JOB DESCRIPTION:

 

Do you have a passion to work with young children in the remote communities of the Pilbara?

 

The organisation is an early childhood education and care organisation providing services throughout Western Australia and Northern Territory regions. Working collaboratively with children, their parents, families, early childhood professionals and the local community, we aim to develop and expand the education and care that children receive within their first years of life.

They are regarded as a leading authority on capacity building within the early to middle childhood sector, through providing professional development, information, online training and a wealth of professional resources.

 

About the Opportunity

There is an opportunity for an Educator to join the West Pilbara Mobile Children’s services team based in South Hedland.

The West Pilbara Mobile Children’s services are funded by the Australian Government National Indigenous Australians Agency. The West Pilbara Mobile Children’s Service implements a Quality Education and Care program to remote Indigenous communities located in the Pilbara region of WA. The program is influenced by the Early Years Learning Framework and reflects the individual context and culture of each community we implement the program on.

The team travel to remote communities on a weekly basis and provide opportunities for children to learn and develop through intentional play experiences, offering them the opportunity to access quality educational programs prior to entering formal schooling.

The Role

The organisation is currently looking to employ a reliable, motivated and energetic early years Educator on a Fixed Term Maternity Leave contract for 1 year, working 30 hours per week.

Hours are worked during the school term Monday – Thursday 7am to 3pm with school holidays off.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with local health and wellbeing services
  • Plan, create and deliver play-based learning experiences to children and families in remote communities
  • Loading and re-loading of equipment and resources, unpacking and setting up
  • Maintenance and cleaning of the equipment and resources
  • Assist with documentation
  • Food preparation
  • There will be long distance driving required, including occasional 4WD.

 

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

 

  • It is a requirement of this role that prior to employment, successful candidates are willing to undergo a National Police Check, and hold a Working with Children Check Clearance.
  • Candidates must also have a current manual drivers licence, first aid certificate and access to a reliable vehicle.
  • You must identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander to be eligible.

 

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