• Base/Location:Berrimba Child Care Centre
  • Reports To: Early Years Manager
  • Hours:Full Time 37.5 hours per week
  • Position Scope:

    The position of Berrimba Bush Kindergarten Teacher is responsible for developing and providing
    a high quality cultural and developmental kindergarten program, which strengthens our
    children’s connection to culture, community and country. The program will include three year
    old early start and four year old funded positions and incorporate the Early Years Learning
    Framework of ‘Being, Belonging, Becoming’ in a cultural context, with a strong focus on
    wellbeing and social and emotional development.

Organizational Values:

Respect Establishing relationships based on respect and trust
Accountability Taking ownership and initiative of Njernda values to ensure trusted
collaborations are formed
Resilience Encouraging cultural and spiritual growth to enable personal growth
Advocacy Working to transform the disadvantage and challenge that causes impact
on our community
Cultural Sensitivity Welcoming and serving our community with understanding and without
judgement

 

Key Responsibilities

• Develop, plan and implement an appropriate developmental and interest based cultural
program for children in their care.
• Develop, record and maintain specific objectives for individual children based on the
regular written observation across all aspect of each child’s development and share this
information with parents, early intervention and specialist services.
• Development and implementation of daily care routines.
• Building responsive relationships with families and specialist services to enable sharing
of children’s learning and development.
• Supporting, mentoring and supervising other educators in their room and student
placements.
• Work collaboratively with other staff and management of the centre to create a
culturally safe environment where families and children feel supported and safe.
• In consultation with the Co-ordinator, staff and parents review and plan the overall
program including general aspects such as bush visits, special events, elder’s visits,
excursions, and health service visits.
• Involvement in evacuation procedures and fire drills, creation of evacuation procedures
for individual room and centre as a whole with OHS representative and management.
• Take action as necessary to ensure the health and safety of children attending the
centre and while on approved activities outside of the service.
• Ensure all relevant regulations and the centre’s policies and procedures are adhered to.
• Work in with management and inclusion support to apply for additional educators
funding as required according to individual children’s needs.
• Awareness of mandatory reporting obligations and participation in training
• Organise kindergarten excursions/outings and completing risk assessment and excursion
notices prior to visits.

Parent Relationships

• Actively encourage parent input into program planning and involvement in program
activities as appropriate.
• Provide regular information on program, service operation and child development for
parents in the form of newsletters, posters and notices.
• Provide feedback to parents on their child/ren’s progress and alert them to any
development issues/challenges.

People Management

• Supervise unqualified workers caring for the group of children under his/her care.
• Actively encourage the continuing development of staff involved in developing and
delivering the program.
• Provide formal feedback on staff performance as part of the annual performance
appraisal process

Program Reporting

• Provide regular reports (each term) to the Co-ordinator, CEO and Board of Management
on the implementation and review of the program.
• Complete within required timelines all relevant program related reports and data
collections required by funding bodies.
• Document and report on any maintenance issues related to equipment and materials
used within the program.

Berrimba Planning Processes

• Participate in the overall development and implementation of the strategic and business
plans of the Centre.
• Ensure the long day care program is developed and implemented in ways that support
the long range goals, objectives, plans and policies, and the vision of the Centre.
• Participate in the Centre’s regular staff meetings and professional development
workshops

 

Key Selection Criteria

• Demonstrated understanding and commitment to aboriginal culture
• Demonstrated ability to work with aboriginal organisations and communities
• A sound understanding and knowledge of Early Childhood Development
• Experience working in a Child Care Program
• Well-developed program development and implementation skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively with parents and
professionals
• Demonstrated ability to lead a team
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and remain impartial at all times
• Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and be self-motivated

In addition, it is expected that the incumbent will
• Seek opportunities for personal and professional development which will add to
Berrimba’s overall capabilities.
• Undertake travel as required

 

Qualifications and Experience

• Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
• Victorian Institute of Teaching Registration
• An appropriate First Aid Training certificate which complies with the requirements of
the Children’s Services regulations 1998.

 

Commitment to Safety

All children have the right to be children and live free of abuse and neglect, so they can grow,
learn, and develop. Everyone within Njernda is responsible for ensuring a culture of
child safety; preventing child abuse and abiding by the Child Safety Principles

Other relevant information
• The successful applicant will be required to undergo satisfactory pre-employment
checks, including providing at least two professional referees, completion of a medical
declaration, Police Records Check, Working With Children Check, Victorian Driver’s
License, and proof of identify and qualifications
• Commitment to equal opportunity and occupational health and safety
• principles and practices is required
• You will need to disclose any pre-existing illness or injury you know about which could
be affected by the described work duties. Under section 82 (7) of the Accident
Compensation Act, failure to disclose such a pre-existing illness or injury will mean that,
if employed, you will not be paid compensation for that condition.

To be Eligible for an Interview
The Applicant MUST address the Key Selection Criteria and include a recent resume.
Address your application marked: “Private & Confidential”
To: Corporate Services Manager
Njernda Aboriginal Corporation
P.O. Box 21 Echuca Vic 3564
Email jobs@njernda.com.au

All applications close: August 26, 2022

➢ Written applications should include a covering letter. Please include the names and telephone
contacts of at least two referees.
➢ Please check the closing date to ensure your application is received within the specified time.
Applications may be posted, emailed, hand delivered or faxed (provided that a hard copy is
posted on the same day).

All applications close: 26th Aug 2022

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