Early Childhood Teacher | Lara

About the role:

Journey Early Learning is truly unlike any other! As a member of the Journey community, you will be empowered to grow, lead, inspire and advocate for children's voices while collaborating with children, families and practitioners to create a curriculum that is inclusive, responsive and child-led. 

As our new Early Childhood Teacher, your role as an active leading team member will be to provide a safe and stimulating environment that meets the needs of all children. We recognise that families have chosen us to educate and care for their children, and we take this responsibility seriously.

To be successful in this role, you will have the ability to give consideration to not only a child's age and developmental requirements but also their personality, interests and what challenges them. The ideal candidate will have experience using inclusive language, and working with children from diverse backgrounds. 


Your main duties will include:

  • Bringing the Journey Values of connection, communication and consideration to life and reflect this in everyday practice.
  • Ability to adhere to Journey’s child-safe policy and code of conduct
  • Work collaboratively with educators, children, and families to plan and implement an effective ongoing cycle of planning, documenting, and evaluating in line with the National Quality Framework.
  • Ensure that programmes are designed, implemented, and evaluated in consultation with others to foster all aspects of child development in a holistic way.
  • Develop trusting relationships with families through regular, honest and open communication regarding the care of their children.
  • Extending children’s thinking and learning through intentional teaching strategies, inspiring environments, spontaneous play experiences and high-quality documentation.
  • Gather and analyse information from written observations to ensure children’s strengths, interests and preferences are included in the programme and activities.
  • Actively build and maintain reciprocal relationships with families and team members.
  • Mentor educators in the education, care, and supervision of all children.


Role Requirements:

  • Experience working in an environment guiding and supporting children up to six years old.
  • Experience developing high-quality programmes for children up to six years old.
  • A demonstrated ability to adhere to and understand the ECA code of Ethics and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Demonstrated understanding of appropriate behaviours while engaging with children
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing a safe, caring, non-judgemental and supportive environment for children and their families.
  • Experience leading and guiding a team
  • ACECQA Approved bachelor’s degree (Early Education)
  • Current Valid Working with Children Check
  • First Aid, Anaphylaxis and Asthma Certificates


Your success is important to us! We will provide you with all the training and tools necessary to succeed in your role. This includes opportunities to attend networking events, professional development seminars and mentoring sessions. If you're currently holding a provisional VIT registration, we will support you with obtaining full registration. 


Benefits:

  • Early Childhood Teacher Networking - Come together every 8 weeks to discuss, learn and build. 
  • Journey Academy - Access to over 60 accredited training & short courses by the Early Childhood Association of Australia.
  • Extra Programming Time - Receive extended programming and planning time.
  • Ongoing Professional Development - Exclusive access to our internal professional development platform, external training and short courses.
  • Financial Benefits - Receive 80% off childcare fees, access to referral programmes up to $250 and more!


About Lara:

Journey Early Learning Lara, formerly known as Kids on Rennie is a homely and welcoming early learning centre that caters for 152 children between the ages of six months and six years. With

Our Centre Manager, Zoe, has been in the sector for almost 10 years and believes that all children are confident and capable individuals. Zoe is committed to ensuring that every child is respected and inspired to learn and grow.

At Lara, our team is built on the foundations of connection, communication and consideration with an inspiring and knowledgeable Centre Manager who focuses on offering continuous support and opportunities to each member of the team.


About Journey Early Learning:

At Journey Early Learning, we aim to create an environment that is safe, secure and homely, where everyone feels welcome. Our future is one filled with endless possibilities and growth opportunities, and together, we’ve developed an educational approach that is inspiring, stimulating and encouraging.

When it comes to early learning, our educators have a vital role to play. Journey educators are passionate, considerate, educated, inspirational and welcoming. Our educators understand that learning is a journey and enjoy developing deeper connections with children, families, and the wider community.

Every journey must begin somewhere, and yours begins right here. Apply today!

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