Current Vacancies

Early Childhood Educator – Full Time

Position Number 51/22
Location ECTARC Clipper Road Education and Care Service - Nowra
Status Full Time, Fixed term Parental leave position - 38 hours per week
Closing Date 17/06/2022
About the Service

ECTARC Clipper Road is a 40-place service providing early childhood education and care for children from birth to school age in Nowra, Clipper Road is ideally located amongst community hubs and schools within Worrigee and East Nowra areas.

We have a strong commitment to ongoing learning and acknowledge the traditional owners of the land specifically the Dhurawal and Dhurga language groups and have strong authentic relationships with our local families.  Our program in every aspect is enhanced by the participation of families and community.

We are committed to ongoing reflective practice to continually improve our service provision.  We pride ourselves on respectful and secure relationships with families and children, with community partnerships which we believe strongly support children to reach their full potential. We see children as active participants in their community and regularly invite visitors to the service and excursions to promote learning.

ECTARC Clipper Road employs a Family and Community Facilitator who, in collaboration with the Service Director assists with family support needs. We recognise that every child, regardless of their individual challenges has the right to participate in an education and care service.

About the Role

ECTARC Clipper Road 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 life long learning. You will be working with a dedicated team, families, Aboriginal Elders 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 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
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.