Childcare Worker

  • Part Time/Casual
  • Nowra

The Childcare Worker is responsible for delivering high quality service and care for all children at Boori Preschool.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE:
21 November 2019

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION 

Working closely with the Nominated Supervisor, Education Leader and the Centre’s team of Educators, the Childcare Worker will establish authentic and positive relationships with children and families to ensure positive outcomes for all children.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Provide high quality day-to-day service delivery.
  • Apply knowledge and ensure successful implementation of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and National Quality Framework and Standards
  • Ensure that children are safe and adequately supervised at all times
  • Provide responsive care and play based learning environment to children in care based on their interests, needs, ideas, strength and ability
  • Maintain ongoing records of children’s development and provide progress reports as required
  • Develop positive channels of communication to ensure the smooth running of the service amongst all educators and maintain ongoing communication with educators, parents and caregivers
  • Actively interact with children at the centre and develop strong relationships ensuring that a warm, nurturing and positive approach is taken to their development, and that their individual needs are accommodated and respected at all times
  • Develop Strong relationships with parents and caregivers to ensure effective ongoing communication and response to changing needs and circumstance of children
  • Contribute to the Centre’s Quality Improvement plan, ensuring it is implemented and continually updated to work towards exceeding the National Quality Standard
  • Respond appropriately and communicate any child protection issues, concerns, risks or non-compliance in the centre with the Nominated Supervisor, Management Team or CEO as soon as you become aware
  • Administer first aid or medication in compliance with SCMSAC policies and procedures
  • Actively champion and maintain a safety culture, in line with SCMSAC Workplace Health and Safety requirements
  • Provide ongoing support and assistance to the Nominated Supervisor in all areas of administration procedures, curriculum development, parent and community liaison, employee professional development and training, and any other areas as the need arises
  • Comply with all SCMSAC Policies and Procedures
  • Other duties as reasonably directed by the CEO, Senior Manager or Supervisor

Responsibilities under the National Quality Standard

  • Educational Program and Practice – Ensure that educational program and practice is stimulating and engaging, and enhances children’s learning and development
  • Children’s Health and Safety – Safeguard and promote children’s health and safety, minimise risks and protect children from harm, injury and infection
  • Physical Environment – Ensure that the physical environment is safe, suitable and provides a rich and diverse range of experiences that promote children’s learning and development
  • Staffing Arrangements – Ensure the provision of qualified and experienced educators, coordinators and nominates supervisors are able to develop warm, respectful relationships with children, create safe and predictable environments and encourage children’s active engagement in the learning program
  • Relationships with Children – Promote relationships with children that are responsive, respectful and promote children’s sense of security and belonging
  • Collaborative partnerships with families and communities – Recognise that collaborative relationships with families are fundamental to achieving quality outcomes for children and that community partnerships are based on active communication, consultation, and collaboration are also essential

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL VACANCIES

Applications must address the key competencies (selection criteria):  For an Information Package containing position description, selection criteria and an employment application, please download above or contact Human Resources via email hr@southcoastams.org.au or call 02 4448 0200.

Preferred applicants will also be required to undergo a National Police Check and obtain a new paid employee Working with Children Check (as required by the Act) prior to appointment with South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation.

Salary will be in accordance with the South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation Enterprise Agreement 2012 – 2015.