Early Childhood Educator - Diploma

$65,356 - $69,824 yearly
  • Greater Geelong City Council
  • 100 Brougham St, Geelong VIC 3220, Australia
  • Dec 31, 2020
Full time Education, Training, and Sports

Job Description

Job no: 495832
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Classification: Band 4 ($65,356 - $69,824 pa)
Categories: Early Childhood Education, Child & Family Services

About us

We are committed to working together for a thriving community. We do this by delivering over 130 services to our rapidly growing population and working hard to protect and improve what it is that makes Greater Geelong such a great place to live.

We’re going through an exciting period of change that will help us serve our community better. From digital modernisation to the contemporary office we’re building in Central Geelong, now more than ever is a great time to join our diverse and inclusive team.

About the Role

This is a fantastic opportunity for experienced Early Childhood Educators to join our team of dynamic multi-disciplinary professionals. You will have the opportunity to work alongside families to ensure their children are challenged, nurtured and supported in their early years, through the provision of stimulating and safe environments and individual and group-based programming.

As a Diploma qualified Early Childhood Educator, you will be expected to plan, implement and evaluate developmentally appropriate educational programs that reflect children’s needs and meet the requirements of the City of Greater Geelong and State Regulations, including the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and the National Quality Standard.

We currently have multiple vacancies available ranging from fulltime, part-time, contract and casual.

Key responsibilities in this role will include:

  • Manage the day to day operations of your allocated learning environment
  • Provide an exceeding standard of education and care which is in accordance to National regulations
  • Ensure supervision of children is active, adequate and efficient at all times, and implement and maintain clear expectations for children when establishing limits of appropriate behaviour
  • Development and implementation of holistic educational program for all children
  • Structure the indoor and outdoor environments and activities with a balance of active and passive learning areas to guide children to participate constructively, to explore, to learn and interact positively with other children in the group through play.
  • Development of culturally responsive programs and responses to all children, within the context of their families and communities.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will require:

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and Working with Children’s Check
  • Excellent knowledge of the development of children in the 0-12 years age group and proven ability to plan appropriate programs in relation to the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Frameworks.
  • Ability to evaluate and make recommendations to the leadership team on the planning and implementation of education and care programs within the service.
  • Demonstrated and well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to establish effective professional relationships with staff from a range of professional backgrounds in relation to the education and needs of children and their families.
  • Ability to ensure confidentiality, professionalism and discretion are maintained at all times.

As a member of our team, you’ll enjoy the benefits of:

  • flexible work arrangements
  • paid parental leave (14 weeks)
  • a healthy and safe environment
  • our employee wellbeing program
  • discounted memberships at Swim Sport and Leisure facilities
  • career development opportunities.

Applications and Enquiries

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Applications close 22nd January 2021.

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City of Greater Geelong values equal opportunity, fairness and enjoys a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, and people of all other cultural backgrounds.


Advertised: 30 Dec 2020 3:30 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 22 Jan 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Job Closing Date

Jan 22, 2021