Lead Teacher/Nominated Supervisor

Posted by Children's Protection Society Inc t/a Kids First Australia on 15 Sep 2021

Organisation Children's Protection Society Inc t/a Kids First Australia
Closing date 07.10.2021
Primary role Early Childhood Teacher
Position type Full-time
Location Seymour
State VIC
  • Be part of our innovative and game changing early years services
  • Full time, ongoing role in a dynamic and purposeful organisation
  • Brand new double unit kindergarten in Seymour (Taungurung Country)
  About us With a proud history and a progressive mindset, Kids First is a leading provider of educational, family and support services for children and families in Melbourne. We are at the forefront of responding to community needs and strengthening families so that children can thrive. Our programs are evidence-based and built on more than 120 years of service.   About the role/Opportunity We are looking for exceptional Lead Teacher to bring our education and care model to life. You will oversee the operational aspects of the kindergarten as the Nominated Supervisor. This full-time role includes a teaching allocation. This is a purpose built double unit kindergarten, with multipurpose room and office space which works in collaboration with Seymour College and Our Place community engagement facilitators.   Your responsibilities would include:
  • Responsibility for the day to day operations of the kindergarten
  • Leadership of the educators
  • Provide a program of education and care based on strengths, dispositions, skills and interests of the children which will evolve from observations, feedback from parents, the inclusion of the broader community and other written records.
  • Ensuring the program adheres to the agreed centre philosophy as well as the Code of Conduct.
  • Monitoring of quality and compliance
  • Working collaboratively with the family and children's centre key stakeholders
  • Supporting the implementation of innovative programs as directed by the General Manager Early Childhood and Family Services
  • Support the implementation of the Kids First early years model - full training provided
  To be successful in this role you will need:
  • Early Childhood Degree qualification as recognised by ACECQA
  • Proven ability to work in a cohesive team environment
  • Comprehensive understanding of child development (3-6 years old)
  • Experience in working in partnership with other services and agencies
  • Demonstrate personal values aligned with Kids First organisational values
  • Proven skill and experience in working in an early education and care setting
  • Sound knowledge of legislation, policy and frameworks relation to early education and care services
  • Experience in providing leadership and management
  As a member of the Kids First team you will:
  • Be part of a collaborative and outcomes focused culture of an independent, not-for-profit organisation that has a legacy of more than 120 years community service
  • Take home an attractive salary with the option to salary package to increase take home pay
  • Have access to flexible work options and our staff wellbeing program
  • Be eligible for the DET $9,000 location incentive
  To apply: Only applications submitted via our website will be considered. Please include a Cover letter outlining the position title and response addressing the selection criteria & a copy of the Curriculum Vitae which must list two professional referees. For a full position description and to apply for this job, please visit us at: https://www.kidsfirstaustralia.org.au/careers/   For inquiries about the position: Leanne Rodriguez, Early Years Team Leader Phone number: 0400 499 947   Kids First is an Equal Opportunity employer that respects and values diversity and inclusion. Kids First welcomes everyone to apply, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, and physical ability.   Kids First is a Child Safe Organisation, employment is conditional on satisfactory referee checks, a current Working With Children Check, National Criminal History check, proof of the right to work in Australia and a pre-employment medical (if applicable).
  • Bachelor or Master’s in Early Childhood Education as recognised by ACECQA
  • Current First Aid
  • Current VIT registration
Requirements VIT Registration
Industrial Agreement/Award Victorian Early Childhood Teachers and Educators Agreement 2020 (VECTEA)

Contact Name
Leanne Rodriguez

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