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Early Years employment and study opportunities in Bass Coast Shire

Are you passionate about Early Childhood Education and looking for work in Bass Coast Shire?

Funded 3 year old kindergarten will be rolled out across Bass Coast Shire in 2022, and as our population continues to grow, kindergartens and long day care centres in Bass Coast Shire are looking for Educators that are committed and dedicated to supporting childhood development.

The first five years of a child's life gives them the building blocks for their future success. Early Childhood Educators have the responsibility and privilege of educating tomorrows leaders.

If you want to be a part of this journey in Bass Coast Shire click on the Services below to see what opportunities are available.

The State Government is also offering financial incentives to qualified Early Childhood Teachers relocating to regional areas to take up positions (you must be moving 200km or more away from your current home). Click here for further information on current incentives.

Bass Coast Childrens Centre

Part Time - Early Childhood Teacher

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education or ACECQA equivalent qualification.
  • Current VIT registration.
  • Approved First Aid, Asthma & Anaphylaxis Training.
  • Child Protection and Mandatory Reporting Training.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the National and Victorian Early Learning Frameworks.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Guide the implementation of 3-year-old Kindergarten program with a focus on individual learning needs.
  • Flair for engagement with children and adaptive and inclusive learning experiences.
  • Exceptional supervision standards and commitment to maintaining a child safe environment.
  • Provision of a family-orientated nurturing environment for all children and their families.
  • Ability to nurture reciprocal relationships with families and build on community partnerships to encourage children's identity and agency.
  • Commitment to sustainability and the benefits of play within natural environments.
  • Commitment to best practice standards and professional development.
  • Sound understanding of early childhood development and holistic approaches to care.
  • Comprehensive communication and leaderships skills.
  • Knowledge of the stages of physical, emotional, cognitive, social and cultural development demonstrated through meaningful documentation of each child's progress.

Benefits

  • Career growth and progression with leadership and mentoring programs.
  • Financial incentives/relocation support.

Contact: Dina McMaster 03 5672 5151


Full Time Maternity Leave - Diploma Qualified Educator

Part Time Maternity Leave - Diploma Qualified Educator

Qualifications - Diploma Qualified Educator

  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education or ACECQA equivalent qualification.
  • Current WWCC.
  • Approved First Aid, Asthma & Anaphylaxis Training.
  • Child Protection and Mandatory Reporting Training.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the National and Victorian Early Learning Frameworks.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of an educational program with a focus on the individual learning needs.
  • Flair for engagement with children and adaptive and inclusive learning experiences.
  • Exceptional supervision standards and the commitment to maintaining a child safe environment at all times.
  • Demonstrated ability to nurture reciprocal relationships with families and build on community partnerships to encourage children's identity and agency.
  • Commitment to best practice standards and professional development, including rigid confidentiality and privacy procedures.
  • Sound understanding of early childhood development and holistic approaches to care.
  • Comprehensive communication and leaderships skills.
  • Commitment to sustainable practices and the benefits of play within natural environments.
  • Knowledge of the stages of physical, emotional, cognitive, social and cultural development will be demonstrated through meaningful documentation of each child's progress.

Benefits

  • Career growth and progression with leadership and mentoring programs.

Contact: Dina McMaster 03 5672 5151

Inverloch Childcare Centre

Now that our extension is complete, we are looking for inspiring and enthusiastic educators to join our highly motivated team. As a passionate early childhood professional, you will be committed to providing the highest quality of care and will be rewarded with the opportunity to build your career within a supportive and rewarding environment. We are currently looking to fill the following roles;

Early Childhood Teacher

Qualification requirements:

Bachelor of Early Childhood
Current First Aid Certificate
Current Teachers registration card

Team Leader

Qualification requirements:

Diploma in Education and Care
Current First Aid and CPR
Working directly with children’s check
National Police check

Inclusion Support Educator

This role helps support children of all ages and abilities to participate in the educational program and create a holistic environment for children, educators, and families.

Qualification requirements:

Minimum or working towards Certificate III in Education and Care
Current First Aid and CPR
Working directly with children’s check National Police check

For further information on the above roles including position descriptions please contact Aleesha at info@inverlochchildcare.com or 03 5674 6694

Phillip Island Early Learning Centre

Position Title: Diploma of Education and Care - Full Time

Position Title: Cert111 or Diploma Education and Care - Casual

For further information contact
Karen Treppo - Phillip Island Early Learning Centre on 03 5952 1747




Drysdale Street Kindergarten, White Road Kindergarten and Inverloch and District Preschool - YMCA Early Years Manager

Casual Relief Early Childhood Teachers and Educators

Do you have an Early Childhood Certificate III, Diploma or Degree? The YMCA are seeking Early Childhood Teachers and Educators to join our casual relief teams in Bass Coast.

YMCA Ballarat is an Early Years Manager offering education and care to children enrolled at our 85 Kindergartens and Early Learning Centres throughout Victoria. We have 3 services in Bass Coast Shire located in Inverloch (1) and Wonthaggi (2).

Please email your resume and an outline your availability to ballarat.recuitment@ymca.org.au.

All applications and queries must be made direct to the Childcare Centre or Kindergarten and any job offers will be made from the Centres or Kindergartens. Bass Coast Shire Council does not employee any Early Years Educators.

Looking to start studying Early Childhood Education?

Follow your dream and study to become an early childhood educator, centre director, kindergarten educator or family day carer.

Early childhood educators are not just in demand in Bass Coast Shire but right across Victoria. Funded 3 year old kindergarten will be rolled out across Bass Coast Shire in 2022, and as our population continues to grow, this is a career that is in demand. The Commonwealth Government predicts Australia will need an additional 29,000 early childhood teachers by 2023 to cater for the projected number of preschool age children.

There are several Government initiatives to assist people wanting to commence their studies, including free courses. Click here for further information.

Did you know you can study Early Childhood Education locally?

The following training institutes are offering various study options in Early Childhood Education.

Bass Coast Adult Education Centre is offering Introduction to Early Years.

Chisholm TAFE Bass Coast Campus is offering Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care or Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care onsite and online. These are free TAFE priority courses, find out more about your eligibility.

If you are considering a Bachelor of Education – Early Childhood Teaching please contact Andrea at Bass Coast CUC to discuss options for studying online at the new CUC Bass Coast Campus.