Inner West Council

Early Childhood Educator- Diploma Qualified- Multiple Roles

Posted: 24 Jun
Closes: 11 Jul


About Inner West Council

Inner West Council is among Sydney’s larger local government agencies looking after a vibrant community of 201,000 people living in some of the inner city’s most vibrant, creative, liveable and diverse suburbs.

As we continue to deliver quality, innovative and inclusive programs and services, we would love it if you can join in our journey towards becoming the best council for our community.

We are committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity, WHS, sustainability, continuous improvement and business excellence. The community is at the heart of the organisation and Council puts its values of Integrity, Respect, Innovation, Compassion and Collaboration at the centre of everything that we do.  We are here to be of service to the community and make Inner West a great place to be. We expect commitment to these values from all employees in performing their respective roles.

We offer flexible career life balance with hours that allow you to relax and recharge. We offer a variety of flexible work arrangement options (e.g. flexible hours and working from home) where appropriate giving you even greater quality of work life balance.

Permanent employees benefit from our great value gym membership from $15.50/week giving access to a vast network of gyms in Sydney.

About Children’s Services

Inner West Council operates 11 Long Day Care Centres, 3 Out of School Hours Care, an Occasional Care service, a Pre-School and a Family Day Care network. We currently have multiple vacancies for Diploma qualified Early Childhood Educators to join our professional and friendly Children’s Services team.

Our educators take pride in their Early and Middle Childhood Education profession. We adhere to the guidelines, practices and regulations surrounding the National Quality Standards (NQS) and regularly review Quality Improvement Plans and are implementing the Self Assessment Tool.  We strive for excellence and all our centres are meeting or exceeding the NQF standards as rated by ACECQA.

Our staff appreciate that we are a culturally diverse, united and supportive team. Our teams value a positive, inclusive, motivated and collaborative workplace culture.

Employment Conditions

You will be part of a dynamic team enjoying the benefits of Council employment including:

  • Competitive salaries and a 35-hour week for full-time positions
  • 3 week RDO cycle
  • Four weeks annual leave, 3 weeks sick leave, paid programming time each week ‘off the floor’
  • Long service leave after 5 years, 18 weeks paid maternity leave
  • Professional development and paid training (first aid, CPR, fire training, child protection, paid conferences, networking opportunities for educational leaders)
  • Gym membership subsidies
  • Opportunities for mobility and career progression

About the Role

As a Diploma qualified Early Childhood Educator you will be responsible for assisting the Co-ordinator in the day to day running of the service and for overseeing the planning, programming and implementation of a caring, safe and stimulating learning environment for the children. You will contribute to developing quality partnerships with children, families, colleagues and the wider community.

Please read the Position Description to familiarise yourself with all the requirements and conditions of the role. 

Previous applicants need not apply.


$59,724.08 to $71,052.80 per annum + Superannuation

Some of the required skills, experience and qualifications 

  1. Two-year TAFE Diploma of Children’s Services or equivalent, including modules relevant to working with babies and children under 2 years of age
  2. Experience as an active and collaborative educator for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years, with sound working knowledge of child development, positive behaviour guidance techniques and strategies for children
  3. Proven ability to apply knowledge and evidence of the following

           a. Current NSW Working with Children Check clearance

           b. Identify and Respond to Children at Risk of Harm Statement of Attainment or willingness to undertake the course

           c. Child Protection and Mandatory Reporters requirements and guidelines

           d. Current First Aid Certificate including emergency management of asthma and anaphylaxis, or willingness to undertake the course

       4. Willingness to undertake the role of Responsible Person under the National Education and Care Services Regulations, as required

Note: Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide a certified copy of:

  • Proof of work rights in Australia (e.g. copy of Passport or Birth Certificate etc)
  • Two-year TAFE Diploma of Children’s Services or equivalent including modules relevant to working with babies and children under 2 years of age
  • Identify and Respond to Children at Risk of Harm Statement of Attainment or willingness to undertake the course
  • Child Protection and Mandatory Reporters requirements and guidelines
  • Current First Aid Certificate including emergency management of asthma and anaphylaxis, or willingness to undertake the course

We highly recommend that you start getting these documents certified and ready now to prevent any unnecessary delays to the process of your application.


Lisa Caridi, Operations Manager, Children's Services on 9392 5854

Closing Date

Sunday 10 July 2022, 11:30PM

How to Apply

We recommend you read the Position Description for the role to make sure your application addresses the requirements of the position. Council is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all applicants. Please advise us within the application if you need support, reasonable adjustments to participate successfully in the recruitment process.

All new workers must be and remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to beginning their work or hold a valid medical contraindication.

Eligibility for employment/Pre employment Checks

Successful applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and agree to provide information for pre-employment checks as required for the position. This may include police records checks, certified copies of relevant qualifications, Driver’s Licence and proof of work rights in Australia (please refer to the Position Description for the specific qualifications/requirements for the role).  Copies of any sighted documents will be kept by IWC for its records as proof of verification.

For more information about work rights in Australia please visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

Inner West Council is a Diversity employer. We encourage applications from all candidates.

Council is committed to reconciliation and strongly encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and mature aged workers to apply.