As Educational Leader, it is expected that you will have a strong understanding of child development and the Early Years Learning Framework. You will be responsible for supporting all educators to contribute to the service curriculum, ensuring each child is represented within the curriculum. You will be involved with developing and evaluating support plans so a passion for equity and an advocate for each child’s right to participate.
This role is a mixture of working on the floor in a multi-aged educator capacity along with substantial non-contact time. This ensures that you will have the opportunity to work alongside all educators, participate in reflective discussions and have a strong understanding of the needs of the children in each environment.
The ideal applicant will have:
- A minimum of 3 years experience in a Educational Leader/Lead Educator role.
- An ACECQA approved ECT qualification.
- A current WWCC number.
- A current HLTAID004/012 First Aid qualification.
- Strong people management skills, including leadership and mentoring skills.
- Exceptional knowledge of the National Quality Framework, Education and Care Law & Regulations.
- Exceptional organisational and communication skills.
As Educational Leader, it is your responsibility to lead the development and implementation of the Curriculum Planning Policy. As part of continuous improvement, the Educational Leader should consider what strategies are needed to improve the educational program at Kinda-Mindi.
This includes, but is not limited to:
- Leading and being part of reflective practice discussions about practice and implementing the learning framework.
- Participate in all room meetings on a regular basis.
- Mentoring other educators by leading quality practice.
- Discussing routines and how to make them more effective learning experiences.
- Observing children and educator interactions and making suggestions on how to improve interactions and intentional teaching.
- Communicating with parents about the educational program.
- Working with other early childhood professionals such maternal and child health nurses and early childhood intervention specialists.
- Considering how the program can be linked to the community by working with other community services such as First Nations Peoples.
- Establishing systems across the service to ensure there is a continuity of learning when children change room or attend other services, and then in their transition to school.
- Assisting with documenting the children’s learning and how these assessments can inform curriculum decision making.
- To be an active participant at assessment and rating visits.
If you are looking for a new challenge, in a service where you will have a strong support network around you, please apply today!