Job Vacancy – Playgroup

Early Childhood Educator (Supported Playgroup)

AWARD & CLASSIFICATION

APPOINTMENT STATUS

PROBATIONARY PERIOD

HOURS

BASE LOCATION

SCHADS Level 4

Permanent fixed Contract June 2025

6 Months

20 Hours per wek

Tweed Head Shire

Do you have a passion for working with the early years and enjoy working with families?

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced person to join a team that’s changing the lives of children and families in our Child, Family and Relationship team.

The Early Childhood Educator (supported playgroup) contributes to a team that focus on prevention and early intervention and aim to strengthen individual and family relationships and increase safety and wellbeing. In this role you will be required to manage the dynamics of playgroup participants and model healthy relationships and communications. This is a physically demanding role which includes assisting with playgroup set up, pack down & delivery across a number of venues in the Tweed Shire.

Permanent part time- 20 hours per week over 4 days during term time only

Fixed term until June 2025

About You

Essential Criteria:

To be successful in this position you will require:

  • Minimum Diploma in Early Childhood Education & relevant industry experience
  • Ability to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the issues affecting vulnerable and disadvantaged families and a clear understanding of child development stages and milestones
  • Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal & Torres strait Islanders and the ability to communicate and engage in a culturally appropriate manner with participants from a variety of cultural backgrounds
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with colleagues, students, volunteers and service network providers
  • Demonstrated ability delivering parenting skills programs
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated experience and skills in using Microsoft Office suite, web-based applications and client relationship management databases
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Current first aid certificate (or willingness to obtain)
  • Current driver’s license
  • A current (less than 12 months old) criminal record check and a working with children check

Benefits

  • 35 hour work week
  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Access to ongoing professional development
  • Flexible working options
  • Staff Wellbeing program
  • Additional leave hours and accrued annually

The Family Centre values diversity, lived experience and cultural knowledge. We respect the place first nation’s people hold in our community and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Equally we encourage people with disability, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply

If you are looking for a meaningful and rewarding career we want to hear from you. To apply for the position, please include a cover letter addressing the selection criteria below along with your CV. 

We will commence interviewing for this position from 19th February 2024. If this role is of interest to you, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Please note that we are only accepting applications submitted via the ‘apply now’ button or though the link on our website. Please do not submit your application by email.

 

For more information about the position please email: [email protected] the subject line: 

Early Childhood Educator (Supported Playgroup)

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