Kindergarten Teacher

Early Childhood Teacher

Redlynch Day Care is inviting proactive Early Childhood Teachers that have a great love and patience for children to join us at our Redlynch Day Care Centre.

 

We are seeking a highly motivated team members that are passionate about teaching and have the drive to develop amazing relationships with families, whilst building an outstanding learning environment for children.

 

Our Centre is well equipped with resources and programs based on the Early Years Learning Framework curriculum, including a specialised Kindergarten program. The Centre is committed to best practice and pre-school education methods that build trust and confidence.

Selection Criteria
SC 1) Qualifications
SC 2) Proven experience as a Preschool Teacher or similar role
SC 3) Excellent understanding of the principles of child development and preschool educational methods
SC 4) Familiarity with safety and sanitation guidelines for classrooms
SC 5) Excellent communication and instructional skills
SC 6) Ability to act as mediator between children
SC 7) Cool-tempered, friendly and reliable
SC 8) Balance between a creative mind and a practical acumen
SC 9) Excellent verbal and written communication skills
SC 10) Working within the Child Care Industry is desirable
SC 11) Ability to satisfy the requirements of the Education and Care Services
National Regulations and the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme

 We are looking for someone who has:-

  • Patience and Humour
  • Creativity and Flexibility
  • Energy and Patience
  • Effective Communication skills
  • Ability to motivate and inspire others when working in a team

 

If you believe you have what our organisation is looking for, review the position description on our website and apply now!

What we will offer you in return:-

  • A rewarding purposeful career
  • A competitive remuneration commensurate on experience
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opportunity for career progression
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • Community participation
  • Be a part of a reputable organisation with an outstanding reputation

in the community.

 

The position description is available on our website

https://redlynchdaycarecentre.com.au/

Please forward your resume and application addressing the selection criteria to recruitment@sjccl.org.au

Applications close Monday 5th March 2018

 

 

Kindergarten Teacher  Position Description

 

The Redlynch Daycare and Early Childhood Development Centre has been operational since January, 1996 as a 74 place Long Daycare Centre.

 

The centre is a highly regarded local not-for-profit child care centre and is An Activity of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.

 

Job Title:

  • Kindergarten teacher

 

Reporting to:

  • Director or Assistant Director

 

Qualifications :

  • Holding or studying towards a Bachelor or Masters of Education (Early

Childhood) as recognised by ACECQA

  • A current Working with Children Check
  • An ability to implement great curriculum
  • A strong understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and

National Quality Standards (NQS)

  • Hold a current First Aid Certificate
  • Hold a current Positive Identification Card
  • Certification in child CPR

 

Experience:

  • Proven experience as a Preschool Teacher or similar role
  • Excellent understanding of the principles of child development and preschool educational methods
  • Familiarity with safety and sanitation guidelines for classrooms
  • Excellent communication and instructional skills
  • Ability to act as mediator between children
  • Cool-tempered, friendly and reliable
  • Balance between a creative mind and a practical acumen
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Working within the Child Care Industry is desirable
  • Ability to satisfy the requirements of the Education and Care Services

National Regulations and the Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme

 

Attributes:                     

  • Patience and Humour
  • Creativity and Flexibility
  • Energy and Patience
  • Effective Communication skills
  • Ability to motivate and inspire others when working in a team

 

 

Salary & Conditions                                                                     

  • Educational Services (Teachers) Award 2010
  • Above award salary conditions
  • Six months probationary period
  • Flexible working arrangements

 

