- Competitive salary ranges from $55,202 to $57,811 plus 11% superannuation
- Dynamic, growth-oriented work environment
- Opportunities for professional development
- School teacher hours and conditions, permanent contract
- Discount ELC fees
- Free Parking
- Positions located in Chapman ACT
Welcome to St. Luke's Early Learning Community (ELC) in Chapman. At St Luke's, we have developed a contemporary, innovative, holistic play-based curriculum that consistently inspires self-confident, independent, inquisitive learners. Guided by the principles of Reggio Emilia's early learning and underpinned by the Early Years Framework for Australia (Belonging, Being and Becoming).
- Assist in developing and implementing high-quality, developmentally appropriate educational programs for children.
- Actively support and engage every child in the program, promoting their agency, choices, and influence.
- Provide a healthy, safe, and welcoming environment for all children.
- Adhere to strict health and hygiene practices, including compliance with food safety, medical management, and risk management plans and policies.
- Share housekeeping tasks related to program preparation, packing, and maintaining hygiene and safety standards.
- Participate in annual performance development reviews and orient new staff members.
- Develop and sustain strong, respectful relationships with all children and families.
- Actively encourage and facilitate parental involvement in the Early Learning Centre's activities and programs.
- Ensure all practices align with the National Quality Standards (NQS) and reflect the Early Learning Centre's philosophy, policies, and procedures.
Qualifications and Skills:
- Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) or equivalent approved by ACECQA (or working towards).
- Demonstrated working knowledge of the National Quality Framework (NQF) and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).
- A highly motivated and committed individual who can work effectively independently and as part of a team.
- Demonstrated ability to balance autonomy with collaborative teamwork.
- Good oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Proven ability to liaise effectively with various stakeholders, including colleagues, families, and external partners.
- Effective problem-solving abilities and negotiation skills.
- Demonstrated experience in identifying and resolving issues constructively and diplomatically.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain culturally appropriate relationships.
- Sound understanding of Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation and its implications for education and care services. Ability to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.
- Current Working with Vulnerable People (ACT) card.
- First Aid, Asthma, and Anaphylaxis Management training.
- Food Safety, Handling and Hygiene training.
Embark on a Rewarding Journey with Us!
Are you ready to make a significant impact in early childhood education?
If you meet the selection criteria and are passionate about nurturing the next generation of learners, we encourage you to apply for this fulfilling and rewarding role.
Submit your application, including a cover letter addressing the selection criteria (no more than three pages). Join us in our mission to provide every child with a nurturing, educational journey.
For any inquiries, please contact Alice Castrission at 0461546176 (Available during business hours).