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Organisation : Uniting

Location : Australia

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Community Services

Salary type : Other

Application closing date : 29 May, 2024

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Uniting

About the role

  • Make a difference in the lives of children and their families
  • Organisation with strong focus on agriculture, environment and local connections
  • Increase your take home pay by Salary Packaging

About the opportunity

Are you looking to join a workplace that supports you in providing exceptional early childhood education and care to children? Or an organisation that provides a positive and supportive culture, training opportunities and rewarding work?

We are seeking an Early Childhood Teacher for our Orbost centre. This is a permanent part-time position.

The centre has a strong focus on agriculture, caring for the environment, forming local connections and embedding First Nations perspectives.

Learn more about this centre here.

As the Early Childhood Teacher, you will be expected to support the overall operations of the service and lead, guide, and support a team which provides high quality early childhood education and care to children.

This includes:

  • Ensuring the service’s day-to-day operations comply with the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010, Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011, the Kindergarten Funding Guidelines, the childcare subsidy guidelines and the National Quality Standards Framework, Child Safe Standards and organisational policies and procedures.
  • Providing leadership and being part of a large passionate professional team ensuring the provision of quality Early Childhood programs at the early learning service.
  • Ensuring partnerships are developed with families and in the community; profiling and marketing the service.
  • Supporting, alongside the team, the service’s Quality Improvement Plan and ensuring it is developed, implemented and the service’s commitment to continuous improvement is upheld and ensure staff are working towards exceeding the National Quality Standard for Early Education and Care.
  • Undertaking of ongoing reflective practice, critical reflection and developing a positive professional team and organisational culture.
  • Ensuring the provision of an environment which reflects a safe, inclusive, responsive and supportive program where the interests and needs of the child are the foundation for the creation of the educational programs.

 ECT Position Description – ORBOST GIPP.pdf

What’s on offer

Join an organisation where we don’t just provide a service. We use our connections, our size, our scale, and our knowledge to push into places where we feel like we should be doing more.

In addition to an hourly rate, leave loading and superannuation, you will have access to salary packaging benefits. We also offer up to 60% staff discount on childcare through Uniting and access to 10 weeks paid parental leave.

There is also the option to increase your annual leave entitlements through our purchased leave program.

About you

To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description, including being registered as an Early Childhood Teacher with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and having an Early Childhood Teaching Degree (or equivalent as approved by Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority) or having completed at least 50% of an Early Childhood Teaching Degree.

You will also have:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of theory relating to childhood education and care, professional standards and approved learning frameworks, and contemporary understanding of evidence based best practice approaches to teaching and learning Have a sound knowledge and understanding of contemporary early childhood learning and development theories and learning styles.
  • Knowledge of leadership theory and the use of a range of leaderships styles and the ability to research and disseminate information to others in a manner that is easily understood.
  • A sound knowledge of legislation governing the operation of children’s services, as well as a solid understanding of the quality areas under the National Quality Standard.
  • A thorough understanding of the Early Childhood Australia (ECA) Code of Ethics, Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) Code of Conduct and the service’s Code of Conduct and be able to support other staff in their understanding of these Codes.
  • The ability to coach and mentor early childhood teachers and educators in the development of a robust educational program.
  • The ability to facilitate professional discussions and lead and support critical reflection in all aspects of program delivery across the service in consultation with relevant stakeholders.
  • The ability to plan, work and manage time effectively with minimal supervision.
  • The ability to challenge and support early childhood teachers and educators to improve their approach to teaching children.
  • Well-developed leadership and self-motivation skills.
  • The ability to identify and utilise people’s strengths and build relationships.

How to apply

Click APPLY to submit your interest and we’ll be in touch shortly. We’ll be reviewing applications as they come through as we’re keen to engage with someone.

If you’ve questions about the opportunity, please contact Kristin Kenwell – Senior Manager Early Learning Services on 1800 183 103 during business hours, or via kristin.kenwell@vt.uniting.org.

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. We have a 5,000 strong workforce of employees and volunteers who deliver a diverse range of services across Victoria and Tasmania.

Visit us: www.vt.uniting.org  

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

How to apply

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