Kindergarten Assistant – 3 Year old group

Posted by Auburn Kindergarten and Child Care Centre on 05 Oct 2021

Organisation Auburn Kindergarten and Child Care Centre
For Provider Auburn Kindergarten and Child Care Centre Inc
Closing date 20.10.2021
Primary role Diploma Qualified Educator
Position type Part-time
Location Hawthorn East
State VIC
About the Centre/Service Are you looking for a Sessional Kindergarten role that still offers a short sessional model? What about ratios of a teaching team of 3 adults for a group of 22 children? What about VECTEA 2020 conditions with 10% extra for the wage rate? If you are interested then please read on:
Work Days of the Role Initially Tuesday and Thursday
Hours of Work of the Role 8.5 hours in 2021 - then expanding in 2022 and 2023
Description This highly sought after not for profit Centre has a rare opening for a highly motivated person to join our team as our Three year old Kindergarten Assistant. The Centre is unique in that we offer the traditional Kindergarten programs on the same site as a long day care Centre specialising in children aged 3-5 years only.  We have extensive resources, wonderful expansive rooms & yards, and a supportive community-based environment and management team.  You will be supported by a Centre Director, and Educational Leader and working closely with the Kindergarten Teacher and another Diploma educator in the provision of the three year old Kindergarten program. Specific duties are outlined in a PD which can be requested via email. The position is part time. In 2021 the hours are 8.5 hours per week over 2 days (Tuesday and Thursday).  In 2022 the role will increase to 11 hours, over 2 days (Tuesday and Thursday) as we expand our three year old program.  Then in 2023 we are planning to increase to 15 hours of Kindergarten provided over 4 days which means the work hours will increase to 21 hours per week. We are seeking someone who is excited about joining our team to grow our program and who is willing to embrace the increase in hours over the next few years. The candidate will be employed under VECTEA 2020 with wages paid 10% above.  You will have ½ hour before and after each session to set up and pack up the program, as well as an additional hour planning time each week.  
Qualifications Applicants must have an ACECQA approved Diploma Qualification and a current Working with Children Check.  Current Level Two First Aid, CPR, Anaphylaxis Awareness & Administration of an EpiPen, and Asthma are required.  Auburn requires that all staff are fully immunised against vaccine preventable diseases and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid 19.  Experience is preferred.
Additional Requirements We are keen to find out what skills and attributes you have to offer us. In order for your application to be considered please address the following questions (1 paragraph per question is sufficient): 1. What can you bring to our three year old kindergarten program? 2. Two children are arguing over a toy dinosaur, Child A had kicked Child B, how do you respond to this situation? 3. Tell us about a time you have had a conflict with a colleague and how you handled the situation. 4. How do you reflect on your own practices?
Industrial Agreement/Award Victorian Early Childhood Teachers and Educators Agreement 2020 (VECTEA)

Contact Name
Christine O'Reilly
Application Procedure
Applications must include the following to be considered:  Resume and/or cover letter  Qualifications and Certificates  Address the 4 questions above Applications can be emailed to

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