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Early Childhood Educator (Diploma) – Part time, Fixed term

Position Number 38/24
Location ECTARC Alunga Education and Care Service
Status Part time, Fixed term - 24 hours per week Wed, Thurs, Fri (Parental leave position up to 12 months)
Closing Date 20/07/2024
About the Service

ECTARC Alunga is a 44-place service providing early childhood education and care for children from birth to school age in Albion Park Rail.

The service practices the Circle of Security relationships model to develop partnerships with children and families based on mutual trust and respect.  They are committed to quality outcomes for children and advocate for learning through play in an environment where they feel safe, valued and included.  Educators work collaboratively to implement teaching strategies that are responsive to children’s learning, development and wellbeing.

ECTARC Alunga is an active participant in the Enriching Language through Practice project, a funded program through Communities for Children Shellharbour.  This project focuses on the 3a -Abecedarian Approach, which places a priority on children’s language. The project builds a shared language approach to advance children’s learning outcomes by strengthening the relationship between families and educators to engage in active feedback and the sharing of information with each other about children’s language/communication skills and development. In conjunction with this the service is an active member of the Paint Shellharbour REaD.

About the Role

ECTARC Alunga is seeking an experienced educator who holds a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care to work as part of a passionate and capable team 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.

An educator’s role is very rewarding, providing children with the best possible start for lifelong learning. You will be working with a dedicated team, families, and the local school and community, including a range of external stakeholders to provide optimum education and care outcomes for young children.

At ECTARC you will have access to professional development, networks, 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 has 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 s 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
Next Steps

At ECTARC we pay highly competitive salaries, above the award rate and entitlements in accordance with the policies and procedures of ECTARC including:

  • Above award wages
  • 50% discount on childcare fees for staff’s children enrolled in our quality services.
  • Paid parental leave – 6 weeks top up.
  • Annual ECTARC leave and 2-3 weeks end of year closure period.
  • Wellness program including access to our EAP for you and your family.
  • EXC Management team provides coaching, mentoring and support.
  • Annual Planning Days

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