Children's Services - Casual Positions

Job No: CC875
Location: Cumberland Local Government Area, Sydney

  • Join an innovative council
  • Be part of a team that delivers quality education and care services
  • Multiple opportunities for people who thrive in a busy and varied role!

About the Organisation

Cumberland Council is a Child Safe organisation which offers a range of employment in both indoor and outdoor work across a variety of professions and trades and supports the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity, Work Health and Safety, cultural diversity and professional development of staff. Cumberland Council provides extensive services to its residents with the Cumberland Local Government Area being located some 18km west of the Sydney CBD and having an estimated resident population of 219,312.

Council’s long-term Community Strategic Plan focuses on a commitment to social and cultural cohesion, the local economy, our natural and built environments and local leadership. As a member of our organisation, you will have an opportunity to drive community outcomes, programs and services and be part of a Council focused on being innovative, inspiring and delivering change

About the Opportunity

We are seeking Childcare professionals, ranging from Educators to Early Childhood Teachers, to join our team where they will care for and educate children from birth to thirteen (0-13) years of age.

Within this role you may be requested to work at any Cumberland Council Children’s Services location at any time. Casual work is not regular work and may fluctuate from hours to block work, depending on your availability and flexibility. Council Childcare centres are open from 6am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

Key requirements include (but are not limited to):

  • Experience in a Childcare environment
  • Relevant qualifications are desirable ranging from Cert III in Early Education and Care to Degree qualified (depending on the position)
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate at various levels
  • Creativity and flexibility
  • A passion and desire to work with young children, their parents and other Educators

Council is committed to providing an accessible, safe and inclusive workplace for all. If you require additional support or any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know during the application process.  Applicants should also be prepared to undergo a medical examination as part of the selection process.

Council is a Child safe, Child friendly organisation. Council fully supports the aims and objectives of NSW Child Protection Legislation, and associated provisions, and will implement all necessary measures to ensure a safe and supporting environment, which endeavours to promote child safe child friendly practices. It is essential for applicants to submit their Working With Children Check number with their application. It is an offence under NSW legislation for barred workers to apply for or otherwise attempt to obtain, undertake or remain in child-related employment.

All final applicants for this position will be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

View the job descriptions below:

Job Description Children's Services Casual - Grade 2

Job Description Children's Services Casual - Grade 3

Enquiries: Telephone Kellie Silvestro on 8757 9729 for further information.

Please note: The casual list is culled every 3 months, if you have not been contacted for an interview within 3 months from submitting your application, please re-apply.

How to apply for a Working With Children Check number

There is a simple two-step process for getting a new Working With Children Check

1. Fill in an on-line form or call the helpline to have someone fill in a form for you.

2. Take the application number to a motor registry, pay the fee (if applicable) and have your identity confirmed (you will need to take appropriate identification with you).

 

The new Working With Children Check will cost $80 for paid workers and self-employed people for a five-year period. There is no fee for volunteers, adults living in a FDC Educators home and students on placement. Find out more at http://www.kids.nsw.gov.au/

 HOW TO APPLY

To submit your application for this position, please complete the questionnaire below.  Your application will be considered as vacancies for casual staff arise. Hence, you may be called for a phone or face to face interview at any time during the casual recruitment process. You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

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