Educational Leader

Date: 27-Jan-2023

Location: Currimundi, AU

Company: YMCA Brisbane

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YMCA Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) services care for children before school, after school and during holidays across 56 school sites throughout South East Queensland. We are the fastest growing OSHC provider in the South East which in turn provides our staff with the ability to grow and move through the company as their careers head to the next level.
 

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Educational Leader for YMCA Currimundi Outside School Hours Care (OSHC).  This is a permanent part time position. 

 

YMCA Currimundi Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) is ideally located on the grounds of the Currimundi Primary school only a short walk away from the beach. We have a team of staff who have completed their studies or are working towards meeting their career goals. The children’s program is aimed at providing them with opportunities to learn through a caring inclusive environment.

 

ABOUT THE POSITION    

 

This position will lead the development and implementation of the education program by promoting children’s well-being, development and learning by helping the children develop values, attitudes and ways of living and learning. This will be achieved by providing a high quality of care, activities and educational elements to those in the program, managing and promoting a team environment and working within the YMCA of Brisbane Long Day Care services’ philosophy, policies and procedures.    

 

  • Lead the development and implementation of the educational program and assessment with the support of Assistant Coordinator/Coordinator
  • Ensure children’s learning and development informs the design of the educational program, and Educators facilitate and extend each child’s learning and development;
  • Liaise effectively with parents, staff and all internal and external stakeholders;
  • Make recommendations for improvements to educators’ educational programs and practices;
  • Mentor and support educators understanding of the educational program and practice including how to reflect on the effectiveness of their programs, interactions, intentional teaching and other strategies;
  • Ensure compliance with policy;
  • Undertake administrative requirements;
  • Work collaboratively with families and the school community. 

 

SELECTION CRITERIA:    

 

  • A Diploma in Children’s Services or equivalent and demonstrated experience in Early Childhood Education;
  • Minimum three years’ experience in an Early Childhood Education and Care setting;
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of the approved learning framework;
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor others;
  • Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of child development, attachment, learning;
  • A demonstrated understanding of evidence-based best practice approaches to teaching and learning;
  • Working knowledge of leadership theory and the use of a range of leadership styles;
  • Well-developed critical thinking skills, including the ability to analyse and challenge conventional practice and ideas;
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certification;
  • Currently possess, or be willing to obtain, Blue Card

 
BENEFITS AND REWARDS    

 

The successful applicant will be rewarded with a wide range of benefits and rewards including: 

  • Administration hours off the floor to support your professional growth and development
  • Split shift allowance payments and paid team meetings
  • Support from a committed, knowledgeable and enthusiastic management team
  • Free YMCA gym membership
  • Discounted rates at our childcare facilities
  • Discounted rates on health care through Medibank Private. 

 

Interested? APPLY TODAY by submitting a copy of your resume and cover letter detailing your experience against the selection criteria above by using the 'Apply Now' button.

 

 

Our Commitment

 

At the Y, we are committed to empowering all Children and Young People to feel safe and be safe, at the Y, in their families and in their communities. As such, we ensure that all of our candidates are appropriately screened (including police checks) to make sure that the right people are in the right roles. To learn more about our screening processes, click here to view our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy:

 

https://ymca.org.au/about-us/safeguarding-children-young-people/safeguardingresources

 

The YMCA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to safeguarding children and young people

 

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