Teacher - Early Education - Helsinki, Finland
0 years of experience
Salary quoted gross, i.e. BEFORE taxes and social contributions as a starting salary with no previous work experience after graduation, in accordance with the collective agreement of municipal teaching staff (OVTES), pay grade 45000044.
This salary is paid as a minimum, without shift work, after you have received your Finnish recognition of qualifications as an early education teacher. Once you reach professional level of language, your salary will increase to a minimum of 2900,52€/ month.
This position has no shift work.
5 years of experience
Salary quoted gross, i.e. BEFORE taxes and social contributions as a starting salary with 5 years of previous work experience after graduation, in accordance with the collective agreement of municipal teaching staff (OVTES), pay grade 45000044.
This salary is paid as a minimum, without shift work, after you have received your Finnish recognition of qualifications as an early education teacher. Once you reach professional level of language, your salary will increase to a minimum of 2987,54€/ month
This position has no shift work.
10 years of experience
Salary quoted gross, i.e. BEFORE taxes and social contributions as a starting salary with 10 years of previous work experience after graduation, in accordance with the collective agreement of municipal teaching staff (OVTES), pay grade 45000044.
This salary is paid as a minimum, without shift work, after you have received your Finnish recognition of qualifications as an early education teacher. Once you reach professional level of language, your salary will increase to a minimum of 3132,56€/ month
This position has no shift work.
Would you love working with these duties in a Swedish-language daycare?
Reading, variety of excercise and sensitive working methods with children are our key goals. It is about noticing the good, building from strengths and mediating clashes with the MiniVerso-method. Collaborating and helping each other in an international bunch is highly valued.
As an early education teacher, you will be in charge of planning, executing, developing and the evaluation of pedagogic activities as well as supporting the individual learning paths of each child. In this work you will be supported by your professional team, other teachers of the unit, the units special education teacher, the parents of the children, and the managers of the daycare. Important guidelines for your planning work can be found from the developmental discussions of your group’s children and the units pedagogical plan.
Teachers normally work with both 0 to 4 years olds as well as 5 to 6 years old groups, depending of the unit and arising needs. In the smaller children’s group, you will form a team with two carers. In the bigger children’s group you will join a team of a teacher in charge and a carer.
What is the offer?
A unique opportunity to start your Nordic career and reimagine your future in Helsinki
A full-time, permanent position with 38 hours 15 minutes per week working time
Prior to recognition
A basic monthly, full-time salary of a carer prior to reaching your recognized teacher status.
After recognition of qualifications, a basic monthly salary starting from 2692,45€/ month before taxes (*please, see above).
for inconvenient working hours (evenings, weekends, nights, holidays & overtime) which are paid on top of the basic monthly salary if and when applicable. Also possible to receive personal bonuses and one-time rewards for good performance at work.
Minimum 28 days per year starting after the first full working year acting as basis for calculations, but going all the way up to 38 days with service years. You will also receive a vacation bonus.
Healthcare & insurances
Healthcare, insurances, unemployment & retirement fees and benefits are included
is the key to the city's employee benefits: discounts on a variety of products and services offered by Helsinki companies, such as many Helsinki gyms, swimming pools, and sports centers, as well as theaters, concerts, and museums.
You can choose between commuting vouchers or a bicycle benefit. Its maximum value is 240 €/ year. The HSL city bike season is free for all employees of the City of Helsinki.
like yoga, gym activities, football, game sessions... Employee sports is the city's own sports service, which offers a variety of sports opportunities around the city. The services include, for example, over 100 hours of supervised exercise per week. Its maximum value is 200 €/ year
such as a wide range of continuing education offerings. Helsinki encourages its employees to maintain and develop their professional skills in line with their interests and to share their knowledge with the work community. In addition, the Helsinki employees can use their own island in the Helsinki archipelago, with free of charge accommodation.
Induction to your new tasks and responsibilities when you start working
How do we support?
We understand that moving to another country is challenging, so here is how we help you free-of-charge
We check that your qualifications match the requirements
We guide in application of different records and manage the translation process
Help to calculate and understand how much is left of your salary after taxes & social contributions on average
Support to understand how much are the average living costs in Helsinki (Living costs in Finland)
Information about living & working in Finland with EURES advisors for planning your relocation process & required paperwork
Named mediator to support your progress in the program, and if needed, psychological support for stress & change management
Language and intercultural training prior to your relocation
Learning and study materials
Support for your recognition of qualifications process during your training program
The cost & management of the official translations required for your recognition process are covered by your future employer.
Home finding & other relocation assistance, such as helping you manage the official registrations, when it's time to move
in job search and language skills prior to arrival in Finland
Schools & daycare
Help to find jobs, schools and daycare for your family members after relocation
Help & assistance to apply for any available financial support, such as the Targeted Mobility Schemes -support
Tips for settling-in after arrival
For you with a genuine interest and passion for working with positive pedagogy and children
A University Degree from Early Childhood Education & Care from an EU /EEA - area
An independent & responsible attitude, with good communication & team working skills with a lot of twinkle in your eye.
A clean criminal record (504/2002)aligned with requirements of the Finnish Early Education law
Commitment to check of records
Aligned with the Finnish Early Education law, a full record of your vaccinations needs to be delivered during the training program to your future employer
Commitment to training
Commitment to a free-of-charge language training program, and to study a minimum 20 hrs per week in order to reach a B2 level of Swedish language at the end of the training
Commitment to relocation
Commitment to relocating and starting work in Finland after reaching your target in language training
Intermediate to fluent English language skills
Considered as a plus
Experience from working in the area of early education teaching as a registered or graduated early education professional after finalising your studies
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