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Early Childhood Teacher – Kalgoorlie (WA)

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Department: Service

 

Work as active members of a multi-disciplinary team which delivers quality care to children and their families.

Reporting to the Service Manager, the Early Childhood Teacher will be responsible for:

 Plan and implement educational programs for children aged from 3 to 6 years that reflect

children’s interests, their development and demonstrate strong links to the Early Years Learning Framework (or approved framework)

 Demonstrate commitment to the provision of a high quality integrated early childhood education and care service.

 Provide leadership and work as an active

member of a multi-disciplinary team to ensure that the service is responsive to the needs of families and children.

 Develop positive relationships and respectful partnerships with families and colleagues to

ensure professional standards are maintained.

 Ensure records are maintained accurately for each child in line with the Education and Care

Services National Laws and Regulations and the National Quality Standards.

 Demonstrate a high level of personal professionalism and personal integrity as detailed in the Early Childhood Code of Ethics

 To implement the services policies and procedures ensuring continuity and consistency in

practices.

 

Position Summary:

 

 To be responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of a developmentally

and culturally appropriate program for children aged 3-6 years.

 To implement and evaluate all Service specialized programs introduced by the service.

 To be responsible for the direction and general supervision of other employees within the kindergarten program.

 To communicate effectively with the Service Manager, educational leader, educators and

families to ensure the delivery of a high quality educational program.

 To ensure a safe environment is maintained for employees and children regarding OHS requirements and duty of care responsibilities.

 Provide each child with individual attention and comfort as required and ensure positive relationships are formed with all children.

 Ensure that records are maintained accurately for each child in line with relevant regulations and Service standards.

 Work in accordance with food safety regulations.

 To implement the Service’s policies and procedures to a high standard at all times.

 

Major Duties:

 

 To ensure children’s learning needs and interests are addressed through a high quality innovative program.

 Have a commitment to learn about and be a part of local community projects both in and out of the Service.

 To openly communicate with children, educators, other professionals and community

members and report any challenges to the Service Manager.

 To assist children and families make a smooth transition into the kindergarten program.

 To work collaboratively with parents and support them in their parenting role.

 To build partnership with families and support them as decision makers for their child

 To critically reflect on own pedagogy as a means to evaluate the effectiveness and

professional delivery of the program.

 Ensure the environment is prepared aesthetically and used as a ‘third teacher’.

 To be aware of the needs of

colleagues, support them in the program and assist in conflict

resolution whenever required.

 Have a positive attitude to continuous improvement, establishing effective self-assessment

tools and being responsive to quality improvement plans

 To engage in professional learning and provide other educators with educational

leadership to maintain high standards in early childhood education.

 To be an advocate for the Service and be a registered supervisor.

 Report any concerns regarding, children, families, employees and equipment to the Service

Manager.

 Complete all documentation as specified in the Education and Care Services National

Regulations, National Quality Standards and the Service’s policies and procedures.

 To act as a professional at all times.

 To respect the privacy of parents, children and employees and treat all information

confidentially.

 

Major Responsibilities:

 

 

 To openly communicate with the Service Manager and employees and report any challenges to the Service Manager.

 To ensure that all duties are performed at a high professional standard.

 To ensure that any special dietary requirements of the children are respected and followed.

 To support parents in their parenting role by listening to and respecting parent requests that relate to health, culture or personal preferences.

 To support parents in their parenting role by providing relevant information to support them in making decisions.

 To be aware of the needs of colleagues and to support them in the educational program and assist in conflict resolution whenever required.

 To engage in professional development to maintain currency in ‘best practice’ for the

effective implementation of the Services educational program.

 To attend educator forums and/or professional development meetings.

 To be an advocate for the Service

 

KEY PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

 

 Plan and Implement quality educational programs for children that are based on the

pedagogy of the Early Years Learning Framework (or approved framework) for children 3-6 years.

 Ensure that the educational program is evaluated regularly to reflect children’s interests

and learning and this is documented accordingly.

 Maintain and regularly document children’s learning and development in accordance to

the educational requirements thus ensuring a consistently high standard.

 Document observations of children, using the planning cycle to drive ongoing learning and

development.

 Effectively co-ordinate and implement the educational program to ensure it meets the

needs of individual children whilst facilitating this alongside families.

 Provide individual attention to all children and families on an equitable basis.

 Ensure that all educators have the necessary information to supervise each child effectively

and be aware of the procedures that relate to releasing each child to authorised people.

 Plan appropriate programs for children who have additional needs and provide other

educators with direction in the implementation of these programs.

 Supervise educators in your classroom and others, (students etc.) as requested by the

Service Manager.

