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Educational Leader

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

Job Information

Job Listing Date
11 Jan 2021
Location
Melbourne, Western Suburbs
Salary
$37.38 to $41.14 per hour plus Super.
Work Type
Part Time
Classification
Education & Training, Childcare & Outside School Hours Care
Educational Leader

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 day care and kindergarten (sessional and integrated) 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.

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.

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.

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 part time* Educational Leader at our Yarraville service; this is a 158-place service operating nine rooms (6 weeks to 5 years) including an integrated funded kinder program (*32 hours per week. Working days and hours can be negotiated).

Reporting to the Manager, Early Learning you will inspire and mentor our teachers and educators in the design and implementation of high a quality early learning program aligned to approved frameworks, current 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 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.

About the 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.

About You

You will bring to the role:

  • A Diploma 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.

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 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

For a confidential discussion please contact Jane Sharp, Manager Early Learning on 03 9314 7886 or email JaneS@gowrievictoria.org.au

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 day care and kindergarten (sessional and integrated) 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.

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.

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.

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 part time* Educational Leader at our Yarraville service; this is a 158-place service operating nine rooms (6 weeks to 5 years) including an integrated funded kinder program (*32 hours per week. Working days and hours can be negotiated).

Reporting to the Manager, Early Learning you will inspire and mentor our teachers and educators in the design and implementation of high a quality early learning program aligned to approved frameworks, current 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 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.

About the 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.

About You

You will bring to the role:

  • A Diploma 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.

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 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?
  • 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?
  • How many years of people management experience do you have?

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