Kindergarten Teacher

The position reports to the Director TAFE Kids who in turn reports to the Centre's Committee of Management. The Director is responsible for the overall management of the Centre. The Kindergarten teacher is required to act in accordance with the authority delegated by the committee in dealing with situations requiring immediate action, ensuring the Centre complies with the Regulations and Act.

The primary focus of the role is the provision of high quality education for the kindergarten children attending the Centre. In consultation with parents and staff, the kindergarten teacher is required to develop an educational program which is appropriate to the individual developmental needs and interests of the children. The program will reflect the Centre’s philosophy, policies, the needs of the community and be culturally appropriate.

The Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) will be used as a basis for the learning cycle; observing, planning and recording of learning. Individual portfolios will be created for all children as part of the recording and evaluating process.

Location Mildura
Category Corporate Services
Job Type Ongoing
Closing Date October 31, 2019

Specific Responisbilities

  • To encourage enrolments and provide relevant written information and referral to an appropriate person, in accordance with the enrolment policy and procedures, as specified by the committee.
  • To respect the confidentiality of information relating to parents and children and to comply with the kindergarten’s privacy policy.
  • To display the educational program, updating at a minimum, every fortnight.
  • To operate within the limits of any budget allocation.
  • To develop, record and maintain specific objectives for individual children based on regular written observations across all aspects of each child’s development and to share this information with parents when requested by parents or where appropriate to do so.
  • To link specific objectives for individual children into the program plan.
  • To provide a healthy, safe and welcoming environment and ensure that children are supervised at all times.
  • To discuss with relevant Centre staff, such as the assistant, the needs of families and children attending the Centre so they can carry out their duties effectively.
  • To actively encourage parent involvement in developing and implementing the program at the Centre.
  • To provide regular information about the program, the operation of the Centre and child development for parents in the form of newsletters, posters and notices.
  • To communicate with parents on their child’s development and progress at the kindergarten.
  • To be responsible for the day-to-day supervision of staff performing duties related to the group/s for which the position is directly responsible.
  • To attend regular staff meetings, to facilitate effective communication, internal staff development and discussion on programming for the Centre.
  • To provide leadership while working as a member of a cooperative team and encourage staff who are involved in the program to contribute to the planning and implementation of the developmentally appropriate educational program.
  • To share housekeeping tasks of preparation, hygiene, safety and packing away related to the program, with other staff.
  • To work cooperatively with the committee and all staff to ensure the Centre operates in a safe work environment and that staff follow safe work practices.
  • To participate in an annual employee appraisal.
  • To keep abreast of current issues relating to children’s services and to liaise with relevant early childhood services and other professional services and organisations within the community.
  • To ensure that correct safety procedures are followed when lifting heavy objects.

Key Selection Criteria

Applications for this position will be received with urgency however will remain open until suitably filled.

To this For further information on the above position please contact Jane Richards – HR Advisor 03 5022 3972

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to

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