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Teacher/Director | Babinda Community Kindergarten

Cairns & Far North

Teacher/Director | Babinda Community Kindergarten

  • 493852
  • Cairns & Far North
  • C&K Affiliate Vacancies
  • Permanent Part Time

Kindergarten Teacher/Director 

Permanent Part-time opportunity for a Director/Teacher: 5 days/fortnight.     

  • Kindergarten operating days and hours are: Wednesdays, Thursdays, and alternate Fridays during school terms, from 8.30am – 2.45pm.
  • Small C&K affiliated community kindergarten in a beautiful part of tropical Far North Queensland
  • Award Remuneration based on qualifications and experience
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities                                      

About the role:

Babinda Community Kindergarten is a community based, C&K affiliated not for profit kindergarten service, highly regarded within the community. Situated between Cairns and Innisfail in Far North Queensland, Babinda is a small town surrounded by farms and nestled between Queensland’s two highest mountains, Mt Bartle Frere and Mt Bellenden Ker. 

A rare and exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced Early Childhood professional to join our community kindergarten. We are looking for an experienced and passionate Director/Teacher to join our team, starting as soon as possible. However, we would also encourage graduates who are self-starters, enthusiastic, passionate, and seeking to develop their skills in a challenging and extremely rewarding career to apply. The Director/Teacher position is a permanent part-time, 42 hours per fortnight.

Babinda Community Kindergarten values an inclusive environment, natural play spaces and recognises the need for sustainable practices to help children develop an awareness of their community responsibility. We connect children and families with each other and value the many different cultures that comprise our community. Babinda Community Kindergarten provides high quality educational experiences by encouraging children to express their ideas through play to develop friendships, explore, solve problems, help others, imagine, create and extend on their interests.

You will be an approachable and compassionate leader with an ability to connect with our local community, kindergarten families, children and employees; as well as a quality educator who has a hands-on approach in teaching and is capable of managing the service operationally.

As the Director and Teacher you will be responsible for managing the day to day operation of an affiliated Kindergarten service in accordance with standards and policies as well as developing and implementing a suitable Kindergarten program for the children. You will have the ability to document and assess children’s learning behaviour and their development. As the leader of the teaching team, you will be empowered to promote quality practices and will collaborate with your teaching assistant to utilise a variety of teaching strategies and reflective practices in your daily work. You will be provided with opportunities for professional development and training. In addition, you will be supported and mentored through access to C&K Managers and Advisors, peer networks and an employee assistance program (EAP). 

 Ideal candidates will have or hold:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood or equivalent (recognised by ACECQA as an early childhood teaching qualification)
  • Registration with Queensland College of Teachers
  • Current Working with Children Blue Card (Paid or Exemption Card) 
  • Current First Aid, CPR and Asthma and Anaphylaxis Training  
  • Prior experience teaching and implementing a planned program in a kindergarten setting
  • Knowledge and understanding of National Quality Framework and Standards (“NQF” and “NQS”), the Early Years Learning Framework (“EYLF”) and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (“QKLG”)
  • Understanding of the provision of a safe, well planned indoor and outdoor learning environment
  • Ability to implement a planned program, ensuring the needs of individual children and the group are met and to document observations of children’s behaviour and development
  • Ability to implement EYLF, QKLG and C&K's Listening and Learning Together curriculum in addition to preparing documentation that supports this, to ensure each child's learning is visible through portfolios
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills necessary to develop and maintain relationships with all families, children, staff members and the wider community
  • Evidence of sound professional experience that shows initiative and commitment to meeting objectives, modelling professional and ethical behaviour and personal development
  • Demonstrated experience managing, mentoring and supporting early childhood education and care services/programs to deliver high quality outcomes, and in building a capable and engaged team of educational professionals and support staff
  • A positive, friendly and enthusiastic attitude.

About C&K

C&K is proud to be the largest and longest established provider of community based early childhood education and care services in Queensland. C&K is committed to an inclusive workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

If this opportunity is right for you, please either email your CV and cover letter to admin@babindakindy.com.au and address it to the Volunteer Management Committee, or apply for this position online today!

 Closing Date:  Monday 30th May 2022

Please note the advertising closing date is indicative only. Babinda Community Kindergarten Volunteer Management Committee reserves the right to close the advertisement before this date is reached. Therefore, it is encouraged that you submit your application as soon as possible.

 

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