Early Childhood Educational Leader

Job Title: Early Childhood Educational Leader
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Doveton
Industry: Education
Salary: AU$78248 - AU$117951 per annum + Super
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: ECEDOVEPERM12_1715640371
Contact Name: Education team
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 14, 2024

Job Description

Early Childhood Educational Leader - Doveton

Rate - $78248 - $117951 p.a. (Depending on experience) + super


  • Work with an organisation who is relentless in securing quality opportunities
  • No joining fees
  • Resume and Key Selection Criteria assistance
  • Interview tips and preparation provided
  • Professional development by two Principal mentors on a consistent basis.

About the Role:

We are recruiting for an ECT qualified, Early Childhood Educational Leader, based in the East or South of Melbourne to work in an Early Learning Centre, attached to a College.

Key duties:

  • To lead the service team, alongside the Director, by providing a clear vision, setting high expectations, and supporting all staff to deliver high-quality programs for young children and their families.
  • To work towards fostering a learning culture that is centred upon the principles of participatory democracy. To demonstrate respect and support for the rights of all teachers and educators to speak out and be heard according to their own level of experience, knowledge, and understanding.
  • To promote and maintain open, positive, collaborative, and constructive dialogue within the service community.
  • To shape the development of a service team that embraces critically reflective practice and ongoing professional learning to drive continuous quality improvement.
  • To develop and maintain a Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) in conjunction with a self-assessment process that includes gaining regular feedback from the service team, families, and the service community.
  • To lead the service team, alongside the Director, through the assessment and rating process including any appeals or opportunities for feedback.
  • To work alongside the Director in conducting the service's annual performance appraisal process and the development of staff individual professional development plans.
  • To operate alongside the Director, in an ethical, professional manner at all times and work with others in the leadership team to ensure that the service meets the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Law (National Law); Education and Care Services National Regulations (Regulations), the Department of Education and Training (DET) Kindergarten Funding Guide; OH&S regulations; and functions in line with approved policies, procedures and the Quality Improvement Plan of the College.

Skills & Experience:

  • Have a sound knowledge and understanding of contemporary early childhood learning and development theories and different learning styles.
  • Have a strong understanding of contemporary curriculum approaches, specifically a thorough knowledge of the approved curriculum frameworks.
  • Ability to research and disseminate information to others in a manner that is easily understood and considers colleagues for whom English is their second language.
  • Have a sound knowledge of legislation governing the operation of children's services, as well as a solid understanding of the quality areas under the National Quality Standard.
  • Have a thorough understanding of the Early Childhood Australia (ECA) Code of Ethics, Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) Code of Conduct, and the service's Code of Conduct and be able to support other staff in their understanding of these Codes.
  • Ability to unite, inspire, and motivate teachers and educators.
  • Ability to coach and mentor early childhood teachers and educators in the development of contemporary, progressive, and robust educational programs.
  • Ability to cultivate and enhance the pedagogical knowledge, skills, and abilities of all teachers and educators.
  • Ability to facilitate professional discussions that lead and support a capacity for critical reflection that is tolerant of different perspectives and approaches across all aspects of program delivery.
  • Ability to support teachers and educators to clearly articulate their learning and teaching intentions through the comprehensive documentation of the program planning cycle.
  • Ability to support teachers and educators to justify their decisions about the theoretical perspectives and philosophical approaches that they adopt in practice.
  • Ability to promote the importance of ecological systems theory and socio-cultural theory in the development of children's belonging, being, and becoming.
  • Ability to plan, work, and manage time effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to advocate for children in their community context and in their transitions to other settings to ensure that their learning needs are well-represented.
  • Ability to advocate for high-quality early childhood education by promoting a greater understanding of the lifelong benefits of early education for all children.
  • An ability to advocate for the early childhood profession in the wider community.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively with the College leadership and administration teams, parents, ELC staff, and other professionals.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • A suitable Early Childhood Teacher qualification as approved by ACECQA.
  • A current VIT registration.
  • A current approved first aid qualification, approved anaphylaxis management qualification and approved emergency asthma management qualification.

  • Experience working in a similar role

    Why work with Tradewind?
    Tradewind Australia is a specialist, education recruitment agency and is the preferred supplier of teachers for many schools across the greater Melbourne / Victoria region. We have a strong reputation of providing high calibre teachers with fantastic contract opportunities and helping to pursue a rewarding career. Our aim is to cultivate an excellent ongoing relationship with you throughout your growing career.

    How to apply:?

    To apply, follow the link provided or apply on our website

    Alternatively, email your resume to

    For any queries regarding the position or application process, contact the Early Learning Team on 03 9110 0090.


    We welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of the organisations we partner with, and the people they support. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability and lived experience to apply.

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