Georges River Council

Casual Childcare Assistant (Certificate III)

Posted: 27 Jan
Closes: 30 Jun
Local Government Area


About Our Council:

Georges River Council is a leading, people-focused organisation with approximately 600 staff members. Our people are working to make the Georges River area an accessible, green, diverse and innovative community and economy. We are dedicated to providing vibrant public places, sustaining and developing a thriving creative culture, helping protect our natural environment, and making our suburbs more livable.

About our Early Learning Services:

Georges River Council owns and operates six early learning services across our LGA located at Beverley Hills, Carss Park, Oatley West, South Hurstville, Kogarah and Penshurst. Council’s early learning services educate and care for approximately 400 children with enrolments continuing to grow.  We have a team who have been recognised for excellence in Environmental Programming and we are proud of our Reconciliation Action Plan which is developed in consultation with Aboriginal staff and community members.

Our educators take pride in their profession. We adhere to the guidelines, practices and regulations surrounding the National Quality Standards (NQS) and regularly review Quality Improvement Plans.  Our services strive for excellence with some of our Centres receiving an overall exceeding rating by ACECQA.  Our staff appreciate that we are a culturally diverse, united, supportive and social team.  Our teams value and aim to create a positive, inclusive, motivated and collaborative work place culture.

About the Opportunity:

  • Casual positions across Council's Georges River Early Learning Services
  • Be part of a team that takes pride in their Early Childhood Education profession
  • Work for a service that consistently strives for excellence
  • A fantastic opportunity for passionate educators that are seeking flexibility and a competitive salary
  • Please note that previous applicants need not apply again

We are seeking individuals who genuinely go above and beyond in their role as a quality educators and carers to young children. We are looking for someone who will provide a friendly, secure and stimulating learning environment for all children attending the service, and to assist in the planning and implementation of programmes which meet the developmental, cultural and special needs of children in care. This position will also provide support to ensure regular communication with parents of children in care.

All applications must supply up to date copies of:

  • Certificate III in Children’s Services
  • Current First Aid Certificate, Anaphylaxis and Asthma Management Certificates
  • Approved current Working with Children Check 
  • NSW Department of Education and Communities approved Child Protection Training Certificate. 

Key Skills:

  • Previous experience working as a Childcare Assistant preferably with children 0-5 years of age in a Childcare Centre.
  • Sound oral and written communication skills and ability to relate well to children, families, staff, volunteers and the community.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team, and to provide role-modelling as appropriate.  

Must be fully vaccinated (minimum 2 doses) with an approved COVID-19 vaccine and provide Council with evidence of vaccination, or an accepted certified medical contraindication. Council reserves the right to confirm the validity of contraindications in accordance with NSW Health guidelines, and to direct a Worker to undertake an independent medical examination in relation to the issuance of a medical contraindication certificate

If you possess the attributes located in the Position Description essential criteria, then please submit your application today! Ensure you provide responses and examples (where appropriate) to all required questions on the application. Due to the high number of applications received please note previous applicants need not apply.

If you would like further information on this role, please contact Liz Hansell, Head of Operations on 02 9330 6271.

Applications must be completed and submitted via our website. Closing date of applications: 30 June 2022, 11:30pm AEST

Offers of employment at Georges River Council are contingent upon satisfactory results of a thorough background check and pre-employment medical assessment.

Georges River Council aims to be a leading, people-focused organisation delivering outstanding results for our community and city. We foster our values of Accountability, Professionalism, Unity and Honesty and take pride in promoting the image of Council in the community.

We are committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion, and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

At Georges River Council we are committed to putting children first and championing child safety within our community. We actively advocate for the rights of children and young people and will uphold our commitment as a child safe organisation.

Please note you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident or have unlimited working rights (with no Visa restrictions) in Australia to apply for this position.