Child Care Educator

  • Tailor childcare experiences to meet the needs of individual children
  • Work in a unique play-based learning environment for children
  • $60,366-$77,140K (negotiable depending upon skills, qualifications and experience) plus super, 17.5% leave loading and salary packaging

What we offer

We are committed to creating an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where our people can develop to be their very best. We believe in giving people flexibility so they can be great at work, and at home.

OHV employees have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging, flexible work arrangements (including 48/52 purchased leave), health and well-being services, and training and professional development opportunities. The Child Care Educator will be also receive a monthly rostered day off (RDO).

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a passionate Child Care Educator who wants to create a secure, and nurturing environment for children and promote and maximise opportunities for them to develop to their full potential. Are you willing to work together to make a difference to someone’s life?

The position

The position is offered as a fixed term contract to June 30th, 2023, with possibility of extension if funding allows. The role is based at the Therapeutic Community in Lower Plenty. The Therapeutic Community is a 143-bed residential treatment facility based on the philosophy that the community itself is the primary agent of change and support for each individual’s recovery journey.

The key purpose of the position is to foster a secure and nurturing environment for children, promoting and maximising opportunities for them to develop to their full potential.

A day in the life of this position includes: providing childcare services, developing and evaluating daily care routines to meet the social, emotional and developmental needs of individual children, recording observations and assisting parents in managing their children’s behaviour.

Why apply?

This is a great opportunity to use your strong communication and childcare skills to work with families affected by alcohol and other drugs on their recovery journey. If you would like to join a friendly and supportive team, then this is the job for you!

Safety screening

OHV is committed to child safety and is a child safe organisation. All OHV employees must undergo Police Records and Working with Children Checks. Any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with us. For more information, please download our safety screening information.

Application information

Download the full position description before applying. This document contains key selection criteria that you will need to respond to in your cover letter. Applications will only be accepted via the application link below. Please do not apply via recruitment websites or via email.

Applications close on Wednesday 27 January 2021. Please remember to include your CV and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria. If you have any questions relating to the position, please contact Sophie Lynch (Early childhood Supervisor– Family Services) on 9430 1807.

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