Current Vacancies

Early Childhood Teacher – Full time

Position Number 28/24
Location ECTARC The Basin Education and Care Service - Sanctuary Point
Status Full Time - 38 hours per week
Closing Date 06/06/2024
About the Service

ECTARC The Basin is a 40-place multifunction service offering both preschool and long day care programs for children from 2 years to school age.

We promote and provide daily opportunities for children to learn through play, to explore, be creative, investigate, problem solve, practise skills and be challenged.  We believe strongly in building genuine relationships with families as the most important step in teaching any child.  We promote and respect all cultures and family groups.  Located in Yuin Nation, we have a strong Aboriginal culture focus.

We have a strong connection with Sanctuary Point school.  Our children participate in transition to school visits to give children an effective transition from early childhood education to school education and familiarise children with the classrooms and the school environment.

We are an Early Start Centre, linked with Wollongong University, who provide our educators with up-to-date professional development and the latest research regarding early childhood education.

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and passionate Early Childhood Teacher to be a part of the service leadership group to lead a team who is committed to providing the best possible outcomes for young children.

 This role requires a teacher who can establish and nurture strong relationships with the team, children and their families and the wider community including Aboriginal Elders, schools, other early childhood and family organisations.

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.

At ECTARC you will be supported by an experienced Early Childhood Coordinator and a network of Management and Educational Leaders. In addition, you will have access to professional development opportunities, coaching and mentoring to support your growth professionally.

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 in place to protect children, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated seriously.

ECTARC The Basin is seeking an experienced early childhood teacher to provide leadership and to work as part of a passionate and capable team who are committed to enriching the futures of young children. As the early childhood teacher, you will deliver high-quality educational, innovative and inclusive programs for young children. You will also play an integral role in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with children families and the community. Working with/as the educational leader you will lead and support pedagogical practice in your room/across the service and engage in service planning to ensure best outcomes for young children.

Essential Criteria:

  • Degree in Early Childhood Education (or working towards)
  • NESA Early Childhood Teacher Accreditation.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability within the role of Responsible Person.
  • Demonstrated professional level of written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of leadership and leading at team successfully.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current early childhood theories and practice & children’s services legislation.
  • Demonstrated high level of ethical and professional behaviour including collaboration & confidentiality.
  • A commitment to practicing ECTARC values every day.
  • Strong commitment to your own professional learning.
Next Steps

At ECTARC we pay highly competitive salaries in accordance with the relevant award and the policies and procedures of ECTARC.

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 and 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

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