Current Vacancies

Traineeship Early Childhood Worker

Position Number 51/21
Location ECTARC Jerry Bailey Education and Care Service - Shoalhaven Heads
Status Full time, Fixed term 12 months
Closing Date 23/07/2021
About the Service

ECTARC Jerry Bailey is a 29-place multipurpose service offering both preschool and long day care programs for children from 2 years to school age, located in the small coastal village of Shoalhaven Heads.  We are centrally located in a quiet area near a community park and beside the Shoalhaven Heads Botanic Native Garden, with a view to beautiful Cullunghutti Mountain.  

Our environment is very unique and welcoming with a strong sense of community.  Being situated in a very quiet pocket near parks and gardens we have the opportunity to engage with natural flora and fauna.  We interact with a family of possums that frequent our service, as well as birds that visit the large shady trees in our calm and natural play space.  

We offer a child focused curriculum supported by a STEAM (Science, Technology Engineering, Arts and Maths) approach to learning guided by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standards (NQS). We use the floor book approach for documenting children’s learning, with a focus on listening to children’s voices within our program.

About the Role

ECTARC Jerry Bailey 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)

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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.