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April

Early Years Educational Leader - Room 5

Kingston Council - Cheltenham, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Join our leading Early Years Family and Children’s Centre Team
  • Lead the Early Years Program to provide outstanding education and care within our community
  • Temporary Part time role, 1 day per week at our Parkdale Family and Children’s Centre until 24th December 2021

About us

The City of Kingston is south-east of Melbourne and is approximately 20km from Melbourne's CBD. We employ over 1,450 people in a diverse range of roles including engineering, customer service, administration, finance, family, youth and children's services, sport and recreation, health, parks and gardens, planning, arts and management.

Our Family and Children’s Centres provide high quality childcare, kindergarten programs and Maternal and Child Health services. The Centres are housed in purpose built, state of the art facilities which provide a vibrant and welcoming environment.

The role

We currently have a one day (8hours) per week, temporary part time Education and Care Leader opportunity within the Childcare Program at Parkdale Family and Children’s Centre. Reporting to the Centre Coordinator, your role is to:

  • Lead the Early Years Educator team within the Childcare Program to deliver a high quality Educational program which is tailored to the children’s individual interests.
  • Ensure a high level of health and safety standards are maintained at all times
  • Contribute to the development and ongoing implementation and review of the centres Quality Improvement Plan.


About you

You will be an engaging and inspiring leader, who works in a collaborative partnership with the Early Years Educators and leadership team to provide a high quality Early Years program.

The ideal candidate will have strong commitment to:

  • Work within an innovative and integrated family and children centre, with the commitment to being, an intentional Education and Care Leader who seeks to develop strategies and learning opportunities with children and staff.
  • Engage the Early Years Educator team to critically reflect on practice and deliver the program according to the Nationally recognised curriculum.
  • Must be able to; demonstrate an understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children. 

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor of Early Childhood (0-8) or equivalent, working towards a Bachelor would be considered
  • National Police Check and up to date Working with Children Check
  • Level 2 First Aid Certificate
  • Asthma Management Certificate
  • Anaphylaxis Management Certificate
  • CPR Certificate


The City of Kingston promotes the safety and wellbeing of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal children and those with disabilities and encourages applications from people from diverse backgrounds. Applicants are welcome to elaborate on experience they may have working with children from diverse backgrounds.

What we can offer

As an employee of the City of Kingston you will have access to ongoing professional development and a range of employee benefits designed to promote a positive work/life balance, including social club events, wellbeing initiatives, discounted gym membership and health insurance.

The City of Kingston has zero tolerance for child abuse and adheres to strict Child Protection Reporting Protocols where there is an allegation of abuse from an educator, staff member, volunteer or student. The City of Kingston has a dedicated Child Safety Officer who receives and assesses all allegations of abuse involving an educator, staff member, student or volunteer. 

How to Apply

If you have the skills, abilities and attitude to take on this position, click on the Apply button above to submit your application. For further information please see the attached Position Description or contact the Jayda Tresidder Centre Coordinator of the Parkdale Family and Children's Centre on 8586 0900.

Kingston values diversity and is committed to creating a workplace where all employees can be their true self every day. We are a child safe and an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from wide-ranging backgrounds, identities and experiences are encouraged to apply.

Cheltenham, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training




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