Early Childhood Educator (Diploma)

University of Melbourne
December 02, 2022
Offerd Salary:$71,099 – $75,458
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Early Childhood Educator (Diploma)

Job no: 0025249 Location: Parkville Role type: Multiple Positions Available (Part- Time & Full Time) Department/School: Student and Scholarly Services Salary: UOM 4 – $71,099 – $75,458 p.a. plus 17% super (pro rata for part- time)

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About - Student and Scholarly Services Student and Scholarly Services provides student administration and services from recruitment and point of enquiry to graduation. This team also delivers wellbeing and scholarly services to students and staff.

Early Childhood Education Services is located within Student and Scholarly Services at The University of Melbourne, comprising the Early Learning Centre, Abbotsford (90 places daily), Queensberry Children's Centre (96 places daily) and Swanston Street Children's Centres (41 places daily). These centres provide early childhood education for approximately 350 children aged 6 months to five years from the University and the surrounding community. The centres operate for a minimum of 48 weeks per year and are open for 10 hours per day. The early childhood education staff team is comprised of approximately 60 staff working either full-time or part-time across the three centres.

About the Role As The Early Childhood Educator (Diploma), you are responsible for providing the highest quality of education and care for children aged 6 months to five years, consistent with ‘best practice', and according to the requirements of the National Quality Framework and National and State curriculum frameworks. You will work in conjunction with other staff towards continuous improvement in all areas of the centre's operations. You will ensure professional documentation is undertaken for all children and is reflective of requirements within the National Quality Framework. You will engage children in meaningful learning opportunities within an inclusive environment, always mindful of promoting the children's agency or choice.

Your role reports directly to the Early Childhood Teacher and Ultimately to the Centre Director.

Responsibilities include:

  • To advise and inform the Early Childhood Teacher or Centre Director of relevant matters pertaining to program development, the needs of individual children and any issues that may impact on the operation of the early childhood service

  • To work as an enthusiastic team member to provide a responsive environment that supports children's wellbeing, relationships and learning through intentional teaching, partnerships and critical reflection

  • To maintain Children's portfolios, drawing on the Early Years Learning Framework, theorists and early childhood pedagogy

  • Collaborate with team members to develop and establish learning environments that are sensory rich, aesthetically pleasing and challenge and extend children's learning and play

  • About You To be successful in this role, you will have advanced information technology skills, as well as excellent oral & written communication skills. You will be a passionate individual who strives to engage with children on their level within various environments and to meet the physical care and needs of children. Your organisational skills will assist you in multitasking, consistently responding to competing needs and to have a smooth structure in place throughout your workplace. You are enthusiastic when it comes to working and taking responsibility for teaching young learners, and can maintain a professional attitude at all times within your role.

    You will also have:

  • An approved early childhood educator qualification as approved by ACECQA

  • Level 2 First Aid Certificate, including anaphylaxis and asthma components

  • Knowledge and skills:

  • Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (0-8)

  • Child Safe Standards

  • Food Act 1984 (Victoria) and Food Standards Code

  • To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

    Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

    About the University The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

    Benefits of Working with Us In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave

  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading

  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs

  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club

  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

  • To find out more, visit https: // about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

    Be Yourself We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience. Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au.


    Advertised: 18 Nov 2022 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 02 Dec 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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