- Make a difference in the lives of children and their families
- Kindergarten located short walk to Melton Primary School
- Up to 60% discount on childcare fees for Uniting employees
About the opportunity
Are you looking to join a workplace that provides a positive and supportive culture, training opportunities and rewarding work? Do you want to make a real difference in the lives of children and their families?
We are seeking a Diploma qualified Early Childhood Educator for our Melton kindergarten located at the Melton Uniting Church, behind the Melton Valley Golf Club, a short walk to the local primary school.
Read more about our Melton kindergarten here.
This part-time, ongoing position is for 37 hours per fortnight.
The Early Childhood Educator (Diploma qualified) will be responsible for ensuring all children and families attending the service are provided with a safe, stimulating and supportive environment. The position will include supervision and assistance to other Early Years educators within the service to ensure practices and processes are consistent with regulatory compliance.
The position may be required to assist in service delivery at peak times or as required at any Uniting service and is flexible with working hours according to service delivery requirements.
View the full position description here.
What’s on offer
Join an organisation where we don’t just provide a service. We use our connections, our size, our scale, and our knowledge to push into places where we feel like we should be doing more.
In addition to an hourly rate, leave loading and superannuation, you will have access to salary packaging benefits. We also offer up to 60% staff discount on childcare through Uniting and access to 10 weeks paid parental leave.
There is also the option to increase your annual leave entitlements through our purchased leave program.
To be successful in your application, you will:
- Have a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or are currently studying towards the qualification, with experience working in this position preferred
- Have sound knowledge of the underlying principles of Early Years, gained through experience, education and / or training
- Some flexibility to work longer days, outside of school hours.
How to apply
Click APPLY to submit your interest and we’ll be in touch shortly. We’ll be reviewing applications as they come through as we’re keen to engage with someone.
If you’ve questions about the opportunity, please contact Cathie Coles – Early Learning Program Manager via firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. We have a 5,000 strong workforce of employees and volunteers who deliver a diverse range of services across Victoria and Tasmania.
Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.
Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.