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Educational Leader

Private Company - Yarraville, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Posted by Lady Gowrie Child Centre (Melb) Inc (Gowrie Victoria) on 15 Feb 2021

OrganisationLady Gowrie Child Centre (Melb) Inc (Gowrie Victoria)

Closing date28.02.2021

Primary roleOther

Position typePart-time

LocationYarraville

StateVIC

About the Centre/ServiceOur Yarraville service is a 158-place service operating nine rooms, this includes sessional kindergarten, integrated kindergarten and long day care. We are situated in the heart of Wurundjeri country in Melbourne’s inner west, adjacent to Stony Creek Parklands. We believe children are curious, competent and brave. As active agents in their own journey they are empowered to become intrinsically motivated learners through programs that support taking risks, creative thinking and inquiry. As dedicated professionals we strive to enrich, provoke and extend children’s emerging interests and dispositions. We do this in the context of warm, respectful relationships and play based integrated curriculums.

Work Days of the RoleNegotiable

Hours of Work of the Role32 hours per week

DescriptionWe are currently recruiting for a part time* Educational Leader at our Yarraville service (*32 hours per week- h working days and hours can be negotiated). You will collaborate alongside another Educational Leader at the service, working together to achieve the best outcomes for children and families. You will work as part of a broader leadership team at the service and your role will also be supported by our organisation’s Pedagogical Leader. Reporting to the Manager, Early Learning you will inspire and mentor our teachers and educators in the design and implementation of a high quality early learning program aligned to approved frameworks, contemporary research and innovative practice. You will also support pedagogical practice that is consistent with Gowrie Victoria’s philosophy, purpose and values. Furthermore, you will:
  • Promote an understanding of approved early learning frameworks;
  • Seek out relevant professional development opportunities and assist educators to translate contemporary research into practice;
  • Lead critically reflective practice to engage in continuous improvement across all aspects of the early learning program;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to inquiry and reflection and bring a strong vision to guide pedagogical decision making with a shared approach to achieving positive learning outcomes for children.
You will achieve this in connection with building and maintaining positive relationships with children, families, colleagues and the broader community. What We Offer Gowrie Victoria prides itself on our unique and engaging working environment.
  • We recognise and value the importance of creating a supportive environment and strong, healthy relationships.
  • Targeted, holistic professional development, organisational conferences and social events;
  • An innovative staffing structure which allows teams' flexible time off the floor for planning, regular outings and the opportunity to participate in communities of practice and other development programs;
  • We actively work with universities and other partners to further research and continuously improve practice for ourselves and the sector;
  • Market competitive remuneration and 15 days personal leave.
QualificationsYou will bring to the role:
  • A Bachelor qualification (minimum) in ECEC or equivalent;
  • Significant experience in the ECEC sector including demonstrable leadership experience in coaching and mentoring others to achieve individual and team goals;
  • Current knowledge of early learning theories and practice, and the ability to share this information with educators that they can translate into practice;
  • Comprehensive knowledge and application of the NQF, EYLF and VEYLDF through an emergent play-based curriculum;
  • Demonstrated ability to implement inclusive programs that are respectful of diversity and accommodates additional needs;
  • The ability to listen and learn as well as coach, mentor and reflect.

Industrial Agreement/AwardChildren’s Services Award 2010


Yarraville, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training




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