Learning Links is a not-for-profit charity organisation with an almost 50-year history helping families and children with learning difficulties and disabilities.This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and exceptional Early Childhood Educator (Certificate III Qualified) to join our Prep for Preschool Early Intervention Program at Oatley. We operate during school terms and provide a high-quality early childhood early intervention playgroup catering for the individual needs of children aged from 2 to 5 years with a diagnosed disability or delay, additional needs, or families who are facing difficulties regarding their child attending an early learning service such as preschool or childcare.Join our professional team of caring and committed teachers and therapists supporting children and their families in a beautiful indoor and outdoor play-based setting at Oatley. Our team works collaboratively; developing the program to support the meaningful inclusion of all children and their family into the playgroup program.There are currently a number of roles we are looking to fill. They are:Fixed Term Part Time - Certificate III Educator (12 hours per week/4 hours per day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during school terms), with a potential to extend) pending program funding.** Additional casual hours may able be available in the Preschool during school terms if more work is desirable.Casual – Certificate III Educators to work in our Preschool at Peakhurst and Playgroups at Oatley and Rockdale.The roles are due to commence ASAP.About the Early Childhood Educator:- Develop strong relationships with children reflecting child focussed and strengths-based practice- Develop strong relationships that support and partner with families and the community- Implement best practice as per the Education and Care Services National Regulation and Law and the Early Years Learning Framework curriculum- Implement the policies and procedures of Learning Links; and- Work with other staff towards continuous improvement in all aspects of the Prep for Preschool and Preschool’s operationsEssential Criteria:- ACECQA approved Certificate III qualification- Current ACECQA approved first aid, CPR, anaphylaxis and asthma certifications- Current ACECQA approved Child Protection training- Minimum 3 years’ experience in an early childhood education setting- Understanding of current early education and care legislation and regulations including the EYLF and NQS- Ability to undertake the physical requirements of the role- Self-motivated and takes initiative- Demonstrated strengths-based and family centred approach in working with children and their families- Skilled at building and maintaining effective workplace relationships with strong written and oral communication skills- Exceptional interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, and the ability to document children’s learning when required- WWCC clearanceDesirable:- Experience working with children with additional needs in an early childhood setting- Understanding of augmentative communication systems including Key Word signing skillsBenefits:In return for your skills and experience, the successful applicant will:- Have access to a not-for profit salary packaging option that can see your take home pay significantly increased.- Have the added flexibility of non-term time during school holidays (refer to Enterprise Agreement for details).- Work in a dynamic and growth-oriented team learning alongside our professional Teachers and Therapists.- Access opportunities to participate in ongoing regular training and professional development.- Participate in an induction program with supported orientation and transition into the role.- Have access to the Employee Assistance Program.Conditions are as per the Learning Links Enterprise Agreement.To be considered for this position, written applications must include:- Written response to the essential and desirable selection criteria – this is essential- Copy of your qualifications, WWCC and certifications- C.V. detailing your past employment and proven evidence-based experience against the essential criteria- Two current professional refereesPlease click on APPLY NOW if you are interested in working as an Educator at Learning Links. The closing date for these roles is Friday 6th November 2021.For more information, please visit www.learninglinkspreschool.org.au or contact Melissa Murphy (Manager Early Childhood) on (02) 8525 8230.Child safety is top priority for us, and we are a child safe organisation. You will be asked to undergo a police check and Working with Children Check. Learning Links also follows government advice regarding COVID-19 vaccination mandates. Learning Links requires all staff to be fully vaccinated to ensure programs can continue to be delivered safely at our centres and schools.Thank you in advance for your application, please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.Position Description - Educator Cert III 25 AUD Oatley 2223