Coordinator | Early Childhood Education | Sydney City Area

Fireflyhr

A great Service offering care to families using the Adult Migrant English Program. A great opportunity to work with a diverse range of people. No A&R!

  • High value placed on staff team and educator wellbeing
  • More time with children as no requirement to fulfill NQS & A&R
  • $33-$43 p/h for the right candidate with qualifications and experience
An exciting new opportunity for Early Childhood Education & Care professionals to support Migrant families whilst they study English. 

  • High value placed on staff team and educator wellbeing
  • More time with children as no requirement to fulfill NQS & A&R
  • $33-$43 p/h for the right candidate with qualifications and experience
What is the Adult Migrant English Program?
 
An Australian Government initiative, the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is a TAFE program offering free English classes to migrants (up to 510 hours) Monday – Friday.  
The program aims to help students with transition and settlement into Australian society, assist in English fluency and increase employment opportunities.  
As part of this offering there is an Early Learning Service on campus to support migrants to access the program. The Service runs from 8:45am-3:00pm each day. They offer care to children from 4months- 5years old.
 
Service aim:
“We aim to provide a safe, nurturing and educational environment for children to develop their abilities and potential. We are respectful of the uniqueness of each family’s cultural background and ensure families feel welcome to leave their children with confidence while they attend English classes”
 
Not your average Early Learning role!
 
This type of service provider does not fall under the same learning frameworks and regulations set out for Approved Providers. This allows for a strong focus on relationship building with families, children & the community.
 
Why this role?
  • The role of Coordinator in these services is to lead a team of professional and passionate educators caring for children who come from many diverse backgrounds.
  • $33-$43 per hour for the right candidate.
  • Part Time Position, Monday - Thursday.
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities.
  • High value placed on staff team and educator wellbeing.
  • No assessment & rating!
  • Mainly working with children on the floor.
  • Working hours of 8:30am-3:30pm Monday - Thursday.
  • This role may suit someone looking for a break from OSHC / Early Childhood Education.
  • Focus on building strong relationships with children & families.
Why this Service?
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse range of children, families & educators.
  • Great ratios of approx. 1:5.
  • Supportive structure in place.
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities through companies Education Hub.
  • Small service (usually under 30 children in attendance).
  • Term time opportunity offering work life balance & flexibility.
    • Not operational during school holiday periods but if desired there is an option to work at another service offering vacation care.
  • Monthly meetings to discuss pedagogy and professional practice.
  • Access to EAP (Employee Assistance Program).
Duties:
  • Provide a program of activities based on children's interests and emotional and social wellbeing.
  • Support children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • Monitor the environment for risks and follow policies and procedures to provide a safe environment for children, staff and families.
  • Manage a high performing team of educators.
  • Operate within a budget.
  • Roster and manage staffing requirements according to ratios.
Who are we looking for?
  • A passionate professional with a minimum qualification of Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care (or equivalent) – Applicants with a bachelor’s degree will be looked upon fondly
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a leadership position.
  • Experience dealing with stakeholders, building relationships & ensuring positive interactions with the school community.
  • Someone with strong communication skills and ability to liaise with a diverse range of children, educators & families.
  • Someone with empathy and patience as some of the families will have never used care facilities before.
  • Proactive and able to manage a mix of working on the floor with children and small administrative tasks.
  • Someone with basic IT skills to organise staff, rostering etc
  • CHCPRT001- Identify and respond to children and young people at risk - Accredited Child Protection or willingness to obtain (1 day training).
  • HLTAID004- Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting or willingness to obtain (1 day training).  
Child Safety:  
 
We are looking for an individual that understands, adheres and promotes The National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.
 In your position you will create a culture, adopt strategies & take action to promote child wellbeing and prevent harm to children & young people.  
 
A Working with Children Check applies to this position
 
What now? 
 
Please do not hesitate to inquire for any further questions on the position via the team at apply@fireflyhr.com.au  
 
How can I apply?
 
Submit your resume along with a cover letter that outlines why you would make a great fit for this position.
Please ensure your resume is up to date & showcases who you are.  
 
You may want to include a personal philosophy or mission statement to stand out from the other candidates.