Berrimba Childcare Educator

  • Base/Location:Berrimba Child Care Centre, Hare Street, Echuca
  • Reports To:Early Years Manager/Berrimba Assistant Coordinator
  • Hours:Full Time, 37.5 hours per week
  • Position Scope:

    Berrimba Childcare Centre’s Educators are responsible for assisting with planning, developing and implementing a high quality program in collaboration with Room Leader’s for the children in their care.

Organisational Values

A goal of the Njernda Aboriginal Corporation is to be a leader in the care and protection of children and young people and in working with families and communities to build capacity, resilience and independence.

Case Managers will embrace Njernda’s vision for empowering our Aboriginal community and the organisations values:

  • Professional Integrity – We treat all our people with dignity and respect.
  • Quality – We always strive to do our best and improve the way we do things.
  • Responsibility – We commit to the actions we take to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
  • Client Focus – We work toward improving the health and wellbeing of our clients and community.


Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting Room Leaders to implement an age appropriate developmental program for children in their care.
  • Record and maintain observations for the children in their care catering for their individual interests and developmental needs.
  • Assisting with implementation of daily care routines.
  • Assisting to build responsive relationships with families and specialist services to enable sharing of children’s learning and development.
  • Assist in Supporting, Mentoring and Supervising student placements.
  • Work collaboratively with other staff and management of the Centre to create a culturally safe environment where families and children feel supported and safe.
  • Work in consultation with Room Leaders to develop additional aspects of your program such as holding special events, elder’s visits, excursions, and health service visits.
  • Involvement in evacuation procedures and fire drills, creation of evacuation procedures for individual room and centre as a whole with OHS representative and Management.
  • Take action as necessary to ensure the health and safety of children attending the Centre and while on approved activities outside of the service.
  • Ensure all relevant regulations and the Centre’s policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Awareness of Mandatory Reporting obligations and participation in training


Parent Relationships:

  • Actively encourage parent input into program planning and involvement in program activities as appropriate.
  • Provide regular information on program, service operation and child development for parents in the form of newsletters, posters and notices.
  • Provide feedback to parents on their child/ren’s progress and alert them to any development issues/challenges.


People Management:

  • Supervise unqualified workers caring for the group of children under his/her care.
  • Actively encourage the continuing development of staff involved in developing and delivering the program.
  • Provide formal feedback on staff performance as part of the annual performance appraisal process.


Program Reporting:

  • Provide regular reports weekly to the Co-ordinator/Assistant Coordinator on the implementation and review of the program.
  • Complete within required timelines all relevant program related reports and data collections required by funding bodies.
  • Document and report on any maintenance issues related to equipment and materials used within the program.


Berrimba Planning Processes:

  • Participate in the overall development and implementation of the strategic and business plans of the Centre.
  • Ensure the long day care program is developed and implemented in ways that support the long-range goals, objectives, plans and policies, and the vision of the Centre.
  • Participate in the Centre’s regular staff meetings and professional development workshops.


Key Selection Criteria

Applicants must possess:

  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to Aboriginal Culture.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with Aboriginal organizations and communities.
  • A sound understanding and knowledge of Early Childhood Development.
  • Qualifications in accordance with the Children’s Services Regulations 1998 (Regulation 58).
  • Experience working in a Child Care Program.
  • An appropriate First Aid Training certificate which complies with the requirements of the Children’s Services regulations 1998.
  • Well-developed program development and implementation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively with parents and professionals.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and remain impartial at all times.
  • Self motivated.
  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • A current Victorian Driver’s license and a willingness to travel.
  • A current satisfactory Victorian Police Check.
  • A current Working with Children’s Check.

In addition it is expected that the incumbent will:

  • Seek opportunities for personal and professional development which will add to Berrimba’s overall capabilities.
  • Undertake travel as required.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Certificate III Children’s Services/Diploma of Children’s Services/Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
  • Food Safety Supervisor Certificate
  • Safe Food Handling Certificate
  • First Aide Certificate
  • Relevant experience in the food preparation industry
  • Working With Children’s Check
  • Current Criminal Records/Police Check


Other relevant information

  • Work activities and procedures are clearly defined and documented.
  • Tasks may involve selection from a limited range of existing techniques, methods and processes.
  • The employee will not commit Berrimba to any expenditure unless it is contained in Berrimba’s annual budgets, approved by centre coordinator and appropriate purchase order raised.
  • Guidance and advice is always available.
  • Please supply three referees with your application.
  • Commitment to equal opportunity and occupational health and safety principles and practices is required.
  • You will need to disclose any pre-existing illness or injury you know about which could be affected by the described work duties. Under section 82 (7) of the Accident Compensation Act, failure to disclose such a pre-existing illness or injury will mean that, if employed, you will not be paid compensation for that condition.


All applications close: 25th Oct 2019

To be eligible for an interview applicant MUST address the Key Selection Criteria and include a recent resume.

Written applications should include a covering letter. Please include the names and telephone contacts of at least two referees.

Address your application marked: “Private & Confidential”

To: HR Manager
Njernda Aboriginal Corporation
84 Hare Street,
(PO Box 201)
Echuca Vic 3564


Please check the closing date to ensure your application is received within the specified time. Applications may be posted, emailed, hand delivered or faxed (provided that a hard copy is posted on the same day). 

Applications may be posted, emailed, hand delivered or faxed (provided that a hard copy is posted on the same day).


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