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Diploma Early Childhood Educator

City of Port Philip - St Kilda, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Full Job Description
Band 4 $63,709 - $68,430 (pro rata for part time) plus 9.5% Super.
Permanent full time and part time roles available
St Kilda, South Melbourne, Port Melbourne

About the Organisation

The City of Port Phillip is an inner-city council with around 1000 employees who deliver more than 100 programs and services to our residents, businesses and visitors. These range from childcare and immunisations, to libraries, management of parks and open space, rubbish collection, road maintenance and more.

Port Phillip is a city where childhood is honoured. All children are cherished and supported as active citizens with a voice of their own, secure in their identity and culture; where they can play, learn and contribute to their environments, surrounded by nurturing adults and supportive communities.

About the Role

Early Childhood Educators work in our Centres delivering Council’s early learning program for pre-schoolers.

Develop and maintain meaningful relationships with children, families, colleagues, and the centre community.
Develop and implement an innovative early learning program reflective of current early years thinking and practice.
Document children’s learning and development.
Actively working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.

Skills and Experience

A completed Diploma of Early Education (or working towards).
Prior experience in long day-care/kindergarten.
Sound, practical working knowledge and implementation of the National Quality Framework and the Early Years Learning Framework.

Mandatory Requirements

Current First Aid Certificate HLTAID 004
Pre-employment medical check

Security requirements and professional obligations

Pre-employment screening will apply to all appointments

Prior to a formal letter of offer, preferred applicants will be asked to provide:

evidence of mandatory qualifications/registrations/licences,
sufficient proof of their right to work in Australia, and
sufficient proof of their identity.

Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

Employment of successful candidates will be subject to evidence of a Working with Children Check (employee type with City of Port Phillip registered as the organisation).


People enjoy working at the City of Port Phillip because we are a welcoming, healthy and inclusive workplace. Employees are valued, recognised and rewarded for bringing their whole self to work.

We offer a vibrant and diverse work environment where our employees can develop both professionally and personally whilst planning and delivering a range of important services and programs to the community.

Our values underpin how we work with each other and the community, they are

Working together
Courage and integrity
Personal growth and performance
Creative and strategic thinking
Community First


Excellent and ongoing professional development, coaching and mentoring opportunities.
Great networking and career development possibilities; career pathways within Children’s Services include Kindergarten Teachers, Senior Educator, Educational Leader, Assistant Coordinator and Centre Coordinator.
High-quality, well-resourced working environments.
A competitive Enterprise Agreement with above award conditions, which also includes flexible working conditions, an active social club, a health and wellbeing program, and a well- regarded Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Permanent employees are also eligible to apply for study leave and paid parental leave.
Flexibility and support with a range of full-time, and part-time roles, we can work with you to balance both the team and your needs.
Be supported and empowered by a leadership team that is community focused, with a strong desire for change and a culture that encourages teamwork and innovation.

How to Apply

Please visit https://recruitment.portphillip.vic.gov.au to obtain a copy of the position description and to apply.

Only applications submitted online via Job Vacancies at City of Port Phillip website will be considered for external applicants.

Please Note:
All applicants must provide a cover letter (maximum two pages) in response to the Key Selection Criteria located on the last page of the position description.
Due to the extensive number of applications received by Council, only shortlisted candidates will be provided feedback.
Acceptance of late applications is at the discretion of the hiring manager.

For further information not addressed in the position description contact Sarah Macmillan, Children's Services Operations Team Leader on phone: 0412 901 015 or email: Sarah.Macmillan@portphillip.vic.gov.au.

Applications close midnight Sunday 25 April 2021

City of Port Phillip is an equal opportunity employer, committed to an inclusive and accessible environment where diversity is valued.

If you have accessibility requirements or require an adjustment to participate in our recruitment and selection process, please contact Barb Lawrence (HR Business Partner - Recruitment) on 0466 859 533 or recruitment@portphillip.vic.gov.au

City of Port Phillip has zero tolerance for child abuse and is a committed Child Safe organisation, so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

St Kilda, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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