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Job: Educators and Centre Cook required for Armstrong Creek Children’s Centre

Active since 22-11-2018 Job category Education / Coaching / Trainers
Location Armstrong Creek Level -
Educational level Vocational / Diploma / As... Employment type -
Hours 0 - 76 Salary -
• Full time and part time positions
• bestchance Child Family Care
• Brand new Service at Armstrong Creek East Children’s Centre


About Us

bestchance Child Family Care is an independent, not-for-profit organisation which has been providing education and support services to children and families since 1895.

We have over 750 Staff Members and 100 Volunteers delivering a range of educational programs accredited under the Department of Education and Training. These programs include Early Childhood Learning and Development for children under the age of five and Primary Education for children with social/emotional and learning difficulties. These programs are complemented by a range of support services for parents and families such as Early Childhood Intervention and Family Support Services.

We also offer nationally recognised Accredited Training through our Registered Training Organisation bestchance Training (TOID 3695).

bestchance has a zero tolerance of child abuse, and as such, all staff are required to report all instances of alleged or disclosed child abuse.


The Centre Vision

Armstrong Creek East Children’s Centre is a 191 place early childhood service that provides funded kindergarten programs, along with education and care programs, for children aged 6 weeks to 5 year old children. For more information, see https://www.bestchance.org.au/child-care-centres/armstrong-creek/armstrong-creek-east-childrens-centre/ 

Our programs will be influenced by several philosophies and theories in early education including Reggio Emilia, Victorian Early Learning and Development Framework, Early Years Learning Framework, Education through Nature, Education through Sustainability and Resources for Infant Educators (RIE) – all of which we feel offer innovation when promoting respectful and rich learning environments for children, families and educators. The environment and program at Armstrong Creek East seek to reflect the understanding of ‘relational learning’ where it is believed that all children learn through their connections with a wide range of relationships including with people, places, materials and ideas they encounter.

The programs at our service will be purposefully designed and furnished to provide specialist learning spaces for children to explore, research and test their theories. Educators will collaborate with other educators, families and children to design and implement rich, project based experiences where children of all ages and developmental stages may challenge their potential, reciprocate shared learning and build meaningful connections with their key educators and community of learners.

The Positions - Armstrong Creek Children’s Centre Educators and Centre Cook

• Centre Cook
• Certificate 3
• Diploma
• Early Childhood Teachers

We are seeking qualified educators and a centre cook/chef who are willing to support us with the set up and development of our innovative and contemporary learning space for children, families and staff. We are seeking educators who have the ability to critically reflect and modify their practice whilst also maintaining a high level of respect and professionalism.

As an educator with bestchance Child Family Care you will be offered excellent support, professional development and consultancy, as well as a work place that encourages a culture of welcome, feedback and progression opportunities.

If you believe you have the early childhood experience, qualifications and skills to collaborate alongside a team to create a unique early childhood education and care service for 6 weeks to 5 year olds in Armstrong Creek East, then an educator position may be the best fit for you – and we would love to hear from you!

For further information on this unique role, or to apply, please see the bestchance website, or contact Dr Karen Grubb on email kgrubb@bestchance.org.au 

Applications close Friday 21st December, 2018.


How to apply

We are seeking applications from early childhood professionals and cooks who have the following qualifications and registrations:

• Bachelor of Early Childhood
• Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
• Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care
• Cook/Chef for an early childhood service
• Level 2 First Aid, CPR, Anaphylaxis and Asthma Certification
• WWCC/VIT (ECTs)
• Successful Police Check
• Right to work in Australia

In your application, please include:

• A Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Reflection of why you believe you may the right fit in relation to:
o bestchance Child Family Care as an organisation
o Our Vision for Armstrong Creek East Children’s Centre
o The role of an Educator: Certificate 3, Diploma or Bachelor Position (Please indicate which role you are applying for) or as the centre Cook/Chef


For further information on this unique role, or to apply, please see the bestchance website, or contact Dr Karen Grubb on 0429 117 156 or email kgrubb@bestchance.org.au

Applications close Thursday 6th December, 2018

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This listing is a full-time job

Job category Education / Coaching / Trainers
Industry / Industries Education / Training
Region Australia
Keywords early childhood, centre cook, certificate 3, diploma,

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