Early Childhood Worker - Child, Youth & Family

Targeted Earlier Intervention Program

  • 2 casual positions: Western Sydney
  • Children’s Services Award, Level 4

About us

Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. Our Vision is “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

About the program

Wesley Mission’s Community and Family Care teams build resilience and strengthen capacity in the local communities where we work. We support people using evidence-based, trauma-informed, person-centred approach in a holistic manner and on a voluntary basis. The Early Childhood Workerrole will offer support to at-risk and vulnerable young people and their families and communities. The role is also responsible for facilitating various groups workshops and events, consequently improving overall community engagement and social participation for young people.

About the role

We are looking for an Early Childhood Worker who can provide social, emotional, physical and educational support to children from birth until 12 years old, whose parents access our Targeted Earlier intervention programs. Engagement with children may be either in a group setting or on a one to one basis. The early childhood worker will also have the ability to plan and lead the implementation of quality early childhood development activities, actively supervise the children and instruct them in the appropriate use of equipment, deliver a range of activities that are designed to promote physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of each child, ensure safety at all times, support and guide children’s behaviour using positive strategies, and integrate children with special needs into the program and modify the physical enviornment if needed.

All staff at Child, Youth & Family work hard to develop and maintain harmonious working relationships in an autonomous-supportive work environment where they are all trained to be the best in their field. Wesley Mission provides regular supervision, support, and training for all staff.

Essential criteria

  • minimum diploma in Children’s Services or equivalent (e.g. Certificate III or IV in Early Education and Care)
  • demonstrated ability to communicate with and build relationships with staff, parents and children
  • demonstrated ability to plan and deliver early childhood activities 
  • hold a current first aid, Asthma and Anapylaxis management certificate or willingness to obtain
  • ability to work effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • willingness to affirm Wesley Mission’s vision, mission and values
  • flexibility to work across Blacktown and Hills LGA
  • flexibility to work evenings and occassional weekends
  • current NSW or National driver’s license and working with children’s check
  • fully vaccinated due to Wesley Missions policy and procedures.

Desirable criteria

  • knowledge of the local child and family support sector 
  • understanding of the National Quality Framework and My Time Our Place, or willing to learn.

Recruitment process

  1. brief telephone conversation to confirm details of the role and arrange a telephone interview.
  2. telephone interview. 
  3. online aptitude testing and a behavioural questionnaire.
  4. face-to-face interview.
  5. reference & probity checks. 

If you have any queries, please contact Barathy Pirapakaran on 0407 724 883.

Closing date: Monday 15th August 2022, at 9am.

Apply now

Please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter, no longer then two-pages, addressing all the selection criteria and why you would be a good fit for the role. Please include the completed Wesley Mission Application for Employment.

Email: Sarah Khalil at teiwesternsydney@wesleymission.org.au

Only applications addressing all the essential criteria will be considered.

Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values and Worker code of conduct. We are committed to providing an environment in which children can feel safe and valued.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number). 

Wesley Child, Youth and Family team is committed to ensuring our workforce reflects the communities we work within. Whilst not a requirement, we strongly encourage people from the following background/s to apply:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People who Identify as LGBTQIA+
  • People of colour (e.g. identifying as cultural, religious and/or ethnically diverse).

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