• Fixed Term, Full Time - 12 Months
  • Traineeship - Gain a Qualification
  • Currans Hill Location
  • Role will commence in January 2021

Who we are:

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’ll do:

The trainee is an important part of the team in the Community Preschool. You will be provided with hands on experience whilst working towards your Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

What you need:

  • Capacity to complete the theoretical component of the traineeship.
  • Must not hold a current Certificate III qualification or above in Child Care or any other field.
  • Must be willing to obtain a paid Working with Children Check.
  • Must be over 18 years of age and an Australian citizen/permanent resident.
  • Commitment to inclusive practices, child safety and protection.
  • Willing to have fun, be creative and be invested in the learning of children.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with children and families.
  • Proven ability to be reliable, professional and punctual.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member.
  • Understanding of Workplace Health and Safety.
  • A good level of physical fitness.