Educational Leader/Early Childhood Teacher (combined role)
Organisation Robina Scott Kindergarten
Closing date 31.12.2021
Primary role Early Childhood Teacher
Position type Part-time
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 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 160 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. www.robinascott.com.au
Work Days of the Role Tuesday and Thursday as ECT, Ed Leader days flexible
Hours of Work of the Role 29.5
Description This role is to commence in 2022. The Educational Leader aspects could commence immediately if available.
About the role:
This role is for a combined Early Childhood Teacher (two days – 15 hrs contact time, 21.5 hrs total) and Educational Leader (8 hours), total 29.5 hours.
The Educational Leader and the Service Leader together form the leadership team at the centre, with the Educational Leader responsible for ensuring our kindergarten offers a high quality, progressive and developmentally appropriate educational program. The leadership team 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 also supports and mentors all educational staff and works collaboratively with them to assist in program consistency, using the approved learning framework. You will be provided eight hours per week for these aspects and are expected to spend time in the classroom and planning time with each group at least once per fortnight.
Considerable scope for new initiatives exists thanks to our separate three- and four-year-old campuses. In particularly we are looking to enhance the learning spaces consistent with the local environment, connection to land and modern pedagogical practice. Your educational experience and training will be pivotal in developing the plans for this space.
By combining this role with the responsibilities of an Early Childhood Teacher we believe that this will further enhance our educational practice. As an ECT you will teach our Yellow group on Tuesdays and Thursdays (8:30am - 4pm).
Detailed position descriptions for both roles are available at robinascott.com.au/employment-opportunities. Please see how to apply below.
Your passion and experience in early childhood education, mentoring and program development will place you in good stead for this position.
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.
As an ECT you will believe the first few years of early education are fundamental for preparing a child with the skills necessary to becoming a lifelong learner. Your passion for early childhood education and ability to help each child discover their full potential, will be key.
|Position||Days||Hours per week|
|Educational Leader||Flexible – to cover all groups||8 hours|
|Early Childhood Teacher||Tuesday and Thursday sessions||21.5 (incl. planning time)|
|29.5 total hours for week|
- 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.
- 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
- 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)
Email CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for the position to email@example.com or through https://www.robinascott.com.au/employment-opportunities