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Kindergarten Teacher – 4 Year Old Program (Part Time)

Private Company - Camberwell, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Posted by Fordham Avenue Kindergarten on 18 Feb 2021

OrganisationFordham Avenue Kindergarten

For ProviderFordham Avenue Kindergarten

Closing date04.03.2021

Primary roleEarly Childhood Teacher

Position typePart-time



About the Centre/ServiceAt Fordham Avenue Kindergarten we believe that early childhood is a precious time. It encompasses the formative years of a child's life and is a time to be honoured and treasured. Fordham Avenue Kindergarten aims to promote development and learning in all areas (social, emotional, intellectual, language, physical and creative) in an environment where children can learn through play and active participation.

Work Days of the RoleMonday, Tuesday & Wednesday

Hours of Work of the Role17 contact hours (plus 11 non-contact hours) - Total 28 hours

Description4YO Teacher Job Description Fordham Avenue Kindergarten is committed to providing programs that are developmentally appropriate and specifically designed to encourage self-confidence and high self-esteem, while providing opportunities for learning social and life skills. The position is part time - 17 contact hours over 3 days (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays) plus award non-contact hours (total approximately 28 hours). You will be supported by an educational leader, co-educator and a parent Committee of Management. This role is commencing in March 2021.
QualificationsPosition objective The objectives of the position are as follows:
  • Develop and provide a high quality developmentally appropriate educational program for the children in consultation with the committee and the parents of children attending.
  • Provide educational leadership while working as a member of a collaborative service team, to provide a developmentally appropriate educational program.
  • Operate in a professional manner at all times and have a deep knowledge of the EYLF and NQS.
Responsibilities and dutiesGeneral responsibilities
  • Operate within the requirements of the service’s policies and procedures, as well as funding and regulatory requirements.
  • Work in accordance with the standards outlined in the Early Childhood Australia (ECA) Code of Ethics, the Victorian Institute (VIT) Code of conduct and FAK's Code of Conduct and Child Safety Code of Conduct
  • Operate within the limits of the service budget allocation.
  • Be actively involved in any quality assurance program of the service.
  • Encourage enrolments and provide relevant written information and referrals in accordance with the enrolment policy and procedures, as specified by the committee.
  • Respect the confidentiality of information relating to parents and children, and comply with the kindergarten’s privacy policy.
  • Other duties as directed by the committee from time-to-time.
Specific responsibilities
  • Develop, in consultation with parents and staff, an educational program that is appropriate to the individual developmental needs and interests of the children. The program will be based on an approved curriculum framework, reflect the service’s philosophy and policies, the needs of the community, and be culturally appropriate
  • Develop, record and maintain specific objectives for individual children based on regular written observations across all aspects of the child’s development and share this information with parents as appropriate.
  • Link specific objectives for individual children into the program plan.
  • Complete Transition Statements in accordance with funding requirements.
  • Provide a healthy, safe and welcoming environment and ensure that children are supervised.
  • Discuss with relevant service staff, such as the co-educator, the needs of families and children attending the service so that they can carry out their duties effectively.
  • Attend regular staff meetings to facilitate effective communication, internal staff development and discussion on management and programming for the service.
  • Share housekeeping tasks of preparation, packing, hygiene, and safety related to the program with other staff.
  • Work cooperatively with the committee and all staff to ensure the service operates in a safe work environment and that staff follow safe work practices.
  • Participate in annual staff review/performance development review process.
  • Keep abreast of current issues relating to children’s services and liaise with relevant early childhood services and other professional services and organisations within the community.
  • Comply with the professional development requirements in any industrial award or agreement, such as the Professional Development and Enhancement Program (PDEP) under the VECTAA.
  • Adhere to all service OHS safety procedures.
  • Attend kinder events such as the AGM, committee meetings and Orientation Day.
  • Be actively involved in the development and implementation of the Quality Improvement Plan of the service
Essential skills and competenciesSpecialist skills and knowledge
  • Have a sound understanding and knowledge of early childhood development and education.
  • Have a sound understanding and knowledge of legislation, regulations and standards, including Child Safe Standards governing the operation of children’s services
  • Ability to develop, document and implement a developmentally appropriate education program for kindergarten children in consultation with relevant stakeholders.
  • Ability to plan, work and manage time effectively with minimal supervision.
Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively with the committee, parents, other staff and professionals.
  • Ability to work in a cooperative, flexible and professional manner with children, parents, staff and committee.
  • Well developed leadership and self motivation skills.
  • Ability to ensure confidentiality of information.
Essential requirements
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
  • Be registered as an Early Childhood Teacher with the Victorian Institute of Teaching, and continue to renew/maintain the registration during the course of employment
  • Hold an approved current first aid training qualification, approved anaphylaxis management qualification and approved emergency asthma management qualification that complies with the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and service policies. This must be kept current at all times.
Salary Victorian Early Childhood Teachers and Educators Agreement (VECTEA) How to apply Send your resume with cover letter highlighting your educational philosophy, what you will bring to the team and your experience working in a collaborative leadership model and include 2 referee contacts. Please send your application to admin@fordhamavekinder.org.au. Applications close 5pm on Thursday 4th March 2021.

RequirementsVIT Registration

Industrial Agreement/AwardVictorian Early Childhood Teachers and Educators Agreement 2016 (VECTEA)

Application Procedure

Send your resume with cover letter highlighting your educational philosophy, what you will bring to the team and your experience working in a collaborative leadership model and include 2 referee contacts by 4th March 2021

Camberwell, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training


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