 Take responsibility for sharing the household tasks of preparation, hygiene, safety, and

packing away, with other educators that are related to the daily program.

 Ensure that the environment, and all equipment is checked

regularly so that it remains safe and well maintained and is meeting all OHS requirements.

 Ensure that all work practices adhere to the Education and Care Services National

Regulations and National Quality Standards.

 Ensure that work practices are in line

with the services policies and procedures.

 Communicate openly and work co-operatively with the Service Manager, employees,

parents and children.

 Promptly report any concerns to the Service Manager or Assistant Service Manager.

 Participates in any additional Service events which may from time to time be in the evening

or on a weekend i.e.: parent information nights, parent events, Christmas parties.

 Attend monthly educator forums as required.

 Participate in discussion relating to policy development, quality standards and the future

directions of the Service’s programs.

 Actively participate in regular coaching meetings and annual performance appraisals.

 Perform other duties as requested by the Service Manager peripheral to the position.

 Ensure interactions with parents, educators and other professionals are at all times

professional, taking care not to cross professional boundaries and maintain

confidentiality.

 

Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)

 

The following will be used as part of the annual performance review and will form the basis upon

which any pay increment may be considered.

 

 Plan and Implement quality educational programs for children that are based on the

pedagogy of the Early Years Learning Framework (or approved framework) for children 3-6 years.

 To ensure a safe environment is maintained for employees and children regarding OHS

requirements and duty of care responsibilities.

 Provide quality care and education for children 0-6 years that is inclusive and culturally

appropriate for all children.

 Maintain and regularly document children’s learning and development in accordance to

educational guidelines thus ensuring a consistently high standard.

 Ensures that all educators have the necessary information to supervise each child effectively

and are aware of the procedures that relate to releasing each child to authorised people.

 Ensures that all work practices adhere to the Education and Care Services National Regulations and National Quality Standards.

 Ensures that work practices are in line with Service’s policies and procedures.

 Participates in discussion relating to policy development, quality standards and the future

directions of the Service’s programs (QIP).

 Ensure interactions with parents, educators and other professionals are at all times

professional.

 To provide leadership and work as an active member of a multi-disciplinary team to ensure

that the service is responsive to the needs of families and children.

 

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

 

 

Qualifications:

 Early Childhood

Teaching degree (or an approved and recognised qualification for teaching ECE)

 An appropriate Early Childhood Teaching Qualification as recognised under the Education & Care Services National Regulations.

 Delivery and assessment of NWQ Early learning Frame work (highly regarded)

 Student/child mental health (highly regarded)

 Students/children with disability (highly regarded)

 Aboriginal Education and supporting Aboriginal Students/children (highly regarded)

 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

 

 A sound understanding and knowledge of early childhood developmental principles

including the early years learning framework (or approved framework)–pedagogy. In QLD

Teachers must use the Kindergarten Guidelines when planning and guiding children’s learning.

 Innovative and reflective in their approach to Educational Programs

 Substantial professional experience.

 Capacity to manage workloads and priorities within time constraints to ensure efficiency and quality standards for own position and others.

 Ability to make timely assessment of situations to determine the importance, urgency and associated risks and make informed decisions.

 Effective communication skills to listen, speak or write in a clear, transparent and timely manner to positively influence others and gain their support and assistance to achieve results.

 Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively with children and adults.

 Administrative skills, including effective time and workload management is essential.

 Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively with children and adults.

 Good Leadership skills and a high level of self-motivation.

 Computer literacy.

 Work as part of a team

 

 

Certifications:

 

 Current Working with Children/Vulnerable People Card or Teachers Registration exemption (prior to start of employment).

 Current First Aid and CPR with Anaphylaxis and Asthma Management certificate.

 

Being Familiar with Best Practice by understanding the context and content of the following:

 

 National Law& Regulations

 National Quality Standards

 Early Years Learning Framework (or approved framework)

 Workplace Health & Safety Act

 Australian Early Childhood Code of Ethics

 

KEY CONTACTS

 

As part of this role, please note the following physical demands:

 Service Manager

 Educators/Teachers

 Parents and Children

 Community Stakeholders

 All government departments

 Early childhood peak bodies

 

 

Reporting Line:

As a Teacher within the Service you will:

 

 Be responsible to the Service Manager, 2IC and Approved Provider.

 Be responsible for the implementation of learning experiences for children which relate to

the Educational Program

 Work in collaboration with all members of the wider team whilst also being autonomous.

 

 

OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

 

As part of this role, please note the following physical demands:

 

General childcare service based activities including walking around the service and during

excursions, standing, reaching, bending and lifting (up to 10kg) as a general part of daily childcare management.