Educational Leader ELC (Sandringham)

We are thrilled to announce an exciting opportunity to be a part of our dedicated Firbank team as we embark on a journey of transformation and growth! Are you ready to embark on a journey of innovation and excellence in early childhood education? At Firbank Grammar Early Learning Centre, we are thrilled to announce a significant restructure that has paved the way for numerous exciting job opportunities within our centres. Our commitment to providing the highest quality early childhood education has led to this transformative change, and we are seeking passionate, dedicated professionals to join us in shaping the future of our Early Learning Centre. If you are passionate about early childhood education, dedicated to nurturing young minds, and eager to be a part of a dynamic and supportive team, we invite you to explore the various roles we have available.Overview:Firbank Grammar School is seeking passionate Educational Leader to work in the Early Learning Centre at our Sandringham House Campus. We want you to be someone who shares our passion for providing the best possible care and high quality learning support for children aged between 3-4 years old. Our nurturing environment gives our children the mechanisms to learn and develop their young minds at such a crucial stage in their lives. The Educational Leader has the responsibility to coordinate and oversee the educational outcomes and operations of the Early Learning Centre which encompasses the Long Day and Standard Day programs, as well as to manage all activities within the Centre in an efficient and effective manner.Key Responsibilities:Your role within the ELC as Educational Leader will be to ensure the care and education of each child and promote strong partnerships with all families. Ensure the Centre maintains adherence to policies and procedures, as well as the standards of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and Law, and the National Quality Standards. Other duties and tasks may include: Fulfil Nominated Supervisor responsibilities, as per ACECQA guidelinesChairing regular meetings, ensuring administration is conducted in an efficient and timely manner, dealing appropriately with interpersonal issues affecting the team and dealing with parent concerns and performance issuesIn liaison with the Head of Campus, implement an effective staff management process with a view to maximising continuity of staff including recruitment, induction and orientation of new staff, supervision of workplace students and volunteersManage the physical resources for the Early Learning Centre. This includes items such as budgets, classroom equipment, capital forecasts and technology requirements as appropriate and as required in conjunction with the Head of CampusLead the continuous improvement of the Centre and the development and maintenance of Quality Improvement Plans (QIP)Generate and regularly review the Early Years learning curriculum that reflects appropriate approaches to education for 3 and 4 year olds.identify and address child safety risksQualifications and Experience:Degree in Early Childhood or equivalent as approved by ACECQACurrent First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis qualifications as recommended by the Education and Care Services National RegulationsELC VIT RegistrationExperience teaching ELC 3 and ELC 4Leadership experience would be highly desirableStrong understanding of PYP in the Early Years and a commitment to the principles and practices of the Reggio Emilia approach would be highly regardedKnowledge of Long Day Care sector (preferable)Food Handling CertificateMandatory Reporting TrainingAbout Firbank Grammar SchoolFor more than 110 years Firbank Grammar has been at the forefront of teaching and learning, providing exceptional education and outstanding opportunities to its students. We offer world-class learning programs, activities and facilities to give our students the very best launchpad into the future.  As a leading independent school in Melbourne, our students consistently achieve academically and in their co-curricular pursuits and are a part of a vibrant community that supports excellence. Firbank Grammar is committed to ensure all relevant Child Protection and Safety laws, Ministerial Orders, regulations and standards in Victoria are upheld. Why join Firbank?Inclusive and supportive cultureFantastic opportunity to work in a highly regarded independent school in BrightonAccess to professional developmentOnsite cafe and use of swimming pool facilitiesSalaries and packages paid well above Award levelOnsite parking ‘lottery’ availableClose to public transport12 month ‘Life Leave’ opportunitiesFour weeks Annual LeaveSix days ‘free annual leave’ on set calendar daysThree weeks of Personal LeaveEmployee Assistance Program (EAP)Paid parental and partner leave schemesStaff social groups and eventsStaff discounts for incredible School productions Position Description AUD Sandringham 3191