Casual roles in CELA’s Early Education advisory and Learning & Development teams

Are you an early education professional with experience delivering online training/ using online webinar platforms?


CELA is a member-based Peak Body for early and middle childhood education.  We have a number of casual positions available in our advisory and learning & development teams. We are particularly interested in hearing from people who are currently studying or working in early education services who are looking for an additional challenge.

About the role

What we do at CELA crosses all areas of early education service delivery and management. You will be working with a team of knowledgeable, innovative and passionate people who come from a wide range of backgrounds. What has brought them together is their high level sector knowledge, expertise and a genuine passion to grow the professionalism of the early education sector.

As positions are on a casual basis, there may be opportunity for flexibility to fit around your existing work commitments. CELA is based in Marrickville, NSW however we meet the needs of early education across Australia and we are interested in hearing from people based in any location.

The type of activities you would be working on include:

  • Consultancy across all service types, including working with approved providers that are setting up new services and advising on the service approval process,

  • Compliance and quality visits, reviewing QIP and providing advice as well as policy development and review.

  • Developing resources in line with current sector requirements

  • Providing expert advice on service delivery and management via phone, email and video link developing innovative training resources

  • Facilitating dynamic training via online webinar platforms such as Zoom and GoToWebinar

  • Proactively and collaboratively engaging in policy interpretation to enable informed expert advice

  • Whether you specialise in one particular area or across many areas, we would like to hear from you.

Skills required

  • High level working knowledge of the Children’s Services Law and Regulations and the Assessment & Rating Process

  • Experience working with management committees

  • High level communication skills

  • Understanding of relevant legislation pertaining to children’s services

  • Knowledge of service approval and provider approval process

  • Currency in children’s services sector

  • Knowledge of how to use online webinar platforms

Your capabilities will include:

  • Ability to build relationships, identify needs and find joy in seeing educators grow

  • Adaptable, highly organised and time efficient

  • High level written and communication skills, including the ability to plan and follow tasks through to completion

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Initiative and independence

You will need to have:

  • Working with Children Check Documentation

  • Current Driver’s License

Desirable qualifications:

  • Training and Assessment TAE40116

  • CCHPRT001 Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk

How to apply:

Please forward your CV or an overview of how your skills align with what we are looking for to michelecarnegie@cela.org.au or phone 1800 157 818.

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