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Early Childhood Education (Certificate III, Diploma and Trainees)

Job No: CEN3491
Location: Central Coast NSW


Primary Work Location: Various Central Coast Locations  NSW 

  • Enjoy the excitement of a new play room in the New Year
  • Community focussed education and care centres with experienced and supportive teams
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Permanent, Temporary, Casual and Trainee roles available across the Central Coast

Central Coast Council is committed to the goals of equal opportunity employment. We aim to provide a work environment for our employees that fosters equity, diversity and respect.

Council is committed to providing safe environments that protect the physical, emotional, cultural and social wellbeing of children on the Central Coast.

Ideally located on the northern fringe of Sydney and just an hour's drive from Newcastle, the Central Coast offers one of the best places in Australia to live and work. 

Today the Central Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in NSW, with the third largest Local Government Area (LGA) in NSW and the 6th Largest LGA in Australia.

Embrace change in 2024 with a new role at Central Coast Council! Join in the excitement as a new educator with a new play room where you learn together.

Local Government is the largest provider of Education and Care Services in NSW and we have 8 community based centres where local children are assisted to develop to their full potential, nurtured and cared for in a supportive environment.

These opportunities will suit enthusiastic, positive and team oriented educators and trainees who are capable of delivering quality education and care, and enjoy building sound connections with staff, children and families, becoming a valuable and positive influence within their centre.

Vacancies exist for:

  • Diploma Qualified Educators looking for permanent full-time, part-time, casual and temporary roles
  • Certificate III Qualified Educators looking for permanent full-time, part-time, casual and temporary roles
  • Certificate III Qualified Educators who want to complete a Diploma Traineeship
  • Newcomers to the industry who want to learn on the job and complete a Certificate III Traineeship

 In our community focussed centres where you will work within a dedicated team to:

  • Deliver quality education and care programs for the children in fun and creative ways, offering great ideas to keep our activities fresh and engaging
  • Assist in developing and implementing customised educational programs in line with the individual needs and interests of children
  • Build relationships with children, families and carers to make them feel welcome and connected in our education and care community
  • Take a responsible and professional approach to supervision of children and their overall wellbeing
  • Complete associated documentation and administration tasks

This position is required to provide quality customer service and create value for the community.

Council will also be creating an eligibility list from this recruitment process and may utilise this eligibility list to fill other educator vacancies across our locations.

What we offer: 

  • Weekly pay cycle
  • Generous leave provisions: 20 days paid Annual Leave, 15 days Sick Leave/Carers Leave, Health and Wellbeing Leave, Long Service Leave after 5 years, Additional purchased leave, Parental Leave – 18 weeks full pay/36 weeks ½ pay, Paternity Leave - 2 weeks (pro-rata for part time employees)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to employees and their families
  • Fitness Passport – access to gyms across the Central Coast and Newcastle
  • Health and wellbeing programs – skin cancer screening, Breastscreen, Flu vaccination, blood donations
  • Recognition of service if coming from another Council
  • Individual career development and learning opportunities
  • Reward & Recognition programs.

These roles have different salary ranges depending on qualifications and experience:

  • Diploma Qualified Educator - $61.5K to $73.8K per annum
  • Certificate III Qualified Educator - $55.2K to $66.2K per annum
  • Diploma Trainee - starting at $43.5K 
  • Certificate III Trainee - starting between $30.1K to $41.4 K depending on age

These roles attract 11% superannuation and shift allowances. Casuals will receive casual loading of 25%.

Successful candidates may be required to undertake a course of vaccinations against Hepatitis A and B and Tetanus or demonstrate their immunity. 

Enquiries: Kylie Payne, Section Manager Education and Care, Ph: 0408 229 857 

If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service TTY call 133 677 or Speak & Listen 1300 555 727.

Closing Date:  Applications close at midnight on Sunday 21 January 2024. Please note that we will be assessing applications as they come in -  the sooner you apply the sooner we can match you to a role!


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Thank you for your interest in the position.

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To lodge your application, please follow the below steps:

Step 1:  Answer the on-line questions shown below. Please ensure that you provide as much detail as possible in response to the questions asked.

Step 2:  Attach your resume 

Step 3:  Attach your qualifications and licences

Once your application is successfully lodged you will receive an automated response sent to your e-mail address. If a response is not received this means that your application has not been successfully submitted and you will need to lodge another application.

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 PLEASE NOTE: By completing and submitting this online application you confirm that any information provided by yourself in this application is true & correct and acknowledge that any offer of employment may be withdrawn should the information that you have provided in support of your application be shown to be false.  You also consent to employment screening checks being conducted where appropriate.  This may include associated checks (Referee check, Working With Children Check, Entitlement to Work in Australia, Employment History and an Australian Federal Police Check) as well as substantiation of educational qualifications, industry memberships, previous Central Coast Council employment history and association with professional bodies.

I also acknowledge that I will be required to provide proof of eligibility (including photo identification) to work in Australia if selected for an interview.

PLEASE NOTE: We will not accept unsolicited resumes or applications being presented by recruitment agencies. 

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