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    Early Learning and Aftercare Programme Co-Educator

    Contract full-time / part-time job at Ruyton Girls' School (Kew, Victoria, Australia)

    Ruyton Girls’ School is a leading independent school with classes from Kindergarten to Year 12. It has a long tradition of academic excellence and co-curricular achievement. Ruyton continues to develop innovative programmes to expand the learning experience for girls and is committed to utilising information technology in the learning environment. We are committed to child safety and have zero tolerance of child abuse

    Closing date July 28, 2017, 9 a.m.
    LocationKew, Victoria, Australia
    Type Full-Time / Part-Time
    Status Contract
    Contact Ms Linda Douglas

    About this job

    Commencing Monday 14 August 2017

    Full time during term time, Part time (.73 FTE) during school holidays

    Short-term contract to 15 December 2017

    Monday - Thursday: 7.30am – 3.30pm

    Friday: 10am – 6.00pm

    Term 3 Holiday Programme: Monday – Friday 5.5 hours per day

    Ruyton Early Learning is rated exceeding in all seven areas of National Quality Standard and is inspired by the work and research of Reggio Emilia. We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Early Learning Co-Educator (Assistant) with a passion for supporting a positive, engaging and safe learning environment for young children.

    Ruyton Early Learning caters for children three to five years of age in a preschool style early learning environment. The Ruyton Early Learning Co-Educator (Assistant) works under the direction of the ELC Teacher and reports to the Director of Early Learning.

    The responsibilities of the Early Learning Co-Educator (Assistant):

    Key Selection Criteria

    •  An active interest in and commitment to the education of young learners

    •  Understanding of current theory and research relating to girls’ education, particularly in the Early years, working within the EYLF

    •  Experience and an understanding of Reggio Emilia Philosophy

    •  Ability to develop and implement learning programmes to extend and cater to the needs of all students

    •  Demonstrated practice of contributing positively and enthusiastically to the student wellbeing programme

    •  Evidence of assisting teachers by carrying out duties required for the care of the children and the success of the programmes

    •  Experience working collaboratively and assisting in the assessments and observations of student learning

    •  Creative provision of learning equipment and materials set up for indoor and outdoor environments

    •  Proficiency in student management

    •  Evidence of innovative practice

    •  Strong communication and time-management skills

    •  Technologically literate

    •  Proven ability to work collaboratively within a high performing environmen

    •  Knows and upholds current Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) regulations

    •  Experience in an Aftercare Programme preferred Personal Qualities

    •  Well organised and flexible

    •  Possess and encourage a growth mindset

    •  Patient and relationship-oriented

    •  Enthusiastic and conscientious

    •  Committed to continual personal and professional growth

    •  Professional presentation and manner

    •  Actively pursue excellence

    •  Balanced approach to life Qualifications and Training

    •  Relevant tertiary degree and teaching qualifications including a minimum level qualification of diploma of Children’s Services

    •  Hold and maintain Apply First Aid HLTAID003 (or an equivalent qualification) and Anaphylaxis Training

    •  Holds and maintains a Working With Children Check

    •  Mandatory Reporting Training

    •  Maintains a sound understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards.

    General Information

    •  Support the vision, ethos and culture of the School.
    •  Contribute to and support the strategic directions of the School
    •  Support all Ruyton policies.

    To Apply

    Applicants should be aware that Working with Children Check is the minimum requirement for employment at Ruyton Girls’ School. It is an expectation that the following documentation be read by applicants prior to submitting an application: the Ruyton Child Safe Policy, Ruyton Child Safe Code of Conduct, Ruyton Code of Ethical Conduct and The Ruyton Teaching Dimensions, which are all available on the employment page of our website www.ruyton.vic.edu.au. Should you have any questions or need further clarification about these documents we invite you to send your questions to principal@ruyton.vic.edu.au. We are committed to child safety and have a zero tolerance to child abuse.

    Enquiries should be directed to Ms Sarah Denholm Director of Early Learning, denholms@ruyton.vic.edu.au

    Applications, including the names of two referees, should be emailed to Ms Linda Douglas, Principal principal@ruyton.vic.edu.au by 9am Friday 28 July 2017. No hard copies please.

    Please visit the School website www.ruyton.vic.edu.au for information about the Early Learning Centre Philosophy.