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Lead Educator

Full-time Permanent
Blackburn South, Blackburn, VIC

Job no: 565582
Categories: Lead Educator
Posted: 16/01/2024 01:51 PM

Take the lead with Guardian!
You will be building meaningful relationships with children and families, ensuring children are supported to be brave, curious, and imaginative in their learning. Lead Educators are a vital link in supporting Educators and Centre Leadership to develop and implement innovative early learning programs that will set children up for formal schooling and beyond.
 
As a Lead Educator at Guardian, you have the opportunity to grow and excel in your career. Guardian offers professional learning and development programs, career pathways, and a truly collaborative and inclusive learning environment where everyone across the organisation is committed to supporting each other in their professional journey.
 
Joining Guardians means being part of a professional and thoughtful Team with great benefits that include:

  • Lead your ongoing professional development and learning through educational programs and support and mentoring and peer support opportunities.
  • Collaborate with other professional Educators and Teachers through workshops and meetings to share best practice and learn from each other as you innovate in early childhood education programs based on exploration, discovery, and play.
  • Work in high-quality, well-resourced environments for children and Educators.
  • Reward and recognition initiatives to acknowledge the value of your contribution to our purpose.
  • Enjoy a competitive salary and financial benefits, including attractive remuneration packages, generous childcare discounts, recognition and rewards, and an employee referral program
  • WHEREFIT – 2,000 discounted corporate offers at up to 50% off for gyms, studios, activewear, healthy meals, beauty and more…
  • Guardian Degree program – We can support you by offering paid study, guardian mentors and reimbursement of course fees, because we want to see you succeed. (Terms & conditions apply)
  • Paid first aid courses and renewals

 
The Opportunity
Guardian Childcare and Education Blackburn South are looking for a Lead Educator/ Baby Ambassador to join their team!

Our Baby Ambassadors play an important role in building relationships and partnership with families and their baby, as well as supporting and celebrating the specialist knowledge and expertise of our teams.

A Baby Ambassador is a champion for babies and their families at their Centre. They are committed to honoring the rights of babies and families, are a wonderful relationship-builder, a warm and inclusive partner for families, an effective communicator and documenter, and an influencer and aspirational role model within the Nursery team.

The Baby Ambassador acts a storyteller of the day, guiding the team, babies and families through each day. They narrate the rhythm of each day, out loud – for babies and the team – ensuring a whole team approach and the rhythm of each baby is respected.

Working closely with your fellow Educators and Centre Leadership Team, you will enjoy.

  • Developing and maintaining meaningful relationships with children, families, colleagues, and the Centre community.
  • Lead and guide teams in developing and implementing an innovative early learning program reflective of current early years thinking and practice.
  • Documenting and sharing with families in their children’s learning and development.
  • Actively contributing to the implementation and adoption of the Guardian Curriculum.
  • Professional learning and development programs, career pathways, and a truly collaborative and inclusive learning environment. 

 
To be considered, you will have:

  • A completed Diploma in Children’s Services (or working towards)
  • Prior experience in long day-care with the Nursery age group
  • Sound, practical working knowledge and implementation of the NQF and the EYLF
  • Current Working with Children’s Check.

 
Apply now
So, what are you waiting for? Take the leap and apply now to join Guardian Childcare & Education.
 
Referrals
We offer referrals for Guardian employees so join us and bring a friend to refer and earn. For more details, visit: guardian.edu.au/careers/refer-your-friends

Guardian Childcare & Education values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. Diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences strengthen our teams and help us grow. We are committed to providing a workplace where every person is valued, respected, and supported to progress.
We are also deeply committed to Reconciliation and creating an environment where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People feel a strong sense of belonging and connection.
The safety and wellbeing of children will always be our top priority, Guardian Childcare & Education has a zero tolerance for any form of child abuse or harm.

Referrals

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and non-Guardian employees.

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