Early Years Educator

Posted by Children's Protection Society Inc t/a Kids First Australia on 12 Jan 2022

Organisation Children's Protection Society Inc t/a Kids First Australia
Closing date 27.01.2022
Primary role Diploma Qualified Educator
Position type Part-time
Location Wollert
State VIC
  • A rare opportunity exists for an Early Childhood Educator to play a vital role in a vibrant, agile agency
  • Share your expertise in integrated service practice and bring your passion for early childhood education
  • Part time hours to support your work life balance
  • Located at Korin Korin in Wollert (Wurundjeri Country)
About us… With a proud history and a progressive mindset, Kids First is a leading provider of educational, family and support services for children and families in Melbourne. We are at the forefront of responding to community needs and strengthening families so that children can thrive. Our programs are evidence-based and built on more than 120 years of service. About the opportunity… The primary purpose of the Early Years Educator position is to support the Early Childhood Teacher to provide an innovative, high quality early education and care program that supports children’s learning and is developmentally appropriate for each individual child.  The educator will work with 3 and 4 year old children. All roles will be actively engaged with the local community and will support families to become involved with the services programs. To be successful in this role you will need:
  • Diploma of Children’s Services
  • Current Level 2 First Aid, CPR, Anaphylaxis and Asthma training
  • Proven ability to work in a cohesive team environment
  • Comprehensive understanding of child development (3-6 years old)
  • Experience in working in partnership with other services and agencies
  • Demonstrate a personal value set that is aligned with Kids First organisational values
  • Proven skill and experience in working in an early education and care setting
  • Sound knowledge of legislation, policy and frameworks relation to early education and care services
  • Demonstrated understanding and capability for working with diversity
  • Demonstrated level of self-awareness and resilience relating to their own practice and relationships with others
  • Demonstrated capability to network with others both inside and outside organisational boundaries
  • Highly developed written, verbal, interpersonal and relationship building skills.
As a member of the Kids First team, you will: This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a collaborative and outcomes focused culture of an independent, not-for-profit organisation that has a legacy of more than 120 years community service. On offer is an attractive salary with the option to salary package to increase take home pay. As well as access to flexible work options and our Staff Wellbeing Program as your health and safety is of uttermost importance. At the end of the day, we want to see you be nurtured in your career, providing professional development in specialist evidence-based models, such as Promoting First Relationships (PFR) to further your career. Want to know more? For further enquiries about the role please contact Leanne Rodriguez Manager – Early Years on 0400 499947. Want to apply?  ***Please note only applications submitted via our website will be considered You can access a full position description and apply for this role by visiting us at: https://www.kidsfirstaustralia.org.au/careers Please include a Cover letter and a copy of your CV, which must list two professional referees. Kids First is an Equal Opportunity employer that respects and values diversity and inclusion.  Kids First welcomes everyone to apply, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, and physical ability. Kids First is a Child Safe Organisation, employment is conditional on satisfactory referee checks, a current Working With Children Check, National Criminal History check, proof of the right to work in Australia, proof of Covid-19 vaccination and a pre-employment medical (if applicable).
  • Diploma of Children’s Services
  • Current Level 2 First Aid, CPR, Anaphylaxis and Asthma training
Requirements WWCC
Additional Requirements Evidence of Covid-19 vaccination
Industrial Agreement/Award Victorian Early Childhood Teachers and Educators Agreement 2020 (VECTEA)

Contact Name
Leanne Rodriguez

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