- Children's Services
Communities@Work is Canberra's largest not-for-profit community organisation, working with our community to build a resilient, sustainable, and socially inclusive community. With over 40 years' experience in the ACT and Capital Region, we provide a wide range of high-quality early education and care services and community services that supports positive educational outcomes, assists in alleviating hardship, enhances quality of life and leads to positive social change.
This role has two areas of responsibility and requires the ability to flexibly adapt to operational requirements on a daily basis. The Assistant Manager and Educational Leader will maintain a high standard of practice and demonstrate good communication skills working within a diverse team. Working closely with the Centre manager, the Assistant Manager and Educational Leader will ensure the provision of a quality service that is responsive to the needs of the children and families. The position requires a proven understanding of the National Quality Framework.
The Assistant Manager and Educational Leader provides coaching to Educators to enable them to provide a program that is in accordance with the National Quality Framework. The Assistant Manager and Educational Leader will also ensure the curriculum development is age appropriate and promote positive learning experiences. The role requires liaison and relationship building with educational teams and with the Centre for Professional Learning and Education, [CPLE].
The broad responsibilities of the position are:
- Contribute to the strategic direction for the child care and education centres (CC&EC) in consultation with the manager
- Support the educators in developing, implementing and evaluating a program based on contemporary early childhood theory and practice that engages children in rich learning
- Maintain meaningful and professional relationships with educators, families, colleagues and other professional networks
- Assist the centre manager with regulatory and policy requirements such as rostering, updating electronic enrolment and other corporate systems
- In consultation with the centre manager maintain and update Communities@Work's corporate systems, this includes data entry and uploading documents into the finance system, record keeping and archiving and completion of checklists as required
- In consultation with the centre manager, oversee and support educators in delivering high quality care and education that is consistent with the National Quality Framework (2009)
- Ensure the services' policies, procedures and licensing requirements are complied with
- Be responsive to the needs of families and encourage their involvement in the program
- Support community and sector engagement activities
- In accordance with the National Quality Framework Quality area 1 and supporting regulation 118 of the Education and Care Service National Regulations, 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 across rooms and in transition to school
- Assist Educators in documenting children's learning and how this can inform curriculum implementation
- Support the communication with families about the educational programs
- Be a part of our social impact, working for a community organisation that makes a real difference in the lives of people in our community
- Inclusive and friendly workplace
- Salary Packaging, meal and entertainment cards
- Employee child care discounts
- Healthy lifestyle programs and healthy activity reimbursement
- Professional development opportunities with our training organisation (RTO), including access to study leave (if applicable)
- Opportunities for career progression
How to Apply
Click APPLY or contact the People, Culture and Wellness team on 02 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 our roles.
Closing date for applications: 04/02/2022