2 IC

JOB DESCRIPTION – 2IC

1. ASSIST IN LEADING THE PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A QUALITY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM (NQS Quality Area 1: Educational program and practice)

1.1 Assist the director/coordinator in leading the team of educators to plan, implement, assess and review a high quality and diverse educational program based on appropriate curriculum frameworks and with reference to the NQS, considering the developmental needs, interests and abilities of all the children attending the service.

1.2 Assist the director/coordinator in leading the team of educators to actively support every child to participate in the program and ensure that the program promotes children’s agency, choices and influence.

1.3 Assist the director/coordinator to guide the team of educators in the development and delivery of effective and valuable documentation of children’s learning in accordance with the service philosophy and the learning outcomes (EYLF, VEYLDF and FSAC).

1.4 Assist the director/coordinator to support the team of educators to utilise a variety of teaching strategies including intentional teaching and reflective practice in their daily work.

2. ASSIST IN LEADING THE PROMOTION OF HEALTH AND SAFETY OF ALL STAFF AND CHILDREN

(NQS Quality Area 2: Children’s health and safety; Quality Area 3: Physical environment)

2.1 Assist the director/coordinator in overseeing the implementation of effective health and hygiene practices, including meeting all regulations relating to food safety and preparation, medical management plans, and risk management plans, policies and procedures.

2.2 Assist the director/coordinator in overseeing the service’s delivery of nutritious food and fresh drinking water to children.

2.3 Assist the director/coordinator in overseeing the promotion of health, wellbeing and physical exercise in the service.

2.3 Assist the director/coordinator in overseeing the service’s delivery of a safe and stimulating environment where all staff and children are protected from hazards or harm.

3. ASSIST IN LEADING THE TEAM TO BUILD POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH ALL STAKEHOLDERS

(NQS Quality Area 4: Staffing arrangements; Quality Area 5: Relationships with children; Quality

Area 6: Collaborative partnerships with families and communities)

3.1. Assist the director/coordinator in leading the staff team to work cooperatively, ethically and respectfully with other educators, and support the professional development of individual staff.

3.2. Assist the director/coordinator in leading the staff team in developing and maintaining respectful, supportive, collaborative and responsive relationships with children and their families.

3.3. Work productively and cooperatively with the service sponsor or governing body (where appropriate) to deliver a quality service for children and families.

3.4. Support the director/coordinator in building and maintaining strong links with local networks, resource agencies and other relevant organisations.

3.5. Support the director/coordinator to ensure all stakeholders are informed of all relevant matters affecting the operations of the service.

4. ASSIST IN LEADING THE EFFECTIVE ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE SERVICE

(NQS Quality Area 7: Leadership and service management)

4.1. Assist the director/coordinator to ensure all practices of all educators are in accordance with the NQS and reflect the philosophy, policies and procedures of the service.

4.2. Assist the director/coordinator in developing, implementing and reviewing policies and procedures relating to privacy in accordance with the NQS and National Law.

4.3. Assist the director/coordinator to lead and promote an understanding of the NQS, the NQF and the curriculum framework documents within the service community – including the sponsor, educators, families and children, as appropriate.

4.4. Assist the director/coordinator in leading the continuous improvement of the service and the development and maintenance of the service Quality Improvement Plan.

4.5. Assist the director/coordinator in maintaining an effective staff management process with a view to maximising continuity of staff, including recruitment, induction and orientation of new staff members, staff performance appraisals, staff roster, staff meetings, and supervision of workplace students and volunteers.

4.6. Effectively manage income and expenditure and financial records.

4.7. Assist in the management of Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Management System

(CCMS) administration in accordance with service policies and procedures and all relevant funding agreements.

4.8. Assist the director/coordinator in ensuring all appropriate and timely collection of data, medical or other records required, in accordance with the service’s policies and procedures,

NQS, the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) and the

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD).

4.9. Assist the director/coordinator in leading an effective process of induction and orientation for new families and children.

4.10. Stay informed about current trends in policy changes within the sector.

4.11. Attend meetings and provide information and assistance to the sponsor or governing body as required.

 

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