Assistant Educator

  • Part Time
  • Mount Evelyn, Victoria
  • competitive salary with salary packaging options AUD / Hour

About the role – full-time, part-time and casual applications welcome for both Mount Evelyn and Yarra Junction Centres!

With Cire Early Learning your days will be fun, challenging and varied. Working as part of an established team of educators, you will:

  • Arrange spaces that inspire children through play-based and interest-focused activities
  • Encourage children to express themselves creatively and assist in developing each child’s self-confidence to succeed
  • Nurture meaningful partnerships with families, children, and educators
  • Learn and be guided by the Reggio Emilia approach to early learning
  • Assisting with delivering the Bush Kinder program (selected locations only)

Our dedicated Early Learning teams are professional and friendly, with a strong desire to create positive experiences for the children in their care. Led by our experienced Centre Directors, the team focus on creating opportunities for development, inclusion and engagement. Guided by the Reggio Emilia approach to early years education, you will be joining a team committed to service excellence. You will receive all the necessary resources and support to ensure your success.

The Perks

At Cire we put our people at the centre. That’s why we offer:

  • 55% childcare discount off the GAP fee
  • salary packaging (novated leasing, living expenses, entertainment and benefits etc) so you can reduce your taxable income and keep more of your hard-earned money
  • access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services
  • discounted courses via our RTO
  • professional development opportunities, ongoing support and mentoring to grow in your career
  • being a not-for-profit you’ll feel great knowing your work directly benefits some of the most vulnerable people in our community

So, if you’re looking for an organisation that values its employees, come join us at Cire.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will require:

  • An ACECQA-approved qualification in Early Childhood Education and Care (Certificate III minimum)
  • Previous experience in the care of pre-school aged children
  • Dedicated to supporting the development and wellbeing of children
  • You pride yourself on engaging effectively with the children in your care and their families
  • You understand your obligations under the Child Safe Standards and are comfortable working within the National Quality and Victorian Early Years Learning Frameworks
  • Currently hold, or are willing to undertake, certifications including a Working with Children Check and National Police Check

To enjoy Cire’s environment and culture, you will have a community focus, friendly personality and positive attitude. You will demonstrate our Values of Respect, Quality and Integrity. You will enjoy being an integral part of a professional team.

What we’re about

Cire Services is a not-for-profit (NFP) organisation and one of the largest NFPs serving the diverse population of the Yarra Ranges and Casey regions, near Melbourne.

Our core services include:

  • Our Community School, a registered independent school, providing upper primary and secondary curriculum to disengaged students in an alternative school environment;
  • Cire Early Learning, supporting children’s services for long day-care, pre-school programs, occasional care, vacation care and before and after school care;
  • Cire Training, our Registered Training Organisation (RTO), offering accredited, pre-accredited, work skills and leisure courses; and
  • Our Community Hubs, bringing people together to connect, learn and contribute in their local community through social, educational, recreational and support activities.

Cire Services Commitment to Child Safety

  • Cire Services is committed to creating a child safe organisation where all children and young people are safe and feel safe.
  • Cire Services has greater focus on safety for those children and young people who are considered more at risk to abuse and neglect.
  • Cire Services actively supports and facilitates participation and inclusion of Aboriginal children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD), those who are unable to live at home, children with a disability and/or children from sexuality and gender diverse groups (LGBTQIA+).

What Next?

If you see yourself fitting in well with us and our vision, please send your application via the Apply button or for more information or a confidential discussion, please contact the Cire Recruitment Team on 1300 835 235.

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