Educational Leader and NS. (Director)
Organisation Hampton Community Kindergarten Inc
Closing date 31.10.2021
Primary role Other
Position type Part-time
About the Centre/Service Hampton Community Kindergarten is located in the heart of beautiful Hampton. Our Kindergarten has been a part of the Bayside Community for over 70 years and was founded on the 1st June 1943. We are a community-based not for profit kindergarten, managed by a parent run Committee of Management that is elected each year at our annual general meeting (AGM). Hampton Community Kindergarten’s philosophy encourages children to learn through engaging in creative learning experiences and providing opportunities to grow through exploring developmentally appropriate experiences and challenges.Hampton Community Kindergarten values our connection to the local community and has a strong commitment to sustainability. Our organisation is committed to providing a child safe environment and all staff must demonstrate their ongoing responsibility to ensuring child safety.
Work Days of the Role 3 days, negotiable
Hours of Work of the Role 10-15 hours, negotiable
Description We are looking for a passionate and motivated Early Childhood Teacher to join our team, working as the Educational Leader, Nominated Supervisor. The job is mainly a non-teaching, office-based role, with relief teaching in our 3-4yo groups as needed. Hours are negotiable. Key Responsibilities: You will work with the Committee of Management to manage the day to day operations of the service, ensuring that the Kindergarten and all our programs are compliant with regulatory and legislative requirements under the National Quality Standards. Enable excellence in service provision for the kindergarten by ensuring continual contribution to the Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) aim for ongoing “exceeding” rating by ACECQA. Lead collaborative development and implementation of a high quality educational program, based on an approved curriculum framework that promotes each child's learning across the prescribed learning outcomes. This will be undertaken in consultation with the teachers, the committee of management (employer) and the families of children attending HCK. You will collaborate with our educators to support their understanding of the EYLF and VEYLDF, exploring opportunities for professional development and assist with the development of innovative projects in the kindergarten. You will work alongside educators to build positive relationships with children and families, participating in kinder events and assisting in relief cover as needed. Be responsible for working with staff and Committee of Management (COM) to ensure all policies, procedures and risk assessments are reviewed and updated as required. Manage complaints and reporting in the capacity of Nominated Supervisor. Establish documentation and set up performance development review process and review meetings for all staff. Support teachers in completing performance development review meetings with educators and completion of documentation. You will act as the key liaison between the staff and COM enabling a seamless communication channel and efficient operations. Be the key liaison between the kindergarten, our families and external stakeholders including (but not limited to) Bayside City Council, Early Learning Association Australia (ELAA), The Department of Education Training (DET), Consumer Affairs Victoria, Australia Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission (ACNC) and Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). Assist the COM to organise and report at the Annual General Meeting, the Committee Handover Meeting and Kindergarten Open Day. Develop Enrolment and Orientation booklets in conjunction with teachers and the Enrolment officer. Assist with correspondences and Kinder tour requests from families for enrolment. Other duties as directed by the committee of management (employer) from time-to-time. Detailed position description will be made available on request. The successful candidate will have:
- The ability to plan and implement a quality, educational and child-based program.
- Comprehensive knowledge of the National Quality Framework, VEYLDF and National Laws and Regulations.
- Strong knowledge of the Child Safe Standards and Reportable Conduct Scheme
- The ability to build and maintain strong relationships with educators, parents, children, and the wider community
- Good time management skills, prioritising and organising workload
- Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills and high-level interpersonal skills, liaising confidently with staff, families and committee members
- Ability to work independently while maintaining a high standard of accountability and reporting.
- A Diploma or Bachelor of Early Childhood Education or ACECQA assessed equivalent. (or education sector operational experience, qualifications desirable but not essential to the role)
- Current first aid, CPR, anaphylaxis and Asthma management training
- Experience in a pedagogical/curriculum leader role or equivalent - desirable
- Police check (or willing to obtain)
Requirements VIT Registration
Additional Requirements Hours and requirements of the role are negotiable depending on availability, experience and qualifications.
Industrial Agreement/Award Victorian Early Childhood Teachers and Educators Agreement 2020 (VECTEA)
Please email CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role.