Wednesday, 2 August 2017

West Albury Preschool Centre,Preschool Director/Early Childhood Teacher Jobs in Australia



Full Time

PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR- EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER- FULL-TIME
The Role:                                                                                                                              West Albury Preschool Centre is seeking an enthusiastic motivated teaching Director and Nominated Supervisor, for our well established community based service.                                                                                         
As an active member of Centre Management the successful applicant will lead, guide and support the team in providing hi
gh quality early childhood education and care to the children and families of our community. This position is also responsible for the day to day management and organisation of the service ensuring that it operates in accordance with Legislation and West Albury Preschool's vision and values.
Competencies and Capabilities: 
  • A strong understanding of industry legislation, compliance and regulations, including the Assessment and Ratings process.
  • Excellent Leadership and mentoring skills 
  • A strong understanding of various components of business management: including funding, budgets, staffing, program delivery & cost control.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively in a team environment  
  • Commitment to the importance of communicating with families.
  • Demonstrated management skills
  • Curriculum planning skills
  • Understanding of and demonstrated ability to implement the Reggio Emilia Philosophy 
  • Experience working with preschool aged children 
  • Commitment to the holistic development and wellbeing of all stake holders in the preschool community.
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Essential Criteria
• Experience managing staff in an Early Childhood setting
• Bachelor in Early Childhood Education (approved by ACECQA)
• Current Working with Children Check
• Ability to work a 38 hour week
• First Aid Certificate including Anaphylaxis and Asthma training.
• Understanding and working knowledge of the National Quality Framework, which includes: National Regulations, National Quality Standards (NQS), and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

About our Centre                                                                                            
West Albury Preschool is a not-for-profit community based centre that has been managed and developed by the families in our area since 1977. We were rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standard in our Assessment and Rating visit.
The centre is a two unit centre, with twenty five children and a minimum of three staff in each room.   per day.  We run both 3/4 and 4/5 year old groups throughout the week, with our current enrolment at around 130 children.                                                                               
West Albury Preschool is a unique Centre set amongst natural gardens with light filled rooms designed to stimulate children's senses, curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. Our philosophy and educational program is strongly influenced by the philosophy of the Reggio Emilia early learning centres.                                      
Our Preschool is a place where individual and collective wellbeing is promoted and sustained, through meaningful and reciprocal relationships and practices, for every participant in our community. Each child has the right to be a player in their own education and therefore contributes to their own education program.  The environments, both structured and created, facilitate children's playfulness and natural curiosity.                                                                                                                               
Benefits for the right candidate                                                               
We recognise that providing the highest standards of care and education requires a commitment to; employment of qualified staff, higher than Regulation ratios for staff to children, and a commitment of resources to ongoing staff education, training and reflective practice.
Attractive remuneration package as prescribed by the WEST ALBURY PRESCHOOL CENTRE INC.               EMPLOYEE COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT 2016
The position is to commence Term 1 2018, with the opportunity for a handover period during Term 4 of 2017.
How to Apply                                                                                                                                             If this sounds like the right job for you, please forward Cover letter and Resume, addressing Competencies and Criteria to director@westalburypreschool.com.au (Subject Directors position) or alternatively you can apply through SEEK. Applications close 5pm Friday18th August 2017.For detailed job description and/or any queries regarding this position please phone  Jennie on 02 60217053.

Jennie Kelly
director@westalburypreschool.com.au
02 60217053
0407673881

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