Educational Leader | Out of School Hours Care

  • Canberra
  • Fixed Term
  • Out of School Hours Care

About Communities@Work 

Established and developed in Canberra, Communities@Work is a local organisation that understands local needs. With nearly 40 years of experience, we provide a wide range of services across the entire Australian Capital Territory and also serve clients in the Greater Capital Region. 

About the role

The Educational Leader provides mentorship and guidance to Educators to enable them to provide a program that is in accordance with the National Quality Framework and leads in curriculum development. They must ensure that children's experiences in an Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) environment contribute towards positive learning experiences, as well as guide educator's workplace practices to be appropriate and intentional. The Educational Leader will work with Lead Educator's within the RTO (Centre Professional Learning and Education) to support trainees working towards the Diploma. Multiple positions available. 

Duties 

  • In accordance with National Quality Framework Quality area 1 and supporting regulation 118 of the Education and Care Service National Regulations, the OSHC Educational Leader will lead curriculum implementation and promote contemporary best practice in line with the approved learning frameworks and service philosophy
  • Lead and actively participate in reflective practice, discussions about practice and implementing the National Quality Framework
  • Mentor and coach other Educators by leading in quality practice
  • Observe children and educator interactions and make suggestions for improved interaction and intentional teaching
  • Establish systems across the service to ensure continuity of learning and to support children with additional needs
  • Assist Educators in documenting children's learning and how this can inform curriculum implementation
  • Support the communication with families about the educational programs. 

Skills and Experience 

  • Maintain current 'Working with Vulnerable People' registration
  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent Australian recognised course
  • Demonstrated ability to coach a diverse team of Educators and ensure that they are accountable to agreed educational goals, practice and behaviour
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of service standards and quality improvement processes in a range of children's services
  • Demonstrated ability to provide positive leadership and contribute towards the development of a productive team culture in a diverse work environment.
  • Ability to plan and prioritise work to ensure the efficient delivery of outcomes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound understanding and commitment of early and/or middle childhood contemporary theory, practice and curriculum planning. 

Benefit

  • Do good, feel good with Communities@Work
  • Healthy activity reimbursements
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Employer funded training opportunities
  • Salary packaging options available 

How to Apply

Click APPLY or contact Michelle Napier, Manager, Recruitment on 6293 6545 for a confidential discussion. 

Communities@Work encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, mature-aged workers, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for its roles. 

 

Closing date for applications: 22/03/2019

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