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Room Leader

Advertiser: Gowrie Victoria4.8 out of 54.8 overall rating (5 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
9 Jun 2020
Location
Melbourne, Western Suburbs
Salary
$32.03 to $36.44 per hour plus super
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Education & Training, Childcare & Outside School Hours Care
Room Leader

The Organisation

Gowrie Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 1939, committed to our purpose to champion good early childhood education and care. We are now recruiting for a permanent full time Room Leader at our Yarraville service.

Our Yarraville service is situated in the heart of Wurundjeri country in Melbourne’s inner west adjacent to Stony Creek Parklands and is a flexible multi-age community hub. 

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. Mindfully, we do this in the context of warm, respectful relationships and play based integrated curriculums.

The Role

The Room Leader will lead and coach a team of educators in providing quality ECEC in line with the NQF and approved frameworks. The successful candidate will:

  • Drive practice that is aligned to Gowrie’s purpose and values.
  • Develop and implement an educational program responsive to the interests, strengths and learning needs of children.
  • Develop pedagogical documentation that demonstrates intentional teaching and children’s learning. This documentation will support practice, communication and meet the requirements of the NQF.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with children, families, colleagues and the broader community.
  • Coach and mentor colleagues to achieve shared goals.
  • Participate in and share professional learning.

Selection Criteria

(you must address the selection criteria in a brief cover letter)

The successful candidate will hold a Diploma qualification (minimum) in ECEC (or equivalent) and have:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in early childhood.
  • An ability to articulate the role of Early Childhood Educator and what theories underpin their practice.
  • Demonstrated competency to lead and coach a team of educators and a willingness to engage in deep professional learning to further develop leadership skills. 

What’s On 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.
  • We offer competitive remuneration; regular RDOs; targeted, holistic professional learning; organisational conferences; and social events.
  • We staff above ratio which allows teams' flexible time off the floor for planning, excursions and the opportunity to participate 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.
  • We offer coaching and support from our passionate and experienced executive team and leaders.

How to Apply

Does this sound like you? Click the Apply button now! Please provide a succinct resume and brief cover letter that addresses the selection criteria.

For a confidential discussion about the position please contact Jane Sharp, Manager CP Clare Court on phone 9314 7886.

To be eligible for employment you must have appropriate Australian or New Zealand work rights.

Gowrie Victoria is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people. Appointment will be conditional upon a satisfactory Working with Children Check.

The Organisation

Gowrie Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 1939, committed to our purpose to champion good early childhood education and care. We are now recruiting for a permanent full time Room Leader at our Yarraville service.

Our Yarraville service is situated in the heart of Wurundjeri country in Melbourne’s inner west adjacent to Stony Creek Parklands and is a flexible multi-age community hub. 

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. Mindfully, we do this in the context of warm, respectful relationships and play based integrated curriculums.

The Role

The Room Leader will lead and coach a team of educators in providing quality ECEC in line with the NQF and approved frameworks. The successful candidate will:

  • Drive practice that is aligned to Gowrie’s purpose and values.
  • Develop and implement an educational program responsive to the interests, strengths and learning needs of children.
  • Develop pedagogical documentation that demonstrates intentional teaching and children’s learning. This documentation will support practice, communication and meet the requirements of the NQF.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with children, families, colleagues and the broader community.
  • Coach and mentor colleagues to achieve shared goals.
  • Participate in and share professional learning.

Selection Criteria

(you must address the selection criteria in a brief cover letter)

The successful candidate will hold a Diploma qualification (minimum) in ECEC (or equivalent) and have:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in early childhood.
  • An ability to articulate the role of Early Childhood Educator and what theories underpin their practice.
  • Demonstrated competency to lead and coach a team of educators and a willingness to engage in deep professional learning to further develop leadership skills. 

What’s On 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.
  • We offer competitive remuneration; regular RDOs; targeted, holistic professional learning; organisational conferences; and social events.
  • We staff above ratio which allows teams' flexible time off the floor for planning, excursions and the opportunity to participate 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.
  • We offer coaching and support from our passionate and experienced executive team and leaders.

How to Apply

Does this sound like you? Click the Apply button now! Please provide a succinct resume and brief cover letter that addresses the selection criteria.

For a confidential discussion about the position please contact Jane Sharp, Manager CP Clare Court on phone 9314 7886.

To be eligible for employment you must have appropriate Australian or New Zealand work rights.

Gowrie Victoria is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people. Appointment will be conditional upon a satisfactory Working with Children Check.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a room leader?
  • Have you worked in a role which requires a sound understanding of the early years learning framework?
  • Have you worked in a role which requires a sound understanding of the National Quality Framework?
  • Have you completed a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care?

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