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Early Childhood Worker – Part time (18 hours per week 6 hours per day Monday, Wednesday, Thursday)

Position Number 12/23 (Re-advertised position)
Location ECTARC Jerry Bailey Education and Care Service - Shoalhaven Heads
Status Part time - 18 hours per week (6 hours per day Mon, Wed, Thurs)
Closing Date 10/04/2023
About the Service

ECTARC Jerry Bailey is a 29-place multipurpose service offering both preschool and long day care programs for children from 2 years to school age, located in the small coastal village of Shoalhaven Heads.  We are centrally located in a quiet area near a community park and beside the Shoalhaven Heads Botanic Native Garden, with a view to beautiful Cullunghutti Mountain.  

Our environment is very unique and welcoming with a strong sense of community.  Being situated in a very quiet pocket near parks and gardens we have the opportunity to engage with natural flora and fauna.  We interact with a family of possums that frequent our service, as well as birds that visit the large shady trees in our calm and natural play space.

Our commitment to reconciliation is a core value of the service which has helped us to develop strong connections with Aboriginal people and embed practice within our everyday routine. We connect with Country by engaging children in caring for country responsibilities and our music and language reflects local culture while supporting children’s early literacy skills.  We are very much involved with the Paint Shoalhaven Red Black and Yellow literacy initiative. 

We offer a child focused curriculum supported by a STEAM (Science, Technology Engineering, Arts and Maths) approach to learning guided by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standards (NQS). We use the floor book approach for documenting children’s learning, with a focus on listening to children’s voices within our program

About the Role

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.

ECTARC Jerry Bailey is seeking an educator with a Certificate III qualification to work as part of a passionate and capable team who are committed to enriching the futures of young children. As an Early Childhood Worker, you will support educators to implement the program for children birth to 5 years

Essential Criteria:

  • Must have Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent
  • A Working with Children Check clearance number (or be willing to obtain)
  • Commitment to working as a team
  • Effective communication skills
  • Knowledge of current early childhood theories and practice & children’s services legislation
  • 12 months experience working in children’s services

Desirable Criteria:

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

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