Careers at Federation University

Federation University Australia is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion.

As part of this, our employment practices include the provision of reasonable adjustments/flexible working arrangements as required, particularly for staff with disability or carer responsibilities.

Federation University Australia is taking all necessary precautions to protect our students, employees and prospective candidates throughout our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you have any concerns, please contact our Human Resources team on (03) 5327 9756.

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Early Childhood Educator, Room Leader

Job no: 851067
Campus: Mt Helen Campus
Categories: Professional/General
School/Area: Commercial Services and Technology Parks

  • Commercial Services and Technology Parks – Ballarat Campus
  • Full-time, continuing appointment
  • HEW 4 – $65,842 p.a. plus superannuation

About the role

The Early Childhood Educator, Room Leader is responsible for providing programs which meet the needs, strengths and interests of the children. Whilst working as part of a team the Early Childhood Educator, Room Leader will promote a caring and engaging environment for each child.

Our childcare centres are located with the Commercial Services Directorate, responsible for delivering a wide range of services (accommodation, Health and Aquatic services, Hospitality and events, retail, and our children’s centres) across all campuses of the University, focused on customer excellence.

About Federation University

At Federation University, we are driven to make a real difference to the lives of every student, and to the communities we serve.

Across our university and TAFE campuses in Ballarat, Berwick, Brisbane, Gippsland, and the Wimmera, we deliver world-class education and facilities. With the largest network of campuses across Victoria, as well as a growing Brisbane base, we are uniquely positioned to provide pathways from vocational education and skills training at Federation TAFE through to higher education.

Federation University’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025 outlines our ambition to be Australia’s leading regional university. Our University and TAFE provide integrated lifelong learning, skills, and impactful research enabling people and communities to prosper locally, regionally, and globally.

We are the number one ranked University in Australia for First Generation Student Enrolments (Good Universities Guide 2022). Along with top rankings in Victoria around student support, social equity, skills and employment.

About you

Reporting to the Coordinator Federation Children’s Centres, you will have an understanding of early childhood development and the ability to provide a quality learning environment. You will also have well-developed organisational, written and communication skills including conflict resolution. In addition, as the successful applicant you will have demonstrated the ability to lead a team, delegate tasks and supervise others.

You will:

  • plan, implement and critically reflect on programs based on the children’s individual needs;
  • communicate effectively with children, families, educators and other professionals;
  • be responsibility for a diverse group of children;
  • provide children with a safe and stimulating environment; and
  • supervise and provide leadership to other staff.

To be eligible, you must possess:

  • a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC);
  • a Diploma of Early Childhood Education;
  • Completion of the Victorian Government, Department of Education online training ‘Protecting Children- Mandatory Reporting and other obligations’ eLearning Module; and
  • a Current COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

Please note that applications will be prioritised for those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

How to apply

Please apply by Sunday, 5 December 2021.

Applicants are required to submit a resume. To view the Position Description, please click here: 851067.pdf

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please email the Recruitment team or phone 03 5327 9756.  Our position descriptions also list a contact person for job specific enquiries.

At Federation University Australia we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sexualities and genders. Should you require additional support please email Bianca Molloy, our Manager, Organisational Development and Diversity.

Find out more about our Aboriginal and Torres Islander Employment Strategy. For support or queries relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment please email Bianca Molloy, our Manager, Organisational Development and Diversity.

A workplace for remarkable people

For 150 years we have been reaching out to new communities, steadily building a generation of independent thinkers united in the knowledge that they are greater together.
We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best talent in the regions in which we operate. From our academic and research staff to those working in student experience, we are all part of a collaborative culture that inspires the highest levels of excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. We are proud of our SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation in 2019 for recognising our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEM disciplines in higher education and research.

What we offer

We foster a positive culture shaped by our values of inclusion, innovation, excellence, empowerment and collaboration as outlined in Federation’s Living Values Charter.

You will be able to take advantage of our UniSports Health and Fitness Centre in Mt Helen, in addition to benefits such as purchased leave, annualised hours, flexible work options, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare (Mt Helen and Gippsland), discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, wellness programs, professional development programs and many other benefits. For further information visit our LinkedIn Life page or our leave and work-life balance webpage.

For more information on a career with us, please visit our website or let our staff tell you more.

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