Early Childhood Teacher - Illoura

  • South Canberra
  • Fixed Term
  • Children's Services

About Communities@Work

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.

Communities@Work is Canberra's largest Early Education and Care provider, operating numerous Child Care and Education Centres across Canberra, providing long day care services. Our child care and education centres are dedicated to providing a safe, family-friendly environment that fosters children's wellbeing and inspires a love of learning

About the Role

As an Early Childhood Teacher, your role will be to develop, implement and evaluate an educational program based on contemporary early childhood theory. The Early Childhood Teacher will maintain a high standard of practice and demonstrate excellent communication skills working within a diverse team. Your knowledge of the National Quality Framework and active support of children's contribution to a play based learning environment that encourages and respects children's interests, strengths and abilities will see you do well in this role. 

You will work alongside the tight-knit team, the passionate Children's services manager, educational leadership team and the families to develop an appropriate program for individual children or groups of children in our care. This is an important role within our centres and proven leadership skills, energy and commitment to excellence in early education are a must.

Duties

  • Supervise and lead a team
  • Prepare and deliver a developmentally appropriate learning program
  • Ensure records are maintained for each child
  • Build relationships with families, employees, management, and the wider community.
  • Prepare, implement and evaluate interest based curriculum for children
  • Provide a safe, interactive and stimulating environment
  • Ensure records are maintained for each child
  • Record observation for individual children and groups of children for program planning and assessment of children's learning
  • Provide support to children with identified needs
  • Guide a team of educators
  • Maintain health & safety standards and guidelines

Skills and Experience

  • A bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education, ACECQA equivalent or working towards
  • Excellent interpersonal skills  
  • Sound understanding of early childhood theory, curriculum planning and Early Years Learning Framework 
  • 'Working With Vulnerable People' registration or ability to obtain

Benefits

  • 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)

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: 26/03/2021

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