Job Description

Early Childhood Education roles in beautiful Montessori Service | Wetherill Park

Date Posted: November 22, 2021

SydneyPermanent / Full Time

Warami ~ Hello (Darug)
    
   
This Service is located on the land of the Cabrogal people of the Darug nation, who have lived in the area for more than 30,0000 years. There are many sites across the area that are recognised as sites of Aboriginal historical significance and hold great cultural value.



 The service boasts new and modern facilities and is fully equipped with Montessori resources. The Scandinavian styled service is spaced over two floors, allowing the toddlers and pre-schoolers their own environments. They work with beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces.   
  
They are looking for passionate Educators to join their team with either a Montessori background or an openness to learn more about their program.

This is a great opportunity for an:
  1. Educational Leader / Room Leader – Pre-School room
  2. Assistant Educator – Pre-School room
  3. Assistant Educator – Toddler Room
  4. Part-time Float Educator – across the service

About the Service:
  • We are looking for passionate Early Learning Educators to join a beautiful, welcoming, family-run Montessori Service near Wetherill Park.
  • Small service (29 places sitting at about 60% Utilisation)
  • 2 rooms –
    • o Toddler Room - 2-3year old – max 10 children
    • o Pre-School Room – 3-6years old – max 19 children
  • Beautiful calm environment with engaged children and offering practical experiences
  • Family-run service that focuses on Educator wellbeing seen with wonderful benefits
  • Owned by an ex-Centre Manager who ‘gets it’ having worked in a range of ECE roles and services herself
  • Professional development is encouraged and paid for
  • Opportunities within the service for growth & development
  • Strong ties with community (connections with community within complex)
  • Service spans over 2 levels allowing children in each room access to their own space
  • Indoor and outdoor programs and playgrounds
  • Well-resourced service
  • Modern, Scandinavian styled facilities
  • Online documentation using app-based software
  • Collaborative partnerships with families and ongoing support to help them implement Montessori philosophy within their homes

Benefits
  • Work for an Approved Provider who has herself worked in the industry
  • Educators have access to a gym
  • Family environment
  • Opportunities for growth and development
  • Service encourages Educators to implement and run ‘passion projects’
  • Professional development is encouraged
  • Opportunities to learn quality practices and education from the well-established team
  • Well-resourced service with new facilities

Educational Leader / Room Leader for the Pre-School Room
  • 4 hours off the floor per week (opportunities to increase when service increases occupancy)
  • Diploma Qualified
  • Full-time position | 38 hours per week
  • Flexible working arrangements example of shift times: 8am-4pm & 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Looking for someone who is experienced working with Pre-School aged children
  • A background in Montessori is desirable but not essential
  • Experienced Educational leader with a passion for implementing developmentally appropriate programs
  • Hourly rate $26.66 (negotiable based on experience & qualifications)

Assistant Educators
  • We are seeking 2 full-time Assistant Educators (one for the Toddler room & one for the Pre-School room)
  • Cert III qualified
  • Options to do full time hours in 4 days
  • Shift structure ranges from 10-6 & 9-5
  • Looking for Educators who have a willingness to grow and develop their professional practice
  • Experience with Montessori is desirable but not essential
  • Wages $23.67-$25.26 (negotiable based on experience & qualifications)

Part-time Float Educator
  • We are seeking a part-time Educator to join the team and work across the whole service
  • 6 hours per day | 30 hours per week
  • Cert III qualified
  • Wages $23.67-$25.26 (negotiable based on experience & qualifications)
  • Passionate educator who enjoys working with different age groups, & different educators across the service

Pre-requisites:
  • Previous experience working with children in an Early Learning Environment
  • Educational Leader/Room Leader: A Diploma or equivalent ACECQA approved qualification
  • Assistant Educators & Float Educator: A Certificate III or equivalent ACECQA approved qualification.
  • Awareness of the National Quality Framework.
  • An understanding of the EYLF: Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia.
  • Have values that align with respect, encouragement, and care.
  • Someone with empathy and patience.
  • Someone that has a natural affinity for children and a genuine desire to nurture their development.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Possesses current ‘HLTAID004 or HLTAID012- Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting’ Certificate (or willingness to obtain).
  • Possesses current ‘CHCPRT001- Identify and respond to children and young people at risk’ training (or willingness to obtain).
  • Valid and current NSW Paid Working with Children Check.

COVID-19 Vaccination:
  
It is a requirement in NSW that any ECEC (and OSHC) staff across the state must receive two doses of a COVID-19 vaccination by 8 November 2021.
  
By applying, you understand this requirement and will be vaccinated / can show evidence that you will be fully vaccinated by the required date.
  
Child Safety:
  
Looking for an individual that understands, adheres, and promotes The National Principles for Child Safe Organisations. In your position, you will create a culture, adopt strategies, and take action to promote child wellbeing and prevent harm to children and young people.
  
Do you want to learn more about these amazing positions?
  
Feel free to get in touch with our friendly team (who are former Educators and Coordinators ourselves) if you would like to know more, ask a question, or just to chat at info@fireflyhr.com.au
  
Does this sound like your dream role?
   We would love it if you would submit your resume outlining your experience, and a cover letter highlighting how you would be the perfect person for this position.
  
When writing your cover letter, don’t forget to personalise it! Think about including:
  
  • A brief professional history of you.
  • Your philosophy- or your ‘why’.
  • How you meet the position criteria- make sure you include examples from previous roles.
  
Remember to have a read over your application to check your grammar and spelling, and if it looks appealing.

Yanu! – Goodbye (Dharug)


 
Firefly HR- a small boutique organisation of professional and passionate educators and individuals who are driven to instil positive change in the OSHC and ECE sectors.
  • Beautiful calm environment with engaged children
  • Family-run service that focuses on Educator wellbeing
  • Opportunities within the service for growth & development