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Early Childhood Educator - Rowan View Children's Centre
  • Full-time temporary contracts available until June 2026
  • Band 4 salary range between $32.14 and $34.26 per hour, plus super
  • Join our new children's centre located in Rowan View, Wendouree

Are you an Early Childhood Educator that is passionate about making a difference to children and families that need it the most?

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a research project which will inform future government funding for early childhood services and improve outcomes for families now and into the future. You will work under the direction of the mulitdisciplinary leadership team to support the effective implementation of the Safe Haven program in Wendouree targeted at children aged 0-3 at time of enrolment.  You will be part of a team providing quality education and care in a safe, secure, stimulating and healthy environment and ensure the developmental needs, interests and experiences of each child in care are being met.

About the role:

There will be five hours of contact per day as part of the Save Haven programme (from 9:30am - 2:30pm). Your day may continue with opportunities for professional growth, more planning time, one-on-one guidance, and assistance from cross-functional leadership teams.

The program targets children aged birth to three years growing up with severe family stress and social disadvantage. The immediate objective of the model is that children living with significant adversity will experience a stable and enriching early learning program and enter school as confident and successful learners who are developmentally equal to their peers.  

We are currently seeking a passionate and committed Early Childhood Educator who will have the chance to own this role and be a part of a team to participate in the implementation and operations of the program.

Key features include high staff/child ratios, highly qualified and experienced educators, a dedicated pedagogical leader an infant mental health consultant and a family support worker as members of the staff team that have ample time to plan, reflect and collaborate as a team.

This is a challenging and extremely rewarding position suiting an experienced early years professional who has knowledge of trauma informed practice, attachment theory and established professional networks with a strong interest in a multidisciplinary approach and commitment to addressing the early years needs of the children and families of the Ballarat community.

These are temporary full-time roles until June 2026.

About you:

In line with the Safe Haven Program, you will be required to hold your Diploma of Early Childhood Education, along with 4 years of expierence in the field. 

With a genuine interest in meeting the needs of children and their families you will demonstrate an ability to be part of a team of early year professionals with a holistic approach to the care, education and development of children that reflects an awareness of the wellbeing of children in your care. 

Your strong communication and relationship building skills will see you foster and sustain partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders including parents, colleagues, and community members. You will be naturally able to motivate, support and work with educators across all aspects of service provision to achieve desired outcomes within the service's parameters.

Your previous experience working with vulnerable communities within a child-centred, trauma informed, family-focused framework supported by an understanding of and respect for diverse social and cultural values and attitudes in relation to caring for children will see you succeed in this rewarding role.

The successful applicant will hold at relevant tertiary Diploma in early childhood (or equivalent as approved by Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority) and substantial professional experience in Early Years’ services.

Next steps:

To apply for this position please submit your application including a cover letter, current resume and answer screening questions based on the key selection criteria.

Applications close 8th March 2024.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a full employment medical and police check. 

Contact:

For any additional questions, please contact Susan Martin, Coordinator of the Rowan View Children’s Service on 0408 304 705.  

 

The City of Ballarat is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment that embraces and values diversity, flexibility and child safety. We welcome applications from all walks of life and celebrate the diversity and richness this brings to our workplace and reasonable adjustments will be made to the process to ensure equitable access.  We undertake an employment screening process to ensure this commitment is upheld, this includes ensuring the successful candidate holds a valid working with children check and satisfactory criminal history record check.

Job Ref: CJ000200
Submitted: 07-02-2024
 

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