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Director – Early Childhood Teacher (or working towards Degree)

Position Number 54/23 (Re-advertised Position)
Location Warilla Education and Care Service
Status Full time. (Part time 32 hours per week will also be considered) For a 2023 or 2024 start.
Closing Date 23/10/2023
About the Service

Warilla Education and Care Service is a 28 place service which is managed by ECTARC on behalf of the Illawarra Women’s Health Centre. Our service is located in the heart of Warilla, nestled amongst local community services. We offer permanent regular, occasional and emergency care (charged at an hourly rate) positions for children aged between birth – 5 years of age.

Our educators build secure attachments with the children & families enrolled in the service that support children to feel safe, secure and valued.  The service is inclusive to all children and families and are sensitive to & respectful of promoting a greater understanding of Australia’s Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander cultures.   Educators value play in encouraging children’s learning, thinking, imagination, & communication; & understand how important play is for children to develop trust & form friendships with peers.

Warilla Education and Care Service implements the Inclusive Engagement project, a funded program through Communities for Children Shellharbour.  Through the program the service employs a Child and Family Practitioner, whose role is to provide support for families and their parenting. The service also works closely with a multidisciplinary team (Occupational Therapist and Psychologist) from Noah’s Inclusion Service who visit weekly. They support the developmental needs of children’s by working alongside educators, building their capacity to ensure children’s everyday learning environments are optimal.

Our service has just undertaken Assessment and Rating against the National Quality Standards for the very first time with the outcome pending

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and innovative teacher or diploma trained educator who is currently studying their degree. In this position you will develop leadership and management skills to lead a great service. The Director will participate in an extensive leadership program, learning to lead with impact.

As the Educational Leader you will lead and support pedagogical practice across the service to deliver innovative educational and inclusive programs for young children.

This role requires a leader who can establish and nurture strong relationships with the team, children and their families and the wider community including Aboriginal Elders, schools, other early childhood and family organisations.

You will be supported by an experienced Early Childhood Coordinator and a network of Management and Directors. In addition, you will have the opportunity to work alongside intervention specialist to support and nurture children’s learning and development.

The director’s role is very rewarding. As the director you will be working with educators, families, local community, and a range of external stakeholders to provide optimum education and care outcomes for young children. At ECTARC you will have access to professional development, coaching and mentoring to support you grow professionally and lead to further career opportunities.

Originally known as Illawarra Area Child Care (IACC) our organisation was incorporated in October 1985 and have a proud history of providing optimum education and training services.

ECTARC is proudly a not for profit organisation, that successfully manages education and care services in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven. Our specialist early childhood knowledge, extensive experience and commitment to early education and care for children is why we are a respected leader in the sector. We live by our vision of enriching the futures for the children, families, students and our communities.

We have a professional, experienced leadership team at our head office who support and resource our ECTARC services to strengthen quality learning and education programs. ECTARC is committed to providing optimum work environments for staff with ongoing professional development opportunities.

ECTARC is committed to being a child safe organisation. We understand that the safety and wellbeing of all children is paramount, we aim to provide environments where all children feel safe and are safe. ECTARC has policies and systems to protect children, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated seriously.

At ECTARC our vision for reconciliation is to deepen our understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, and rights promoting an organisational culture of respect, equality, equity, and cultural safety.  We envisage an Australia where all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples participate equally in early childhood education and training to achieve best educational outcomes. Through our work with young children, families, students, and the community we hope to contribute to an Australian society that proudly recognises, celebrates and respects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

Essential Criteria:

  • Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • NESA Early Childhood Teacher Accreditation
  • A Working with Children Check clearance number
  • Current approved first aid qualification for early education and care HLTAID004
  • Completed an approved child protection Statement of Attainment
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in early childhood
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake the role of Nominated Supervisor
  • Demonstrated professional level of written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to lead and manage a successful team
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of current early childhood theories and practice & children’s services legislation
  • Demonstrated high level of ethical and professional behaviour including collaboration & confidentiality
  • A commitment to practicing ECTARC values everyday
  • Strong commitment to your own professional learning

Desirable Criteria:

  • ECTARC employees are vaccinated for COVID-19 and are strongly encouraged to obtain an available booster dose as they become available.

For more information on the role please click on the link to the Job Description – 3.1.3 Service Director

Next Steps

At ECTARC we pay highly competitive salaries, having above the award rates, conditions, and entitlements in accordance with the policies and procedures of ECTARC including:

  • Above award wages
  • 50% discount on childcare fees for staff’s children enrolled in our quality services.
  • Paid parental leave – 6 weeks top up.
  • Annual ECTARC leave and 2-3 weeks end of year closure period.
  • Wellness program including access to our EAP for you and your family.
  • EXC Management team provides coaching, mentoring and support.
  • Annual Planning Days

We have a comprehensive induction process and  professional development opportunities.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo pre employment screening and probity checks.

ECTARC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background to apply for this position.

If you have any questions in regard to this position please call ECTARC on (02) 4223 1100 or email

If you would like to be considered for this position please click on the Apply Online button below.