Lead Educator (ECT)

Posted by Rosswood Preschool Centre on 18 Nov 2021

Organisation Rosswood Preschool Centre
For Provider SE-00002985
Closing date 03.12.2021
Primary role Early Childhood Teacher
Position type Full-time
Location Dandenong North
State VIC
About the Centre/Service Rosswood Preschool Centre is a state funded community based sessional preschool located in Dandenong North. It is made up of a community of families, committee of management and educators who work collaboratively, offering a quality program to local children in their years prior to primary schooling. The buildings and grounds are owned and maintained by the City of Greater Dandenong. We offer a play-based, open-ended, inclusive, engaging program comprising informal indoor/outdoor learning, small and large group teacher led experiences under the guiding principals of the VEYLDF and EYLF. Our philosophy supports children to be independent thinkers, guided by intentional teaching strategies, flexible routines, positive value-adding interactions, and overall nurturing of holistic health and wellbeing. We promote discovery, exploration, manipulation, problem solving, creativity and resilience with emphasis given to developing the skills, abilities and attitudes for life-long learning. We aim to strengthen children's social and coping skills whilst working in cooperation and appreciating difference which is at the core of our values also. At Rosswood Preschool Centre we aim to; Provide a safe and secure environment by working toward building strong relationships built on trust and mutual respect. We promote connections between children, their families and teachers. We encourage the children to grow and develop at their own pace, providing them with a stimulating environment to scaffold and extend their learning of a range of age appropriate skills both in the indoor and outdoor learning environments. We encourage the sharing of ideas, thoughts and concerns in an open-ended play based program. Children are given the opportunity to make mistakes and learn from their experiences. We provide an enjoyable and welcoming atmosphere to stimulate and initiate a love of learning and intrinsic motivation to succeed. We respect parents as the first teacher of the child, welcome their input and sharing of ideas and strive to uphold home languages and be culturally sensitive. We encourage families to be involved in the program to enhance and monitor how the children are progressing. We explore resilience, value independence and above all self-awareness. We teach and practice skills required for life such as making good choices, sharing, taking turns, listening to others, negotiating and showing care and compassion. We apply positive behaviour guidance strategies to strengthen social and cooperative behaviour skills.
Work Days of the Role Monday - Friday
Hours of Work of the Role 8am - 3pm daily (35.25 hours per week which includes additional non-contact time for additional tasks and administration).

We are seeking a qualified and experienced Leader and Early Childhood Teacher for our mixed aged 3-5yo sessional groups. You will take on the responsibilities of the Nominated Supervisor and Educational Leader.  The position will commence in 2022 for the right applicant (handover to occur ASAP) with proven leadership experience, commitment and willingness to take on a new and exciting challenge in support of our dedicated educators in a single room service, working with 2 groups children (1 group of up to 33 children and 1 group of 22 children, working with a Diploma and Cert 3 Educator). You will be supported in your role with an Administration Officer, Bookkeeper, cleaner and gardener. In addition to these dedicated and experienced supporting roles the successful applicant will be paid an extra 3hrs per week over their award entitlements with further hours negotiable as the role requires throughout the year.

You will be required to be involved in all aspects of operating a sessional preschool under the guidance of a parent run committee of management including the planning and implementation of School Readiness Funding, the QIP, working within a budget, maintaining a Covid Safe environment and following all directives from DET, in line with policies and procedures and alongside the City of Greater Dandenong Children’s Services Team. The teacher will be required to uphold professional standards and have strong interpersonal skills, meeting the requirements of DET and ACECQA, Kindergarten Funding Guide and the Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations 2010, the philosophy and the policies and procedures of Rosswood Preschool Centre under the guidance of the supportive Committee of Management. The role will involve preparing and maintaining the learning environments both the inside and outside, participating, engaging and facilitating high quality programs, recognising the skills and talents of the team and respecting their roles and opportunities for each member to add value and make a positive contribution. You will be expected to support your team to plan science, music and small group investigations and experiences across the programs in addition to completing weekly reflections, observations, staff development, meetings, QIP and individual learning planning cycles for all children.
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood (equiv.) to be paid at the rate of qualification.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in an early childhood setting working directly with children/families including those with complex and additional needs in a leadership role.
  • First Aid, Anaphylaxis, Asthma, CPR training.
  • Mandatory reporting certificate.
Requirements VIT Registration
Additional Requirements Basic computer knowledge is essential including Microsoft word, publisher, power point and excel programs. Understanding of and experience in using ACECQA reporting and KIM systems. All educators successful in moving to the service tours and interview round will be asked to provide examples of their work, programming and documentation. Demonstrated passion for working with children, families and local the community as part of a small cohesive team. Well developed leadership and drive to succeed no matter the barrier.
Industrial Agreement/Award Victorian Early Childhood Teachers and Educators Agreement 2020 (VECTEA)

Contact Name
Rachel Dunstan
Application Procedure
Please email CV and cover letter detailing your interest in the role to rosswood.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

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