Expressions of Interest - ELC

Department: Children's Services (OSHC & ELC)

Type: Casual

Posted: 9 May 2022

  • Create and maintain the highest quality service of care
  • Join a highly supportive and passionate team
  • Health + wellbeing perks, including free access to YMCA South Australia’s recreation facilities


Aldinga Payinthi College 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.
  • Enjoy supporting the team to plan and implement an educational program and engaging experiences to meet the individual needs of our children.
  • You have a strong working knowledge of the EYLF and NQS.
  • 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).


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.


  • You are passionate and enthusiastic about education of children between the ages of 0-5 years.
  • Hold a Cert III, Diploma (or higher) qualification in Early childhood education or equivalent - approved by ACECQA. (or be willing to obtain)
  • 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.

Submit your EOI

Please note you must hold a Cert III, Diploma (or higher) qualification in Early childhood education or equivalent - approved by ACECQA, or be willing to obtain.

Which location are you interested in working at?  


For a confidential discussion about these opportunities, please contact our Children's Services Support team via


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

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