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Early Childhood Educator

YMCA Victoria - Melbourne, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
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Early Childhood Educator

At the Y, we believe in the power of inspired young people. A community not-for-profit organisation with 17 million participations annually across Australia. 5500 staff and volunteers serve at more than 150 locations every day. We partner with government and private capital to deliver programs and services that include community recreation, adventure and stadium sports, camping, learn to swim, children's programs, early learning, youth services, retirement living, disability services and social enterprises.

About Epping North YMCA Early Learning Centre

​The Epping North YMCA Early Learning Centre and OSHC Service was built as part of the Governments New School PPP Project. The Early Learning Centre and OSHC Service opened in January 2017 and was built on the same footprint as the Harvest Home Primary School. We are a 104 place service with 6 rooms catering for children from 6 weeks old to integrated 4yr old kindergarten. With an ever-growing local community and a great reputation, our service is growing in occupancy.

Sustainable practices and respect for our environments are a high priority within our centre, being integrated into each daily program by having a natural environment both indoors and outdoors including various animals.

Key Elements of the Role

​This exciting position assists with enriching children so they can develop to their full potential in Early Learning Programs, Kindergarten, and Before and After School care settings.

This role will require a strong customer focus and the exceptional delivery of the National Quality Framework in Early Learning and Before and After School Hours Care. You will experience specialist support from a diverse and caring team, as you drive community and family engagement, with children at the heart of our service philosophy.

This role is available in both a part-time and casual capacity.

Selection Criteria

Capabilities and Behaviours

  • Act professionally towards the resolution of any conflict that may arise
  • Work in a cooperative and respectful manner with other YMCA employees', ensuring open communication on issues pertaining to the Centre
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and well-developed emotional intelligence

Knowledge and Experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and understanding of the National Quality Framework, Victorian Early Years Framework and the Education and Care National Regulations and Act
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Ability to positively network and build effective working relationships with stakeholders
  • Demonstrated skills to engage with children and maintain quality interactions
  • Demonstrated ability to use children's interests and strengths when providing a program

Personal Attributes

  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and well-developed emotional intelligence
  • Act professionally towards the resolution of any conflict that may arise
  • Work in a cooperative and respectful manner with other YMCA employees’, ensuring open communication on issues pertaining to the Centre

Qualifications

Mandatory Pre-requisite Qualifications

  • Certificate III in Early Childhood / Children’s Services or equivalent
  • First Aid Level 2
  • Current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Certificate
  • Anaphylaxis and Asthma Qualifications
  • Equivalent experience

YMCA, including Boards of Directors, is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding Children and Young People framework. YMCA requires that all applicants undergo satisfactory screening prior to commencement, including but not limited to:

• A national criminal history check;

• An international criminal history check where applicants have worked overseas;

• Holding or obtaining a Working with Children Clearance/ equivalent in accordance with state/ territory laws;

• ACF Safeguarding Children and Young People Certificate (completion online prior to commencement)

• Two reference checks.

Any successfully appointed applicant will be required to adhere to the Safeguarding Children and Young People framework, which includes a thorough safeguarding children and young people induction and committing to upholding the safety and wellbeing of children and young people throughout their engagement with YMCA.

Melbourne, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training




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