Educational Leader/Second in Charge (2IC)

YMCA of the Northern Territory
Katherine & Northern Australia
Education & Training
Childcare & Outside School Hours Care
Full time
Posted 25d ago
  • Opportunity for immediate start
  • Full time role
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people strongly encouraged to apply
  • Competitive salary 

Make a real impact.

The opportunity

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Early Childhood Teacher or Educator who is looking for that next leap into a leadership role.

If you are someone who is passionate about Early Childhood Education and Care, and driven by making a positive impact in the community, this role would be perfect for you.

Everyone at the YNT is dedicated to making a positive community impact in all the work we do.  From youth services to recreation and aquatics to before and after school care and child care, we believe in the power of inspired young people.  Whether they are in our care, participate in our programs, or work for us, we work to empower young people to be all they can be.

The Educational Leader plays an integral role in mentoring, guiding and supporting early childhood educators in the development of programs reflective of the learning framework and YMCA Children’s Services Philosophy. This is an influential role in inspiring, motivating, affirming and also extending the practice and pedagogy of early year’s staff. 

The Second in Charge (2IC) will take a leadership role within the early year’s team and provide additional support to the coordinator of the service, including ensuring compliance with all regulated and organisational requirements. The 2IC will maintain a high quality program for children and young people and ensure a supportive, positive and safe environment for all.

To thrive in the role, you have excellent knowledge of contemporary early childhood practices and demonstrated ability to support and mentor your colleagues. You are skilled at building and maintaining relationships with children, families and stakeholders, and can easily adapt your style to the relevant audience. You have a keen eye for identifying any potential risks, and a proactive approach to mitigating them.

If you believe in the power of inspired young people, enjoy shifting perceptions and helping communities to thrive.  If you want to work where every day is a great day for making an impact, then this is the role for you!

With facilities in Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs as well as Palmerston, there are endless opportunities at the Y of the NT!

If everything you have read has planted an idea in your head and a smile on your face, we need to hear from you!

The Details

YMCA, including its Boards of Directors, are committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding Children and Young People framework. YMCA requires that all applicants undergo satisfactory screening prior to commencement, including but not limited to:

  • a national criminal history check;
  • an international criminal history check where applicants have worked overseas;
  • holding or obtaining a Working with Children Clearance/ equivalent in accordance with state/ territory laws;
  • Two reference checks.

Any successfully appointed applicant will be required to adhere to the Safeguarding Children and Young People framework, which includes a thorough safeguarding children and young people induction and a commitment to upholding the safety and wellbeing of children and young people throughout their engagement with YMCA.

Applications close Friday 15 October 2021

Questions? Contact Liz Stiller – liz.stiller@ymca.org.au [link removed]  / 0409 875 230

We can't wait to welcome you to the Y!

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Do you have professional child care experience?
  • 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 completed a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care?
  • Have you completed a Bachelor of Education - Early Childhood?

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