MCM (Melbourne City Mission) is a leading community services organisation that innovatively works alongside thousands of Victorians and their communities to overcome barriers experienced through Homelessness, Early Years, Disability, Palliative care, Early Childhood Intervention Services and Education.
With deep experience working with communities experiencing disadvantage, MCM advocates for systemic change, working across all sectors to sustainably disrupt such disadvantage.
Since 1854, MCM has been striving for those experiencing disadvantage to live their life, their way.
Bassetts Road Early Learning Centre has a warm atmosphere with a friendly working environment where children feel safe and supported by all. The service holds 120 places a day for children aged between 6 weeks-old to 6 years-old. The aim at Bassetts Road is to provide the community a service that they have never had before by recognizing each family’s needs individually.
To assist and support the provision of high quality, responsive early childhood programs, through collaborative partnerships with families, other professionals and the local community.
Purpose driven work and job fulfillment
Flexible working environment
Competitive salary package
Attractive salary packaging benefits
Duties of this role may include but are not limited to the following:
To assist in the planning and implementation of a creative educational and culturally appropriate program, which actively engages children
To support the learning, development and physical and emotional needs of the children as they participate in the program
To ensure that all interactions with the children are positive, respectful and friendly
To ensure that all children are treated equally to foster their self-esteem, cultural identity and independence.
To show care, respect and a commitment to confidentiality in all interactions with the children, other staff and families
To assist in developing good relationships and effective communication between families and the Early Learning Centre.
To work using a team approach in the implementation of the program offered.
To participate in general professional development activities and maintain up to date knowledge regarding current developments in the early childhood service sector
To ensure that all children are actively supervised at all times to maintain their safety
To maintain the cleanliness and tidiness of the service to a high standard.
To ensure that appropriate actions are taken in an emergency or potentially dangerous situations
To participate in the planning of and implementation of evacuation drills
To take responsibility for developing a culture of safety awareness at the Centre
To prepare the early learning environment including the preparation of materials, setting up and packing up equipment
To ensure that all equipment is used carefully, safely stored and well maintained
To operate in a professional manner at all times, meeting legislative and regulatory requirements as well as the policies and procedures of Melbourne City Mission.
Ensure services are delivered within the framework of MCM’s policies and procedures, legislative requirements, and meet the relevant service standards.
Perform other duties and responsibilities, as directed by the Centre Manager or delegate.
Diploma of Children’s Service or equivalent qualification as approved by ACECQA (completion or ‘working towards’ a qualification under the ACECQA requirements).
Ability to engage with and support children in an educational setting.
Ability to contribute to the program and planning for children’s learning and development
Awareness of the cultural needs of families.
Capacity to respond appropriately to children at risk of harm or neglect.
Ability to ensure confidentiality of information.
Capacity to work positively within a team environment.
Organisational skills and the ability to prioritise tasks.
Capacity to interact with people who have an intellectual, physical or sensory disability
Knowledge of and ability to work within the Child Safe Standards.
Ability to complete all mandatory Melbourne City Mission Training
Capacity to meet the physical requirements of the role, including bending, sitting/standing and lifting
Satisfactory completion of safety screening including a National Police check, International Police check (if required), a current Victorian Working with Children Check (Employee), current Victorian Drivers Licence, and the right to work in Australia. Must hold or be willing to hold:
Certified Supervisors Certificate
Level 2 First Aid Certificate
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. Applications close 11:59pm on the 3rd of April 2023. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.
Please view our position description here.
Applications must include a current resume and detailed cover letter outlining your motivation for applying and skills you bring to the role.
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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