Current Vacancies

Early Childhood Educator – Part time

Position Number 39/23
Location ECTARC Smith Street Education and Care Service - Wollongong
Status Part Time , Fixed term (Parental leave position)- 16 hours per week
Closing Date 21/07/2023
About the Service

ECTARC Smith Street is centrally located in Wollongong’s CBD, close to local schools, with easy access to the freeway, train station and buses, providing convenience for families travelling to work.  Situated directly behind the Surf Life Saving building, we provide some off-road parking. ECTARC Smith Street is a 40-place service for children from birth to school age.

ECTARC Smith Street support each child to reach their full potential, igniting a passion for lifelong learning.  For this to be achieved, children need to feel safe and secure.  We believe children should be allowed to be children, engaged in the present and have opportunities to learn about themselves.  We respect the rights of each child, listening and responding to their voice and giving them space to be powerful and active contributors in their own learning.  Our program also aims to support each child to become a global citizen.

We have two rooms providing quality education and care for children from birth to 5 years.   Both rooms offer an individualised program that caters for children’s interests and strengths.  Our rooms are planned to support learning across the key learning areas set out in the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) including language and literacy, mathematics, creative arts, socio-dramatic play, construction, science and technology, physical play, and social/emotional.  Our thought-provoking rooms ensure children have the chance to grow and develop through sensory, play-based learning, supported by warm, caring, and secure relationships with educators.

About the Role

ECTARC Smith St is seeking an educator who holds a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care to work as part of a passionate and capable team who are committed to enriching the futures of young children. In collaboration with others you will plan and implement high-quality educational, innovative and inclusive programs, whilst also establishing relationships with families to ensure best outcomes for young children.

This is an opportunity for you to work in an organisation who values your experience and skills and will provide ongoing support for you to strengthen your professional knowledge and practice.

We are always looking for passionate educators to join our ECTARC team.

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.

Essential Criteria:

  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent
  • 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
  • Experience working in early childhood services
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake the role of Responsible Person on Duty
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of current early childhood theories and practice & children’s services legislation
  • Demonstrated high level of ethical and professional behavior, including collaboration and confidentiality
  • A commitment to practicing ECTARC values every day
  • 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 – 3.1.5 Job Description Early Childhood Educator

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

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