Your new role
We are currently recruiting for a suitably qualified and experienced leader for the role of Senior Team Leader Kindergartens.
The Kindergarten Services leadership team oversee over 20 sessional kindergarten sites across the municipality and sits within the Family and Children's Services department. We work in genuine collaboration and partnership with families, each other and non-Council organisations to achieve the best possible outcomes for, and with children and their families in the Knox community.
This position is responsible for effective and efficient day-day-operations of the kindergarten service, driving high quality service delivery, innovation and continuous improvement activities whilst meeting funding and quality requirements.
The role will lead and supervise a team of early year’s professionals that deliver kindergarten programs across Family and Children’s Services in early childhood education and care settings. This role will be the ‘Person with Management Responsibilities’ as per Department of Education and Training (DET) requirements.
This position also oversees the involvement of volunteers and tertiary students within the kindergarten service maximising community participation at the service.
As a member of the Family & Children’s Services (F&CS) Leadership Group, this role works in collaboration with members of the Leadership Team and staff in the Family & Children’s Services Department to develop, embed and continuously strengthen a “One Team” and “Collaborative Practice” approach through integrated, collaborative leadership and professional practice.
What you will need to thrive
The key selection criteria for this role are:
- Experience as a people leader with demonstrated skill and capacity in leading a large team to deliver high quality, evidence-based, integrated and collaborative practice within early childhood settings.
- Demonstrated capacity to engage and connect with families and community to build and support collaborative partnerships between Council, staff, families and children accessing and participating in services.
- Demonstrated capacity to work in a complex fast-paced environment with competing priorities whilst managing time and tasks effectively with appropriate attention to detail.
- Demonstrated ability to recognise risk, analyse root causes, intervene early and build capacity within teams operating within a legislated service environment.
- Sound understanding of policy and legislative context for early childhood and family support services.
- Demonstrated skills and experience in managing projects, budgets and allocating resources to maximise the quality and efficiency of service delivery.
- Well-developed and proven capacity to reflect and act on own behaviour and relationships with others and the impact on the effectiveness in the role.
- Demonstrated commitment to displaying the organisation’s values.
How to apply
Please provide your resume and a brief cover letter addressing the ‘what you need to thrive’ section from the position description to outline how your experience and skills relate to the role.
Review the full position description now via our Knox City Council Careers Page.
For further information on this role please contact, please contact Rose.Mascitti@knox.vic.gov.au.
Applications close 11.45pm Wednesday 4 October 2023
At Knox, making a difference to others and our community is at the heart of everything we do. We are inspired by empowering our community inside and out to thrive and prosper through living our values. We support hybrid and flexible working and embrace diverse and inclusive environments. We succeed by recruiting for excellence through investing in our people, encouraging their unique talents and supporting them to bring their whole selves to work.
We believe in our people and provide a supportive, driven and inclusive culture we are proud of, that focuses on wellbeing.
Beyond that, we also offer:
- accrued days off for full time employees;
- growth and learning opportunities;
- career development;
- reward and recognition programs; and,
- a supportive Employee Assistance Program.
Council is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and the community. Council has developed a vaccination policy which states that the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate evidence of compliance with vaccination requirements.
To view the inherent requirements for this position please see attachment below.
Office Based role(s) - Inherent Requirements Table .DOCX
Knox City Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to providing a workplace that embraces diversity and inclusion. We are committed to a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.
Knox City Council has zero tolerance for child abuse and all forms of harm to children. All children and young people who access our services, programs, events and facilities have the right to feel safe and be safe. This includes spaces owned or managed by Council. We take the wellbeing and safety of children and young people in our care seriously. We maintain a child safe organisation by embedding the protection of children into everyday thinking and practice. All Knox City Council employees, contractors and volunteers are responsible for ensuring children and young people are valued, heard and protected from abuse.
Knox City Council acknowledges our offices are located on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation.