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Early Childhood Assistant - Tara

Save The Children

Save the Children's Mobile Play2Learn is an outreach early childhood program that goes out into the community and supports families and children to reach their full potential. In this rewarding work environment, we need you to assist in the delivery of quality early childhood education and promote parent-child interaction. Working casually, you'll be flexible to work when required, giving you a great work/life balance.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We've been working with families and communities in Queensland as a trusted support for children for nearly 70 years. More information on our work in Queensland is available here.

Where you come in:

In these casual positions based in Tara, you'll support early childhood development and school readiness skills, and will facilitate improved relationships between parents and children. Working across different sites as part of our mobile service, you'll work in a team to create an environment of trust and respect with families and children. You'll be part of our Mobile Play2Learn team and report to our Team Leader.

You will make an impact by:

  • Assisting to develop and deliver early learning programs
  • Working within a team to ensure programs are age and developmentally appropriate
  • Creating a welcoming and safe environment to encourage active participation
  • Growing an understanding of early learning amongst families and sharing your knowledge with community members

Does this sound like you?

You're passionate about working with young children and parents and making a difference in their lives. Your sensitivity and community knowledge will see you build strong connections with families from varying cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. You're motivated, eager to learn and not afraid to jump in feet first to help make our programs successful.

This role requires:

  • Certificate III in Children's Services or equivalent qualification
  • Experience working with children 0-6 and families in a group setting
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Current valid driver's licence

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Generous casual award rate salary
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Internal deployment and secondment opportunities

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the 'Apply Now' section.

Position Description - Early Childhood Assistant Tara

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs - and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Save the Children Australia supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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