Advisor – HR/Workplace Relations

Posted by Early Learning Association Australia on 21 Jul 2022

Organisation Early Learning Association Australia
Closing date 21.08.2022
Primary role Other
Position type Full-time
Location Fitzroy
State VIC
About the Centre/Service

For close to 30 years, Early Learning Association Australia (ELAA) has been working with parents and early learning providers toward a shared vision of excellence and equity in early childhood education and care. This is achieved by collaboratively developing solutions with ELAA members, Government, and partners and by providing ELAA members with a voice in public debate about early learning. We are passionate about the importance of high-quality, affordable, and accessible early childhood education and care. ELAA’s clearly defined strategic objectives and enviable culture are supported by values reflected in all of ELAA’s operations, Excellence, Equity, Collaboration, Empowerment, and Innovation.

Work Days of the Role M-F

Position summary

As part of the collaborative Member Solutions team and reporting to the Senior Advisor – Workplace Relations, the HR/Workplace Relations Advisor, provides HR and industrial relations advisory support to early childhood education and care services. This opportunity is ideal for an emerging HR professional who has prior experience working within an Early Years Manager (EYM) or independent service or is interested in learning about the thriving early education and care sector.

In this role, you will:

  • Receive member enquiries via phone and email and provide detailed knowledge of employment legislation, including familiarity with the Modern Award system and/or enterprise agreements and the Fair Work Act.
  • Provide case management employee relations (ER) advice, guiding employers on disciplinary matters, performance management, redundancy and grievance processes as a tailored support package.
  • Develop your skillset in the early childhood sector by providing advice and support to members to manage their governance and regulatory responsibilities.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with both new and existing members and other service providers, including following up to ensure advice given meets requirements.
  • Conduct wage calculations for members and take a proactive approach in supporting the accuracy and timeliness of these functions.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A background in human resources or workplace relations and at least 12 months of industry experience.
  • Proven ability to understand specific employer situations, interpret relevant awards and agreements, and effectively communicate advice for employee relations.
  • A client-focused and personable phone manner, with experience liaising with customers, employees or stakeholders.
  • An open, honest, articulate, and flexible approach to communication – written and verbal and the ability to listen.
  • An ability to balance competing tasks and work to tight timelines
  • Motivation to engage in informal opportunities for self-development and learning in industrial relations and the early childhood sector.
  • Permanent residency in Australia with no restrictions
  • A Victorian Working with Children Check (WCC) (or ability to apply)
  • Up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination status (pre-requisite).

It would be ideal if you also had:

An Undergraduate Degree or Diploma with a specialisation in Human Resource Management or Workplace/ Industrial Relations (desirable)

Prior experience within the early learning or care sector or with the Victorian Early Childhood Teachers and Educators Agreement (VECTEA)

What ELAA can offer you:

Culturally, ELAA suits those community and service-orientated individuals with a growth mindset who bring initiative, accountability, and a passion for providing others with guidance and support. In return, you will be part of a leading peak body in community early childhood education with supportive management and colleagues, flexible work location and times, and a focus on continuous improvement.

If you are passionate about making a real difference by supporting early childhood service providers to deliver high-quality early learning, we would like to hear from you.

How to apply

It is anticipated that applications will close on 21 August 2022. However, individuals are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and interviews may start to be conducted before the applications close.

Please be advised that up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination is strongly encouraged in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector and is a requirement of this role. The successful applicant will be asked to provide proof of their vaccination status or approved medical exemption before being offered a position.

Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

To submit your application, please CLICK HERE. Please text Melanie Haydon on 0411 102 450 should you have any queries.

Requirements WWCC
Additional Requirements

Your application will include the following questions:
- Have you worked in a role which requires a sound understanding of employment & workplace relations?
- Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
- Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
- Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?

Industrial Agreement/Award Other

Application Procedure
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