The Lead Educator will report directly to the Centre Director of the applicable Early Childhood Education Service. They will be responsible for the daily implementation and evaluation of the curriculum and program in the designated educational space of the relevant Early Childhood Service. The Lead Educator will work in accordance with CENTRE’s policies and procedures, National Quality Standards, CENTRE Enterprise Agreement and any other relevant Regulatory and/or funding bodies. Responsibilities of this role include autonomous curriculum management, professional relationships and networking with all stakeholders, compliance, and regulatory responsibilities (with regards to documentation of children’s learning), personal and professional development and general administration and reporting duties.
• Autonomous management of the curriculum and educational space.
• Record management and documentation of curriculum and children’s learning. Editing and uploading the relevant pieces of educational documentation, ensuring that they meet the philosophy, mission and goals of the organisation and service. • Supervision of educators and assistance where necessary.
• Training and mentoring of educators where necessary.
• Providing formal and informal high-level written communication to all key stakeholders. • Representation of CENTRE Early Childhood Services at events as directed by the Centre Director or Senior Early Childhood Services Manager.
• Support the professional development of educators. • Maintain professional relationships and networking with appropriate internal and external stakeholders relevant to this process. • Maintain and support a positive work environment
• Ensure the maintenance of all Educator’s awareness of current sector developments. • Liaise with government and community organisations as required. • Develop and maintain respectful and appropriate relationships with families. • Challenge current practices of Educators in order to support and implement the progressive philosophy that is the goal of the CENTRE Early Childhood Services team.
• Assist with the recording and oversight of NQS and NQF requirements. • Actively record qualitative and quantitative data that supports evidence of high quality, in accordance with the NQS. • Support educators to comply with paper records and compliance.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • Ability to assist and contribute to the development of relevant policies and procedures. • Excellent interpersonal and time management skills. • Ability to work within Organisational policies and procedures. • Ability to promote and maintain a safe and healthy workplace.