Infant Community Room Leader

Absorbent Minds Montessori Early Education is currently seeking our full-time Montessori Room Leader for our final Infant Community (toddlers from 15 to 36 months old) classroom.

About us and the role

Situated in a picturesque location opposite an 18-hectare environmental reserve in Burpengary (State of Queensland, Australia), our Centre offers authentic Montessori early childhood education and care services, catering for children aged between six months and school-age.

Our mission is to provide Montessori foundations for life by providing our community with a quality and holistic Montessori environment where all employees and families can learn and thrive.

Our Centre is brand-new, Montessori-designed and purpose-built which opened in August 2022.  Prioritising the settling in of our staff and the foundation children at our Centre, we have committed to a staggered opening of our environments, with only five (5) of our eight (8) classrooms currently opened.

With our existing Infant Community classrooms now settled, we are seeking our Montessori Room Leader to open our last Infant Community classroom (toddlers from 15 to 36 months old).  You will be joining and collaborating with very experienced 0-3 Montessori Room Leaders with over 15 years in the Montessori industry and holding Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) qualifications.

Your classroom is already full with brand new custom made furniture and contains the full suite of brand new Nienhuis materials for this age group.

There will be 12 children (aged between 15 to 36 months) in your classroom daily, with the children attending on either the 3-day program (Monday to Wednesday), the 2-day program (Thursday and Friday) or the 5-day program (Monday to Friday).  Your classroom waitlist is full, and all these families are eagerly awaiting your arrival.

You will be supported by two (2) assistant educators and one (1) lunch/programming cover assistant. 

We are dedicated to improving the working standard of early childhood educators and this is reflective in your commencing wage being substantially above the award wage.

We also are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace for our people and our community.  Applications from First Nations Peoples, people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, abilities, and LGBTIQ+ identity are welcomed.

About you

At Absorbent Minds Montessori we value passion, authenticity and community and we are looking for a dedicated and committed individual who is genuine about the Montessori philosophy.  You must also have a positive outlook on life and a “can-do” attitude.

Our Room Leader must:

  • be able to work full-time Monday to Friday (maximum of 38 hours per week) and be available between the hours of 7.00am and 4.00pm;
  • have experience as a Room Leader in a Montessori toddler environment (15 - 36 months old);
  • hold (or is working towards) Montessori 0-3 or 0-6 qualifications;
  • hold a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (or equivalent approved by ACECQA) or a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (or equivalent approved by ACECQA);
  • have an understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standard;
  • hold a current Blue Card (or be eligible to obtain a Blue Card); and
  • hold current First Aid, Anaphylaxis and Asthma certificates (or be able to obtain these certificates).

To work at our Centre, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen;
  • be an Australian permanent resident;
  • be a New Zealand citizen with a valid New Zealand passport who is eligible for a Special Category Visa (subclass 444); or
  • currently hold an Australian Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (subclass 482).  We are an approved business sponsor and will pay for all Australia Government costs associated with you changing employers and your visa being sponsored by us.  If you are required to reimburse your employer for visa associated costs when you terminate your employment contract, we will pay these costs for you.

For our Room Leader, if applicable to your circumstance, we will:

  • assist with your reasonable relocation costs; and
  • pay all costs you are required to reimburse your employer upon termination of your employment contract (for example – if you are required to re-pay the cost of you obtaining your diploma). 

COVID-19 vaccination status

In accordance with the current advice from our local, state and federal health authorities, Absorbent Minds Montessori does not require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

However, should the regulations change, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that our Centre and all our employees are compliant.

How to apply

Interested candidates are requested to submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected].

Suitable candidates will be invited to attend an interview. 

For more information about Absorbent Minds Montessori and working with us, please visit our website (www.absorbentmindsmontessori.com.au) or contact Natalie on (07) 3888 7816.

Listed:
12 December 2022

Absorbent Minds Montessori Early Education

143 Rowley Road
Burpengary QLD 4505
Australia