Diploma Educators – casual team – northern suburbs

Posted by Try Australia Childrens Services on 28 May 2022

Organisation Try Australia Childrens Services
Closing date 08.08.2022
Primary role Diploma Qualified Educator
Position type Casual
Location Thomastown
State VIC
About the Centre/Service We are Sparkways (formerly TRY) and as part of a Social Purpose organisation we have a vision to create a meaningful difference in the lives of children. We strive to provide all children with access to high quality Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). Learn more: https://sparkways.org.au/early-learning/find-a-kindergarten-near-you

Join us to spark curious, creative & confident children

... as a Diploma Educator in our busy casual relief team  - working across a group of 18  friendly kindergartens centred around Mill Park and surrounding suburbs

What will I do?

  • Relieve teachers and educators on leave
  • Help out with project and SRF work
  • Combine with a part-time position - opportunities in Thomastown, Mernda, Epping, Beveridge, Heidelberg and Doncaster
  • Learn from different teachers and groups
  • 10 weeks leave per year over term and summer breaks – VECTEA conditions
  • Flexibility like an agency staff, but you are a valued part of the Sparkways team
  • Support from a dedicated Relief Team Manager and Coordinator
You will work across a portfolio of kindergartens in the northern suburbs, and relieve Educators and Teachers who are not able to work, ensuring that we do not have to close a session and disappoint our children and families. You need to be available to start by 8.15 am in the morning.See our kindergarten locations here: https://sparkways.org.au/early-learning/find-a-kindergarten-near-you

We would love to hear from you if….

  • You are a diploma qualified Preschool Educator, or
  • ECT degree student, with 30% of your units completed, or
  • Cert III Educator actively working towards Diploma
  • You want to work one to five days per week
  • You are available to start work by 8.15 am if needed for an early session
  • You are able to travel to different kindergartens each morning - you choose which kindergartens you are available for
  • You have experience with sessional kinder, or the kinder room in long day care
  • People describe you as dependable, confident, competent, positive and energetic
  • You love working with children, and are eager to work with different groups, educators and teachers

Yes! …. Then we can offer you

  • Regular casual work
  • No work over term breaks (or you can work with our long day care centres!)
  • Activity Group Leader opportunities
  • Opportunities to apply for part-time positions - all vacancies are advertised internally first!
  • Relationships and learning across a group of kindergartens with our community of passionate and like-minded ECEC professionals
  • A supportive workplace with opportunities for professional and career development
  • The opportunity to belong to an organisation with strong values, ethics and commitment to children and the ECEC workforce
  • VECTEA workplace conditions

How to apply

  1. Download an application form and complete: https://sparkways.org.au/uploads/documents/Sparkways-Applicaton-Form-Dec-2021.docx
  2. Email to [email protected]
  3. Attach
  • Your resume
  • Use the completed application form as your Cover Letter

The successful applicants will demonstrate

  • Proficiency in early years’ care and education - sessional kindergarten experience preferred
  • Flexibility to work with different kindergarten services each day
  • Dependability, energy, positivity and great working relationships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Great references from your previous employers
Any questions?Email /call Judith Nimmo in the People & Culture team

The Sparkways difference

At Sparkways (transitioning from TRY) we’re more than just an early learning and care provider. As a non-denominational, not-for-profit organisation we work with communities to improve the life chances of children and young people facing adversity. We do this by helping them to achieve great educational and employment outcomes through our youth mentoring and employment pathway programs, as well as supporting vulnerable families to access early learning.When you join Sparkways you’re joining an organisation with a 139 year strong history of making a meaningful difference to the lives chances of children and young people. Are you ready to make a difference?Learn more here: https://sparkways.org.au/

Child safety and inclusiveness

Sparkways is committed to child safety. The protection and wellbeing of children and young persons is reflected in our zero tolerance for child abuse. All staff and volunteers have a moral and legal responsibility to ensure that young people are safe whilst involved in our care and programs. All children have the right to safety and security and the protection from physical, emotional, verbal and sexual abuse and neglect.We are a child safe and equal employment opportunity employer. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, from people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and from people with a disability. 
Requirements WWCC
Industrial Agreement/Award Victorian Early Childhood Teachers and Educators Agreement 2020 (VECTEA)

Contact Name
Call Judith

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