Permanent Educator

Benefits:

  • Paid Birthday Leave – Celebrate your special day on us!
  • Ongoing Professional Development – Exclusive access to our internal professional development platform, external training, and short courses.
  • Anniversary Gift – We value and recognise our people for their commitment and contribution.
  • Networking Opportunities – Collaborate with and build relationships across the journey community through centre visits, events, and networking opportunities.

About Templestowe

Journey Early Learning Templestowe is our warm and welcoming centre that caters for up to 45 children between the ages of six weeks and six years old daily. Designed with nature-based play at the forefront of our minds, Templestowe has some incredible environments to bring out the adventurer in all of us. With two large playgrounds, edible gardens and sandpits, messy play is encouraged and promoted by all our educators. 

Our Centre Manager, Leonie has been involved in the sector her entire career and understands the importance of creating a warm and caring environment where children, families and educators can come together to share, learn, and grow.  

We love to connect with our local community, that is why we invite organisations like the Police and SES into our centre, to build connections with our children. To support our families, we run regular date nights and family breakfasts inspired by Wholesome Child.   

About Your New Role:

As our new educator, it is your role to develop and maintain meaningful relationships with children, families, colleagues, and the centre community. You will be intrinsically motivated to support and guide children’s learning while developing your own career and knowledge within the childcare sector. As an educator, you will be supported by your Centre Leadership Team in your new role, as you learn the fundamental skills of being an inspired educator within the Journey community.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Bringing the Journey Values of connection, communication and consideration to life and reflect this in everyday practice.
  • Ability to adhere to Journey’s child-safe policy and code of conduct
  • Assisting with observations of individuals and groups of children
  • Assisting in the evaluation of children in terms of individual strengths, weaknesses, interests and preferences, which is then used to design activities to be included in the programme.
  • Assisting with the program design, implementation, and evaluation in consultation with others to foster all aspects of children’s development in a holistic way.
  • Working as an effective team member and within the defined position description.
  • Seek and accept support from your Lead Educators, Educational Leader and Centre Manager

Role Requirements:

  • A demonstrated commitment to providing a safe, caring, non-judgemental and supportive environment for all children and their families
  • A demonstrated ability to adhere to and understand the ECA Code of Ethics and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Demonstrated understanding of appropriate behaviours while engaging with children
  • Current Valid Working with Children Check
  • ACECQA approved Diploma or Certificate III in Children’s Services or, working towards
  • First Aid, Anaphylaxis and Asthma Certificates
  • Full working rights in Australia

About Journey Early Learning:

At Journey Early Learning, we aim to create an environment that is safe, secure and homely, where everyone feels welcome. Our future is one filled with endless possibilities and growth opportunities, and together, we have developed an educational approach that is inspiring, stimulating and encouraging.

When it comes to early learning, our educators have a vital role to play. Journey educators are passionate, considerate, educated, inspirational and welcoming. Our educators understand that learning is a journey and enjoy developing deeper connections with children, families, and the wider community.

Every journey must begin somewhere, and yours begins right here. Apply today!

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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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