Trainee Assistant Educator

  • Full Time
  • Lilydale, Victoria
  • competitive salary with salary packaging options AUD / Hour

About the role

Whether you’ve recently left school, looking for a career change, or returning to the workforce, our early childhood traineeship program will set you up for a fun and rewarding career in this growing sector.

As a trainee with Cire, you will work alongside experienced educators, learn on the job, and earn while you learn. You will be supported to complete your Certificate III in the workplace, while working at one of our early learning services alongside mentors who will ensure you learn the theory and can apply it in your day-to-day work.

Your days will be fun, challenging, and varied, and may include:

  • 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)

The Victorian early childhood sector is growing, and so is Cire, with career opportunities available across the Yarra Valley in Chirnside Park, Mt Evelyn and Yarra Junction. There’s no better time to join a sector that is in high demand with potential for career growth.

Your Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30121) will be delivered through Cire’s Registered Training Organisation (Cire Training), which provides a collaborative and supportive traineeship with hands on support in the workplace from your experienced Trainer. Access to online, self-paced resources will allow you to complete your traineeship faster and become qualified sooner.

The Perks

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

  • 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

You do not need experience in early childhood education to be successful in this role.

Our Early Childhood Traineeship Program is for positive people who are reliable team players, who are committed to their new career, and will put in the time to complete the relevant study.

You will be required to:

  • 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 child 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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