Early Childhood Teacher-Three-year-old Kindergarten

Posted by Merri Community Child Care Centre Inc on 01 Sep 2021

Organisation Merri Community Child Care Centre Inc
For Provider Merri Community Child Care Centre Inc
Closing date 30.09.2021
Primary role Early Childhood Teacher
Position type Full-time
Location Thornbury
State VIC
About the Centre/Service Merri Community Childcare Centre and Kindergarten Inc (Merri CCC & K Inc) is seeking a committed and highly motivated Early Childhood Teacher to work in the new three-year- old LDC Kindergarten Program. Merri CCC & K Inc is a 49-place parent managed Community Based Child Care Centre & Kindergarten located in Thornbury (Victoria 3071). Merri CCC & K Inc is committed to high quality care for young children in a caring, supportive, nurturing & educational environment. At Merri, we acknowledge the Aboriginal people as the first peoples of Australia, and work towards developing our children’s, educators and families understanding of our shared history. As a community-managed centre, we recognise the value of the family’s involvement during their child’s time with us. We acknowledge the family as the child’s first teachers and use our understanding of the child’s context to guide our practice. We provide a higher educator to child ratio than is required to support high expectations and quality interactions with children, families and the community. As educators we see the children as capable and competent individuals. Merri CCC & K Inc is a child safe and equal opportunity employer. If successful you will be engaged on a permanent full-time basis (38-hour week) and will work 8.30am-5.10pm. The successful candidate will work with and alongside a permanent Full-time Early Childhood Educator in our three-year-old funded Kindergarten Program room.
Work Days of the Role Full-time
Hours of Work of the Role 7.6 hours per day
Description Early Childhood Teacher-Three-year-old Kindergarten -Full-time
  • Permanent Full-time Early Childhood Teacher Three-year-old Kindergarten program
  • Community Based Child Care Centre & Kindergarten
  • Start Date 28 January 2022
  • VECTAA conditions
  • The successful applicant will enjoy above award employment conditions such as;
    • Working with higher child-to-educator ratios
    • VECTAA award conditions from January 2022
      • 5 Hours of contact time per day
      • 6 hours of non-contact time per day
      • 5 hours of weekly program planning time with the Early Childhood Educator
      • School Holidays off
    • Excellent resources, equipment and information technology
    • Free all-day street parking, all day safe bike parking available and close to public transport
  • The successful applicant must have,
    • Bachelor in Early Childhood teaching or equivalent ACECQA approved qualification
    • VIT Registration, provisionally registered teachers are encouraged to apply
    • Level 2 First Aid Certificate, Anaphylaxis Certificate, Asthma Certificate
    • A current Police check (not more than 6 months old)
    • Previous experience working with children.
    • Up to date knowledge of the VEYLDF and NQF
    • Proficiency in English both written and oral
    • Passion for Early Childhood Education & Care
    • Effective communication skills and excellent teamwork
    • Ability to work in Australia
    • Two recent referees
    • New Graduates welcome For inquiries or an opportunity to visit the centre prior to applying please email us your details to community.cc@kindergarten.vic.gov.au.
  All applicants must address the key selection criteria as stated in the Position Description/Applicant Information.  Please note that only applications that attach a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and resume will be short listed and contacted for an interview. Applications close 30 September 2021.   No agencies Applications via post or in person must be addressed to the: Committee of Management Attention: President C/o Merri CCC & Kindergarten Inc 313 St Georges Road THORNBURY VIC 3071 Or Via e-mail to merri.community.cc@kindergarten.vic.gov.au
  • Bachelor in Early Childhood teaching or equivalent ACECQA approved qualification
Requirements VIT Registration
Industrial Agreement/Award Victorian Early Childhood Teachers and Educators Agreement 2020 (VECTEA)

Contact Name
Helen Evdokimou-Mina
Application Procedure
via email or post

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