About the role

We deliver high quality education and care via our three and four year older kindergarten programs.

In a BCYF Education and Care Service, children enjoy a range of experiences and activities that encourage the development of the skills necessary to engage in learning and social wellbeing. Children develop friendships and learn the skills they need for reading, maths and early literacy. Children are also able to express themselves via a broad range of creative activities.

For more information on all BCYF Kindergarten programs visit; BCYF Kindergartens | Kindergarten programs for 3 & 4 year old children

The Victorian Government is offering the following incentives;

  • Location incentive of $21,000 applies to this position for eligible applicants. For more information; Financial support to study and work in early childhood (education.vic.gov.au)
  • A new Individual Incentive of $9,000 is available for eligible, qualified early childhood teachers working outside of the Victorian early childhood sector to take up a position at any service delivering Three-Year-Old Kindergarten
  • Relocation support of between $2,000 to $6,000 is also available to anyone who receives an incentive and moves more than 200km from their current place of residence, to help offset the cost of relocation.

Vacancy details

Wydinia Kindergarten, Colac: Wydinia Kindergarten – BCYF Kindergartens

2 x vacancies available

Ongoing roles, full-time and part time (negotiable for the right applicant)

Position will work as the Nominated Supervisor and Educational Leader

Applicable Teacher level under Victorian Early Childhood Teachers & Educators Agreement 2020 + super + salary packaging

Additional relief work available across all kindergartens in all qualifications

To view the Position Description, please click here.

What We Offer

  • Flexible working options
  • BCYF is a not-for-profit organisation, so you can salary package up to $15,900 each Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) year for general living expenses
  • Extensive learning and development calendar, including a structured orientation plan
  • Employee Assistance Program – independent confidential counselling service
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Bachelor of Early Childhood or equivalent qualifications suitable for an Early Childhood Teacher listed in the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) qualifications list and in accordance with the Educational and Care Services Regulations 2011 and the DET Kindergarten Funding Guide.
  • Current Victorian Institute of Teaching registration and ability to provide evidence of mandatory COVID-19 vaccination or accepted certification of medical exception.
  • Hold valid and appropriate first aid training certificate; anaphylaxis and asthma management training that complies with the requirements of the Educational and Care Services Regulations 2011.
  • Extensive knowledge of early childhood development, the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and proven ability to plan, implement, document and assess a developmentally and culturally appropriate education program for children and families.
  • Ability to engage with and develop positive, respectful relationships with all families.
  • To identify children with additional needs and plan for them appropriately, considering input from Specialist Children’s Services, Pre-School Field Officers and the child’s family.
  • Well-developed communication, administrative and organisational skills, and a flexible approach to service provision.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a positive approach when working with all parents/carers, other Professionals and the community.
  • Understanding of the purpose and expectations of the Victorian Child Safe Standards and demonstrated commitment to contributing to a child safe organisation in both practice and culture.

Application Process

  • Applicants must address each of the Selection Criteria outlined in the respective Position Description and provide a current Résumé in order to be considered.
  • Applications to be submitted by email at recruitment@bcyf.org.au
  • Successful applicants will be required to provide a current Working with Children Check and undergo a National Police Check prior to commencement.
  • The Victorian Chief Health Officer has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all authorised workers unless a medical exemption applies. Those mandates includes this role, therefore successful candidates will be required to show evidence of their third dose of COVID-19 vaccination (or exemption) prior to commencing employment with BCYF.
  • BCYF reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date of this position, so please don’t delay in applying. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Applications close 5pm Monday 4 July 2022

V.I.D 2200806

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Contact Details

For more information about the position please contact Tabitha Nelson, Team Leader Early Years Management or Julie Molloy, Manager Early Years and Community on (03) 5226 8900.

BCYF is committed to providing a safe and friendly environment for children and young people.

BCYF is an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities or applicants with a lived experience of disability to apply. Reasonable adjustments will be made for people with disabilities where operationally viable.

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and ensuring continuity of care and support to our clients and staff. With this in mind, if you are shortlisted, we may discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview.

Applications close 5pm Monday 4 July 2022

V.I.D 2200806