Georges River Council

Casual Early Childhood Teacher

Posted: 02 Feb
Closes: 01 Jul
Local Government Area
Casual

Description

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 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 that value and aim to create a positive, inclusive, motivated and collaborative workplace 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

We require someone who is motivated and passionate in supporting the developmental needs of children through educational program and practice. In addition, this position is critical in maintaining strong relationships with families and staff to achieve a inclusive environment that is focused on quality outcomes for children. This role will also:

  • Support and guide the implementation of a play-based learning environment responsive to children’s interests, strengths and abilities
  • Develop programs which reflect the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and teaching decisions.
  • Make recommendations and advocate for difficult and complex matters such as significant program changes, policy changes and long-established procedures.
  • Ensure that the environment is safe, supportive, stimulating, and educational for children.

Selection Criteria:

Qualifications, Certificates & Licences

  • Current Working with Children Check 
  • NSW Department of Education and Communities approved Early Childhood Education and Care Qualification.
  • ACECQA approved or recognised teaching qualification (i.e. either a Bachelor of Teaching or Education or equivalent).
  • Current First Aid, Anaphylaxis and Asthma Management Certificates.
  • NESA accredited teacher in the categories of either: Graduate, Proficient, Highly accomplished or lead.
  • NSW Department of Education and Communities approved Child Protection Training Certificate.

Essential

  • Demonstrated experience working with groups of children aged 0-5 years in a Childcare Centre setting (or similar)
  • Sound oral and written communication skills in English.
  • The ability to develop, document and implement an educational program for children.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all current legislation governing early childhood education and care, including the National Quality Framework.
  • The ability to lead, support, motivate and mentor staff.
  • Demonstrated ability or willingness to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • 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. Applicants are asked to ensure that they provide responses to the targeted questions, failure to do so may result in your application not being considered.

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: 30 June 2022 at 11.30 PM 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.