Greater Shepparton City Council, situated in the heart of the Goulburn Valley, is the fourth largest provincial centre in Victoria and has a well-developed economy due to its strong agricultural and irrigation base, with major industries related to food processing, manufacturing and transport. The Goulburn Valley is often referred to as 'The Food Bowl of Australia' as around 25% of the total value of Victoria's agricultural production is generated in this area.
Greater Shepparton has a population of approximately 65,000, and an expenditure budget in excess of $118 million. The population is culturally diverse with 9.9% of residents being born overseas. The area has excellent education, recreation, cultural, social and health facilities and tourism is a developing focus for the region.
Rodney Neighbourhood Kindergarten
Hourly Rate: $31.42 - $52.37 (rate dependent on years of experience and validation level)
Closing: Friday 22 January 2021
Part time (30 hours/week) - Permanent
Rodney Neighbourhood Kindergarten is situated in Mooroopna and delivers a Steiner inspired curriculum.
Our Kindergarten provides a healthy environment whereby children participate in meaningful tasks of everyday life; cooking, hand work, arts and crafts and gardening. We aim to support each child's unique gifts and emerging potentials.
Our program has a unique and distinctive approach to educating children, aiming to enable each stage of growth to be fully and vividly enjoyed and experienced.
The position involves planning, implementation and assessment of a quality educational program for all children. Our program must be grounded and inspired in the philosophy and principles of Steiner Education. The successful teacher is responsible for all areas of teaching/administration and will work creatively, always seeking to find a fresh connection to the developmental needs of the children and to recognise readiness for learning.
We are seeking a teacher whose personal philosophy aligns with Steiner Education. The successful applicant will have a deep understanding of pedagogy along with a commitment to professionalism in their work.
The Kindergarten session is from 9.00am to 2.00pm Tuesday to Thursday with Pre-Kinder on a Monday from 9.00am to 2.00pm. Additional program planning time occurs after the Kindergarten session Monday to Thursday. The teacher's rostered hours will be 8.30am to 4.30pm with some flexibility with start and finish times.
The successful teacher will have the ability to communicate effectively with families and children and will work as part of our Early Years Team. The position also requires a teacher with the experience and understanding of working towards an exceeding standard withi the National Quality Framework.
For further information about this position, please contact Jenni Gibson, Coordinator Children's Services on (03) 5832 9815.
Note: This position is subject to a 6 month qualifying period in accordance with the Fair Work Australia minimum employment period. During the qualifying period employees will be provided with appropriate on-going induction, support, assistance, resources and training to enable them to meet the required performance standards for the position.
Please note that applications which do not specifically address the Key Selection Criteria detailed in the position description will not be considered.
For procedures on how to apply go to http://www.greatershepparton.com.au/download.asp?RelatedLinkID=6867
All applications must be submitted to the Council by the closing date shown on the advertisement.
Position Description Early Childhood Teacher.pdf