Assistant Educator – Kenmore West Kindergarten & Preschool

  • Permanent full-time position or
  • Two permanent 5-day per fortnight positions will be considered – Monday, Tuesday, alternating Wednesday and Thursday, Friday, alternating Wednesday
  • Commencing week beginning 17 January 2022

About the role:

Kenmore West Kindergarten & Preschool (KWK) is seeking a highly motivated educator/s to work as an assistant educator/s in either a full-time capacity or in a part-time job share role.

KWK is an incredibly special and unique learning environment for young children and their families. Our kindergarten is homely, safe, and welcoming with a happy and relaxed atmosphere. We have a beautiful, engaging, and natural environment, rich in biodiversity and opportunities for children to explore, investigate and wonder.

The successful applicant/s will pride themselves on their passion and dedication for early education within the learning environment. We are seeking a dynamic educator with exceptional skills who can build relationships with children, families, and colleagues and who is committed to furthering their own learning as an early childhood professional.

Kenmore West Kindergarten is an affiliate of C&K, run by a volunteer parent management committee. We are a stand-alone, single unit Kindergarten running two groups over the week with a 5-day fortnight program 8.35am – 2.45pm.

Educator hours of work are 8am – 3.30pm.

Your experience, skills and attitude will include:

  • An approved Diploma level qualification
  • A current Working with Children Blue Card or exemption card
  • Current First Aid, CPR and Asthma and Anaphylaxis certification
  • Experience working in a kindergarten or early childhood setting
  • The ability to help implement a child led program, ensuring the needs of individuals are met
  • A demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member and to support the teacher/directors
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • An understanding of early childhood development theories and general knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, and procedures
  • The ability to actively support and guide children’s behaviour in positive ways
  • A commitment to natural play settings, an inclusive environment, children’s right to play, and sustainable practices
  • Demonstrated recognition, acceptance, and respect towards Australia’s First Nations people – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people
  • A passion for creating and delivering a stimulating learning environment
  • An understanding of the provision of a safe, well planned indoor and outdoor learning environment
  • Awareness of the National Quality Framework, Early Years Learning Framework, C&K’s Living and Learning Together and the Queensland Kindergarten Guidelines
  • The skills and abilities to document children’s behaviour, learning and development

This is a rare opportunity to join a well-established and highly regarded community kindergarten.

We are seeking an educator/s who is committed to becoming a long-term team member. Ideally, you will have a progressive and forward-thinking attitude, be reliable, flexible, and willing to grow alongside us.

The successful candidate/s must be available to commence in the week beginning 17 January 2022 to participate in start of year preparation. As a permanent staff member, you will be expected to attend and participate in team meetings and other outside of usual hour’s events throughout the year which support our families, community, and kindergarten.

If this sounds like the right position for you, then apply now! Send your CV and a cover letter outlining your experience and why you want to work at Kenmore West Kindy to secretary@kenmorewestkindy.asn.au (subject: Assistant Educator Position).

For further information and a copy of the position description, email secretary@kenmorewestkindy.asn.au or phone Susan on 0415 698 401.

Closing date Friday 26 November 2021

Please note the advertising closing date is indicative only. Kenmore West Kindergarten reserves the right to close the advertisement before this date is reached. Therefore, it is encouraged that you submit your application as soon as possible.

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