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Room Leader, The Harbour Docklands

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

Job Information

Job Listing Date
17 Oct 2020
Location
Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs
Salary
$32.59- $37.08 per hour plus Super
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Education & Training, Childcare & Outside School Hours Care
Room Leader, The Harbour Docklands

About Us

Established in 1939, Gowrie Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation committed to our purpose to champion good early childhood education and care.

We provide long daycare and kindergarten across five early learning centres located in Broadmeadows, Carlton, Carlton North, Docklands and Yarraville; and through our Adult Learning department we also deliver qualifications in ECEC and professional development for the sector.

Our employee engagement levels are in the top 10% for care-based organisations, and 80% of our employees rate Gowrie Victoria as a truly great place to work.

2020 has been a challenging year for the ECEC sector and we have been able to retain our employees by offering flexible leave and work-from-home options.

We have been carrying several vacancies due to natural attrition, however with attendance numbers increasing, and the opening of Gowrie Docklands Kindergarten at Docklands Primary School in January 2021, we are excited to be recruiting again!

About the Role

We are currently recruiting for a full time Room Leader at our existing service on Seafarer Lane, Docklands, known as The Harbour. The Harbour is a 150-place service operating nine rooms (6 weeks to 5 years) including two integrated kinder programs.

Reporting to the Manager, Early Learning you will lead, coach and inspire a small team of educators in developing and implementing a high-quality early learning program by role modelling professional practice reflective of Gowrie Victoria’s purpose, philosophy and values. You will do this by:

  • Building and maintaining positive relationships with children, families, colleagues and the broader community.
  • Coaching and mentoring educators to achieve individual and team goals.
  • Producing documentation that demonstrates intentional teaching and children’s learning.
  • Actively participating in, sharing and embedding professional learning in the pursuit of higher standards.

About You

You will bring to the role:

  • A Diploma qualification in ECEC or equivalent.
  • 3 years’ work experience in early childhood (preferred) in implementing programs that are inclusive and respond to the interests, strengths and learning needs of individual children;
  • A strong working knowledge of the NQF and approved learning frameworks;
  • An ability to articulate your role as an Early Childhood Educator in line with the EYLF Belonging, Being and Becoming;
  • Previous leadership experience and/or a willingness to participate in deep professional learning to develop this competency;
  • An ability to work effectively in a team and engage in regular critical reflection.

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.
  • Coaching and mentoring across our programs.
  • 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, RDO accrual and 15 days personal leave.

Does this sound like you?

Before you click the Apply button please ensure that you provide us with a succinct resume and one-page cover letter that addresses the points in About the Role and About You (as above).

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.

About Us

Established in 1939, Gowrie Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation committed to our purpose to champion good early childhood education and care.

We provide long daycare and kindergarten across five early learning centres located in Broadmeadows, Carlton, Carlton North, Docklands and Yarraville; and through our Adult Learning department we also deliver qualifications in ECEC and professional development for the sector.

Our employee engagement levels are in the top 10% for care-based organisations, and 80% of our employees rate Gowrie Victoria as a truly great place to work.

2020 has been a challenging year for the ECEC sector and we have been able to retain our employees by offering flexible leave and work-from-home options.

We have been carrying several vacancies due to natural attrition, however with attendance numbers increasing, and the opening of Gowrie Docklands Kindergarten at Docklands Primary School in January 2021, we are excited to be recruiting again!

About the Role

We are currently recruiting for a full time Room Leader at our existing service on Seafarer Lane, Docklands, known as The Harbour. The Harbour is a 150-place service operating nine rooms (6 weeks to 5 years) including two integrated kinder programs.

Reporting to the Manager, Early Learning you will lead, coach and inspire a small team of educators in developing and implementing a high-quality early learning program by role modelling professional practice reflective of Gowrie Victoria’s purpose, philosophy and values. You will do this by:

  • Building and maintaining positive relationships with children, families, colleagues and the broader community.
  • Coaching and mentoring educators to achieve individual and team goals.
  • Producing documentation that demonstrates intentional teaching and children’s learning.
  • Actively participating in, sharing and embedding professional learning in the pursuit of higher standards.

About You

You will bring to the role:

  • A Diploma qualification in ECEC or equivalent.
  • 3 years’ work experience in early childhood (preferred) in implementing programs that are inclusive and respond to the interests, strengths and learning needs of individual children;
  • A strong working knowledge of the NQF and approved learning frameworks;
  • An ability to articulate your role as an Early Childhood Educator in line with the EYLF Belonging, Being and Becoming;
  • Previous leadership experience and/or a willingness to participate in deep professional learning to develop this competency;
  • An ability to work effectively in a team and engage in regular critical reflection.

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.
  • Coaching and mentoring across our programs.
  • 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, RDO accrual and 15 days personal leave.

Does this sound like you?

Before you click the Apply button please ensure that you provide us with a succinct resume and one-page cover letter that addresses the points in About the Role and About You (as above).

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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