Current Vacancies

Director – Early Childhood Teacher

Position Number 44/22
Location ECTARC Clipper Road Education and Care Service - Nowra
Status Full Time - 38 hours per week
Closing Date 10/06/2022
About the Service

ECTARC Clipper Road is a 40-place service providing early childhood education and care for children from birth to school age in Nowra. Clipper Road is ideally located amongst community hubs and schools within Worrigee and East Nowra areas.

We have a strong commitment to ongoing learning and acknowledge the traditional owners of the land specifically the Dharawal and Dhurga language groups and have strong authentic relationships with our local families, Elders and community.  Our program in every aspect is enhanced by the participation of families and community.

ECTARC Clipper Road employs a Family and Community Facilitator who, in collaboration with the Service Director assists with family support needs. We recognise that every child, regardless of their individual challenges has the right to participate in an education and care service.

We are committed to ongoing reflective practice to continually improve our service provision.  We pride ourselves on respectful and secure relationships with families and children, with community partnerships which we believe strongly support children to reach their full potential. We see children as active participants in their community and regularly invite visitors to the service and excursions to promote learning.

We have a very passionate team, committed to advocacy and social justice. Our team is experienced in facilitating innovative programs for all children, including those with complex needs and are supported by strong partnerships with local early intervention agencies, family and community services and Government departments.

ECTARC Clipper Road is engaged with the University of Wollongong under the Early Start Program, providing sector leading professional development and resources for service leaders and educators.

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, passionate and innovative Director to lead a team who is committed to providing the best possible outcomes 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.

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
  • COVID-19 Vaccination is required by the Public Health Order. Evidence must be provided.

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 in accordance with the relevant award and the policies and procedures of ECTARC.

We have a comprehensive induction process and a dedicated wellbeing program to support you and your family.

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 and Torres Strait Islander background to apply for this position.

If  you have any questions in regards to this position please call ECTARC on (02) 4223 1100 or email employment@ectarc.com.au

Applicants who prefer a full time position may also apply as this is be considered.

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