ELC Educators - Aldinga YMCA ELC

Department: Children's Services (OSHC & ELC)

Type: Full-Time, Part-Time or Casual

Posted: 7 June 2024

Closes: 7 July 2024

THE ROLE

Aldinga YMCA Early Learning Centre is seeking dedicated and passionate Assistant Educators to join their team. Flexible working opportunities available; i.e. Full-time, Part-time or Casual.

As an Assistant Educator, you will:

  • Prioritise engaging with children, families, and the wider community.
  • Be passionate and enthusiastic about education of children between the ages of 0-5 years.
  • Enjoy supporting the team to plan and implement an educational program and engaging experiences to meet the individual needs of our children.
  • Have a strong working knowledge of the EYLF and NQS.
  • Have opportunities to network with relevant stakeholders in YMCA and the local community.
  • Work with a small, close-knit team with opportunities for professional development and career progression.
  • Time to document children’s learning and development (off the floor).

This is a unique and rewarding opportunity to take your career to the next level and make a lasting impact on the lives of children. If you are enthusiastic and love working with children, then we want to hear from you.


ABOUT THE Y

YMCA South Australia is a not-for-profit community organisation that has served the South Australian community for more than 170 years. With approximately 1000 employees (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.


SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

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

  • Diploma (or higher) qualification in Early childhood education or equivalent - approved by ACECQA.
  • Current approved first aid, anaphylaxis, and asthma qualifications.
  • Experience in an early childhood setting.
  • A sound understanding of the EYLF and NQF.
  • Confidence to build strong relationships and partnerships with children and families.
  • The ability to implement stimulating programs, and support the curriculum based on the children's interests and the EYLF.
  • The ability to observe and record children’s learning and contribute to their educational portfolios.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

To view the position descriptions for this role, please visit our website at https://www.sa.ymca.org.au/get....


THE BENEFITS

  • Discounted childcare / OSHC fees.
  • Paid first aid, asthma, and anaphylaxis certification.
  • Paid child protection training (RRHAN).
  • Professional development opportunities based on your own interests.
  • Innovative learning environments where you can build strong pedagogical practice.
  • A culture of empowerment and growth with ongoing opportunities for career development.
  • Free access to YMCA SA recreation facilities.
  • Staff discounts on YMCA recreational programs.
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • A friendly and supportive team of passionate and professional individuals based in South Australia.


LIKE TO KNOW MORE?

For a confidential discussion about this opportunity, please contact Bianca Humphries on 0499 574 507.


HOW TO APPLY

Does this sound like you? Please submit your resume and cover letter via APPLY NOW!

Applications close 7 July 2024.

Please note, only shortlisted applicants will be notified.


COMMITMENT TO SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN

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: https://www.sa.ymca.org.au/who...

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