Purpose of Position

The purpose is to prepare small children for kindergarten by easing them into organized education. You will teach them important elements that they will encounter soon after they enter school life. A preschool teacher must have a great love and patience for children. Qualifications needed to teach them effectively include knowledge of best practices and preschool educational methods as well as the ability to engage them and earn their trust and attention. The goal is to contribute to the healthy mental and emotional development of the child so they can more easily transition in the next level of education.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop a careful and creative program suitable for preschool children.
  • Employ a variety of educational techniques: (storytelling, educational play, media etc.) to teach children
  • Observe each child to help them improve their social competencies and build self-esteem
  • Encourage children to interact with each other and resolve occasional arguments
  • Guide children to develop their artistic and practical capabilities through a carefully constructed curriculum (identify shapes, numbers or colors, do crafts etc.)
  • Organize nap and snack hours and supervise children to ensure they are safe at all times
  • Track children’s progress and report to parents
  • Communicate with parents regularly to understand the children’s background and psyche
  • Collaborate with other educators
  • Maintain a clean and tidy classroom consistent with health and safety standards
  • Take an active role in the Assessment and Rating Process by becoming familiar with the National Quality Standards (This involves attending meetings)
  • Ensure that the records of each child in the group are accurately maintained and updated on a weekly basis.
  • Follow all organisations polices and procedure and be committed to best practice including continuous improvement.

 

Policy Implementation

  • Be familiar, understand and follow all policies and procedures.
  • Be familiar, understand and follow all procedures outlined in the Staff Induction Manual.
  • Be familiar and understand current legislative and mandatory requirements and the need to amend or review policies where necessary.

 

 

 

Administrative:

  • To ensure that all the required records are maintained
  • A daily roll and Daily Comment sheet
  • Program planning and evaluations.
  • Observational notes on Child Development.
  • Any suspected neglect or abuse should be noted.
  • Any concerns about developmental concerns.
  • To maintain at all times correct procedure in relation to administration matters.

 

Staffing

  • To provide direction to the Assistant Educators in the implementation of the program.
  • To be familiar with the duties list of the Assistant Educator and to allow opportunity for the completion of these tasks.
  • To advise assistants in appropriate and effective ways of working with children.
  • To undertake “In Service” and other forms of training.
  • To be familiar with all the material in the staff library and other resources and refer to items when required.
  • For staff to function as a team the Kindergarten Teacher has the responsibility to plan and implement the program for the children and has the function of being “in charge” of a group of children.
  • The ability to work in an effective, co-operative and pleasant way with all staff for the entire shift period.
  • To attend all staff meetings.

 

Programming & Planning

·           To consider the long-term learning/development program requirements relating to the stages of development of children.

·           To consider the utilisation of space, sub groups of children, equipment and resources for the entire group.

·           To liaise with parents in relation to program development and implementation.

·           To consider the balance and relationship of living and learning, providing a balance of quiet and busy times including rest and meal times.

·           To provide educationally sound programs that will enhance social, emotional, physical and intellectual development.

 

Implementation

  • Monitor the individual development of each child.
  • Record this development and discuss this with parents on a regular basis.
  • Use this knowledge for the development of your programs.
  • To consider the utilisation of the knowledge, skills and abilities of staff within the group and ensure a functioning team.
  • To report to the Director on required resources, materials and equipment.
  • To display a weekly program within your room for parents to view.
  • To ensure orderly storage of program equipment, materials and resources.
  • To regularly evaluate the effectiveness of programs and to note suggestions for future improvements.

 

 

Parental Contact and Involvement

  • Recognition is to be given to the attitudes and feelings of the parents who leave their children at the Centre.
  • Parents are to feel that the Centre is supporting and assisting them with their parenting tasks.
  • Parents are to be encouraged to participate in their children’s activities and to be accepted in their child’s programme at any time.
  • An open line of communication is to be maintained at all times.
  • Discussions are to be held with the parents regarding their child’s development and individual progress.

 

Children

  • To treat each child with dignity and respect, taking into account any cultural or socioeconomic backgrounds or disabilities.
  • To implement the programme in a flexible manner that is compatible with all children’s needs, abilities and interests.
  • To ensure that child records are kept at the Centre and confidentiality is respected at all times.
  • At all times display a loving, caring, nurturing and friendly attitude towards the children

 

Operational Staffing Matters

  • To be familiar with procedures for the notification of illness or leave required.
  • To speak with the Director regarding any concerns about the functioning of a team member.

 

Equipment and Materials                                                            

  • To take due care of equipment and materials and to follow the guide for care.
  • To note maintenance issues in the Monthly Report and/or place these broken items in the office.
  • To provide in priority order a list of resources including equipment and materials needed.