Current Vacancies

Early Childhood Educator

Position Number 27/22
Location ECTARC Keiraview Education and Care Service
Status Part Time - 16 hours per week
Closing Date 28/03/2022
About the Service

 

ECTARC Keiraview is the longest running ECTARC early education and care service  and was established in 1987.  The service is in the Wollongong CBD nestled at the end a quiet cul-de-sac with large natural outdoor play spaces. Our central location and extended opening hours are beneficial to many of our families who access the service from across the Illawarra as they work or study nearby. ECTARC Keiraview is a 45-place service for children from birth to school age.

 

Our vision at Keiraview is to ensure that our community feels a sense of belonging, being and becoming and that we provide high quality education and care. This can be seen in our everyday practice as we respect the rights of the child and instil a sense of wonder in a play-based learning environment.  

At Keiraview our principles and practices are reflective of an inclusive curriculum encompassing all children, families, educators and the wider community.  In accordance with the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) we value a holistic approach to each child’s individual learning journey.  Our learning environments are purposely designed to support teaching and learning experiences that foster each child’s development.

We recognise the importance of mental health and wellbeing for young children and are a Be You learning community, helping children achieve their best possible mental health. We also follow the Circle of Security approach supporting children to feel, safe, secure and respected in addition to implementing a social skills program for preschool aged children.

About the Role

ECTARC Keiraview 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, leading to future employment prospects. 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 behaviour, including collaboration and confidentiality
  • A commitment to practicing ECTARC values every day
  • Strong commitment to you own professional learning
  • COVID-19 Vaccination is required by the Public Health Order. Evidence must be provided.
Next Steps

At ECTARC we pay highly competitive salaries above the award rate in accordance with 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 or 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.

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