As an Assistant Coordinator you will assist and supervise in the high quality care for the children at your centre. You will also be in direct contact with families in providing for the welfare and within the best interest of the individual child. As an Assistant Coordinator you will also contribute to the development and implementation of the childcare program and work under the general direction of the supervisor who is present at your centre.
- Work with staff members to ensure the smooth operation of the day to day running of the centre in accordance to your centre's policies and procedures (which you must be familiar with).
- Contribute to and assist in the development and/or evaluation of the programme (it doesn't matter what qualification you have, it's important for all staff to share their thoughts and ideas on the programme).
- Assist staff in the daily routine of appropriate early childhood education and experiences.
- Supervise and engage in the activities of a group of children during the day that you are responsible for.
- Positively interact with all children, nurturing their confidence and self-esteem giving each child individual attention and comfort throughout the day.
- Assist in planning for the ongoing development of each individual child (this also includes maintaining up to date observations and portfolios for the child).
- Assist in the recording of children's development (depending on your centre's policies, this can include developmental checklists).
- Assist in implementing a consistent daily routine for the children (the routine does provide structure and guidance for the children during the day).
- Participate in supervising indoor/outdoor environments to provide safety for the children at all times.
- Ensure a clean and healthy environment for all children (this requires you to do every day cleaning as part of your duties).
- Communicate with parents as delegated by the Director (talk to the parents about what their child has done throughout the day).
- Perform incidental administrative duties (filling out accident/incident reports when necessary).
- Attend to incidental cleaning and housekeeping associated with the individual and group activities, experiences and routines (this almost seems as what you spend most of the day doing, although it is a big part of occupational, health and safety).
- As requested attend parent/staff meetings (staff meetings are held once a month at your childcare centre, usually after work hours. Parent meetings are held twice a year, depending on your centre).
- As required carry out other duties that are within the knowledge, skills and capabilities of you as the worker.
- Facilitate the success of the Quality Improvement Plan and Assessment and Rating system
- Participate and monitor the centre's financial performance.
- Assist the Director to lead and motivate the team to develop and implement high quality curriculum which incorporates EYLF, NQF and School readiness programme.
- Police Clearance Certificate
- Medical Certificate
- Drivers License
- First Aid Certificate
- Certificate 3 or Diploma in Childrens Services or equivalent
- At least 2 years previous experience within the Childcare industry
- A positive and professional demeaner and a passion for early education and childcare
- A willingness to go beyond the call of duty and the ability to demonstrate innovative and creative thinking
- Experience in delivering quality early education and care
BENEFITS WORKING WITH US
- Opportunity to be part of brand new premium facilities
- Continuous training and development
- Tailored and regular performance management incentives
- Great supportive management team
- Flexible working hours
- Flexible programming options
- Excellent resource budgets
- Free Child-Care
- Incentive Driven Objectives