Newcastle West: Early Childhood Teacher


Location: St Nicholas Early Education Newcastle West

Applications close: 23 June

Our St Nicholas Early Education Centre at Newcastle West continues to grow and prosper in providing quality care for children at an early age. 

An exciting position as an Early Childhood Teacher exists in our St Nicholas Early Education Centre in Newcastle West.

St Nick’s is seeking a motivated early childhood specialist who sees the incredible potential of providing quality relationships and learning programs for the youngest in our community.

Working in cooperation with the Educational Leader, this position is responsible for the development and evolution of the curriculum and progress of the designated room.

As an Early Childhood Teacher, you are expected to be an active team member of a team which provides high quality early childhood education and care to children through:

  • Developing strong relationships with children at St Nicholas;

  • developing strong relationships with families;

  • implementing the policies and associated procedures of St Nicholas at all times; and

  • working with other staff towards continuous improvement in all areas of St Nicholas Early Education operations.

Are you keen to join the St Nicholas brand and be part of something amazing? 

What St Nicholas can offer

  • Working within one of the largest employers in the Newcastle region, opportunity for advancement within St Nicholas, and perhaps other agencies of the Diocese;

  • Bishop’s Leave, which is three days of additional leave between Christmas and New Year annually;

  • the opportunity for annual salary review, and advancement to above award payments; and

  • corporate benefits, including EAP, Flu injections, reduced gym membership, reduced healthcare, paid parental leave, amongst others.

To be successful in this position it is envisaged that applicants will have the following skills and attributes:

Essential criteria

  • An approved Early Education teaching degree, for the purposes of the Education and Care services national law and regulations.

Demonstrated understanding of:

  • National Quality Framework (NQF);

  • Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF);

  • child protection and mandatory reporting;

  • workplace health and safety issues and practices;

  • excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to share information with parent’s daily;

  • effective implementation of the ELYF; curriculum suitable to the needs and interests of children in care;

  • demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and support co-workers in their professional development;

  • demonstrated experience in assessing needs of children, monitoring their progress and ensuring school reading when applicable; and

  • excellent organisational skills and concise record management.

It is mandatory for applicants to hold:

  • First Aid training certification;

  • Current Child protection training;

  • Anaphylaxis and Asthma Management training.

Desirable criteria

  • The ability to engage with children through playing a musical instrument;

  • the ability to incorporate relaxing / meditation or yoga techniques in an early education setting;

  • experience with IT interactive programs for Early Education; and

  • knowledge and practice of a second language.

Further information

Candidates currently studying towards obtaining their teaching degree will be considered if they have a suitable amount of experience.

Applicants may also be required to go through pre-screening checks such as a National Criminal Check, Right to Work in Australia, complete a Health Declaration, Working With Children Check verification and proof of qualifications. 

To apply, please upload your cover letter and resume and complete answers to the above the selection criteria.

**Please note not addressing the selection criteria may affect your application and you may not be shortlisted.**


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