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Early Childhood Worker – Part time

Position Number 09/24 (Readvertised)
Location Warilla Education and Care Service
Status Permanent, Part time - 30 hours per week (6 hrs per dar, 5 days per week)
Closing Date 23/02/2024
About the Service

Warilla Education and Care Service is a 28 place service which is managed by ECTARC on behalf of the Illawarra Women’s Health Service. Our service is located in the heart of Warilla, nestled amongst local community services. We offer both occasional and emergency care (charged at an hourly rate), and permanent regular positions for children aged between birth – 5 years of age.

Our educators build secure attachments with the children & families enrolled in the service that support children to feel safe, secure and valued.  The service is inclusive to all children and families and are sensitive to & respectful of promoting a greater understanding of Australia’s Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander cultures.   Educators value play in encouraging children’s learning, thinking, imagination, & communication; & understand how important play is for children to develop trust & form friendships with peers.

Warilla Education and Care Service implements the Positive Partnerships project, a funded program through Communities for Children Shellharbour.  Through the program the service employs a Child and Family Practitioner, whose role is to provide support for families and their parenting. The service also works closely with a multidisciplinary team (Occupational Therapist and Psychologist) from Noah’s Inclusion Service who visit weekly. They support the developmental needs of children’s by working alongside educators, building their capacity to ensure children’s everyday learning environments are optimal. 

About the Role

Warilla 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.

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

  • 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
  • Current First Aid Certificate

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 –  3.1.7 Job Description Early Childhood Worker

Next Steps

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

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