Early Childhood Teacher/Lead Educator

Application Due:
3 July 2020
Application Details:
Position Description

About the Role:

YWCA Canberra is a feminist not-for-profit organisation that has provided community services and represented women’s issues in Canberra since 1929.

YWCA Canberra provides essential, quality services for women, girls and families in the ACT and surrounding regions. We work in the areas of children’s services, community development, homelessness and affordable housing, youth services, personal and professional training, women’s leadership and advocacy.

Through its national Affiliate Association with YWCA Australia, YWCA Canberra is part of the World YWCA network, which connects 120 countries across the globe.

YWCA Canberra’s mission is ‘We strengthen communities by supporting girls and women through our services and advocacy’.

If you are looking for a role that will support your career aspirations in Early Childhood, then this is the role for you!

Campbell Cottage is a 66 place Centre in the heart of Campbell. The service has large and well-appointed spaces which allows educators to support a culture of diversity and inclusion. We celebrate and value our differences and support all educators and families to participate in our community.

We practice a socio-cultural approach to early childhood, using research and theories of development to enhance our environments and experiences for children, developing a positive deposition to learning for life.

Campbell Cottage was recently assessed in 2020 and awarded an Exceeding rating.

As the Early Childhood Teacher, you will be leading and supporting the Preschool room in providing high-quality Early Childhood Education and Care to children between the ages of 3-5 years of age. You will work closely with our team of Educators to implement a program and curriculum that reflects best practice.

You will build and maintain positive relationships with children and families, and the Campbell community. Most importantly, you will make a difference to the lives of children in our care.

What we offer

  • a competitive salary
  • flexible working hours
  • free parking or subsided parking depending on location
  • enhanced terms and conditions of employment including 14 weeks paid parental leave
  • salary packaging that can increase your take home pay by up to 5k annually
  • excellent professional development opportunities
  • a flexible workplace to support your studies if required
  • opportunities to grow your career with a progressive organisation.

About You:

You will be a facilitator of continuous improvement, with knowledge of current best practice as well as early childhood theory. You will be an engaged and enthusiastic leader. It is essential that you:

  • have a Bachelor of Early Childhood (or actively working towards with 50 per cent completion), or equivalent
  • have a strong working knowledge of the National Quality Framework
  • are committed to providing high quality education and care to children
  • have strong interpersonal skills, and a warm and friendly nature
  • have experience in maintaining a safe workplace, and working within a compliance framework
  • are able to communicate effectively with all stakeholders with demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills
  • are able to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • have a Working with Vulnerable People card
  • have current first aid/asthma anaphylaxis training.

How to Apply:

  1. Visit https://ywca-canberra.org.au/about-us/careers/ to access the position description.
  2. Applications including a cover letter and CV can be submitted through the Seek portal.

YWCA Canberra is committed to the safety of children and young people. As such, successful applicants will be required to participate fully in all child protection risk management recruitment processes and ongoing character checking and assessment processes. 


If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, please submit a cover letter along with your current resume.

Applications close on 3 July  2020

Addressing of applications:

“Private and Confidential”

Ashleigh Latimore

GPO Box 767


Email: Ashleigh.Latimore@ywca-canberra.org.au

YWCA Canberra is proud to be an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality and offers above award wages and generous conditions through our innovative and progressive Enterprise Agreement.

YWCA Canberra is an equal opportunity employer. People from diverse backgrounds and with diverse life experiences are encouraged to apply. We specifically encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

Want more information?
For a confidential discussion or further information please contact Ebonny Truong, Centre Director, on 6185 2084 or email campbell.cottage@ywca-canberra.org.au.

Application Details:

Download Position Description Here

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