We are looking for a Room Leader with a passion for caring for children who require additional support or have additional needs, for our School Age Care Service close to Canberra City. The service is licensed for over 120 children and located within a large local school. The successful candidate will be responsible for caring for children overall from ages 4-12 and maintain a Room Leader role for the age group 4- 5 (preschool) years and will require experience in providing support to children from challenging backgrounds.
As the Room Leader, you will work alongside the Program Manager in leading and supporting the educators in the Centre to provide high-quality School Age Care education and care, and inclusive, holistic, and meaningful practices of those who attend the service who require additional support. You will work closely with our team of educators to assist them in implementing programs and curriculums that reflect best practice, support families, and liaise with the Inclusion Professional who supports the service.
You will build and maintain positive relationships with children and families, and the local community. Most importantly, you will make a difference to the lives of children in our care.
You will be a facilitator of continuous improvement, with knowledge of current best practice as well as early childhood theories, and inclusive practices. You will be an engaged and enthusiastic leader. It is essential that you hold:
In return we will offer you
YWCA Canberra is committed to the safety of children and young people. As such, successful applicants will be required to participate fully in all child protection risk management recruitment processes and ongoing character checking and assessment processes.
YWCA Canberra is proud to be an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality and offers above award wages and generous conditions through our innovative and progressive Enterprise Agreement.
YWCA Canberra is an equal opportunity employer. People from diverse backgrounds and with diverse life experiences are encouraged to apply. We specifically encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.
YWCA Canberra makes an effort to ensure disability access and facilities are fitted in our buildings where possible. Our head office in Civic is wheelchair accessible.
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