• Permanent, Full Time
  • 38 hours per week - Monday to Friday
  • Shellharbour Early Learning and Care

About Us

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 a child safe organisation, committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of children entrusted to our care. We demonstrate this commitment through embedding of the Child Safe Standards in culture, policies, procedures and practice. Big Fat smile has a zero tolerance for child abuse and harm and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated seriously and acted upon.

What you will do

As a Diploma Child Care Educator you will be responsible for providing quality education and care to all children as well as building relationships with families. Adhering to the National Quality Standards, you will 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:

  • 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
  • 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 Workplace Health and Safety and the National Quality Framework
  • Ability to adhere to all Big Fat Smile policies and procedures.

Please provide a cover letter addressing the above and an update copy of your resume.