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Kinder Teacher

Job Reference Number: LE1802

  • Large multi-campus Christian school
  • Leongatha location
  • Part-time ongoing position (approximate 0.6 FTE)

Chairo Christian School is a growing non-denominational Christian school, with over 1,500 Kinder to Year 12 students attending five picturesque campuses in West and South Gippsland, the Latrobe Valley and the south eastern outskirts of Melbourne. 

Our mission is to provide excellence in Christ-centred education in partnership with families within a caring Christian community. In doing this, we aim to prepare students thoroughly for further study, careers, service and life in general.

Due to consistent growth and increased demand, a new Kinder facility is being established at our Leongatha Campus. We are therefore seeking to appoint a Kinder teacher from January 2019 onwards. Responsible to Chairo’s Director of Early Learning, the Kinder teacher will also receive regular leadership and support from the Principal at the Leongatha Campus.

The Kinder teacher will play an important and exciting role in establishing the new Kinder, while their ongoing purpose is to ensure that their classroom is well-administered and curriculum is delivered, and that the classroom operates smoothly within the guidelines and policies set by the Board and Executive Leadership. 

Some other responsibilities will include:

  • providing a godly example to students and fellow staff members through their teaching practice, manner, relationships and general lifestyle;
  • supporting, encouraging and nurturing students;
  • being responsible for devising and carrying out daily activities to fulfil the aims and objectives set out in our educational policies and mission statement; and
  • actively initiating and engaging in positive communication with students, parents and staff members.

Having obtained tertiary qualifications and experience in early childhood learning, the successful candidate will also possess the following important characteristics:

  • Demonstrated commitment to the school’s Articles of Faith
  • Appropriate registration and compliance with the standards of Professional Practice as required by the VIT (Victorian Institute of Teaching)
  • Thorough knowledge of the Victorian Early Years Learning and Quality Improvement frameworks as well as the Practice Principles
  • Well-informed regarding current educational practices and philosophies both within the Christian school movement and alternative education
  • Sound knowledge of teaching from a Christian worldview perspective

The safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all our students is a high priority. As part of our recruitment process, Chairo undertakes rigorous reference and background checking including, Working with Children and Police Record checks. Before applying, applicants are requested to review Chairo’s Child Safety booklet.

Closing date: Monday 4 June 2018

Please note that only online applications will be accepted.

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Working at Chairo

Jo, Pakenham Teacher Librarian

‘I enjoy working at Chairo because of the students. I’m challenged daily to set a godly example for them and to reflect about how and why I teach … and to always give my absolute best. I love working alongside committed and dedicated staff members who inspire me every day.’

Jo began working at Chairo in 1997 as a teacher’s assistant. Encouraged by the Principal to study education, Jo became a Chairo primary teacher in 2004 and taught at the Drouin and Drouin East campuses. Today, Jo works in the library at Pakenham and is ‘the most happily contented teacher librarian on the planet’.

Jo explained, ‘I’m passionate about exciting students about books and literature. I also oversee the running of the library; work with teachers on curriculum; order, shelve and critique books; supervise private study and distance education students; make displays; run competitions and oversee Book Week. I’m also studying to complete a Master’s degree’