• Fixed Term, Full Time - until December 2020
  • 38 hours per week - Monday to Friday, plus RDO
  • Currans Hill 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 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:

  • 3 of 4 year degree in Early Childhood Education, recognised by ACECQA
  • BOSTES/NESA registration
  • Outstanding skills in communication with families and the community
  • Demonstrated skills in team building and modeling effective early childhood practice
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership and management
  • Demonstrated thorough working knowledge of the Early Years Learning Framework
  • Evidence of commitment to an inclusive curriculum
  • A good level of physical fitness
  • Knowledge of EEO practices, WHS policies and Environmental Sustainability principles and procedures and the National Quality Standard
  • 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
  • Ability to adhere to all Big Fat Smile policies and procedures

Your Application:

  • A cover letter, addressing the Selection Criteria
  • A current resume
  • A copy of your Working with Children Check and any relevant qualifications