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Careers

As early childhood educators, you play an important role in the initial stages of a child’s education.

About Kinda-Mindi Careers

As early childhood educators, you play an important role in the initial stages of a child’s education.

You thrive on creating opportunities for children to explore their understanding of themselves and the wider community.

You encourage creativity, recognise and nurture individual abilities, and drive collaborative partnerships to ensure that each child’s learning is optimised.

If this sounds like you, we would love to meet you!

Organisational Culture

Collaboration. Leadership. Support. Open communication. Continuous reflection and evaluation. Importance of community.

At Kinda-Mindi, we believe in not only fostering our children’s growth and development, but also that of our staff. We actively encourage and support our team to strive towards their personal and career goals.

We offer funded traineeships for Certificate III and Diploma qualifications as well as scholarship programs for staff wanting to achieve university qualifications.

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The positions commence ASAP, with orientation and induction days to be completed prior to commencement.

You must be aged 18 years and over to be considered for this role.

The position:

– Trainee – Childcare Worker
– Full time position
– 12 month contract
– 3 hours study time each week, included in working hours.
– On-site training with registered RTO provided.
– Working across various age groups (0-5).

Applicants are required to have a Working With Children Check number or be willing to apply.

If you would like to be trained and mentored in early childhood education and care by a team of dedicated, highly qualified educators please ensure you apply.

Responsibilities Include

  • Supervision and active engagement with children.
  • Regular interactions with families and external early intervention support services.
  • Support with routine activities such as meal times, cleaning tasks, and sleep and rest.
  • Completion of set study tasks as per the training plan assigned.

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As our motto is “To Motivate, To Stimulate and To Challenge”, the person we are looking for must have demonstrated knowledge, experience and ability to create a loving, home-like environment that gives our children the confidence and opportunities needed to motivate, stimulate and challenge their growth and development.

As an ECT, 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 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 in quality education and care.

Qualification Criteria

  • ACECQA approved university degree in Education/Teaching/Early Childhood Education. Completion within the next 6 months will be accepted.
  • Current NESA Teacher Accreditation.
  • Current First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis Certification (HLTAID004 or equivalent).
  • Current Working with Children Clearance Number.
  • Understanding of the National Quality Framework – including national Quality Standards.
  • Proven experience with and ability to use the Early Years Learning Framework.
  • Proven experience with written documentation – reflections, child assessments etc.
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal.
  • Computer Literacy – Microsoft PowerPoint, Publisher and Word.

Responsibilities Include

  • Developing strong relationships with children at the centre;
  • Developing strong relationships that support and partner with families and the community;
  • Implementing the policies and associated procedures of the centre at all times;
  • Working with other staff towards continuous improvement in all areas of the centre’s operation.
  • To lead, guide and support a team which provides high quality early childhood education and care.
  • To work in accordance with the requirements of the Children’s (Education and Care Services National Law (2010), Education and Care Services National Regulations (2012) and the National Quality Standard for Early Education and Care;
  • To be the responsible person in charge of the centre, if and when directed to do so and in your absence, ensure that another responsible person (as defined by the National Law) is in charge of the centre at all times;
  • To work in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the Early Childhood Australia;
  • To implement the centre’s philosophy;
  • To comply with the policies and procedures of the centre;
  • Facilitate the implementation of contemporary, research based practices at the centre; and
  • Provide ongoing support and assistance to the other staff in all areas of administrative procedures, curriculum development, parent and community liaison, staff professional development and training, and all other areas as the need arises.

Benefits

  • Work for an organisation that highly values their staff.
  • Competitive, above award wages for the right person.
  • Flexible working arrangements available.
  • A supportive management team.
  • Regular networking opportunities.
  • Numerous professional development opportunities including conferences.
  • Uniform provided.
  • Close to public transport.
  • Parking onsite.

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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.

Responsibilities Include

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!