Early Childhood Educators - North Carlton Children's Centre

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Work type: Permanent Full time, Temporary Full Time, Temporary Part Time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Community, Services

Early Childhood Educators –  Certificate III & Diploma Qualified

Diploma Qualified Educators - Band 4A - $34.46 per hour plus super plus RDO - Flexible start dates 

  • Multiple Permanent Full Time positions
  • Temporary Full Time position until December 2023

Cert III Qualified Educators - Band 3A - $31.33 per hour plus super (plus RDO for Full time role)- Flexible start dates 

  • Permanent Full Time position
  • Temporary Part Time position – 8 hours until January 2023

Yarra City Council currently has an exciting opportunity for dedicated and passionate Certificate III and Diploma Early Childhood Educator’s to join our Children’s Services team.

Some of the additional benefits of working for the City of Yarra include:

  • significantly above industry award standard wages 
  • above industry standard program planning time for all educators
  • exceptional professional development and career opportunities

You can find out what other employment benefits our educators receive HERE. *Some benefits may be subject to eligibility criteria, approval and/or a policy framework.

Starting as soon as possible, the successful applicants will commence their journey with Yarra at North Carlton Children’s Centre, located on Wurundjeri country. 

To learn more about us you can watch our video HERE.

The City of Yarra is an inner metropolitan municipality which is home to a diverse community of approximately 100,000 people across 12 different inner Melbourne suburbs. The City of Yarra operates 5 Children’s Centres, as well as OSHC, Occasional Care and Kindergarten programs.

North Carlton Children’s Centre is an 89 place Long Day Care and Sessional Kindergarten. At North Carlton Children’s Centre, our mission is to support the children in our care to be confident, caring and active change-makers, in their daily lives and for the future. We take pride in our relationships with children, families and the wider community and work to support the learning and wellbeing of our children every day.

Our programs meet the National Quality Standards for Education and Care Services and are guided by the Early Years Learning Framework and the Victorian Early Years Learning Development Framework. We celebrate the diversity of Yarra and all families and children are welcome in our centres.

At North Carlton Children’s Centre:

  • We use progressive routines throughout the day and implement an indoor/outdoor program to respond to the needs of individual children.
  • We create Indoor and outdoor learning environments that provide children with opportunities to explore, experiment, create, take risks and play.
  • Our Educators facilitate children’s play, weaving the children’s emerging interests with our professional expertise to create meaningful experiences and learning.
  • We support children’s social and emotional development and understand the protective impact of this support for children’s life-long mental health. 
  • We work in teams without Room Leaders and support Diploma educators to develop leadership skills to support this leadership structure.

North Carlton Children’s Centre is looking for Early Childhood Educators who have an enthusiasm for engaging with children. They will understand the benefits of observing children’s play and learning, to extend on their interests and development. They will have proven experience in leading the implementation of high-quality children’s programs. They will have solid understanding of children’s emotional attachment, and development more broadly. Yarra is a child safe organisation and as such you will understand the important role that educators play in protecting and advocating for children’s wellbeing.

Applicants should:

  • Be curious, open minded and be eager to develop their skills as a life-long learner themselves
  • Share Yarra’s values of respect, accountability and courage (we take the brave path)
  • Be a clear communicator, who can support and share their ideas positively within a team
  • Show initiative and manage their time well.
  • Understand diversity and practice inclusion and acceptance in all their interactions
  • Practice environmental sustainability in their work
  • Understand the importance of including Indigenous perspectives in Education

Applicants are also required to have:

  • An ACECQA approved Cert III or Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (or equivalent)
  • Up to date First Aid, CPR, EpiPen and Asthma Management qualifications,
  • Valid Working with Children Check,
  • Current mandatory reporting training,
  • You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

If this sounds like the opportunity you are looking for, we would love to hear from you.

To find out more about our Long Day Care Centres, Occasional Care programs, Outside School Hours Care and Kindergartens visit us on https://www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/services/family-and-children

For further information, please see the position description below or contact Robyn Kellett, Coordinator of North Carlton Children's Centre, at robyn.kellett@yarracity.vic.gov.au

Download File Early Childhood Educator - Certificate III - Position Description April 2022.pdf

Download File Early Childhood Educator - Diploma- Position Description April 2022.pdf

Please note – Applications cannot be submitted via email and must be lodged through the portal

Applications close at 11.55 pm on 27th September 2022.

Please note: In your application please note that the selection panel will assess your CV against the technical skills, ability and qualifications of the Position Description as well as your separate responses to the questions in the application process.

*This position is subject to satisfactory Police Check, Working With Children Check, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and a Pre Employment Medical Assessment  prior to commencement. Pre-employment checks are not used by Yarra City Council to prevent any applicant from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

Yarra City Council is committed to being a child safe organisation and supports flexible and accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer. We draw pride and strength from our diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.

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