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Lead Educator - Childcare


  • Join our passionate team in Early Years to make a positive impact on young people
  • Be part of an engaging team that thrives on challenges
  • Competitive remuneration package with salary packaging benefits available

Melbourne City Mission (MCM) is a leading support organisation working alongside people to live the life they aspire to, their way, providing a broad range of support in homelessness, Early Years, Disability, Palliative Care, Early Childhood Intervention Services and Educations service areas. The MCM Early Years Hub in Brunswick is a Long Day care centre that focuses on making a difference in young children’s lives and within the community. The Centre caters for 126 places across 6 rooms and has experienced and passionate Early Childhood Educators who are passionate about providing innovative quality learning programs ensuring the prime focus is on the children’s wellbeing, education and health.

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity available for a Lead Educator to join our friendly team. We are seeking an experienced Lead Educator who possess a willingness to mentor and lead our Co Educators to help drive and build our outstanding learning environment for our children, whilst maintaining strong working relationships with your team members and families within the Centre.

As a Lead Educator, you will be responsible for leading a team of educators to implement an  creative educational and culturally appropriate program that meets the requirements of the National Quality Framework and the National State curriculum framework. You will be experienced in using online platforms to document children’s learning and development. You will work in conjunction with other team members to support the learning, development and physical and emotional needs of the children as they participate in the program.  You will be a valued team member who strives to establish respectful relationships with both the families, the community and your colleagues. You will be a valued team member who strives to establish respectful relationships with both the families, the community and your colleagues.

Your day to day focus will include assisting with the planning and implementation of a creative educational and culturally appropriate program which actively engages the children. As an enthusiastic, warming and reliable Lead Educator,  you will ensure that all interactions with the children are positive, respectful and friendly and you will strive to build and maintain respectful working relationships with both the children and the families of the community. Your role as Lead Educator will be responsible for the guidance and coaching of other Co Educators with the room.

Importance for your role

As an experienced Lead Educator, you will be required  to Lead, mentor, coach a team of highly skilled educators

As an integral part of a collaborative team, you will hold a strong enthusiasm to create and teach positive learning experiences, by implementing and evaluating educational programs

Being a team player, you will have the ability to work within a team successfully

You will support the children and fellow team members by encouraging and participating in the learning and development through the principals, practices and outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework

Be truly valued by your colleagues, parents and most importantly the children in your care by playing an important and instrumental role with educating and caring for them

The successful applicant must hold

  • Diploma in Children’s Services or equivalent qualification as approved by ACECQA
  • Current Working with Children’s Check
  • Current first aid certificates HLTAID012
  • COVID -19 Vaccination

The Benefits of Joining MCM

  • MCM rewards it’s employees be providing generous benefits and offering career development and progression.
  • A 25% discount of child care fees at the Centre
  • Above award rates
  • Salary packaging options available
  • Partake in MCM’s Employee Referral Program
  • Opportunities to advance your career within Early Years MCM by receiving on the job training and development from our experienced staff
  • Access to MCM’s Online Learning platform, providing hours of professional development

How to apply

Applications should include a current resume, cover letter briefly addressing the key selection criteria in the Position Description. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. If you are a current MCM employee, please submit your application via the myHR job board. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.


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Other Relevant Information

  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work visa
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must have or be willing to obtain a WWCC and NDIS screen check
  • Applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment safety screening process as part of the MCM selection process. 
  • MCM employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

MCM is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to safety. MCM embraces differences because we know that diversity and inclusion help us to attract, recruit, engage and retain talented people. We are passionate about all our employees, with the skills that they bring, realising their full potential through ongoing learning and development and through embracing the positive impact that we make through our work and to the young people that we support. 
We are a leading for profit-for-purpose organisation that offer a broad range of services in Early Years, Disability, Homelessness, Palliative Care and Education.

Position details

  • Date posted

    01 September 2022
  • Closing Date

    30 September 2022
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