Vacancy Details

Educational Leader

We are seeking an energetic, dedicated and passionate Educational Leader to at join our fantastic Early Years Team. 

  •  Salary commensurate to qualifications/experience as per EBA, plus super
  • 2 positions available 1 permanent full time, 1 Part time - 30.4 hours per week, limited tenure
  • Be a part of a high quality, supportive team environment

     Working with Wodonga Council

Wodonga is a vibrant and growing city ideally situated on the Murray River in a stunning natural environment with surrounding hills, rich agricultural valleys, adjacent wineries and historic towns. Wodonga is one of the fastest-growing cities in Victoria and is undergoing major city redevelopment. Becoming part of our organisation comes with a great pride of working for our community.

If you want to enjoy shorter commute times, an extensive track and trail network in which to soak up the great outdoors and be at the centre of a diverse region offering award-winning wineries, historic townships, snow and water play and much more, then a move to Wodonga is the move for you.

Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including employee health and wellbeing programs, flexible work arrangements and career pathways and opportunities.

People enjoy working at Wodonga Council because we are an organisation that 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. Becoming part of our organisation comes with a great pride of working for our community

The Role

As the Educational Leader will plan, supervise, implement and evaluate a quality preschool program within their service. They will comply with the Educational and Care Services National Regulations 2018, 2011 and the National Quality Framework standards. You will use leadership strategies to ensure the team provides a safe, educational and caring environment. The Educational Leader is also the appointed Nominated Supervisor as per regulatory requirements.

Your approach will focus on purposeful observation of the important development processes of each individual child. You will be patient and nurturing in encouraging their self-paced development. You will be respectful of all children who are discovering knowledge and new abilities. You will lead a team of high quality teachers and educators. Exceptional communication skills with the ability to build relationships quickly is essential.

 

About you

To be successful in this role you will have a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), and a sound knowledge of the needs and issues that affect young children and families.

You will lead a team of high quality teachers and educators. Exceptional communication skills with the ability to build relationships quickly is essential.

Your ability to understand policies, procedures and regulations, excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills, and the ability to adapt to new concepts and ideas in the early years unit will see you succeed in the role.

As the successful candidate, you will be able to demonstrate the following Key selection criteria:

1.    Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood).

2.    Sound knowledge of the needs and issues that affect young children and families.

3.    Excellent understanding of policies, procedures and regulations relevant to the provision of the service.

4.    Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills

5.    The ability to adapt to new concepts and ideas in relation to the early years unit.

Our Early Years team are focused on setting the foundation for lifelong learning by creating challenging and insightful programs and want to hear from Educational Leaders who have the same values.

 

The successful applicant will be required to complete a pre-employment functional assessment, and provide a copy of a National Police Check and be registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching prior to commencement.

Any enquiries regarding this position may be directed to Team Leader Early Years, Shelli Hardwick on (02) 6022 9289 or 0466 752 896

Applicants must include a document addressing the key selection criteria (~150 words each), and provide a resume and brief cover letter. Support on how to address selection criteria can be found here.

Applications close on Sunday, November 29, 2020.