Early Childhood Teacher Mentor

Journey Early Learning

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Early Childhood Teacher Mentor


  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - Your wellbeing is important to us, so we have partnered with a leading wellbeing provider to support you. They are accessible 24 hours, 7 days per week
  • Paid Birthday Leave - Receive a day off on your birthday, on us
  • Paid Annual Volunteer Day - Giving you something that gives back to the community
  • AMAZING Childcare Discount - Receive 80% off your childcare fees 
  • Ongoing Training - Continue your professional development and growth through our 4C Transformative Leadership Training 

About the opportunity:

Journey Early Learning is on the path to exceeding and, with that, we are looking for an inspiring and knowledgeable Early Childhood Teacher Mentor to join our growing Quality and Compliance Team.

Reporting to our Quality & Compliance Manager, this role has been created to engage and retain our existing Early Childhood Teachers to support their growth and development within our targeted ECT programme. In your new role, you will ensure all our Early Childhood Teachers meet the professional development needs of their yearly registration and do this in line with the Journey Standards and Approach to Education and Care.

You will commence in the role working 24 hours per week and travelling to our centres across Victoria, the Northern Territory and Queensland. 

Our perfect applicant will have experience within the Early Education & Care sector, as you’ve previously led your team on the path to exceeding with demonstrated expertise in providing high-quality care for all children. You will also need to be a fully qualified Early Childhood Teacher with full VIT Registration

Having direct contact with our Early Childhood Teachers, your primary responsibilities will include: 

  • Ensure all of our current ECTs are meeting the professional development needs of their early registration in line with the Journey Standards and Approach to Education and Care.
  • Working practically with our centres around the opportunities available for SRF and other workforce grants to ensure quality training is being obtained.
  • Undertaking Department mentor training
  • Providing support for our fully registered teachers in Victoria, Queensland, and the Northern Territory to ensure they are meeting their professional development needs
  • Researching and developing a partnership with SRF providers in consultation with Learning & Development
  • Driving relationships with schools, building on our community focus and having a targeted approach.
  • Delivery of online or face to face training to continue to drive our Learning and Development focus for our ECTs

To be successful in this role, you will have: 

  • Qualified as an Early Childhood Teacher with full VIT Registration
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is advantageous
  • Experience within the sector in a key leadership role (Centre Manager, Curriculum Leader, Educational Leader) 
  • Experience working within exceeding practices under the existing assessment and rating system
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with the National Quality Standards and The Education and Care Services National Regulations.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to create and nurture relationships 
  • Full working rights in Australia 

In return, you will work within a values-driven team in an environment that sparks creation, connection, and enjoyment in the workplace. We understand that life balance is essential and offer flexible working arrangements to support you.

About Journey Early Learning: 

Journey Early Learning Group is a specialist owner and operator of high-quality childcare centres in Australia. With existing centres in Victoria, Queensland and the Northern Territory, and a growth-oriented pipeline of new centres over the next twelve months, Journey is now at the threshold of an exciting phase in our development. 

We aim to create a safe, secure, and homely environment where everyone feels welcome. Our future is filled with endless possibilities and growth opportunities, and together, we’ve developed an educational approach that is inspiring, stimulating and encouraging. 

When it comes to early learning, our educators have a vital role to play. Journey educators are passionate, considerate, educated, inspirational and welcoming. Our educators understand that learning is a journey and enjoy developing deeper connections with children, families, and the wider community. 

Every journey must begin somewhere, and yours begins right here. Apply today! 

Perks & benefits
Flexible Hours/Time
Paid volunteer time
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Estimated range
$70k - $80k
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Journey Early Learning supports the following Equal Employment Opportunity programs:
Cultural Diversity Cultural Diversity
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Equal opportunities programs Equal opportunities programs
Internship programs Internship programs
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Young workers programs Young workers programs

Job details
Date posted
11 Jul 2022
Expiring date
10 Aug 2022
Education, Training & Childcare
Teacher - Early Childhood
$70k ~ $80k
Contract type
Work type
Part time
Job mode
Standard/Business Hours
Private business
Company size
201 to 1000

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