Early Childhood Educator – Part time, Fixed term (Parental leave position) – 24 hours per week (Monday – Wednesday)
|Location||ECTARC Wallaroo Education and Care Service - Shellharbour|
|Status||Part time, Fixed term (Parental leave position) - 24 hours per week (Monday - Wednesday)|
|About the Service||
ECTARC Wallaroo is a 44-place service providing early childhood education and care for children from birth to school age in Shellharbour on the traditional land of the Dharawal peoples.
We are within walking distance of Nazareth Primary School, Shellharbour Library, local shopping centre and Elanora Nursing Home, creating many opportunities for our children to get involved with our local community.
Wallaroo provides an inclusive environment that welcomes all children and their families. We ensure the program meets the developmental needs of each child, with a holistic approach ensuring that all children are truly integrated into our program. We welcome our connections with families and external agencies and use their knowledge and skills to inform our program and practice.
Wallaroo uses the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) to shape our educational program and practice. We believe children learn best through play so we draw on children’s interests to plan experiences to scaffold their learning. As we value the importance of early language and literacy development, we follow the Australian Abecedarian Approach (3A), which uses everyday routines to enrich our caregiving practices to develop children’s language. This 3A approach also places an emphasis on simple learning games and conversational reading techniques aimed at stretching children’s language. We have links to Shellharbour’s Paint the Town REaD initiative and have our own children’s library available to families. Social and emotional development is fostered through PALS (a social skills program where children role play various scenarios from how to say hello to ‘coping with stressful situations) and another program developed through our close connection to Wollongong University, PRSIST. This program provides various games to help children further develop their behavioural, social & emotional self-regulation skills.
Wallaroo is rated as exceeding the National Quality Standards.
|About the Role||
ECTARC Wallaroo 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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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