provide the following three documents:
  1. Your Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. A response to the Key Selection Criteria statements
Requirements VIT Registration
Industrial Agreement/Award Children’s Services Award 2010

Contact Name
Deniz Dilruba

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