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Diploma Qualified Educators (or working towards)

Anglicare NSW South, NSW West and ACT

Connect, Respect, Discover.

Calwell Early Childhood Centre is a place where the value of each person is honoured, and reciprocal respect is at the heart of everything we deliver.

We have a trauma-informed educational philosophy that is visible in practice, which is child-centred and holistic. We aim to support the needs of individual children and families and build positive and respectful relationships. We value children's autonomy and support their decision making and choice so that they can grow their independence as well as their positive self-esteem, identity and wellbeing. We value the process of caring for the natural environment and provide a range of opportunities for rich, hands-on learning experiences. With a focus on nature, children's curiosity is provoked and critical thinking skills are developed.

We believe by employing excellent, qualified educators and adapting to modern, relevant practices we can provide a vibrant, supportive learning environment for children. We nurture young learners and journey with them as they explore the world around them. And now, we're looking to add Early Childhood Educators to our team - Could you be one of the outstanding people we're looking for?

If you have a Diploma in Children's Services (or working towards). Thanks to your finely-tuned communication and collaborative skills along with your understanding of child development in the early years, you know how to build authentic partnerships with children and their families, designing excellent programs to support and challenge their growth and development. You're caring, empathetic and patient and a natural leader. You're committed to continuous innovation and change.

There will never be a dull moment in this role! Here's an idea of some of the important work you will do:

  • Provide prompt and courteous service to all children, families, colleagues and the community
  • Establish warm, nurturing relationships with each child and their family
  • Provide a safe and stimulating physical environment that complies with the National Law and Regulations
  • Assist the team to implement an exceptional play-based program for the children, with an emphasis on early years' development, nature play, reconciliation and curiosity approach
  • Work in alignment with the Sanctuary Model Pillars, Anglicare's Values, and Anglicare's Code of Conduct

The service caters to 67 children daily aged 6 weeks to school age. Our service programs are run between the hours of 7.30 - 6.00pm Monday to Friday including school holidays. The Centre is closed during public holidays and we have a two week shut down period over Christmas.

The hourly rate for this position is $30.55. Plus 10% employer superannuation guarantee. Generous salary packaging benefits are available under Anglicare's PBI status. Anglicare also offers paid parental leave.

For all enquiries, please contact Melanie Kennedy on (02) 6291 4396 (during business hours).

Applicants will be required to undertake personality and behavioural assessments and must obtain a Working with Vulnerable People clearance through the Office of Regulatory Services (ACT) and undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to an offer of employment.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

Applications close: 30 Jun 2022

Reference: 5928101
Location: Canberra, ACT
Listed: 03 May 2022

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