Nov 24 | Childcare Educator | Jamboree Heights

The YMCA is one of Brisbane's most recognisable customer-focused community organisations.

The YMCA operates a number of services including Child Care, health and fitness, education and training, outdoor education and camping, accommodation and hospitality along with benevolent activities including the YMCA Vocational School and the Schools' Breakfast program.

Tucked away in Jamboree Heights is a real hidden treasure! A thriving community of dedicated members, staff and kids.

We are now seeking a Childcare Educator to join our team for our in-house childcare and child minding services. The successful applicant will be working as a Group Leader for a Pre-Kindergarten Program, an Assistant/Educator in Child Minding for the Fitness Centre and as an Assistant/Educator in the Vacation Care program during the school holidays Monday - Friday.

There is an opportunity to work additional hours during vacation care periods.

Reporting to the Child Care Coordinator, your responsibilities will be:

  • Develop, plan and implement effective quality programs for children;
  • Ensure a safe environment exists for children at the Centre with suitable behaviour management processes in place;
  • Ensure records are kept and updated on each child's development and daily observations and reflections are completed;
  • Continually monitor the cleanliness, safety, security and presentation of the Centre in conjunction with other staff;
  • Build strong and respectful relationships with children, families and team members;
  • Be familiar with the requirements of current versions of The Child Care Act, Child Care Regulations and the NQF in particular The Early Years Learning Framework;
  • Continually meet all early childhood regulations, standards and workplace safety legislation;
  • Work as part of an efficient and high functioning team;

This is a wonderful opportunity to become part of a growing team and to advance your career in childcare with an experienced service provider.

To be successful in the role you must have the following:

  • Minimum of a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care or other relevant qualification;
  • Previous experience in the care and education of children and/or young people;
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and customer service skills;
  • A positive attitude and be a team player;
  • Sound computer skills;
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification (or willingness to obtain);
  • Certificate of Suitability to work with Children and Young People (Blue Card) or willingness to obtain;
  • ABOVE ALL, you will need a fantastic sense of fun and a tremendous imagination.

A competitive remuneration package that meets industry expectations will be on offer to the successful applicant based on experience and qualifications. The YMCA also offers a wide range of benefits and discounts on several YMCA services including health and fitness memberships, hotel accommodation and childcare discounts. This will be coupled with professional support from a management team with experience in the field.

Interested? Apply Now!

APPLY TODAY by submitting a cover letter detailing your experience against the selection criteria as stated above and your resume directly via SEEK.

Applications close 8th December 2017

Click here to download a position description.

Applicants must be approved to work in Australia and willing to apply for a Blue Card.
The YMCA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to safeguarding children and young people.