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Early Childhood Educator - Diploma (Parental Leave cover)

Learning Links are looking for an Early Childhood Educator Diploma to work in our Exceeding -Rated Preschool. This role will demonstrate a strong commitment to providing excellent customer service to clients and staff including, sharing skills and knowledge, responding positively to changing demands/priorities and communicating ongoing client information to the Preschool leadership team.

We operate from 8am-4pm during school terms and provide a high-quality inclusive early childhood program catering for the individual needs of all children from 3 to 6 years and their families. 

This role is a fixed term part time role working – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (covering 14 month parental leave) and will work closely with our Preschool Director, Preschool staff, therapists and broader organisational stakeholders.

Day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Developing caring and nurturing relationships with children that reflect their interests and a strengths-based practice.
  • Facilitating group time and activities and ensuring rooms and resources are set up and ready to go.
  • Writing observations and communicating daily updates to families to keep them invested and involved.
  • Supporting families with resources and strategies for learning.
  • Using your strong working knowledge of the National Quality Standards, including the EYLF.
  • Using exceptional communication skills to connect with and collaborate within the team and suggest improvements.
  • Constantly reflecting on and enhancing our inclusive practice
  • Attend 4 staff meeting a term after hours

Why is Learning Links right for you?

  • A supportive and welcoming culture
  • High Preschool staff/child ratios 41 children per day with 8 staff
  • Professional development opportunities across the year. We have above staff ratios, offer a minimum of 4-6 professional development days per year, and have a strong child-centered and strengths-based practice.
  • Access to salary package $15,900 + $2,649 in entertainment benefits + the option to novate a vehicle (tax effective strategy for purchasing a new or used car).
  • Systems and digital skills training to allow you to focus on getting wins on the board.
  • EAP services including access to career support, manager assistance, mental health and counselling services, nutrition/ diet advice, financial counselling, legal assistance etc.
  • Giving back to communities by helping kids from low socio-economic or disadvantaged background.

About you

  • ACECQA approved Diploma qualification (or studying towards diploma qualification).
  • Experience working in an early childhood education setting.
  • Understanding of current early education and care legislation and regulations including the EYLF and NQS.
  • Current ACECQA approved first aid, CPR, anaphylaxis, and asthma certificates.
  • Current ACECQA approved Child Protection training.
  • Ability to undertake the physical requirements of the role.
  • WWCC clearance.
  • NDIS Screener check clearance
  • Commitment to working in partnership with families and other professionals

About Learning Links

Learning Links have over 50 years’ experience in providing evidence-based therapy, education, and support services to help children build the skills and confidence to learn, develop and thrive. We work in close collaboration with parents, professionals, and schools to work towards our vision of creating a community where difficulties learning is no longer a barrier to a fulfilling life.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as well as creating a sense of belonging is important to us and you will have a structured and detailed onboarding program to give you a great start in understanding the culture.

Child safety is top priority for us, and we are a child safe organisation. You will be asked to undergo a NDIS Worker Screening Check/ Police check and Working with Children Check.

For further information about Learning Links and a Position Description please click on the link to careers page.