Yarra City Council
Early Years Operations Lead

Posted: 15 Jul
Closes: 02 Oct


Early Years Operations Lead

Permanent Full Time 

Band 7 - $105,898.17 - $118,398.60 per annum + super + RDO (RDO applicable for full time 38 hours per week only)  

  • Supportive and Friendly team environment where we value growth and development
  • Excellent employee benefits and competitive hourly rates
  • Work in a dynamic and collaborative environment

An exciting opportunity is waiting for a highly experienced Early Childhood Leader!

Do you want to join a team that values professional development, innovative pedagogy, is well resourced and collaborative?

The role will encompass the oversight of Yarra's Early Learning Centres and Kindergartens; and support our expanding service delivery.

City of Yarra Children's Services includes 4 precincts:

  • Fitzroy - including Connie Benn ELC and future Atherton Gardens Kindergarten.
  • Collingwood - including Gold Street Children's Centre, Keele Street Children's Centre and Yallabirrang Kindergarten.
  • North Yarra - including North Carlton Children's Centre and Princes Hill Kindergarten.
  • Richmond - including Yarraberg Children's Centre and Richmond Kindergarten.

All of our Precincts are supported by a:

  • Precinct Coordinator
  • Precinct Team Leader
  • Precinct Educational Leader

All of our Early Years services are rated either meeting or exceeding Quality Standards. Yarra's services are innovative and many incorporate exciting programs such as bush kindergarten and inter-generational programs. All of Yarra's programs have a child centred positive psychology and trauma responsive approach.

Early Years Operations Lead will work in a team of Children's Services leaders and supports including a Coordinator of Children's Services and Team Leader of Pedagogy and Practice; and programs such as Access to Early Learning Program, Pre-School Field Officers, CALD Outreach workers and Customer and Business Support Officers.

Yarra City Council is an exciting place to be during this time of Kindergarten Reforms. 

The Family, Youth and Children's Service's Branch works interconnectedly to support and improve the lives and outcomes of children, families and young people.  

Reasons to join Yarra:

  • Above award remuneration
  • Excellent conditions
  • Leadership development and investment in succession planning
  • Thorough induction and on-boarding 
  • Enshrined non-contact for all educators
  • Access to ongoing professional development including internal and external training
  • 2 child free days for whole unit professional development
  • 3 child free days for commencement and close down preparations
  • Excellent resource budgets for nutritious menus, room resources and centre resources
  • Above industry standard management support at every level of the unit

The qualities we are looking in our candidate include:

  • Extensive experience in all facets of operating Early Years services. 
  • Understanding and experience working with children and families with complex needs.
  • Ability to foster an environment of innovation amongst the team
  • Proven experience with the planning and implementation of service projects.
  • High-level problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent understanding of Child Care Subsidies, Kindergarten funding and financial operations. 

Yarra city council is an Exciting Organisation. We pride ourselves on inclusive culture and diversity. We aim to make a positive difference in people‚Äôs lives and continually improve service to the community.

For further information see the position description or contact Deanne Halpin, Children's Services Coordinator on 9205 5476.

Download File 702468 - Early Years Operations Lead - position description.docx

Applications close on Wednesday 17 July 2024 at 11:55pm.

To apply for this role, please upload your CV, Cover Letter and Key Selection Criteria.

*This position is subject to satisfactory Police Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencement. Pre-employment checks are not used by Yarra City Council to prevent any applicant from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

Yarra City Council is committed to being a child safe organisation and supports flexible and accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer. We draw pride and strength from our diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.