- Job posted on: 28th Apr 2021
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Save the Children's "It Takes a Village" program works with recently arrived migrants and asylum seekers, helping engages socially isolated families and their children by connecting them to each other and their local communities. We need you to join our play-centred program, which supports these children to develop their social skills, independence and in turn their capacity to learn. Help these families navigate their children's transition into the Australian education system, giving their children the best possible chance to thrive.
We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and safe, living a life free from abuse and neglect. We've been working with families and communities in Queensland as a trusted support for children for nearly 70 years. More information on our work in Queensland is available here.
In this full-time fixed term position (38 hours per week Monday to Friday, until end of December 2021, with potential for extension), you'll provide children of recently arrived migrants and asylum seekers with fun and educational activities in our supported playgroups. As part of the It Takes a Village (ITAV) program, you'll also support parents with advice, skills, links and referrals to other community services. Based in our Brisbane office, you will be part of our ITAV team and report to our Team Leader.
You will make an impact by:
You have experience in early childhood programs, a 'toolkit' of strategies and the ability to think on your feet. Your cultural knowledge is exceptional, and you have experience working with children and families from all walks of life and backgrounds Your infectious enthusiasm for your job will see you actively seeking out families in need of support. You consider yourself a team player; you love partnerships, collaboration and have an 'all-hands-on-deck' attitude.
This role requires:
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:
For more information regarding our employee benefits, please follow this link.
We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the 'Apply' section.
Position Description - Early Childhood Educator Brisbane
At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, disability, 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 Protection 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.