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Early Childhood Teacher - Mooroopna

54 Reasons - Save the Children


Our long-standing Mooroopna Kindergarten supports young children to develop their social skills, independence, and in turn their capacity to learn. We need you to give these children an experience of quality early childhood education, to develop their appetite for learning and help enable a smooth transition into school.

Note: This position may qualify for relocation incentives of up to $50K to eligible applicants who are relocating to the area.

54 reasons is Australia's leading child rights organisation - no ordinary not-for-profit.

Proudly part of the Save the Children Australia Group and global movement, we're here to make sure that everyone understands their rights. So that children and young people have their rights met and thrive, in all their diversity.

We champion the children, young people and families we work with. We are inspired by the curiosity and creativity of children and motivated by the love of those who care for them.

With the child's voice at the centre, we provide quality services to children and their caregivers, advocating with them so that children develop, learn, and are connected, safe and confident. Our people are proudly local, reflective of the communities we serve - in every state and territory, and across regions, remote areas and capital cities.

Where you come in:

In this permanent full-time position based in Mooroopna, you'll work with the Mooroopna Kindergarten team to develop, implement, and evaluate a high quality, developmentally and culturally appropriate play and learning environment for children. As part of our Northern Victoria team, you'll work during school terms only and will report to our Team Leader, Early Childhood Education.

You will make an impact by:

  • Delivering a high-quality educational program for children attending the Mooroopna Kindergarten, consistent with the National Quality Framework and Early Years Learning Frameworks
  • Supporting the Educators in the delivery of a 3 and 4-year-old kindergarten program
  • Developing and maintaining respectful, supportive, collaborative, and responsive relationships with staff, children, and families
  • Actively supporting every child to participate in the program, promoting their agency, choices and influence

Does this sound like you?

You have experience in early childhood programs, a 'toolkit' of strategies, and the ability to think on your feet which allows you to find solutions to complex situations. Your infectious enthusiasm for your job will see you actively seeking out families in need of support, and you build rapport and relationships easily with children and adults from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. You consider yourself a team player, you love partnerships and collaboration, and have an 'all-hands-on-deck' attitude.

This role requires:

  • An approved Early Childhood Teaching Qualification as approved by ACECQA (essential) and current VIT registration
    • Note: If you have a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and are currently working towards your Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching, please get in touch!
  • Knowledge and/or experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of a high quality, developmentally appropriate education and care program
  • Knowledge and/or experience in the application of approved learning frameworks, in particular the Early Years Learning Framework
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills

Working at 54 reasons is more than just a job.

54 Reasons is proudly part of Save the Children Australia. We are a learning organisation that invests in the development and wellbeing of our people. Our workforce is approximately 1100 people strong, and proudly diverse, whether in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, cultures and beliefs.

We are creative, connected and accountable, bringing energy, guts and ideas to all we do to champion children in Australia and partner with families, communities and partners to bring about change.

Our people work from both home and office, with important moments held in-person to foster belonging and support professional development. Our leave provisions include personal, ceremonial and family violence leave as well as the ability to purchase additional leave. Remuneration is benchmarked and we offer full non-profit salary packaging benefits.

Other benefits include:

  • VECTEA award salary with regular increases, plus full salary packaging benefits - use this link to see how much this benefit could mean to you!
  • If relocating, relocation incentives of up to $50k from the Department of Education may apply.
  • 10 weeks' paid annual leave.
  • Significant internal training in the country's leading child rights organisation.
  • Opportunities to deploy to Child Friendly Spaces in emergency events.
  • Internal employment, progression and development opportunities.
  • Friendly and flexible work environment.
  • Child friendly work environment.

For more information regarding the benefits of working with the Save the Children Australia group, please follow this link.

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the 'Apply' section.

Position Description: Early Childhood Teacher - Mooroopna.

For more information about the program and the team that the role works in, see the Program Profile. For any queries, contact Tiffany Harris, Team Leader, on 0439 302 917 or [email protected] using the subject line: Early Childhood Teacher - Mooroopna enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they come in, so don't delay in applying!

We have tested our application process with diverse groups in mind, with the intent to ensure its straightforward and accessible for all to apply. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and improve our ability to reach our most vulnerable client groups. But we also know there is no one-size fits-all when it comes to recruitment - so if we didn't quite hit the mark for you, please let us know! We're dedicated to ensuring Save the Children is a workplace suitable for all people and can modify our processes to suit you - no matter your race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and beliefs.

Save the Children is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. We also support the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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