Early Childhood Educators - Casual

About us:

Expect A Star is a leading Australian wide recruitment agency specialising in providing Casual and Permanent opportunities for educators across Australia. We work with educators wanting flexible working solutions or those who are wanting to re-join the work force after taking a break from working. Our clients range from not for profit services, privately owned to brand new purpose built centres. 

Why our casuals love EAS:

-         Explore a range of services

-         Total flexibility with working schedules – you choose the days you work

-         Work close to home (we provide staff to hundreds of services in NSW)

-         Develop your experience and learn new things

-         Opportunities to transition from a casual educator to a permanent staff member

-         Great pay

About the Role

- You will be required to attend different centres that need an educator for the day

- You will be supporting the permanent stuff as a support educator, helping nurture and guide the children through play, assisting with daily routines, supervising and setting up experiences.

- Have knowledge and deep understanding of child protection procedures and Mandatory reporting.

We are looking for:

- A Certificate III / Diploma in ECEC or working towards

- A Paid NSW WWCC

- Availability for at least 2 days, and sometimes at short notice;

- Be willing to travel 30+ minutes on a regular basis

- Passionate educators with strong communication skills;

- Reliability, flexibility and the ability to work in new teams.

What we can offer you:

- Above award hourly rates, paid weekly

- Flexibility to choose when you work 

- Induction training to make you feel well prepared

- Ongoing support from a team who cares about YOU!

- Possibility of permanent full time placement

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We are looking for you! APPLY NOW!

If you have any further enquires please contact us on 1300 669 653 or find us on Facebook.  

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To further inform our advocacy, a number of our members have provided detailed information about their individual workforce challenges in order to further shine a light on what needs to be done, and how that changes depending on factors such as service type and location.  

Here we provide a brief summary of three of those case studies. Further details will be provided in an upcoming edition of Broadside. 

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“In order to secure the success of these new reforms, it’s vital that retention and recruitment strategies are implemented,” says Michele Carnegie, CELA CEO. “There are many and varied reasons that our workforce is in crisis, and while remuneration is one factor, there needs to be a broad range of strategies applied to start fixing the underlying causes now.” 

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