• Permanent, Part Time
  • Monday to Friday @ 5.25 hours per day
  • Austinmer location

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 post natal depression groups, 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.

What you will do

The Fun Club Educator is responsible for providing quality education and care to all children attending the service. The role is also responsible for building relationships with families, and assists in developing and implementing the centre’s program to cater for each child’s needs.

Adhering to the National Quality Standards, the position also assists with day-to-day operational tasks, including but not limited to supervision, serving meals, housekeeping, participating in group time and keeping a safe work environment for staff and children.

Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated experience working with children
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with children and families
  • Ability to work harmoniously within a team environment
  • A good level of physical fitness
  • Capacity to contribute actively to the efficient and effective operation/development of a high quality outside school hours care service
  • Demonstrated commitment to workplace health and safety, an inclusive curriculum, child protection and the Quality Improvement and Accreditation System
  • Previous experience providing support to children with additional needs (desirable)
  • Certificate IV (OSHC), Certificate III or Diploma in Early Childhood Education & Care or relevant tertiary studies (desirable)