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Early Childhood Teacher | Laidley Community Kindergarten

Toowoomba & Darling Downs

Early Childhood Teacher | Laidley Community Kindergarten

  • 494320
  • Toowoomba & Darling Downs
  • C&K Affiliate Vacancies
  • Fixed Term Part Time
  • Closing on: Dec 1 2022

Part Time, Fixed Term Early Childhood Teacher

About Laidley Community Kindergarten

Laidley Community Kindergarten was established in 1973 and operates an Approved Kindergarten program for children in the year prior to school. We are a not-for-profit Community Kindergarten that is proudly affiliated with C&K. At Laidley Community Kindergarten, we provide two twenty place programs over two long days per week. We have strong connections to our local community and are dedicated to supporting the families and children we engage with through our programs. We believe that children learn best in environments where they feel connected with their educators and peers, and through programs that promote agency, collaboration, and engagement. Our team is close knit, supportive and focussed on providing quality, engaging early learning curriculum that meets the needs of every child we work with.

About the role

We are looking for a motivated Early Childhood Teacher to start in January 2023 to run our Thursday and Friday group. Our programs run over two long days from 8:00am to 3:30pm, and we are closed over the school holidays.

The role is a fixed term, part-time role that encompasses the following:

  • 40 teaching weeks from January-December
  • 4 days teaching per fortnight (Thursday/Friday)
  • Hours of work – 7:30am to 4:00 pm
  • 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 and child focussed, and willing to work collaboratively with the staff team and management committee to support quality practice and ongoing improvement. 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.
  • An ability to provide and document a high quality, play based early childhood program that balances play based child-directed learning with teacher-initiated projects and investigations
  • 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.
  • The ability to lead and work collaboratively as a member of a team to deliver high quality programs for children. The successful applicant will work alongside a teaching assistant and inclusion support team members and will work collaboratively under the guidance of the Nominated Supervisor and Parent Management Committee.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, demonstrate initiative and make decisions.
  • A commitment to ongoing professional learning and development.
  • 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). Please note that we may consider applicants who are working towards an approved Early Childhood Teacher Qualification where they have completed an approved Diploma program, are making satisfactory progress towards completing the qualification, have experience working in early years setting (preferably with the 3–5-year age group), and will meet and maintain QKFS requirements.

Current Suitability Card (Blue Card) or Exemption Card for Registered Teachers
 
Current ECEC based First Aid including Asthma and Anaphylaxis Training or willing to
complete
 
If you believe you are a strong candidate for the role and your values align with Laidley Community Kindergarten, please send your resume and a cover letter addressing your experience and how your values align with those of our Kindergarten.
 
If you would like more information about the role and/or the Kindergarten, please call (07) 54651 723 or email director@laidleykindergarten.com.au
 
All applications must be received by Thursday 1st December. The advertising closing date is indicative only. Laidley Community Kindergarten reserves the right to close the advertisement before the closing date is reached. 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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