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Early Childhood Educator - Bairnsdale

Save The Children
  • 3051-689

Playing is not only a child's right (UN Convention of the Rights of the Child); it's also proven to have significant positive effects on early childhood development. At Save the Children, our play-centred programs support young children to develop their social skills, independence and in turn their capacity to learn. We need you to give these children an experience of quality early childhood education, to develop their appetite for learning and help enable a smooth transition into school.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. More information on our work across Victoria is available here.

Where you come in:

In this full time, fixed term position (6 months, with potential for extension) based in East Gippsland, you'll co-ordinate the planning, implementation and review of culturally appropriate developmental play and learning experiences for children. Working as part of our Victorian Programs team, you'll provide support and information to parents on developmental issues and make appropriate referrals to other health, education and welfare agencies. Reporting to the Team Leader and occasionally working shifts on the weekend, you'll have access to the Bairnsdale office but will also work remotely from home when not delivering programs.

You will make an impact by:

  • Both leading and assisting in the delivery of supported playgroups
  • Creating a supportive environment and facilitating child-focused activities in both group and outreach settings, using partnership, outcomes focus, strengths-based and family-centred approaches
  • Finding creative ways to encourage families to engage with our support programs and services
  • Providing information and referrals to families to access other relevant programs or family support services

Does this sound like you?

You have experience in early childhood programs, a 'toolkit' of strategies and the ability to think on your feet. Your infectious enthusiasm for your job will see you actively seeking out families in need of support, and you have experience working with children and families from all walks of life and backgrounds. You consider yourself a team player; you love partnerships, collaboration and have an 'all-hands-on-deck' attitude.

This role requires:

  • Experience in providing a range of learning experiences to stimulate children's growth and development and an understanding of child development ages and stages
  • Proven ability to work as autonomously as well as an integral part of a team sharing responsibility for service delivery
  • Knowledge and experience in group processes and facilitation, especially with families in vulnerable communities
  • Minimum Diploma level qualification in Children's Services, Early Childhood or Community Services
  • Current valid driver's licence

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Festive leave in addition to regular leave
  • Award salary plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you.

As this position is being funded by the Working for Victoria program, all applicants must register through the Working for Victoria platform and then apply for the role by clicking Apply Now. If you have any queries about this process, please contact Monica Rogers at human.resources@savethechildren.org.au, using the subject line: Early Childhood Educator - Bairnsdale enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Position Description - Early Childhood Educator, Bairnsdale

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs - and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Save the Children Australia supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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