Current Vacancies

Early Childhood Teacher – Part time

Position Number 33/24
Location ECTARC Alunga Education and Care Service - Albion Park
Status Permanent, Part time - 24 hours per week (3 days)
Closing Date 24/06/2024
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 Wallaroo are seeking an  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 the educational leader you will lead and support pedagogical practice across the service and engage in service planning to ensure best outcomes for young children.

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 are always looking for passionate educators to join our ECTARC team. New graduates are encouraged to apply.

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.

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.

Desirable Criteria:

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

For more information on the role please click on the link to the Job Description – 3.2.2 Early Childhood Teacher

Next Steps

At ECTARC we pay highly competitive salaries, having above the award rates, conditions, 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

We have a comprehensive induction process and  professional development opportunities.

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 regard 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.