Early Childhood Teacher

Website Emmaus Christian College

Inspiring Hearts, Inspiring Minds.

Emmaus Christian College (SA)

About our College

Emmaus Christian College is a multi-campus, non-denominational school, providing quality, distinctly Christian education from ELC to Year 12.

We are passionate about delivering exceptional, biblically-based education, and want to partner with you as we outwork our vision of Inspiring Hearts and Inspiring Minds.

Our aim is that our students will graduate as confident and compassionate young adults, well-equipped to take their place in the world. We seek to foster a commitment to Jesus Christ and a passion to live life in such a way as to bring honour and glory to God, in staff and students alike.

About the Role

  • Lead the implementation of the ELC’s curriculum in consultation with the Educational Leader.
  • Mentor and support colleagues under the direction of the Director, towards achieving strategic objectives.
  • Work closely with Educational/Room Leaders and team to assess children and evaluate learning.
  • Nurture positive relationships with children, staff and families, promoting health, safety and wellbeing of children and developing positive and respectful relationships.
  • Implement and plan excursions and in-centre events.
  • Work within a legal and ethical framework, based on NQS and national regulations.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative and respectful relationships with colleagues and the wider community.
  • Attend staff meetings, taking an active part in critical reflections about professional practice, pedagogical strategies, ELC philosophy and curriculum, QIP, children’s learning and development, Planning and Assessment Cycle.

For the full position description for this vacancy please visit our website at https://emmauscc.sa.edu.au/about/employment.

About You

  • A committed Christian with a deep desire to serve Jesus Christ as Lord.
  • Demonstrated passion for biblically-based Christian education.
  • Commitment to the Christian ethos of the College and the Statement of Faith.
  • A personal commitment to the Emmaus Vision, Mission and Values underpinning the delivery of a Christian based education to children.
  • Appropriate qualification in Early Childhood Education.
  • Understanding and knowledge of the standards set by the National Quality Framework, the Early Years Learning Framework.
  • Extensive knowledge of the NQS process including ongoing review.
  • Knowledge and experience of implementation of the Early Years Learning Framework.
  • Behaviour management skills, reflecting restorative practices and the ability to develop and demonstrate positive behaviour strategies and support children’s learning.
  • High-level interpersonal skills and experience in working with staff, parents and students.
  • Strong problem solving, flexibility, priority setting and time management skills.
  • Ability to cope effectively under pressure in an emergency or stressful situation.
  • Thorough understanding and implementation of a play-based curriculum.
  • Competent computer skills to manage documentation, learning resources and use of technology tools to support learning.
  • Current Teachers’ Registration, valid Working With Children Check, RRHAN-EC and Senior First Aid certification (incl. CPR, Anaphylaxis and Asthma).

What We Offer

At Emmaus Christian College, we value our employees beyond the workplace. As a member of our Christ-centred community, your unique gifts and talents will be cherished. We are united in our commitment to serve Jesus and inspire young people through high-quality education.

We recognise that we are blessed with staff who are dedicated and skilled, we offer the following to further nurture our team’s wellbeing, development and success.

  • A distinctly Christian organisation with a unified mission for Christian education, including regular staff devotions and worship.
  • Staff member discounts on student fees.
  • Staff Team Building Day and professional development opportunities.
  • Strong culture of hospitality with social events and celebrations throughout the year.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Competitive salaries and benefits.

If you have a passion for actively contributing to growing God’s kingdom and seeing young people thrive, we invite you to apply!

Submitting Your Application

Applications Close: 9:00am Friday 24th May

Applicants should provide:

  1. A written application that addresses the selection criteria outlined in the position description, available at https://emmauscc.sa.edu.au/about/employment.
  2. Curriculum Vitae, which provides full personal details, qualifications, previous employment and experience.
  3. A completed ‘Application for Teaching Position Form’, available at https://emmauscc.sa.edu.au/about/employment.

Application submissions must be sent to recruitment@emmauscc.sa.edu.au and include all three documents to be considered. Please reference the Job ID in the subject line: Job ID 240501.

For further information, please contact Human Resources on (08) 8292 3888 or recruitment@emmauscc.sa.edu.au.

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment@emmauscc.sa.edu.au.

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