Kangaroo Island Penneshaw Centre Based Care
Kangaroo Island Children’s Services Inc
Children’s Services Award 2010 CSE Level 5
Part Time - minimum 24 hours per week
Contract – commencing April 2021
Kangaroo Island's uniqueness as a community is characterised by the close relationships, natural beauty and geographic isolation. It provides a quiet, relaxed lifestyle with plenty of opportunities to experience the outdoors and to be involved in a country community. KICS main site is in Kingscote and we have two outreach services based at Penneshaw Kindergarten and an Out of School Hours Care at Kingscote campus.
Kangaroo Island Children's Services (KICS) is seeking a part time Penneshaw Centre Based Childcare Assistant Director in Kangaroo Island. This is a Level 5 role requiring applicants to hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, AQF Advance Diploma or any relevant Early Childhood Qualification.
The Childcare Assistant Director will be accountable to the Director for co-ordination and direction of activities in the service, ensuring that quality care is provided. This role will require you to work directly with children. Working across sites may be required; however the role will initially be based in Penneshaw Kangaroo Island. Working across sites allows opportunity for increased hours.
We are seeking a person who has sound knowledge of current pedagogical practice and leadership skills. In this role you will need well developed interpersonal, negotiation, verbal and written communication skills. If you are a proactive professional Educator who is flexible and enthusiastic you are encouraged to apply. Fit and healthy. Age is no barrier.
The Site Assistant Director will ensure that a vibrant, interesting, varied and appropriate children's program is developed and implemented to meet the ongoing needs of the children. The Childcare Assistant Director will support the Director in implementing the philosophy, policies and procedures of the service.
- Have a current Provide an emergency first aid and response to an education and care setting (HLTAID004) certificate.
- Current Working With Children Check (WWCC) – Approved in South Australia
- Successful completion of Responding to Abuse and Neglect - Education and Care training
- Attendance at out of hours meetings, training and Service functions may be required (Award conditions apply)
- Current Driver’s License and a reliable vehicle is a preferred condition of employment. (Award conditions apply)
Enquiries can be directed to Hayley Perry (Director) or Kylie Carlsen (Assistant Director) on 08 8553 2436.
If you feel you have the necessary experience and drive to meet the challenges of this position and can demonstrate how you meet the skills and attributes, please send through your Cover Letter and Resume.
To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in South Australia.
The commencement date may be negotiated if individual circumstances require.
Terms and Condition of employment are as provided in the Children’s Services Award 2010 (MA 000120).