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Child Care Educator

Odyssey House Victoria
  • Full time
  • Therapeutic Community – Lower Plenty
  • Tailor childcare experiences to meet the needs of individual children
  • Work in a unique play-based learning environment for children
  • $60,366-$77,140K (negotiable depending upon skills, qualifications and experience) plus super, 17.5% leave loading and salary packaging

Love Trust Honesty Respect Concern

Odyssey House Victoria (OHV) is a place of hope and positive change for individuals working towards breaking their pattern of addiction. At OHV we believe that every person should have the opportunity to change and grow. Our diverse teams work with individuals, families, and communities to reduce drug use, improve mental health, and reconnect people to their family and the community. The Therapeutic Community (TC) is a long-term residential program. The TC is a 143-bed treatment facility that works with clients to establish healthier relationships, promote personal change, and support them in their recovery journey.

About the TC Children’s Centre

The Children’s Centre provides an on-site support service for families/parents who are engaged in rehabilitation at the TC, open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. The Children’s Centre is pivotal in catering to the social, emotional, and developmental needs of children who reside at the TC throughout the duration of their parents’ treatment programs. A vibrant and unique play-based learning environment for children aged 0-5 years is provided as well as after school and school holiday programs for children aged 6-11 years.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a passionate Child Care Educator who wants to create a secure, and nurturing environment for children and promote and maximise opportunities for them to develop to their full potential. Are you willing to work together to make a difference to someone’s life?

What we offer

We are committed to creating an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where our people can develop to be their very best. We believe in giving people flexibility so they can be great at work, and at home. OHV employees have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging, flexible work arrangements (including 48/52 purchased leave), health and well-being services, and training and professional development opportunities. The Child Care Educator will be also receive a monthly rostered day off (RDO).

The position

The position is offered as a fixed term contract to June 30th, 2023, with possibility of extension if funding allows. The role is based at the Therapeutic Community in Lower Plenty. The Therapeutic Community is a 143-bed residential treatment facility based on the philosophy that the community itself is the primary agent of change and support for each individual’s recovery journey. The key purpose of the position is to foster a secure and nurturing environment for children, promoting and maximising opportunities for them to develop to their full potential.

A day in the life of this position includes: providing childcare services, developing and evaluating daily care routines to meet the social, emotional and developmental needs of individual children, recording observations and assisting parents in managing their children’s behaviour.

Why apply?

This is a great opportunity to use your strong communication and childcare skills to work with families affected by alcohol and other drugs on their recovery journey. If you would like to join a friendly and supportive team, then this is the job for you!

More information

The full position description and instructions about how to apply can be found at https://odyssey.org.au/work-with-us/careers-at-odyssey/. Please note: applications will only be accepted via the Odyssey House Victoria website. Please do not apply via recruitment websites or via email.

Please remember to include your CV and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria. If you have any questions relating to the position, please contact Sophie Lynch (Early childhood Supervisor– Family Services) on 9430 1807.

Our commitment to diversity

At OHV we value diversity and believe that a range of backgrounds brings a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences that will enhance our effectiveness.

We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions by encouraging people with disability, Aboriginal Australians, LGBTQIA, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.

Safety screening

OHV is committed to child safety and is a child safe organisation. All OHV employees must undergo Police Records and Working with Children Checks. Any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with us.

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