Lead Educator – Aldinga YMCA ELC

Department: Children's Services (OSHC & ELC)

Type: Full-time

Posted: 14 September 2022

Closes: 14 October 2022

  • Full-time position
  • Join a highly supportive and passionate team
  • Health + wellbeing perks, including free access to YMCA South Australia’s recreation facilities
  • Discounted childcare fees


YMCA South Australia is seeking a full-time, qualified Leader Educator to join our Aldinga Payinthi ELC Service, to be responsible for providing quality care and educational experiences for children and provide the highest level of customer service for families.

As the Lead Educator, you will further children’s social, emotional, and interpersonal development, provide the highest quality of customer service and foster a supportive environment where children always feel safe and happy.

You will enjoy working in a team-based working environment and have a genuine concern for and interest in the wellbeing and educational needs of children.

Reporting to the ELC Director, key responsibilities will include:

  • Assist families in a sensitive, supportive, and professional manner
  • Develop and implement positive behaviour management procedures
  • Provision of written and verbal information about relevant aspects of service delivery for families and how they can become involved, as delegated by the ELC Director
  • Plan for and facilitate the inclusion of children with additional needs, including children with disabilities, children with complex health support needs, Aboriginal children and children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Support a culture of continuous learning in the workplace


YMCA South Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that has served the South Australian community for more than 170 years. With around 800 staff (and growing), we deliver programs and services across the state in settings including community recreation centres, swimming pools, health and fitness facilities, community centres, camps, early education and schools and youth services.

Our aim is to develop the whole person, helping all South Australians connect with a better life. Not only their physical fitness and capabilities, but also their sense of identity, purpose, hope and dignity; psychological health; resilience; social connectedness; lifelong learning; and their own contribution back into the community. All the elements that together constitute a full, healthy, productive and satisfying life.


Successful candidates will also have, or be willing to obtain:

  • ACECQA approved tertiary qualification
  • (HLTAID009) Provide CPR
  • (HLTAID012) Provide Emergency First Aid in an Education and Care Setting
  • Certificate of completion for “Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect” (RRHAN) training
  • Knowledge of responsibilities under Child Safe Environments compliance
  • Sound knowledge of EYLF and NQF
  • Experience interacting with groups of children from 0-6 years
  • Awareness of accountability, Legal liability, and duty of care to children


  • The opportunity to join a leading provider of recreation, community, and children’s services.
  • Paid Professional Development
  • Discounted childcare fees
  • Free access to YMCA South Australia’s recreation facilities
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Traineeships available to further develop skills
  • A culture of empowerment and growth with ongoing opportunities for career development.
  • A supportive team of passionate and professional individuals.


For a confidential discussion about this opportunity, please contact Bianca Humphries on 0418 869 423.


Does this sound like you? Please submit your resume and cover letter to Bianca Humphries at aldingapayinthi.elc@ymcasa.org.au. You must address the key selection criteria in your application.

Applications close 14 October 2022

Please note, only shortlisted applicants will be notified.


At the Y, we are committed to empowering all Children and Young People to feel safe and be safe, at the Y, in their families and in their communities. As such, we ensure that all of our candidates are appropriately screened to make sure that the right people are in the right roles. This includes:

  • National Criminal History Record Check
  • Working With Children Check
  • International Criminal History Record Check where applicable

To learn more about our screening processes, click here to view our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy:


YMCA South Australia is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to safeguarding children and young people and other vulnerable people.