Director- Early Learning Centre (Marrara)

Marrara Christian College - Marrara (see more jobs from this school)

Marrara, NT 

Head of Faculty / Department

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 28 February 2025

Early Learning Centre is an approved Long Day Care service fully owned and operated by Marrara Christian College, a college which caters for students from Transition to Year Twelve and is overseen by NT Christian Schools. Marrara Early Learning Centre caters for children from 3 to 5 years.

<p><strong>General Expectations</strong></p> <p>There are three Early Learning Centres operating as part of NT Christian Schools: on our Marrara school campus, Kingdom Kids ELC on our Palmerston school campus, and ELC on our Sattler school campus. Each of these ELCs shares the vision of NT Christian Schools - to be Christian communities, learning together to live as God intended, offering hope for the world. In pursuit of this goal, we are dedicated to delivering an interactive, genuine, and enjoyable learning environment for each child under their supervision, rooted in a Christian perspective.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p>These responsibilities and duties are underpinned by expectations of generosity, openness, teamwork, effectiveness, efficiency, attention to detail, pleasant working relationships and maintenance of an effective, Christ-centred and safe work environment.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Primary role </strong></p> <p>The responsibility of the centre Director involves the application of the national quality framework standards, the approved learning frameworks, and the strategic plan of NT Christian schools. The Director will promote the wellbeing, learning, and growth of children and staff, and manage the daily operations of the centre in alignment with NT Christian Schools policy and Government Regulations.</p> <p>Marrara Christian College seeks to be a learning community where parents and staff partner together, and where students are nurtured through a loving, biblically based school curriculum to build their faith, character and desire to serve. We desire to be a Christian community, learning together to live life as God intended, offering hope for the world.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Key Duties and Responsibilities</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <ul> <li>To effectively witness to the beliefs articulated in the Company's Policies of NT Christian Schools by modelling an authentic life of faith lived in accordance with those beliefs, and</li> </ul> <p>with general Christian principles.</p> <ul> <li>To contribute to the spiritual life of the centre by leading or otherwise assisting in the conduct of religious services and otherwise engaging in religious practices and observances (including, but not limited to, leading prayers or devotions and sharing testimonies).</li> <li>To model an appropriate Christian lifestyle in and out of school, acting at all times consistently with the beliefs articulated in the Policies and Procedures of NT Christian Schools.<br> <ul> <li>Demonstrate excellent communication skills, written and verbal.</li> <li>Maintain the capacity to be an active team member and work collaboratively.</li> <li>Experience in, or willingness to learn, technology including computers, online platforms and data management software.</li> <li>Work according to the Code of Ethics of Early Childhood Australia and NT Christian Schools' Code of Conduct and NT Child Protection legislation.</li> <li>Provide leadership and management to educators and staff regarding all aspects of the operation of the service in line with relevant regulations, policies and procedures.</li> <li>Ensure policies and procedures are adhered to ensure the children are safe and adequately supervised at all times.</li> <li>Ensure all educators and staff are aware of and respond positively and consistently to children's additional needs including adjustments and requirements; diet and allergies; developmental needs etc.</li> <li>Foster collaborative partnerships to enhance children's inclusion, learning and wellbeing.</li> <li>Ensure all educators and staff are aware of and respond positively and consistently to children's additional needs including adjustments and requirements; diet and allergies; developmental needs etc.</li> <li>Develop centre culture to champion a biblical worldview and promote faith in a Christian education and play based learning environment.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><br> </p>