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Learning Links Preschool

Preschool Educator

Peakhurst, New South Wales
Part Time

• Community based preschool program exceeding the NQS 

• School term program – great work/home balance

• Permanent part time position – Thursdays & Fridays 

 

Learning Links is a not-for-profit charity organisation with a 40-year history helping families and children with learning difficulties and disabilities. 

 

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and exceptional Educator (Diploma qualified) to join our Exceeding rated preschool program at Peakhurst. We operate from 8am-4pm and provide a high quality early childhood program catering for the individual needs of all children from 3 to 6 years and their families. 

 

Join our professional team of caring and committed teachers, educators, child care workers and therapists. Enjoy using your skills with high staff:child ratios (4 staff:20 children). 

 

Our team works collaboratively; developing the program to support the meaningful inclusion of all children into the preschool. 

 

About the role: 

The Educator will:

  • Develop strong relationships with children reflecting child focussed and strengths based practice; 
  • Develop strong relationships that support and partner with families; 
  • Implement best practice as per the Education and Care Services National Regulation and Law and the Early Years Learning Framework curriculum; 
  • Implement the policies and procedures of Learning Links; and 
  • Work with other staff towards continuous improvement in all aspects of the Preschool’s operations. 

This position is due to commence in July 2018 (beginning of Term 3). 

 

Essential Criteria: 

  • ACECQA approved Diploma qualifications; 
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in an early childhood education setting; 
  • Understanding of current early education and care legislation and regulations including the EYLF and NQS; 
  • Demonstrated motivation and initiative; 
  • Demonstrated commitment to flexible and responsive family centred practice; 
  • Demonstrated strengths based approach in working with all children; 
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, including the documentation of children’s learning; 
  • Current first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis approved training certifications; 
  • Sound computer skills; and 
  • WWCC clearance. 

Desirable: 

  •  Experience working with children with additional needs in an early childhood setting; 
  • Understanding of augmentative communication systems including Key Word signing skills; 
  • Current Child Protection training; and 
  • Ability to fulfil the requirements of Certified Supervisor and Responsible Person. 

Benefits: 

In return for your skills and experience, the successful applicant will: 

  • Have access to a not-for profit salary packaging option that can see your take home pay significantly increased. 
  • Have the added flexibility of stand down time during school holidays. 
  • Work in a dynamic and growth oriented team learning alongside our professional Teachers and Therapists. 
  • Access opportunities to participate in regular training and professional development.
  • Participate in an induction program with supported orientation and transition into the role. 
  • Have access to the Employee Assistance Program.

Conditions are as per the Learning Links Enterprise Agreement. 

To be considered for this position, written applications must include: 

  • Response to the essential and desirable selection criteria; 
  • Copy of your qualifications and certifications; 
  •  C.V.; and 
  • Two current professional referees.

Please send applications to recruitment@learninglinks.org.au by Friday 15th June 2018. 

For more information please visit www.learninglinkspreschool.org.au or contact the Preschool Manager on (02) 8525 8230. 

Working with Children Check and Criminal Record Check apply to this position.

Thank you in advance for your application, please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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