Diploma Room Leader - Church Street Children's Centre

Maribyrnong VIC, Australia

  • Join an non for profit organisation committed to professional development
  • Work life balance - part time opportunity
  • 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 65 kindergartens and childcare centres now 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 Room Leader you will:

  • Be responsible for developing a high-quality educational program for children aged 0-6 in consultation with the parents and educators, driven by their interests, in order to meet their individual developmental needs
  • Build and maintain trusting relationships with children, families and the local community and partner with them, encouraging their involvement in the program through effective communication
  • Be a motivated and driven Educator, who will lead and guide a team of educators in implementing quality play-based learning experiences for children, documenting and extending 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 available to work part-time 16 hours per week on Thursday and Friday, between the hours 7:00 am to 6:00 pm on a rotational roster, commencing ASAP

To be considered you will have:

  • A Diploma in Early Childhood or equivalent ACECQA approved qualification
  • Experience working in a long day care centre
  • 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
  • Participation in our generous Service Recognition program, which acknowledges important service milestones for full-time and part-time employees
  • ECMS' Recognition of Outstanding Practice Awards to recognise staff and teams who have demonstrated an outstanding practice
  • Career progression opportunities across our network of centres
  • 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
  • Joining an organisation that promotes health and wellbeing initiatives, including annual flu vaccination and access to our Employee Assistance 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.

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! Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Type: Ongoing

Category: Childcare - Room Leader

Reference id: KH000029

Date posted : 25/10/2019