Curriculum Mentor Early Childhood Teacher - Guardian Early Learning Group
Job no: 498214
Work type: Full-time Temporary, Part-time Permanent
Location: South East & Bayside Area Melbourne
Categories: Early Childhood Teacher
Guardian Early Learning Group
Guardian Early Learning Group is an innovative, passionate and committed organisation that advocates for high-quality early years education and care. We have a focus on contemporary early years pedagogy which is supported by exceptional learning environments, documentation and the advocacy of children’s rights. We are seeking an experienced and equally dedicated early years professional to lead and mentor Curriculum in our VIC early learning centres.
This role will primarily focus on the implementation of our Curriculum across our Victorian portfolio of centres. You will be the state Curriculum lead, working alongside the State Operations Team and a key member of the National Curriculum Team. This role has dual reporting lines to the Head of Quality and Curriculum and the VIC General Manager who work together to achieve exceptional learning outcomes for children.
The Curriculum Mentor role will suit an experienced professional who has a significant knowledge and practical application of the National Quality Framework and other contemporary early years thinking and practice, particularly the Reggio Emilia approach.
Your duties will include but not limited to;
- The provision of pedagogical leadership, expertise, support and guidance across our portfolio of centres in Victoria
- Identify, design and delivery of professional learning at centre, state and national level
- Ongoing review and development of the Guardian Curriculum and all associated documents
- The implementation of Guardians ECT induction program
- Collaborating with other state Curriculum Teams to build professional and pedagogical expertise and national consistency
- Project work as directed
This is a wonderful, unique opportunity to be challenged professionally and philosophically as well as learn and extend upon your management skills.
Qualifications and Experience
- Minimum Bachelor of Teaching/Education (Early Childhood) or equivalent
- Extensive experience working in the early year's sector
- Multi-site experience
Skills and Knowledge Required
- Strong working knowledge and understanding of the National Quality Framework and contemporary early years theory and practice with a particular emphasis on the Reggio Emilia Approach
- Proven organisational skills, with the ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team
- Strong interpersonal and written communication skills with proven ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with all key stakeholders
- Demonstrated ability to plan and implement work programs, maintain relevant records and control budgets
- Mentoring and coaching skills, with the ability to inspire
- Strong advocate for children, families and the early year's profession
The benefits of working with Guardian:
- Career advancement opportunities across our growing network, including larger centres, turn around centres and support office roles
- Access to professional development opportunities including; leadership development, curriculum training, our Guardian masterclass program, Educator conference with national and International speakers, monthly meetings, qualification updates such as First Aid, Child Protection etc
- Attractive remuneration package with scope for future growth
- Our recognition program with rewards for outstanding performance for both individuals and teams and our annual Educator awards night
- Participation in the Guardian Education project; a world-class quality enhancement initiative inspired by the infant-toddler centres and preschools of Reggio Emilia
- Employee referral program – Earn up to $2,000
- Generous Childcare discounts for your own children
- Employee wellbeing scheme - Annual flu shot and Employee Assistance Program
How to Apply
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"Guardian Early Learning Group is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and their welfare will always be our first priority. We want children to be safe, happy and empowered, and our policies, procedures and practices will ensure that child protection issues will be approached and managed in a way to ensure the best outcomes for all children.'
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