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Early Childhood Educator (Diploma)

Ballarat VIC, Australia

  • Hours of work: 8:45am-12pm, Monday -Friday
  • Salary from $61,888.32 to $65,964.08 pro rata per annum plus 9.5% Superannuation
  • Location: Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre

About the role

 We are currently seeking a dynamic Diploma qualified early childhood educator to join Council’s Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre team. The position is for an exceptional educator to work collaboratively under the guidance of a Team Leader in our unique Active Kids Occasional Care program.


With an outstanding reputation for innovative and responsive programs, City of Ballarat Children’s Services provide an excellent opportunity for educators to grow and make their mark in the early childhood field. A commitment to teamwork is essential.


The successful applicant will have an understanding of the Children’s Services Regulations and Early Years Frameworks.  You will also have the ability to support a holistic approach to the care, education and development of children. Working in the program, the successful applicant will be able to build strong relationships with children and families, be flexible, reflective and responsive to individual children’s needs.


Key Selection Criteria

  • A minimum diploma level qualification as outlined in the Children’s Services Regulations 2012.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering a high-quality learning environment that is inclusive and meets the needs of all children.
  • Thorough understanding of Children’s Services Regulations and Early Years Frameworks.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to engage and work with a diverse range of stakeholders including parents, colleagues and local community members
  • Ability and willingness to support and direct a team of Early Childhood Educators
  • Knowledge and understanding of health and safety issues relevant to work activities and work area.
  • Current working with children check (or willing to obtain)
  • Current first-aid and Anaphylaxis qualification (or willing to obtain).
  • Current Police check (or willing to obtain)


To Apply

To apply for this position please click on the Apply button and submit your application. The closing date for this position is midday 12pm Monday 31st January 2022. Please ensure that you provide a cover letter, current resume and answer screening questions based on the key selection criteria. 

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a full employment medical and police check. Covid-19 vaccinations are required for this role 



For further information on the above position please contact Rebecca Karslake, Manager Integrated Children's Services on 0437 081 012

Position Description - Early Childhood Lead Educator (Band 4) .pdf

Contract Type: Permanent

Job Classification: Education & Training

Reference ID: LS000082

Date Posted: 14/01/2022