- Full Time or Part Time (*negotiable)
- Fixed Term
The Director of Boori Preschool is responsible coordinating, supervising and managing the day-to-day operations of centre and managing all activities within the service in an efficient and effective manner.
14 December 2018
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
The Director of Boori Preschool is also responsible for providing leadership, guidance and support to Educators in order to provide holistic, high quality early childhood education and care for children and their families.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
- Manage and administer the day-to-day operations of Boori Preschool including its promotion to achieve maximum utilisation.
- Ensure the service complies with current requirements of the National Quality Framework, Education and Care Services National Law and Regulation.
- Implement and document effective administration procedures for Boori Preschool including placement of children, assessment of educators, management of child enrolments and review and approve educator’s time sheets and leave on the HR/Payroll system.
- Develop and supervise the planning, implementation and evaluation of early childhood programs reflecting the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)
- Provide support, leadership and supervision to all educators in the service.
- Monitor and record the quality of service provision, safety procedures and compliance with licencing, statutory requirements and controlling bodies, ensuring the Quality Improvement Plan is implemented and continually updated.
- Provide appropriate support and referral according to the needs of children, educators and families.
- Develop positive channels of communication to ensure the smooth running of the service amongst all educators and maintain ongoing communication with educators, parents and caregivers.
- Actively interact with children at the centre and develop strong relationships ensuring that a warm, nurturing and positive approach is taken to their development, and that their individual needs are accommodated and respected at all times.
- Work closely with Accounts Staff and PSP Management to inform of new enrolments, relevant paperwork and preschool fees.
- Participate in and manage the preparation of the annual budget, providing information and guidance to the CEO and management team on budget preparation and allocation.
- Develop a sound knowledge of all funding received and ability to report on required accountability, understanding the process to access additional funding or subsidies.
- Submit regular reports to the CEO and Management team on the operation of the service providing ongoing support in all areas of administrative procedures, curriculum development and training, and any other areas as the need arises.
- Respond appropriately and communicate any child protection issues, concerns, risks or non-compliance in the centre with Management, Team the CEO and where applicable, Family and Community Services (FCS) as soon as you become aware.
- Ensure the CEO and Management Team are informed of any problem arising, which could affect the children, service approval or rating, regulatory and legal compliance or the smooth running of the service.
- Comply with all SCMSAC Policies and Procedures.
- Other duties as reasonably directed by the CEO, PSP Executive Officer or Supervisor.
Responsibilities under the National Quality Standard
- Educational Program and Practice – Ensure that educational program and practice is stimulating and engaging, and enhances children’s learning and development.
- Children’s Health and Safety – Safeguard and promote children’s health and safety, minimise risks and protect children from harm, injury and infection and ensure appropriate staff to child ratio’s are maintained.
- Physical Environment – Ensure that the physical environment is safe, suitable and provides a rich and diverse range of experiences that promote children’s learning and development.
- Staffing Arrangements – Ensure the provision of qualified and experienced educators, coordinators and nominates supervisors are able to develop warm, respectful relationships with children, create safe and predictable environments and encourage children’s active engagement in the learning program.
- Relationships with Children – Promote relationships with children that are responsive, respectful and promote children’s sense of security and belonging.
- Collaborative partnerships with families and communities – Recognise that collaborative relationships with families are fundamental to achieving quality outcomes for children and that community partnerships are based on active communication, consultation, and collaboration are also essential.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL VACANCIES
Applications must address the key competencies (selection criteria): For an Information Package containing position description, selection criteria and an employment application, please download above or contact Human Resources via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 4448 0200.
Preferred applicants will also be required to undergo a National Police Check and obtain a new paid employee Working with Children Check (as required by the Act) prior to appointment with South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation.
Salary will be in accordance with the South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation Enterprise Agreement 2012 – 2015.