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Early Childhood Teacher

Brisbane - Southern Suburbs & Logan

Early Childhood Teacher

  • 494221
  • Brisbane - Southern Suburbs & Logan
  • C&K Affiliate Vacancies
  • Permanent Part Time

About Springwood Community Kindergarten 
Springwood Community Kindergarten was established in 1976 and offers an Approved Kindergarten program for children in the year prior to Prep. We are a 44 place, single unit, not for profit Community Kindergarten that is proudly affiliated with C&K. At Springwood Community Kindergarten, we are passionate about working with families and our community to give children the best start to their educational journey. We believe that children learn best in a nurturing environment that promotes agency, collaboration and engagement. Our Service Philosophy positions our programs as child centred and play based with a balance of structured elements that are designed facilitate school readiness.

About the role
We are looking for an experienced and motivated Early Childhood Teacher to start in January 2023 to run our Borobi Group long day Kindergarten program on Monday and Tuesdays in 2023 (with the potential of transitioning back to a 5 day fortnight Mon/Tues/alt Wed in 2025 or earlier).  We operate two Kindergarten programs - Mon/Tues long days and alt Wed/Thurs/Fri shorter days and we are closed over school holidays.

The role is a permanent part-time role that encompasses the following: 

  • 41 teaching weeks from January-December
  • 40 hours per fortnight (Monday/Tuesday)
  • Hours of work- 7:00am-5:00pm
  • Contact hours with the children - 8:00am-3:30pm
  • Additional expectations for community engagement initiatives throughout the year working closely with the Parent Management Committee (BBQs, working bees, meetings, events etc)

The successful candidate will be community minded and keen work collaboratively to support the centre in its pursuit of excellence. The role will require the following key skills and experience:  

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong time management skills. 
  • Demonstrated excellence in forming on-going professional relationships with families, colleagues and stakeholders from the service community.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide and document a high quality, play based early childhood program that balances play based learning and school readiness.
  • A current understanding of National Quality Framework, Early Childhood Education and Care Legislation and the Assessment and Rating Process.
  • A current understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team to deliver high quality programs for children. 
  • A commitment to ongoing professional learning and personal growth.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, demonstrate initiative and make decisions. The successful applicant will work collaboratively under the guidance of the Nominated Supervisor and Parent Management Committee.
  • Must be a team player who has a professional and collaborative approach to work.

Additionally the following qualifications are essential for the role: 

  • Approved Early Childhood Teacher qualification (must meet ACECQA and QKFS requirements)
  • Queensland College of Teachers Registration
  • Current Suitability Card or Exemption Care for Registered Teachers
  • Current Senior First Aid including Asthma and Anaphylaxis Training

If you believe you are a strong candidate for the role and your values align with Springwood Community Kindergarten, please send your resume and a cover letter addressing the following selection criteria stating your suitability: 

  • How do Early Childhood curriculum frameworks, pedagogy, theories of practice and National Quality Framework contribute to quality learning programs in Kindergarten?
  • What is the role of the planning cycle and critical reflection in developing programs for children?
  • Outline examples of how strong interpersonal skills develop and sustain productive relationships within and beyond the Kindergarten community. How do you build meaningful partnerships with families and colleagues?

If you would like more information about the role and/or the Kindergarten, please call (07) 3208 6987 or visit our website www.springwoodkindy.com.au 

To apply, submit a resume and a cover letter detailing your suitability for the role via Seek only. All applications must be received by Monday 31 October 2022. Springwood Community Kindergarten reserves the right to close the advertisement before the closing date is reached, the advertising closing date is indicative only. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Thank you for your interest in this position, we look forward to hearing from you.

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