- Part-time 30 hours Monday - Thursday | Ongoing role
- Pay rate dependent on qualifications and experience
- Leadership opportunities in our highly regarded early years service
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Wodonga Council is dedicated to providing high quality services across the community.
We are a values-driven organisation that is committed to building healthy and engaged teams which benefit from our flexible work options, health and wellbeing initiatives, and development opportunities, so that we grow as individuals and as an organisation. We recognise the importance of balancing work and life and understand that priorities change with time.
At Wodonga Council we offer meaningful work and take pride in what we do.
The Kindergarten Teacher will plan, supervise, implement and evaluate a quality kindergarten program. They will maintain the smooth running of the centre in accordance with the National Quality Framework 2012 and the National Care and Education Regulations 2011. They will provide a safe, educational and caring environment where kindergarten children can be encouraged to reach their individual potential in all areas of child development.
Key aspects of the role include the following:
- Deliver a stimulating, quality and educational program to children according to the National Quality Framework Standards and Regulations, funding agreement with Department of Education and in accordance with quality performance indicators of best practice;
- Plan, implement and evaluate the program’s effectiveness in catering for individual and group needs of children by recording child's progress, learning and development and reflecting on group’s progress at the end of each term;
- Ensure that the kindergarten is managed in accordance with the children’s services regulations, acts and council policy, and to act as primary nominee at the kindergarten on behalf of Wodonga Council;
- Maintain accurately each child's records including child's family and medical history, child progress, learning and development to assist in planning for child's individual needs;
- Supervise and direct educators in appropriate work with children, and in the preparation and maintenance of the kindergarten’s surrounds and equipment;
- Implement effective school transition programmes in collaboration with co-workers, teachers, school personnel and families;
Key Selection Criteria:
Our ideal candidate will be able to show us the following.
1. Successful completion of a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood).
2. Sound knowledge of current child development and assessment of children.
3. Excellent understanding of, and ability to apply and adopt, relevant policies, standards and regulations, into the teaching program.
4. Sound knowledge of the issues and needs that affect young children and families, and experience in applying strategies that are inclusive of all children and encourage them to reach their individual potential in all areas of child development.
5. The ability to demonstrate a positive and flexible approach in order to adapt to new concepts and ideas in relation to the kindergarten team.
How to Apply
Visit our website www.wodonga.vic.gov.au/careers
Use the “apply” button to commence your application.
Applicants will be required to upload three documents.
- A document addressing the key selection criteria as outlined above (support on how to address this criteria can be found here)
- A brief cover letter
- A current resume
Prior to commencement, the successful applicant will be required to provide the following.
- A copy of a recent National Police Check (less than 3 months)
- A current driver’s licence
- Any other mandatory requirements outlined in the position description (eg. first aid, CPR, WWCC, forklift).
- The completion of a pre-employment functional assessment (paid for by the council) might also be required.
If applicable, evidence regarding right to work in Australia will need to be presented.
Manager Child and Family Services - Nicole Byrne – (02) 6022 9207 | email@example.com
Applications close 11.59pm, Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Position description below
Wodonga Council is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.
Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including:
- Employee health and wellbeing programs;
- Flexible work arrangements;
- Learning and development; and,
- Career pathways and opportunities.
The organisation prides itself on having a positive and supportive culture. We are committed to ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow and enhance the skills of our staff. We have a strong commitment to the council’s corporate values of trust, integrity, learning and respect.
We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community; people with a disability; people from any gender identity and sexuality orientation; and, people from every age, culture and ethnic background.
If you have special needs that we can address to assist you to submit your application or to fully participate in the selection process, please contact us.
We welcome applications from veterans and defence families. If you are a veteran and would like to discuss how your skills may transfer across, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.