Early Childhood Educator (Cert III) - Permanent, Part Time - South Hurstville

Are you ready to inspire a lifelong love of learning in the hearts of young minds? Join our dynamic team as an Early Childhood Educator (Certificate III) and play a crucial role in shaping the future generation!

We have an exciting opportunity for an Early Childhood Educator (Certificate III) to join our positive and inclusive team at South Hurstville Kindergarten, based in South Hurstville, within Councils Community and Culture Directorate.

What We Offer

  • One (1) Permanent, Part time position based at South Hurstville Kindergarten in South Hurstville 
  • Part time salary from $34,828.89 - $40.353.58 per annum plus 11% superannuation dependent on the skills, qualifications and relevant experience of the suitable candidate
  • $1000 gross bonus paid in July 2025 in addition to award annual increases
  • 21 hours a week
  • Monday to Wednesday - 7 hours a day 
  • Additional Health and Wellbeing paid leave
  • Additional 3 days leave over the Christmas period
  • Fitness Passport Program offering discounted membership for you and your family to selected facilities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Salary Packaging Options
  • Sponsored Study Program
  • Employee Rewards Program
  • Ongoing Education and Resources

About The Role

The Early Childhood Educator (Certificate III) is expected to provide a friendly, secure, and stimulating learning environment for all children attending the Centre and to assist in the planning and implementation of programmes which meet the developmental, cultural and special needs of children in care. You will also be providing support to and ensuring regular communication with parents of children in care, you will enjoy creating an environment where every child's early years set the stage for a lifetime of curiosity, creativity, and a love for learning.

The successful candidate will have

  •  Certificate III in Children’s Services
  • Current First Aid Certificate, Anaphylaxis and Asthma Management Certificates, with at least 6 months until expiry
  • Approved current Working with Children Check, with at least 6 months until expiry
  • NSW Department of Education and Communities approved Child Protection Training Certificate
  • Previous experience working with children 0-5 years of age, in a Childcare Centre setting
  • Sound oral communication skills and ability to relate well to children, parents, staff, volunteers and the community
  • Ability to work as a member of a team, and to provide role-modelling as appropriate
  • Understanding of Work Health and Safety requirements
  • Demonstrated ability or willingness to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team

About Georges River Council’s Early Learning Services

Georges River Council owns and operates six Early Learning Services strategically located across our LGA at Beverley Hills, Carss Park, Kogarah, Penshurst, South Hurstville, and Oatley West. We educate and care for approximately 400 children and our educators take pride in their Early Childhood Education profession. 

Our team have been recognised for excellence in Environmental Programming and we are proud of our Reconciliation Action Plan which is developed in consultation with Aboriginal staff and community members.

We adhere to the guidelines, practices and regulations surrounding the National Quality Standards (NQS) and regularly review Quality Improvement Plans. Our services strive for excellence with two of our services receiving an overall exceeding rating by ACECQA. 

Our staff appreciate that we are a culturally diverse, united, supportive and social team. Our teams value and aim to create a positive, inclusive, motivated and collaborative workplace culture.

If you possess the attributes located in the complete Position Description essential criteria, on our website then please submit your application today.

Applicants are asked to ensure that they provide responses to the targeted questions, failure to do so may result in your application not being considered.

If you would like further information on this role, please contact Nicole Mogensen, Coordinator South Hurstville Kindergarten on 02 9546 4899.

Applications must be completed and submitted via our website, www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au

Closing Date: Thursday, 11 April 2024 at 11.59 PM AEST

Offers of employment at Georges River Council are contingent upon satisfactory results of a thorough background check.

Georges River Council aims to be a leading, people-focused organisation delivering outstanding results for our community and city. We foster our values of Accountability, Professionalism, Unity and Honesty and take pride in promoting the image of Council in the community.

We are committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion, and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

At Georges River Council we are committed to putting children first and championing child safety within our community. We actively advocate for the rights of children and young people and will uphold our commitment as a child safe organisation.

Please note you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident or have unlimited working rights (with no Visa restrictions) in Australia to apply for this position.

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