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Early Childhood Pedagogical Leader

About the role:

This position is ongoing, part time (0.8 FTE), reporting to the Executive Manager. The core purpose of this role is to coordinate and oversee the School Readiness Funding (SRF) program for Bethany Kindergarten Services. This includes providing pedagogical leadership to teachers and educators through a coaching and mentoring approach. The Pedagogical Leader will share the responsibility for supervision and day to day line management of the SRF Administration Officer and the SRF Additional Educator.  Employment as per the terms of the VECTEA 2020.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead the Department of Education and Training (DET) School Readiness Funding (SRF) project. This includes drawing from theoretical knowledge of early childhood development and evidence based pedagogical practice.
  • Develop and acquit SRF plans for each kindergarten in consultation with Kindergartens Leaders, Service Managers, and the BKS Finance Team.
  • Provide Pedagogical Leadership across BKS.
  • Meet the individual needs of each kindergarten by developing mentoring and coaching plans in conjunction with Service Managers and educators.
  • Model, advocate for and support best practice, high quality teaching and learning for all children in each kindergarten.

About you:

  • You are an experienced (minimum 5 years) Early Childhood Teacher with demonstrated knowledge of Early Childhood learning and development theory, the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework, the National Quality Framework, Child Safe Standards and other relevant legislation governing the operation of kindergartens.
  • You are experienced in leading, coaching, mentoring and developing teachers and educators in an early years setting.
  • You can demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with a wide range of people.
  • You have the ability to plan, prioritise and work autonomously.
  • You hold a Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registration, current first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis certificates.

How to apply:

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please follow the steps below:

  1. Click on the position title to download a copy of the position description for this role.
  2. In your cover letter please outline the following:
    • Your experience in Early Childhood Education and Care including your knowledge of learning and development theory, the VEYLDF and the National Quality Framework
    • Your experience leading, coaching, mentoring and developing teachers and educators in an Early Years setting.
  3. Send your resume and cover letter to: employment@bethany.org.au by 9:00am Wednesday 25 May 2022.

For further information, please contact Anneliese Knell, Executive Manager on 0408 105 164.  

In order to comply with mandatory Child Safety Standards, all employment is subject to a valid and current Police Check and to comply with the Victorian government directions, all employees must provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination.

Bethany values and celebrates diversity and is working to create a team of people who reflect the diverse community we support. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTQIA+ and culturally diverse people as well as those living with a disability and those looking to return to the workforce following a break in their career are encouraged to apply for our roles.