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Early Years Educator

Kingston Council - Cheltenham, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
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  • Join our leading Early Years Family and Children’s Centre team
  • Permanent Full time and Part time position available at Carrum Family and Children Centre
  • Provide outstanding education and care within our community

About us

The City of Kingston is south-east of Melbourne and is approximately 20km from Melbourne's CBD. We employ over 1,450 people in a diverse range of roles including engineering, customer service, administration, finance, family, youth and children's services, sport and recreation, health, parks and gardens, planning, arts and management.

The City of Kingston has three Family and Children’s Centres that provide high quality Childcare, Kindergarten programs and onsite Maternal and Child Health nurse services. Our centres are modern, vibrant and welcoming.

The role

Our Early Years Educator position, works within our Early Years Team at Carrum Family and Children Centre. Reporting to the Education and Care Leader, your role is to:

  • Support the Early Years Program (childcare environment) to implement play-based experiences.
  • With guidance from the Senior Educators and Education and Care Leader: take regular observations, set up experiences and provide feedback/reflections from the day/week.
  • Ensure children continue to be given opportunities to expand their curiosity and interests, when regular staff members are absent.
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately with families on a regular basis.
  • Commitment to be an intentional Educator who seeks to support the Early Years team to provide high quality education and care to the children accessing the service.

Positions Available

Position Number 3212, Permanent Full time - based at Carrum Family and Children Centre.

Position Number 3335, Permanent Part time, Wednesdays, 8 hours per week - based at Carrum Family and Children Centre.

Please note: these roles may relocate to any one of Council’s Family and Children’s Centres (Carrum, Parkdale or Edithvale) with notice, in line with our Enterprise Agreement conditions.

About you

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a strong commitment to working in a team environment.
  • Understand the expectations of the Victorian and National Curriculum Frameworks, National Quality Standards and the current Regulations. 
  • Build positive and respectful relationships with children and their families.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children.
  • Minimum qualification of Cert 3 of Children's Services
  • Current Working with Children's Check
  • Level 2 First Aid Certificate including: Asthma and Anaphylaxis Management and CPR Certificate

The City of Kingston promotes the safety and wellbeing of families from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal children and those with disabilities and encourages applications from people from diverse backgrounds. Applicants are welcome to elaborate on experience they may have working with families from diverse backgrounds.

What we can offer

As an employee of the City of Kingston you will have access to ongoing professional development and a range of employee benefits designed to promote a positive work/life balance, including social club events, wellbeing initiatives, discounted gym membership and health insurance. 

The City of Kingston has a focus on gender equity, diversity and inclusion in creating a workplace where our employees are able to be their true self every day

How to apply

If you have the skills, abilities and attitude to take on this position click on the Apply button to submit your application. If you require further information after reviewing the position description available to download below, please contact Phebe Stewart – Centre Coordinator on 9581 3000.

This organisation has zero tolerance for child abuse and adheres to strict Child Protection Reporting Protocols where there is an allegation of abuse from an educator, staff member, volunteer or student. The City of Kingston has a dedicated Child Safety Officer who receives and assesses all allegations of abuse involving an educator, staff member, student or volunteer

Cheltenham, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training


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