Central Coast Council

Educators – Diploma – Casual

Posted: 25 Mar
Closes: 06 Mar
Central Coast NSW, New South Wales
Casual

Description

"YOU COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE"

Location: Central Coast Council Child Care Centres

  • Are you a Diploma Educator looking for flexibility and variety?
  • Be an essential part of our learning community
  • Casual position up to 38 hours per week
  • Salary $36.40 per hour (includes 25% casual loading) + superannuation. 

 Central Coast Council is committed to the goals of equal opportunity employment. We aim to provide a work environment for our employees that fosters equity, diversity and respect.

Ideally located on the northern fringe of Sydney and just an hour's drive from Newcastle, the Central Coast offers one of the best places in Australia to live and work. 

Today the Central Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in NSW, with the third largest Local Government Area (LGA) in NSW and the 6th Largest LGA in Australia.

Casuals are an important and valued part of Council's Child Care team enabling us to deliver flexible and high quality education and care across the Coast. 

As part of our Casual team you will play a key role as you connect with staff, children and families across any of our Child Care services, supporting our teams in developing and implementing customised educational programs to meet the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) learning outcomes and the individual needs and interests of children.

What makes a great Casual Educator?

We are looking for dedication, flexibility, positivity and enthusiasm, Educators who can add value, who enjoy being part of a diverse team, and above all have a passion for guiding and mentoring children on their unique learning journeys.

Successful applicants will be employed on a casual day-to-day basis and could be working at any of our Child Care Centres across the Coast from Monday to Friday between the hours of 7.00 am and 6.00 pm. Our Casuals have a great opportunity to get to know all of our teams from Umina to Northlakes, and enjoy variety in their tasks, teams and days and times worked.

What will your day include:

  • Interacting positively with the children to facilitate their learning experiences;
  • Supervising children to ensure appropriate health, safety and well-being is maintained;
  • You will use your knowledge and experience to contribute to the implementation customised educational programs in line with the EYLF learning outcomes and individual needs and interests of children;
  • You will support the team, assist with problem solving, and offer great ideas to keep our activities fresh and relevant;
  • Communicating with colleagues and, where required, with families, maintaining confidentiality at all times;
  • Contribute to, and accurately record observations of and record keeping functions associated with the position.

Essential Criteria:

  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, combined with ongoing professional development;
  • Current Working with Children Check;
  • Previous experience working in a long day care centre tending to the needs of children between the ages of six weeks and five years;
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and oral;
  • Ability to build effective relationships with staff, children, parents and other stakeholders;
  • Ability to be flexible with working hours within core Centre operating times due to legislative staffing ratios.

In Accordance with the NSW Government health order it is mandatory and a condition of employment in Child Care that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate you will be required to provide evidence that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencement.

It is the responsibility of successful applicants to undertake a course of vaccinations against Hepatitis A and B, Tetanus (Boostrix), MMR and Varicella or demonstrate their immunity. CMV screening will also be required.

Enquiries: Kylie Payne, Section Manager Education and Care on ph: 0408 229 857.

Please note: Due to the current COVID-19 situation interviews will now be conducted via Microsoft Teams.

If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service TTY call 133 677 or Speak & Listen 1300 555 727.

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HOW TO APPLY

Thank you for your interest in the position.

Apply now using our fast, easy to use on-line application process. 

Don't have access to a computer or electronic device? Applications can be lodged at any of Council's 11 Library locations. Pre-book a free 1 hour computer time-slot by contacting your nearest library https://www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/libraries/our-branches or ask at the  Library enquiry counter.

Please note that you do not need a "password" to use our on-line application system, however you will need to complete your application without leaving the system as your application will not be saved.

** It is recommended that you review the questions and prepare your responses in a Word document or similar before commencing your on-line application. Your responses will not be saved if you encounter any problems submitting your application.

** We recommend that you use Google Chrome for best System performance.

To lodge your application, please follow the below steps:

Step 1:  Answer the on-line questions shown below. Please ensure that you provide as much detail as possible in response to the questions asked.

Step 2:  Attach your Resume 

Step 3:  Attach your qualifications and licences

Once your application is successfully lodged you will receive an automated response sent to your e-mail address. If a response is not received this means that your application has not been successfully submitted and you will need to lodge another application.

IMPORTANT: If you require assistance to lodge your application please contact our Talent Acquisition team by emailing recruit@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au or phone 0409 601 161 to discuss what reasonable adjustments you may need.

Applicants who are selected for interview will be contacted by phone or e-mail. Please be advised, in order to ensure you receive all email communications from Central Coast Council, please whitelist 'recruit@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au' in your preferred email client.  For Further instructions please click here

PLEASE NOTE: By completing and submitting this online application you confirm that any information provided by yourself in this application is true & correct and acknowledge that any offer of employment may be withdrawn should the information that you have provided in support of your application be shown to be false.  You also consent to employment screening checks being conducted where appropriate.  This may include associated checks (Referee check, Working With Children Check, Entitlement to Work in Australia, Employment History and an Australian Federal Police Check) as well as substantiation of educational qualifications, industry memberships, previous Central Coast Council employment history and association with professional bodies.

I also acknowledge that I will be required to provide proof of eligibility (including photo identification) to work in Australia if selected for an interview.