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  • 2019 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Services Traineeship

    Apply now Job no: 492480
    Work type: Temporary Full Time
    Location: Penrith
    Categories: Administration & Office Support, Traineeships
    Salary: $323.10 – $657.30 per week, dependent upon age and school qualification

    Are you an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person thinking of a career in Children’s Services?

    Penrith City Council is looking to employ committed, enthusiastic and passionate individuals to undertake a 12-month traineeship in Children’s Services.

    During this traineeship you will combine study with on-the-job training to gain skills and experience in working with children, as well as obtaining a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. You will also be given opportunities to attend training sessions and a career coaching day which includes career talks in Early Education and Care.

    Trainees work across a cluster of Early Childhood services with teams of experienced Children's Services educators in caring for and educating children 0-12 years. Trainees assist in the development of programs for the children and in implementing indoor and outdoor activities to promote learning. The position also requires the Trainee to work closely with families.

    Selection Criteria:

    • Be 18 years of age or older by no later than 1 March 2019
    • Have an interest in Children’s Services
    • Be willing to commit to study and work at the same time
    • Willingness to take on tasks as directed by supervisors
    • Capacity to be pro-active and show initiative in the workplace
    • Be able to communicate effectively and work well with others. This means being able to follow directions, listen and explain things clearly and interact with children and other staff in a pleasant and helpful way
    • It is desirable that you have some experience working with children for example babysitting or volunteer work
    • It is desirable that you have a current Class C Driver Licence

    Please note: The above selection criteria will need to be addressed as part of your application. You can upload your addressing of the selection criteria along with any other supporting documentation, on the 'Documents Upload' section of your application.

    To apply you must:

    • Not hold a Certificate III or IV in any field completed in the last 7 years, and/or Diploma qualification and above in any field of any date
    • Have the ability to work in Australia and eligible to enrol in a traineeship (if applicable, please provide visa information on application)
    • If you are currently at school, upload a copy of your half yearly report as part of your application or;
    • If you are out of school, upload a written employment reference as part of your application, which relates to your suitability for this traineeship

    This position has been identified as a Child-Related position under Child Protection laws in NSW. To be eligible to apply, you are required to provide Council with a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC) Number. You will need to apply for a WWCC prior to 20 November 2018 by visiting

    Commencing Salary: $323.10 – $657.30 per week, dependent upon age and school qualification.

    Traineeships will be offered to people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background – exemption granted under section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

    If you would like to find out more about our Traineeships we are holding Information Sessions on:

    • Thursday 20 September 2018, 6:00-7:30pm
    • Tuesday 9 October 2018, 1:00-2:00pm
    • Thursday 25 October 2018, 6:00-7:30pm

    All sessions will be held at the Nepean Room, Penrith Civic Centre, 601 High St Penrith. Please call Robyn Fox to RSVP to an information session on 02 4732 7596.

    If you are successful through to the next stage of the recruitment process you will need to be available on Tuesday 20 November 2018.  

    Applicants will be notified by Friday 9 November 2018 if they have been selected to progress to the next stage. Please ensure you check your emails.

    Traineeships commence on Friday 11 January 2019.

    To view the position description and submit your application, please visit before 11.55pm on the closing date.

    For further information about the position please contact Alana Teuma on 4732 7614.

    Council practices EEO and WHS principles.

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