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Pedagogical Leader
  • Part time, fixed term contract June 2026
  • Band 5 hourly rate range between $35.19 and $40.17 plus 10.5% super
  • Unique & exciting opportunity to be a leader in your area of speciality!

A once in a lifetime opportunity exists to play a lead role in an Education and Care Program where you will work as part of the senior leadership team at a ‘Safe Haven’ site working with vulnerable families and children.

About the role 

We are currently seeking a passionate and committed Early Years Leader who will have the chance to work with a multidisciplinary leadership team to support experienced educators to:

  • develop the educational program
  • support ongoing learning of educators
  • encourage a warm, welcoming, stimulating learning environment for children and families
  • inspire excellent pedagogical practice across the service
  • contribute to the development of a culture of continuous improvement
  • collaborate with the senior leadership team and stakeholders to develop the service philosophy.

This is a challenging and extremely rewarding position suiting an experienced early years professional who preferably has knowledge of trauma informed practice attachment theory and established professional networks with a strong interest in a multidisciplinary approach and commitment to addressing the early years needs of the children and families of the Ballarat community.

This is a fixed term part time contract until June 2026. It is a band 5 hourly rate range between $35.19 and $40.17 (comensurate with experience) plus 10.5% superannuation.

About you 

As Pedagogical Leader you will lead a team of early childhood professionals to work within the service philosophy, the National Quality Framework including National Law and National Regulations, National Quality Standard and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF)

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • a minimum Bachelor’s degree in early childhood (or equivalent as approved by Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority)
  • strong communication and relationship building skills
  • a genuine interest in meeting the needs of children and their families
  • ability to motivate and lead a team of early year professionals
  • previous experience working with vulnerable communities within a child-centred, trauma informed, family-focused framework
  • an understanding of and respect for diverse social and cultural values and attitudes

Next steps

To apply for this position please click on the Apply button and submit your application. The closing date for this position is Monday 27 March 2023. Please ensure that you provide a cover letter and a current resume.

For any additional questions, please contact Susan Martin, Coordinator, Rowan View Children’s Service on 0408 304 705.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a full employment medical and police check. 



The City of Ballarat is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment that embraces and values diversity, flexibility and child safety. We welcome applications from all walks of life and celebrate the diversity and richness this brings to our workplace and reasonable adjustments will be made to the process to ensure equitable access.  We undertake an employment screening process to ensure this commitment is upheld, this includes ensuring the successful candidate holds a valid working with children check and satisfactory criminal history record check.

Job Ref: SW000066
Submitted: 10-03-2023

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