Early Childhood Educator

Koorana Child and Family Services Ltd
Lakemba Location
Education & Training
Childcare & Outside School Hours Care
Attractive Salary based on experience + NFP Salary Sacrifice
Full Time 

About Koorana   

Koorana’s vision is to create and support learning and social opportunities in caring environments for all children and young people.

We are a community-owned children’s organisation, working with all children, committed to the provision of high-quality early childhood education, intervention, and family support services across Sydney in ways that acknowledge and respect all individuals.   

Koorana values self-determination, universal access and equity, mutual respect, collaboration, ethical behaviour, and integrity. Our practice is driven by family-centred principles and evidence-based best practice, fostering natural community inclusion and quality management through the key worker model.   

Our services are designed to ensure that families are well informed, have choices, and are supported in their decisions.   

About the Role 

Koorana runs two Department of Education Licensed Preschools and we’re seeking a ACECQA approved Diploma qualified full-time Early Childhood Educator to join our Lakemba team working 5 days a week, 8.00am – 4.00pm, commencing immediately.

Early Childhood Educators contribute to the operation of an inclusive preschool program.  They work collaboratively with the wider preschool team to deliver a quality early childhood education program which reflects the goals of the National Quality Curriculum Framework.  They will also: 

  • Implement specific intervention strategies, as determined by the Director and transdisciplinary team.
  • Engage in reflective practice and assessment to enrich children’s learning.
  • Assist the teams to prepare resources to support children’s learning outcomes.
  • Maintain effective communication to support the successful delivery of service to children and families.
  • Adhere to national regulations, as outlined in Koorana’s Preschool Policies and Procedures.

What is on Offer?   

Koorana offers the right applicant:   

  • A permanent full-time position with the set hours of 8.00am – 4.00pm, Monday – Friday.
  • The opportunity to work in innovative programs that run during school terms (please note that team members also work in the non-term time period).
  • Generous programming and planning time.
  • Excellent child (3-5 years) to educator ratios (1:6).
  • An attractive salary package, including salary packaging benefit of up to $18,550 per year and options to access novated leasing arrangements.
  • A positive, truly collaborative and supportive work environment.
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programs.
  • Opportunities for professional development, including a designated budget per employee and paid time off to attend to professional development.
  • A personalised induction program.
  • Refer a friend reward.
  • Regular “All In” organisational team building days.

All candidates are required to have: 

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (ACECQA approved).
  • An understanding of:
  • National Quality Framework
  • Early Years learning Framework
  • Child Protection legislation and implications
  • Workplace Health and Safety legislation and issues
  • Be able to be proactive but also act on guidance and work according to organisational standards and expectations.
  • Plan and implement a high-quality early childhood curriculum.
  • Enjoy working in a team-focused setting.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with children, families, colleagues and Koorana management.
  • Be passionate about play-based education practice.
  • Experience in working with children with additional learning needs, within an early childhood setting.
  • Have a sound understanding of inclusive practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a culturally diverse community.
  • The ability to effectively collaborate with other professionals.
  • A high standard of verbal and written communication skills.
  • An understanding of early child development and evidence-based practice in early childhood education and care.
  • Ability to engage children in age- and developmentally appropriate activities and experiences.
  • Covid-19 Vaccination Status or Exemption in line with the Public Health Orders.
  • First Aid Certificate (including CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis).
  • Current Working with Children Check, National Police Check and NDIS Worker Screen Check. 

Apply Now  

If this role is just what you are looking for, then we would love to hear from you! Apply now via Seek with your resume and cover letter. Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing Jane Munro at people@koorana.org.au. Preferred candidates will be subject to Working with Children, NDIS Worker and Criminal Record checks.  

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and support an inclusive approach in the workplace. We celebrate our diversity and welcome staff regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity and lifestyle choices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. 

No recruiters, please. We love the work you do but are going solo on this one. We promise… if we need help, we’ll reach out to you.

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