Early Childhood Educator - Cert III & Diploma

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 12 Jun 2023

Job no: 0025301 & 0053824
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Continuing
Department/School: Student and Scholarly Services
Salary: UOM 3 – $63,968 – $70,628 p.a. plus 17% super & UOM 4 - $73,943 - $78,476 p.a. plus 17% super 

The responsibilities within the Diploma role will differ from the Cert 3.  

  • Become a member of our fun, collaborative team to support early learning and education 

  • Further your experience within Early Childhood Education Services in an exciting, rewarding work environment      

  • 17% super, generous discounts on courses for employees and family members 

About the Role 
As the Early Childhood Educator, you will be responsible for providing education and care for children enrolled at the University of Melbourne early Childhood Services. You are required to respond to the centre’s philosophy and approach to teaching, learning and assessment and to meet all expectations as outlined according to the requirements of the National Quality Framework. You will also work in collaboration with the Centre Director, the Educational Leader, Early Childhood Teachers, and other Educators. 

Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Respond to children’s strengths, interests, and needs and contribute to the planning cycle and review within the room 

  • Engage children in meaningful learning opportunities, always mindful of promoting the children’s agency or choice 

  • To supervise children’s activities to always ensure the safety of each child 

  • Work together with colleagues to provide a safe, supportive, inclusive, and educationally stimulating environments for all children 

Who we are looking for 
We are seeking a passionate professional who has high level information technology skills, as well as excellent oral & written communication skills. You will continuously strive to engage with children on their level within various environments and to meet the physical care and needs of children. You will be incredibly enthusiastic when it comes to working and taking responsibility for teaching young learners. You can also consistently create and maintain professional working relationships with colleagues from all diverse areas.  

You will also have: 

  • An approved early childhood educator (Certificate III & Diploma) qualification as approved by ACECQA 

  •  Experience of working as a member of a team in an approved education and care service 

  •  A current Working with Children Check (WWCC) 

  •  Level 2 First Aid Certificate, including anaphylaxis and asthma components 

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements please refer to the attached PD. 

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check. 

This role requires current valid work rights for Australia. 

Your new team – Student and Scholarly Services 
Student and Scholarly Services provides student administration and services from recruitment and point of enquiry to graduation. This team also delivers wellbeing and scholarly services to students and staff. 

What we offer you!
In addition to actively engaging with children and their needs daily, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information check out our benefits page! 

The University of Melbourne 
We’re tightly connected with community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn .    

Be yourself 
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page. 

We encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. 

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au . 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants 
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

We recognise that reconciliation is central to our purpose. For more information please visit our Reconciliation page. 

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience. Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description. 

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