Big Fat Smile is searching for Certificate III and Diploma Child Care Educators to join the team at Woronora Heights Community Preschool (0-5). Permanent, Fixed Term and Casual roles available.

Big Fat Smile is a values-led organisation. Its vision is that we enrich the lives and minds of children and families in their community. Our values are Inclusion, Integrity, Safety, Child-centric, Collaboration and Leadership.

We are a not for profit, community owned, non government organisation which provides high quality care and education for children, national and state wide inclusion services as part of a National Consortia and operate many community based services to children and families. These include transition to school and supported playgroups.

Big Fat Smile is committed to being a child safe organisation and adopting the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations (National Principles). We place the protection of children at the top of our responsibilities and obligations. Every employee is required to exercise their duty of care and ensure the protection of children within the Organisation’s care. There is a zero tolerance for inappropriate behaviour towards children and any breach of the Child Protection laws. All allegations and safety concerns will be treated seriously and acted upon. Big Fat Smile has legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when there are significant concerns for a child’s safety.

Selection Criteria for Certificate III:

  • Certificate III in Children's Services or equivalent
  • Minimum of 6 months childcare sector experience
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with children, families and staff
  • A good level of physical fitness
  • Knowledge of EEO practices, WH&S policies and environmental sustainability principles and procedures
  • Maintain a valid paid Working with Children Check through the Office of the Children's Guardian
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification
  • Identify and Respond to Children at Risk certificate (desirable)
  • Commitment to inclusive practices and child protection
  • Understanding of occupational health and safety and the National Quality Standard
  • Ability to adhere to all Big Fat Smile policies and procedures

Selection Criteria Diploma:

  • Diploma of Community Services (Children's Services) or equivalent
  • Sound understanding of early childhood theory and curriculum planning for children 0-5 years
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with children and families
  • Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously in a team teaching context
  • A good level of physical fitness
  • Track record of actively contributing to the efficient and effective operation/development of a high quality child care service
  • Knowledge of EEO practices, WHS policies and environmental sustainability principles and procedures
  • Maintain a valid paid Working with Children Check through the Office of the Children's Guardian
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certification
  • Identify and Respond to Children at Risk certificate (desirable)
  • Commitment to inclusive practices and child protection
  • Understanding of occupational health and safety and the National Quality Framework
  • Ability to adhere to all Big Fat Smile policies and procedures.