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Early Childhood Educator - Brisbane

Save The Children

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.

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 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.

Where you come in:

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:

  • Planning and facilitating weekly culturally appropriate playgroup sessions
  • Finding creative ways to encourage vulnerable families from diverse backgrounds
  • Identifying and addressing physical, social/emotional and educational needs of children
  • Providing information and referrals to families to access other relevant programs or welfare agencies
  • Process monitoring, data collection and reporting

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 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:

  • Minimum Diploma in Children's Services or equivalent qualification
  • Experience delivering early learning activities based on the Early Years Learning Framework
  • Experience working with vulnerable families and/or families from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Well-developed time management, organisational, and data collection skills
  • Experience working with interpreters or speaking multiple languages is desirable
  • 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:

  • Award rate salary plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Festive leave in addition to regular leave benefits
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions

For more information regarding our employee benefits, please follow this link.

Sound interesting?

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.

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