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Co Educator


  • Join our passionate team at the Early Learning Centre and contribute in making a friendly environment where children can feel safe and supported as they grow up.
  • Engage in challenging yet responsive early childhood programs, tailor-made according to their needs.
  • Competitive remuneration package with salary packaging benefits available, alongside the external rewards provided from delivering our prime services.

About MCM

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.

About the Opportunity

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.

What's in it for you?

  • 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

Job Objectives

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.

About you

  • 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

    • Anaphylaxis Training

    • Asthma Training

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. 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.

For more details or assistance with application submission please email

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
  • 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.

Position details

  • Date posted

    22 December 2022
  • Closing Date

    03 April 2023
  • Location

    Bassetts Road
  • Work type

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