Team Leader (2IC)

  • Full Time

Website Jalygurr-Gwan Aboriginal Children Servicies

About this Job

Who We Are
Jalygurr-Guwan Aboriginal Corporation has been providing Long Day Care, Out of School Hours Care and Regional Children’s Service Mobile Playgroup for over 30 years in Broome. We are committed to delivering high quality early childhood education that enhances the cultural, physical, social, emotional, language and learning development of the children utilising our services. We offer above the award wage and the ability to salary sacrifice to our permanent staff.
We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and reliable person to join our team as a Team Leader. Must have a passion for educating our young people and providing a caring and exciting environment for children.

The Role
As the Team Leader, you will be responsible for the day- to-day running of all teams within Jalygurr.
You will be a part of performing an important role of building and maintaining relationships with children, families, educators, staff and management to deliver the best outcomes for families and children.
In the absence of the General Manager you will undertake responsibilities as per the Responsible Person Policy and procedure for the day-to- day management of the Service.

Duties and responsibilities:
• Assist and contribute to the induction process pf new educators and staff within your team in collaboration with the General Manager in line with the Probation and Induction Policy and procedures of the service.
• Ensure educators and staff within your team have a working knowledge of the National Quality Framework and meet these guidelines in their workplace practices.
• Ensure educators understand the obligations and comply within legislation, rules, policies and procedures relating to the operation of the Service.
• Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the Code of Ethics and always act within these guidelines.
• Demonstrate leadership skills in education and management to effectively manage a team of educators and staff.
• Contribute positively and effectively to the team environment; within the room to ensure smooth operation of Service.
• Promote a healthy team environment and develop positive channels of communication.
• Provide feedback to educators and staff within your team regarding their conduct and work practices whilst creating a supportive work environment.
• Attend staff meetings and family meetings and encourage educators and staff to attend, if required.
• Maintain a sound and current understanding of the National Quality Standard.
• Maintain a working knowledge of the Early Years Learning Framework.
• Maintain awareness of current issues in Children Services.
• Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with families.
• Demonstrated professional level of written and verbal communication skills.
• An understanding of Child Protection legislation and its implications for the care and protection of children.
• An understanding of the OHS Legislation and safety issues relating to children and staff.
• Provide ongoing support and assistance to the General Manager in relation to the Service.
• Assist in maintaining the Quality improvement planning routine.
• Support the Service’s programming promoting commitment to continual improvement to quality of care provided within the Service.
• Follow, guide and support your educators to follow housekeeping practices which ensure that equipment is well maintained at an optimal level.
• Ensure educators have completed the daily, weekly and monthly duties (cleaning, maintenance etc.) to ensure safe, clean and hygienic environment that is welcoming to all.
• Assist in providing an environment that is safe, interesting and appealing.

Who you are:
• Possess a Diploma or higher in Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education and Care)
• Experienced in all areas of Childcare
• Love working with children and families
• Flexible with your work conditions and duties
• Ability to manage a small team while also being a team player
• A multi-tasker that loves a challenge
• Possess or able to obtain National Police Clearance, WA Working with Children Card, Driver’s licence, Senior First Aid Certificate

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
If you are interested in applying for the position, please send your resume along with a cover letter to Tyena Holzhauser at admin@jalygurr.org.au.
For more information, please call 9193 5510

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have professional child care experience?
  • Have you worked in a role which requires a sound understanding of the early years learning framework?
  • How many years of people management experience do you have?
  • Have you completed a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care?
  • Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?

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