Preschool Director - School Terms!

Position Vacant- PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR

(Full-Time Position –Administration and Teacher)

 

Austral Community Preschool is a 30 place community based not-for-profit Preschool in the Austral area, catering to the needs of 3-5 year old children.

We are seeking to employ a professional Early Childhood trained teacher to oversee the continued operation and development of the preschool, which has a dedicated team of educators in place, to support any new innovations and ideas from an enthusiastic, new Director. We are looking for an experienced director with a completed teaching degree to lead the service.

Sound pedagogical knowledge and proven programming skills are essential for this role.

The successful applicant must be over 18 years, and will be required to work 5 days per week (38 hours, Monday – Friday between 8.00am – 4.00pm) as both an administrator and active teacher at Austral Community Preschool. The role will be a teaching position and you will have one day per week designated to administrative responsibilities.

The application letter must address the following criteria and a description of detailed experience or an outline of how the applicant intends to meet these criteria needs to be included:

Essential Criteria

Qualifications: The minimum qualification for this position is a Diploma of Teaching/Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), approved by ACECQA. A certified copy of this document is required on application.

Applicants must have and provide copies of current First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis and Child Protection training and be registered for Teacher Accreditation in NSW through NESA.  

Working with Children Check: A current Working with children Check is required on application. Prohibited persons are not permitted to apply.

 

This position includes the role of the Nominated Supervisor and Educational Leader- this includes the responsibility for overseeing educational programming (Early Years Learning Framework) and a willingness to accept this role and a demonstration of skills necessary to be able to perform in this role is required.

A sound knowledge of the National Quality Standards under the National Law and Regulations is required. Please comment on your experience with the implementation and development of this across the seven Quality Areas and how you would reflect this in the Quality Improvement Plan.

Relevant knowledge needs to be demonstrated of your understanding of how to implement the Early Years Learning Framework into the curriculum. Further, please detail your skills in reviewing an organisation’s philosophy, policies and procedures that reflect the above documents.

Communication: Outline your previous experience in professional and verbal written communications that contribute to the growth and development of a productive and harmonious relationship with your team, professionals, families and committee. Please comment on how you would or detail experience in providing a safe environment for everyone at the preschool.

References: A minimum of 2 phone referees, relating to the applicant’s experience in Early Childhood Education. Ideally, one of which is your current Supervisor/Manager or Director.

Desirable Criteria

Experience: Your workplace experiences in an Education and Care setting with children 3-6  (preschool or mobile preferred). At least 2 years experience is desired.

: Outline your experience in working with children with additional needs.

: Outline your experience and importance of ongoing professional development.

: Outline your experience of engaging and building professional relationships with families in the community.

Leadership:  Demonstration of relevant, practical and leadership skills in the management of a group of staff and of an Early Childhood service is desirable.

This position starts at the beginning of Term 4, Week 5 (7th November 2022). A handover manual and training period will be given to the successful candidate to ensure that they have an understanding of the policies and procedures in place and how they may introduce their own style of leadership to the preschool.

Job descriptions are available from the Preschool and any enquiries can be made to the current Director on 02 9606 0753. The position falls under the Educational Services (Teachers) Award 2020 and will include payment of Directors Allowance. The Preschool operates in accordance with the NSW Public School Terms and School Holidays.

This position will be subject to a six month probationary period.

 

A signed and dated letter of application and resume, addressed to the President of the Management Committee should be sent to australpreschool@gmail.com  Closing date for applications is Friday 30th September and only shortlisted applicants who have met the requirements of the above advertisement will be contacted for interview. Shortlisted applicants may also be asked to complete a one day position trial for the role. 


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