Educational Leader

Posted by Robina Scott Kindergarten Inc on 23 Aug 2021

Organisation Robina Scott Kindergarten Inc
Closing date 17.09.2021
Primary role Other
Position type Part-time
Location Williamstown
State VIC
About the Centre/Service For over 85 years, Robina Scott Kindergarten has enriched the lives of many local children in Williamstown and the Hobsons Bay Community. A not-for-profit community run kinder, we operate two beautiful campuses for 3 and 4 yr old sessional kindergarten in Williamstown, both of which are rated Exceeding by ACECQA. We provide high quality education and care to over 150 children in the local community and are a highly sought-after kindergarten. We pride ourselves on our connection to the local community and can regularly be seen on excursions around the local area. Robina Scott Kindergarten's vision is to "empower children to realise their potential". Our Educators provide high quality educational programs that aim to give each child a broad and rounded experience. Our programs cater for the whole child, including all areas of learning and development. We promote children’s communication skills, build strong, positive self-concept and independence, nurture their curiosity, and most importantly foster an enjoyment of lifelong learning and discovery.
Work Days of the Role Flexible
Hours of Work of the Role 8 hours per week
Description

The Educational Leader role supports and mentors the educational staff, striving for a high quality developmentally appropriate educational program, using the approved learning framework. The role involves working collaboratively with all teachers and educators to assist in program consistency as well as being a primary support to the committee on behalf of all staff. Together with the Service Leader, the Educational Leader forms the leadership team at the centre and are the link between the staff and the Committee of Management, ensuring open communication on all issues pertaining to the educational program, educational staff professional development and management and regulatory requirements of the service. The Educational Leader has direct line management responsibility for all early childhood teachers and educators at the centre.

The successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively with their team members, the children, the Committee of Management, parents, and other key stakeholders. They will be highly organised, have outstanding knowledge of early childhood development and education and a strong teaching background. They will have proven skills and similar experience in leading, developing, documenting and implementing a high quality, developmentally appropriate program for kindergarten children that will ensure we continue to exceed the national standards.

The role will require 8 hours per week across both campuses and can be flexible with days. The Position Description provides more information on the requirements of the role and how to apply.

Qualifications
  • Qualifications suitable for an early childhood teacher under the Education and Care Services National Law. Education and Care Services National Regulations and the DET Kindergarten Funding Guide

  • Be registered as an Early Childhood Teacher with the Victorian Institute of Teaching, and continue to renew/maintain the registration during the course of employment

  • Approved First Aid qualifications covering first aid and emergency management of asthma and anaphylaxis, recognised by ACECQA

  • Approved First Aid qualifications covering first aid and emergency management of asthma Knowledge of all relevant regulations and statutory requirements, including the EYLF, NQS.

  • Current Mandatory Reporting certificate

  • Ability to work in partnership with parent management committee, families and the wider community

  • Ability to mentor and support staff to grow and develop professionally

  • Current VIT or Working with Children Check

  • Police check

Requirements VIT Registration
Additional Requirements Specialist skills and knowledge Have an outstanding knowledge of early childhood development and education Have an outstanding knowledge of legislation, regulations and standards, including Child Safe Standards governing the operation of children’s services Proven skills in leading, developing, documenting and implementing a high quality, developmentally appropriate education program for kindergarten children in consultation with relevant stakeholders The ability to plan, work and manage time effectively with minimal supervision Ability to identify areas for improvement and can demonstrate delivery of change and improvement initiatives Good judgement and initiative Interpersonal skills Well developed leadership, organisational, time management and self-motivation skills Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively with children, the committee of management, parents, other staff and professionals Ability to work in a cooperative, flexible and professional manner with children, parents, staff and committee of management Strong ability to build cohesive and highly effective teaching teams Ability to ensure confidentiality of information Good communication and mediation skills Ability to communicate warmly with children, families and other staff members.
Industrial Agreement/Award Victorian Early Childhood Teachers and Educators Agreement 2020 (VECTEA)

Contact Name
Victoria Pit
Application Procedure
Please email a resume and cover letter addressing your suitability for the position to president@robinascott.com.au.

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