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Early Childhood Educator - Kilcoy

Save The Children

Play2Learn is the largest of our Early Childhood Care and Development programs in Australia and has been running for more than 30 years. Our play-based supported playgroup program helps 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 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 part-time maximum term position (18.8 hours per week, Tuesday to Thursday, until end June 2023), you'll coordinate the planning, implementation and review of appropriate developmental play and learning experiences for children 0-5 years. You'll provide support and information to parents/carers on developmental concerns and make appropriate referrals to other health, education and welfare agencies. Based in our Kilcoy program, you'll report to our Team Leader.

You will make an impact by:

  • Delivering a quality program, including set-up, preparation of resources and materials and facilitating engaging activities
  • Creating a welcoming and safe environment for families and children to encourage participation and program growth
  • Observing behaviour of children and parents, determining development needs and consulting with the Community Family Support Worker to identify potential referral needs
  • Actively engaging with families and encouraging parent participation in activities to facilitate improved family relationships

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. 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:

  • Demonstrated experience delivering programs to children (0-5) and their families
  • Highly developed communication and problem-solving skills
  • Sound time management and organisational skills
  • Knowledge of childhood development needs and understanding of stages and influences
  • Certificate III in Children's Services or equivalent qualification, or significant relevant experience
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Open 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
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions
  • Festive leave in addition to regular leave benefits

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 Kilcoy

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 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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