Early Childhood Educator - Italian

Ongoing, Full-Time Position

International Grammar School (IGS) is a vibrant, secular, coeducational school situated across five sites in Ultimo and Glebe. There are 1300 students from Preschool to Year 12 being educated in a unique bilingual environment. 

 At the International Grammar School Early Learning Centre our qualified, dedicated and passionate teachers and educators love what they do. We nurture each child’s curiosity, self-discovery and creativity in an environment rich in languages, music and vibrant opportunities. Together we embrace diversity and celebrate personal achievement.

We are seeking a highly motivated Educator to join our dynamic early learning program which encourages children aged 3-5 years to explore and discover their world and supports the joy of learning another language - our school’s unique offering.

 You will work alongside our extraordinary team of Early Childhood Teachers and Educators to promote the foundations of a lifelong love of learning and embed Italian language learning opportunities through an immersive and intentional language program within the daily curriculum of the Centre.

Essential criteria:

·      ACECQA recognised Certificate III or Diploma in Early Education and Care

·      Fluency in Italian and strong understanding of Italian culture

·      Current ACECQA approved first aid, CPR, anaphylaxis and asthma certifications

·      Current ACECQA approved Child Protection training

·      Availability to work between the hours of 7.15am - 6.10pm

·      Understanding of current early education and care legislation and regulations including the EYLF and NQS

·      Self-motivated and takes initiative

·      Demonstrated strengths-based approach in working with children and their families

·      Sound computer skills.


In return for your skills and experience you will:

·      Be part of our vibrant school community

·      Work in a dynamic and growth-oriented team learning alongside our professional Teachers and Educators

·      Participate in regular high quality training and professional development days with the team at the commencement of each school term

·      Have daily programming time allocation to prepare learning experiences and documentation

·      Experience and access a range of incredible facilities on campus including the Bibliotheque adjacent the Centre

·      Enjoy working in a team with high staff to child ratios (4 staff to 21 children)

·      Participate in a supportive induction program

·      Have access to the Employee Assistance Program.


Application Details:

To apply for this position, please visit our website, www.igssyd.nsw.edu.au

Here you will be able to review the Position Description and our Privacy Policy and learn more about International Grammar School. A capacity to embrace the School’s culture, values and Code of Conduct is essential to this position.

To apply please:

●     address your correspondence to the Principal, Ms Shauna Colnan.

Please provide:

●     a succinct Cover Letter, 1 - 2 pages, addressing the position requirements

●     your current CV with details of your experience and qualifications

●     the contact details for three Referees, including your current or most recent employer.

Pre-Employment Checks:

You will need to provide:

●     your NSW Working with Children Clearance number and your date of birth

●     copies of related qualifications and training, which may need to be certified and/or translated

●     as applicable, details of your visa or work permit for verification. The successful candidate must have and maintain current working rights in Australia

●     additional proof of identity may also be required

●     COVID-19 vaccination status in accordance with the current IGS Vaccination Policy.


Closing Date:  Tuesday 30 August 2022

·      Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, and interviews may commence prior to the closing date (and the position may be filled prior to the closing date).

·      Applications received after the closing date and time, may not be accepted. IGS reserves the right to appoint, appoint by invitation, or not to appoint.

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