About the Organisation
At Penrith City Council, we’re passionate about people; in our community and in our workplace. We want you to be able to be your best self and we get that work is just one part of your life, so we’re here to support you in the moments that matter. As the winner of the 2020 Local Government Excellence in People and Culture Award and a finalist in the 2020 Australian HR Awards, you can be confident in joining a workplace that offers truly outstanding benefits, including:
- A range of flexible work arrangements
- 18 weeks paid maternity leave
- Health and wellbeing leave
- 15 days personal leave
- Significant financial and leave support for undertaking further education
- Diverse salary packaging
- And much, much more!
About the Department
Penrith City Council is the largest local government child care service provider in NSW, with more than child care facilities annually catering for 4000 children. Committed to providing Children's Services programs for the benefit of families and children across the City, we offer a variety of child care services including Long Day Care, Vacation and Out of School Hours Care, Preschools and a Mobile Playvan and are at the leading edge of implementing a curriculum for the intellectual, social and physical development of the children within our care.
About the role
We have an exciting Permanent and Temporary opportunities for Diploma qualified Child Care workers to join one of our not for profit Child Care Services that either exceed or meet national quality education standards.
Your previous centre based experience would put you in good stead to implement the curriculum for children ranging from 0 to 12 years. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and work well in a diverse team environment.
You will, over time, have the opportunity to work across various services including Preschool, Long Day Care and Out of School Hours Services.
To be successful in this role, you must be 18 years or over and have completed a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.
If this sounds like you, we encourage you to pursue your passion and make your mark in Penrith.
The criteria to be addressed in your application is below:
- A Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care
- A valid NSW Working with Children Check
- A current First Aid Certificate including Asthma and Anaphylaxis Certificate
- Centre based experience with 0-12 year old children
- Understanding of The National Quality Standards including Contemporary Curriculum Frameworks
- An understanding of The Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations
- Demonstrated written and verbal communication and teamwork skills
- A commitment to caring for children with disabilities/additional needs
- Please advise if you prefer Full Time or Part Time Opportunities
- Experience in implementing contemporary early and middle childhood practices
- A Child Protection Certificate (Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk)
Commencing Salary: From $30.40 per hour or $60,088.00 per annum plus 9.5% Superannuation
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 Number.
You will be required to undertake background checks, including a Qualification Check, Working with Children Check, Medical Declaration and a Functional Test as relevant to the position for which you have applied.
To view the position description and submit your application, please visit careers.penrith.city
In addition to a cover letter and resume, applicants are required to submit comprehensive responses to the selection criteria (listed above) as a part of their initial application. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.
Completed applications must be received by 11.55pm on the closing date. Please allow 4 weeks from the closing date for the processing of your application.
For further information about the position, please contact Natasha Edwards, Human Resources Business Support Officer, on 4732 7725.
Council practices EEO and WHS principles.
Penrith City Council is committed to ensuring the safety of our people and community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many of our employees are currently working remotely or in a way that is different to normal, which may impact our recruitment processes including time to respond to applicants and conducting online interviews instead of in-person. Some roles may also require temporary remote working arrangements; if applicable, this will be discussed with you at the time of interview.
We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.