Child care worker

Fairfield City Council manages a variety of children and family services including long day care, preschool, family day care, supported playgroups, early intervention services and family support services. Strong networking opportunities and support exists for educators who work within our services, as do internal opportunities for skills development and career progression across service types. The Fairfield City Best Start Education & Care Unit is strongly committed to providing opportunities for professional development including a leadership program for emerging directors, study support including study leave and reimbursement secondments across the services. Comprehensive training plans to suit individuals are also available and consistent support from the Management Team.

Fairfield City Council seeks to employ an enthusiastic Child Care Worker who has a passion for working with children and their families from diverse cultures and backgrounds, who enjoys being challenged and supported through professional development and team environments. New graduates are encouraged to apply. You will be working as part of a dynamic team to meet the individual programming needs of children 0-5 years. 

Role Expectations

  • Diploma, Associate Diploma in Child Studies or equivalent (2 year full time TAFE)
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk and Child Protection Update 2023
  • Current First Aid Certificate, Asthma Certificate, Anaphylaxis Certificate and CPR Certificate, as approved by ACECQA
  • Working with children check
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework, National Quality Standards and the Education & Care National Regulations 2011
  • Experienced and confident in providing a developmental program and curriculum for children aged between 0 and 6 years with incorporation of the EYLF and NQS

Desirable:

  • Excellent communication skills including skills in managing conflict
  • Proven experience as an effective team player
  • Experience and/or passion in working with children with additional needs and from a culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

Benefits of Working for Children & Family Services Include;

  • Job security and stability
  • Leave entitlements, including annual, 2 Health & Wellbeing Days annually, personal and parental leave (where applicable)
  • Accumulative sick leave (15 days per year)
  • Access to Council’s Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent Career Progression Opportunities
  • Ongoing support, advice and information on the sector and curriculum
  • Salary package depending on applicant’s qualification and experience with income progression as part of the annual appraisal processes
  • Discounted access to Council’s Leisure Centres
  • Strong professional development culture, dedicated focus on your personal and professional development,
  • Generous budgets for resources and PD
  • Recognition and incentive programs for exceeding performance
  • Paid First Aid & CPR refresher courses
  • Paid Working with children check
  • Professional development tailored to you, including coaching and mentoring online and face to face and additional training
  • Unique accessibility to speech pathologists and Occupational therapists – We are an NDIS provider
  • Management structure, a strong focus on the provision of quality education for children

SALARY & EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS:

  • 1 x permanent part-time position, 22.8 hours per week
  • 1 x temporary full-time, 38 hours per week, 12 month contract
  • This position is a Grade 3, salary range is $64,196p.a. with progression to $70,858 p.a. on demonstrated competencies, with performance progression to $75,199p.a.
  • A uniform is provided

FURTHER CONTACTS:  Enquiries regarding the position should be directed to Children & Family Services on 9725 0393.

CLOSING DATE: Sunday 19 May 2024, 11:59pm

HOW TO APPLY: Applications must address the knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience required in the Position Description. A position description is available from the contact person listed above, or from Council’s Website. To apply online visit Council’s website www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/fccjobs. Applications should be addressed to the undersigned and received by the closing date. Applicants must be prepared to undergo a medical examination at Council's expense.

Fairfield City Council is a smoke-free workplace and is an EEO employer. As an inclusive workplace, we support reasonable workplace adjustment. If you do require an adjustment during the recruitment process, please notify us on your application form.

Applicants must have the right to work in Australia, and may be required to undertake a national police clearance as part of the recruitment process.

We kindly ask for no recruiters at this stage.

PO BOX 21                                                                                            BRADLEY CUTTS

FAIRFIELD NSW 1860                                                                         CITY MANAGER  

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