Early Learning Educator

Contract Type: Casual, Full Time
Salary: Children’s Services Award Level 3.1 – 3.4: $21.29- $23.97
Centre: Epping North YMCA Early Learning Centre,
355 Harvest Home Road , Epping North, 3076
• We are looking for customer focused Educators to work in our Early Learning Centre in Epping North

• Work for an organisation that values diversity.

• Great staff benefits like free access to gyms!

Description

Short Description

​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. 


About the Company

YMCA Victoria is a charitable, not-for-profit community organisation that has served the Victorian community for more than 160 years. Together with our partners, we address community needs whilst building strong people, strong families and strong communities. With over 5,000 employees, we deliver programs and services at more than 150 locations every day in settings including camps, student accommodation, community recreation and sporting facilities, swimming pools, early education, schools and kindergartens, youth services and youth justice facilities.

About the Centre

The Victorian State Government in collaboration with Learning Communities Victoria are delivering the largest ever new school building project in Victoria, with fifteen brand new schools planned to open in 2017 and 2018 in Victoria's fastest growing metropolitan and regional communities. The schools are designed as community hubs and will encourage community use and the delivery of exceptional services to local families and the community. The new schools – totalling $291 million – will be designed, financed, built and maintained for 25 years under the New Schools Public Private Partnership Project.

On 27 October 2015 the YMCA entered into an Agreement with Learning Communities Victoria to operate the community facilities and programs within these schools as a part of the Partnership. Working collaboratively, the YMCA Associations of Geelong, Victoria and Whittlesea established YMCA Learning Communities as a joint entity and governing Association to oversee the operational management of these facilities.

In 2016‐17, YMCA Learning Communities will deliver early learning and before and after school care services, will manage sports stadiums and one pool across twelve of these new developments. Through working in partnership the YMCA aims to form strong community connections in these development and growth areas.

For further information regarding the New Schools Project, please visit

www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/infrastructure/Pages/newschoolsproject

This change will see the near doubling of YMCA Children's Programs by 2017. For further information regarding YMCA Children's Programs, please visit http://www.childrensprograms.ymca.org.au/


Our Culture
At the YMCA, we value our people. Working for us means you’ll enjoy great work/life balance and a range of benefits which improve your wellbeing and help you develop as an individual.

About the Role

  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and well-developed emotional intelligence
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and understanding of the National Quality Framework, Victorian Early Years Framework and the Education and Care National Regulations and Act
  • Ability to positively network and build effective working relationships with stakeholders
  • Certificate III or equivalent qualifications in Early Childhood / Children's Services or equivalent

How to Apply
Please submit: CV/Resume, Cover Letter

Qualifications

  • Certificate III or equivalent qualifications in Early Childhood / Children's Services or equivalent
  • Working with Children Check
  • Victorian Crimcheck (obtained prior to employment)
  • First Aid Level II and CPR
  • Anaphylaxis and Asthma qualifications (or willingness to obtain)
  • Victorian Drivers Licence
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People Certificate (Completion upon successful applications)


YMCA Victoria is committed to safeguarding children and young people. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment, and successful applicants must comply with the YMCA’s Safeguarding Children and Young People Framework. Visit our website for further information

How to Apply

Closing Date: 29 Dec 2017
Contact: Erika Patterson
Email: erika.patterson@ymca.org.au
Phone: 03 8371 0520
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