As a Diploma Qualified educator, you are to plan, implement and evaluate an educational program that supports a holistic approach to the care and development of children aged from birth to six years of age.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
1. PLAN AND IMPLEMENT A QUALITY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
- Lead the team/room educators to plan, implement, assess and review high quality and diverse educational program based on appropriate curriculum frameworks and with reference to the NQS, considering the developmental needs, interests and abilities of all the children attending the service.
- Actively support every child to participate in the program and ensure that the program promotes children’s agency, choices and influence.
- Deliver and guide team/room educators to deliver effective and valuable documentation of children’s learning in accordance with the centre philosophy and the Learning Outcomes.
- Model and support team/room educators to utilise a variety of teaching strategies including intentional teaching and reflective practice in daily work.
- Complete Transition Statements
2. PROMOTE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF ALL STAFF AND CHILDREN
- Ensure staff and children utilise effective health and hygiene practices, including meeting all regulations relating to food safety and preparation, medical management plans, risk management plans, policies and procedures.
- Ensure that all children have access to nutritious food and fresh drinking water.
- Promote health, wellbeing and physical exercise in the service.
- Ensure a safe and stimulating physical environment where all staff and children are protected from hazards or harm.
3 BUILD POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH ALL STAKEHOLDERS
- Work cooperatively, ethically and respectfully with other educators, and support each other’s professional development.
- Develop and maintain respectful, supportive, collaborative and responsive relationships with children and their families.
- Establish and maintain links with the service sponsor or governing body (as appropriate) local networks, resource agencies and other relevant organisations.
- Supervise workplace students and volunteers, as directed.
Ensure an effective induction and orientation process for new families, children and educators, including workplace students and volunteers.
4 CONTRIBUTE TO THE EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF THE SERVICE
- Ensure all practices are in accordance with the NQS and ensure all practices are in accordance with the NQS and reflect the philosophy, policies and procedures of the service.
- Attend professional development opportunities and network meetings as appropriate or as directed by director/coordinator.
- Lead and promote an understanding of the NQS, the NQF and the curriculum framework documents within the team/room.
- Contribute to the continuous improvement of the service through reflective practice and as directed by the director/ coordinator and educational leader.
- Complete any collection of data, medical or other records required in a timely manner, and in accordance with the service’s policies and procedures and the NQS.
- Assist the director/coordinator or assistant director/coordinator in matters relating to leadership, pedagogical leadership, management support, service administration, as directed.
- Be ready, willing and qualified to act in the position of certified supervisor in the temporary absence of the director/coordinator and assistant director/coordinator.
Early Childhood Position (Diploma) Position Description, Warrnambool City Council