We are seeking NZ Early Childhood Teachers with Full or Provisional Registration for our Reggio inspired Kindergarten Classroom and Toddler Classroom. You will need to be enthusiastic, energetic, motivated, passionate, and respectful and be able to work as part of team.

The Centre is new, purpose built and well equipped with amazing teaching facilities. We offer teacher mentoring, professional development and a happy spacious work environment. You will be teaching in a lovely environment and with an amazing team of teachers.

Please email your cv and covering letter to fran@zigzagzoo.co.nz Website www.zigzagzoo.co.nz All applicants will be treated with confidentiality.
Company
ACG Early Childhood Education Group Limited
Type
Full Time from January 19th, 2019
Description
POSITION:  Teachers Aid
RESPONSIBLE TO: Team Leader
RELATIONSHIPS WITH:
• Operations  Manager
• Team Leader
• Teaching Team
• Support Staff
• Parents/ caregivers and whanau

PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND PROFESSIONAL VALUES:

Establish and maintain effective professional relationships focused on the learning and well-being of all akonga.
• Liaising and maintaining an active working relationship with the Operations Manager and Team Leader.
• Contributing in a respectful manner within the team to promote a positive team culture.  
• Where applicable, contribute to team meetings in a collaborative and professional manner.
• Building warm positive relationships with all children.
• Communicating regularly with all parents in a respectful and considerate way.
• Working in an ethical and professional manner at all times with all members of the learning community.
• Promoting the centre within the local community in a positive manner.

Demonstrate commitment to promoting the well-being of all akonga.

• To be aware of the legislation and policies at all times to promote health and safety.
• Be aware of the standards of practice to ensure all children and adults are kept physically, socially, culturally and emotionally safe.
• Be aware and respectful of the differing values and cultures of families within the centre community.
• Maintaining confidentiality about all matters relating to the centre.
• Monitoring personal workload and responses to stress.

Demonstrate commitment to bicultural partnership in Aotearoa New Zealand.
• Acknowledging and respecting the language and heritage of Maori children and their families/whanau.
• Respecting bicultural practices and protocols ensuring that all families feel welcome.
• Implementing  equitable learning opportunities  for all children
Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional learning and development of personal professional practice.
• Actively participate in the appraisal process ensuring commitment to appraisal goals to ensure ongoing improvement to teaching practice.
Keeping up to date with relevant professional literature and ICT skills Show leadership that contributes to effective teaching and learning.
• Where applicable participate in and attend regular staff meetings.
• Working in partnership with colleagues to build a strong team culture that strengthens teaching and learning within the centre.
• Ensuring new team members are welcomed into the team and supported into the teaching programme.
• Ensuring assigned tasks are completed in a timely manner.

Plus any specially allocated roles

PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE IN PRACTICE:

Conceptualise, plan and implement an appropriate learning programme. 
• Having some  knowledge and understanding of the early childhood curriculum Te Whaariki and other relevant documents.
• Have some understanding of  the Reggio approach.
• Identifying the teachable moment to add value to children’s learning.
Promote a collaborative, inclusive and supportive learning environment.• Using available  resources and planned experiences  to engage and motivate  children in  ongoing learning  pathways

Demonstrate in practice knowledge and understanding of how akonga learn.
• Supporting children to use a range of skills and strategies to develop their social competence within the learning environment. 
• Be aware of how children to take responsibility for their own learning and behaviour.
Respond effectively to the diverse language and cultural experiences, and the varied strengths, interests and needs of individuals and groups of akonga.
• Be aware of how social and cultural differences impact on children’s learning.
• Using a range of teaching strategies with children to promote equity and value cultural diversity.
• Acknowledging   priority learners and their families (Maori children, Pacifica children, children with diverse needs and infants and toddlers) and providing a warm welcoming environment that respects their diversity.
Work effectively within the bicultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand.
• Practising and developing the relevant use of Te Reo Maori and Tikanga practices throughout the centre.
• Being sensitive to the aspirations of Maori families by communicating in appropriate ways to engage them in their child’s learning.
• Valuing productive partnerships with Maori children and their families as priority learners. 
Analyse and appropriately use assessment information which has been gathered formally and informally.

Use critical inquiry and problem solving effectively in professional practice.
• Actively seeking feedback from colleagues and other professionals to improve teaching practice.
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