Current Vacancies

Traineeship Early Childhood Worker

Position Number 84/21
Location ECTARC Alunga Education and Care Service - Albion Park
Status Full time, Fixed term 12 months
Closing Date 10/01/2022
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 a motivated and enthusiastic trainee who is looking to start their career in early childhood education. During the 12-month traineeship you will gain valuable knowledge and experience whilst working and studying alongside our qualified and supportive educators to complete your Certificate III in Early Education and Care.

ECTARC is also a registered training organisation. We have Training and Development Officers who also support you to gain the skills and experience you’ll need to be able to work at your very best in our service.

Once you complete your certificate III qualification, we can provide you with real job opportunities in the future.

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:

  • Age 18 years or over
  • A genuine interest in working with young children
  • A commitment to undertaking the practical and theoretical components of the program
  • A current Working with Children Check clearance number (or be willing to obtain)
  • COVID-19 Vaccination is required by the Public Health Order. Evidence must be provided.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Current First Aid Certificate (HLTAID004 – Provide emergency First Aid in an education and care setting)
Next Steps

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

Whether you are new to early learning or have already started to complete you Certificate III qualification, this traineeship is for you.

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