Lead Support Early Childhood Educator

La Trobe University
July 20, 2024
Offerd Salary:$70,957 - $75,072
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Lead Support Early Childhood Educator

Job No.: 567403

Work type: Continuing

  • Full time, Continuing position
  • Located at La Trobe University's Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
  • HEO4 –$70,957 - $75,072 + 17% Superannuation
  • About the position

    The La Trobe University Community Children's Centre is located at the La Trobe University Bundoora campus, and primarily supports the La Trobe University community, including University staff and students. The Centre offers three programs to families: All Day Care, Sessional Care and the Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre (ASELCC). The Centre is part of the La Trobe University and works within the broader University framework.

    The Lead Support Early Childhood Educator is responsible for working with the Educational Leader and Room Lead to develop, lead, and deliver high quality early education and care for young Autistic children that is consistent with the Centre philosophy, values, policies, and the Early Years learning Framework and the National Quality Framework. In addition, this position works to implement leadership practices to support their education team with day-to- day operations, including to engage in collaborative and reflective practice. The Lead Support Educator works with direction from the Room Lead Educator, Centre management and the Educational Leader, and in collaboration with other Centre staff to drive pedagogical practices.

    This position collaborates with Allied Health and specialist education staff to develop a curriculum responsive to each child's needs. In addition, this position supports with developing and implementing a curriculum that incorporates each child's needs and individual goals. This position is trained in the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), a play-based early autism support model and in engaging with families to support their needs. This position is a fantastic opportunity for an educator who is committed to strong leadership, inclusive educational practice, supporting Autistic children to flourish, and to collaborative practice within a dynamic team. Centre is rated as meeting in all areas of the NQS and has a strong commitment to child-centered practice, inclusive practice and positive workplace culture.

    Skills and Experience

    To be considered for this position, you will have;

  • Diploma or Certificate 3 level qualification in Early Childhood Education and Care with more than two years relevant work-related experience, including leadership role.
  • Willingness to learn, including ongoing professional development to support each child's early intervention program and development.
  • Build and maintain professional, collaborative, inclusive and positive relationships with the children and families of the service.
  • Implement practices that actively protect children's safety and rights.
  • Adhere to practices to ensure all documentation is completed as required across all areas, including observations, planning and Centre procedures.
  • Ability to demonstrate self-awareness, see things from another person's perspective and actively seek out and act on feedback to improve knowledge, skills and behaviour.
  • Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

    Welcome to Bundoora campus – Please click on the video link below:

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  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • Future career development pathways, including training as Key Worker and Coach
  • On site childcare facilities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses
  • How to apply

    Closing date: By 11:55 pm Tuesday the 9th of July 2024

    Position Enquiries: Linima Roldhan via Email [email protected]

    Recruitment Enquiries: Madeleine Parker via Email [email protected]

    Position Description below:

    Lead Support EC Educator Updated PD.pdf

    Only candidates with Full Working Rights in Australia may apply for this position. (remove if position is open to overseas or visa holders)

    Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter outlining your suitability for the position;
  • An up to date resume
  • Please scroll down to apply.

    Why La Trobe:

  • Develop your career at an innovative, global university where you'll collaborate with community and industry to create impact.
  • Enjoy working on our inspiring and stunning campuses – the perfect hub for industry, students and academics
  • Help transform the lives of students, partners and communities now and in future
  • All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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