Certificate III Co-Educator - Church Street Children's Centre

Maribyrnong VIC, Australia

  • Join an organisation committed to making a difference in the lives of children
  • Supportive work life balance with monthly RDO
  • Funded First Aid Training + Attractive Employee Benefits

Join us and our vision – for every child to realise their right to a strong foundation for lifelong success.   

At ECMS, we have been providing high quality and inclusive early learning and care for Melbourne children, families and communities for more than 22 years. Our almost 65 kindergartens and childcare centres touch the lives of 6500 children across Melbourne each week. 

At Church Street Children's Centre we provide a caring, supportive and playful environment for children aged zero to 6 years. Church Street Children's Centre provides a strong community spirit where families, parents and carers are encouraged to play an active part in their child's care and education. Our professional and highly trained educators develop innovative and reflective educational programs to foster independence and self-esteem. It is our experience that children learn best by 'doing'. For this reason, play-based learning is at the heart of our programs. These programs are flexible and responsive to the children's individual and group needs.

The service is currently located in Maribrynong and will be moving late 2019 to a brand new purpose built centre located in West Footscray.

As a Certificate III Educator you will

  • Work collaboratively with your team to provide an appropriate developmental and enriching program for children which maximises opportunities for them to develop to their full potential 
  • Build and maintain positive and meaningful relationships with children, families, staff and the local community 
  • Be a motivated and driven Educator, who will actively contribute to the program, through detailed observations & documentation and positive behaviour guidance strategies and will provide spontaneous play-based learning experiences to extend on children's learning 
  • Have a sound knowledge of and experience with implementing the Early Years Learning Framework, National Quality Standards and Child Safety Standard 
  • Be working full-time, 38 hours per week plus an additional 2 hours to allow for a monthly RDO. You will work from Monday to Friday on a weekly rotating roster between the hours of 7:00am to 6:00pm 

To be considered you will have: 

  • A Certificate III in Early Childhood or equivalent ACECQA approved qualification 
  • Experience working as an Assistant Educator in a long day care service 
  • Current Working with Children's Check and National Police Check 
  • Current Level 2 First Aid, CPR, Anaphylaxis & Asthma Certificate 

Benefits of joining our team: 

  • Exciting professional development opportunities including the annual conference for all ECMS staff, professional development days, leadership meetings, individual performance reviews and development plans 
  • ECMS' Recognition of Outstanding Practice Awards to recognise staff and teams who have demonstrated an outstanding practice 
  • Earn $500 through our Employee Referral program when you refer a successful applicant 
  • Access to a range of retail and recreational activities at significantly reduced rates via our fully sponsored Employee Benefits Program 
  • Funded First Aid (004) training for staff 


We are a child safe and equal employment opportunity employer. Child safety is a fundamental aspect of all roles at ECMS. We promote the rights of all children to participate, have a purpose and be protected from harm.  Our purpose is to make every day count by providing high quality play based learning in a safe and inclusive environment – ensuring that children and families in our community thrive in life.  

Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and from people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged. 

To begin a rewarding career with ECMS apply now!

Type: Ongoing

Category: Childcare - Co-Educator

Reference id: KH000030

Date posted : 25/10/2019