Educational Leader (Parental Leave Contract)

Job No: BRC0295
Location: Bathurst

About the role

Bathurst Regional Council has an exciting opportunity available to join the Children's Services Team in the role of Educational Leader (Parental Leave Contract) ideally to commence in March 2023.

The Educational Leader has an influential role in inspiring, motivating, affirming and challenging or extending the practice and pedagogy of educators. The successful applicant will be experienced, self-motivated and passionate about the education of young children.

This position will be based at our Children's Services (Scallywags) facility located in William Street and is responsible for overseeing the educational program delivered within Scallywags Long Day Care and Preschool and Bathurst Family Day Care.  Coverage on the floor will be required in consultation with the Children's Services Coordinator. The centre provides a high level of education and care and as the Educational Leader you will contribute to making the service a point of difference from other child care providers.   

The position will work alongside a team of professionals responsible for room management, child health and safety, education and planning and enriching children’s lives through play- based learning.

Key Requirements

  • Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • A sound knowledge of Early Years Learning Framework and ability to develop and implement a high-quality educational program.
  • A working knowledge of National Quality Standards, Education and Care Regulations and National Law.
  • Teaching experience an Education and Care setting.
  • Experienced in the provision of a quality educational program for children aged 0 to 5 years of age.
  • The ability to work cooperatively and flexibly within a team environment. 
  • Experience in guiding and leading a team.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Current approved First Aid, Emergency Asthma Management and Anaphylaxis Management training.
  • Current HLTAID010 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Current approved Child Protection Training (CHCPRT001)
  • Ability to take on the Role of Responsible Person when required
  • Able to comply with the requirements of Child Safe Standards including the Child Protection (Working with Children) Regulation 2013 through the provision of a Working with Children Check clearance and the services Child Safe guidelines, policies, and procedures.

What we can offer

  • Positive work life culture
  • Work/Life Balance 
  • Rostered day off every three weeks 
  • Generous leave entitlements 
  • Corporate gym membership 
  • Employee education assistance 
  • Access to training and professional development opportunities
  • Access to confidential employee assistance program  

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This position requires a pre employment health assessment which includes a functional, audio and drug & alcohol screen.

Salary: $1211.50 to $1272.83 per week + super

Position Status: 12 month Parental Leave Contract - Full Time 

Hours of work: 35 hours per week, with an RDO every third week.  

Application closing date: Sunday, 29 January 2023, at 11.30pm

Contact Officer: Pamela West - 6333 6561

Bathurst Regional Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

To submit your application for this position, please complete the questionnaire below. You will then be prompted to attach your resume and copies of any relevant qualifications (please note, attaching a resume is mandatory). You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job. 

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About Bathurst Regional Council

Congratulations on taking the first step toward joining one of the Bathurst Region’s largest employers! Bathurst Regional Council employs over 400 staff in a diverse range of careers and provides a large range of services to our community. Working for Council is a stimulating and rewarding career option, providing the opportunity to be part of a team contributing to shaping the success and future of our Region.

Bathurst really is the best of both worlds – a beautiful country lifestyle just two and a half hours from Sydney. Bathurst is Australia’s oldest inland settlement located just over 200 kilometres west of Sydney on the Macquarie River. The region is conveniently located with effective transport links to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra and there is no shortage of things to see and do if you want to explore or take a lazy Sunday drive.