Melbourne City Mission
- Ongoing Full time opportunity with flexible work arrangements
- Work within a values driven, progressive organisation
- Competitive remuneration with salary packaging benefits available
About the Opportunity
As a service provider Melbourne City Mission’s work is focused on supporting people to take charge of their own lives and participate fully in community life. Melbourne City Mission’s service profile includes: Children, Youth, Adult and Family; Disability; Employment, Education and Training; Homelessness; Justice; and Palliative Care.
Hartnett House Children’s Centre has 126 places open daily to provide quality care to children aged between 6 weeks-old to 6 years-old. We aim to support the community through our long-standing heritage by not just providing long day care but also the other wrap around services through Melbourne City Mission. Hartnett House is a centre where children come first and as such are respected as confident, competent individuals.
The Co educator will assist and support with the provision of high quality, responsive early childhood educational programs, through collaborative partnerships with families, other professionals and the local community.
We are looking for someone who can:
To assist in the planning and implementation of a creative educational and culturally appropriate program, which actively engages children
To support the learning, development and physical and emotional needs of the children as they participate in the program
To assist in developing good relationships and effective communication between families and the Early Learning Centre
To participate in general professional development activities and maintain up to date knowledge regarding current developments in the early childhood service sector
To operate in a professional manner at all times, meeting legislative and regulatory requirements as well as the policies and procedures of Melbourne City Mission
Benefits of working with MCM include:
Inclusive Employer by the Diversity Council of Australia
Attractive Salary Packaging benefits
Supportive learning and development environment
Culture of continuous improvement
Diploma of Children’s Service or equivalent qualification as approved by ACECQA (completion or ‘working towards’ a qualification under the ACECQA requirements)
Ability to engage with and support children in an educational setting
Ability to contribute to the program and planning for children’s learning and development
Awareness of the cultural needs of families
Capacity to respond appropriately to children at risk of harm or neglect
Ability to ensure confidentiality of information
Capacity to work positively within a team environment
Organisational skills and the ability to prioritise tasks
Capacity to interact with people who have an intellectual, physical or sensory disability
Knowledge of and ability to work within the Child Safe Standards
Ability to complete all mandatory Melbourne City Mission Training
Capacity to meet the physical requirements of the role, including bending, sitting/standing and lifting
Must hold or be willing to hold:
Certified Supervisors Certificate
Level 2 First Aid Certificate
National Police check
Working with Children check or ability to obtain
Valid Victorian Drivers license
Right to Work in Australia
Up to date with COVID-19 Vaccinations or valid medical exemption
Applications for this role close: 7th of April 2023 or Applications may close before the deadline, so please apply early. Please include your current resume and cover letter. Please review the position description to understand more about the role and responsibilities.
For assistance with your application please email: [email protected]
We are a leading not for profit, purpose-driven organisation that offers a broad range of services in Early Years, Disability, Homelessness and Family Services, Palliative Care and Education.
Our Commitment to Diversity
At MCM, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. We know that diversity and inclusion helps us to attract, recruit, engage and retain a team of talented people.
Our commitment to Safety
MCM is committed to the safety of its clients and employees, taking a zero-tolerance approach to violence within the workplace and abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability. All employees are required to comply with the Child Safe Standards.