Volunteering and Careers
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We advertise positions only when they become vacant and resumes will not be held on file for future vacant positions.
Vacant career positions
Meerilinga Young Children’s Foundation Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation working with children, their families and the community to promote positive childhoods. If you are looking for a rewarding position with a community focus and have the qualifications and experience to be our Training and Assessment Officer, we would like to hear from you.
Qualified Educator positions for 2018
Various locations in the metro area
Two positions available, starting 15 January 2018:
The Education Coordinator as nominated supervisor will be responsible for the day to day management of an Early Learning Program and has a range of responsibilities including:
- Quality Improvement Plan
- Reconciliation Action Plan Champion.
Our Coordinators will share and guide others in a passion for working with children and providing an optimum learning and safe, nurturing environment for children. Key leadership skills include leading the ELP team – educators, Inclusion Support, volunteer and parents.
The Educator will support the educator co-ordinator with the day to day coordination of an Early Learning Program and has a range of responsibilities in accordance to holding an approved diploma level qualification and organisational policies and procedures and as directed. Guided by the philosophy of “Play with Purpose” ensuring opportunities for positive learning experiences are achieved through play.
Our selection requirements are:
- We are seeking candidates 21 years or over.
- The minimum qualification relevant to this position includes a Diploma of Children’s Services or approved equivalent or Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.
- a working knowledge of appropriate curriculum frameworks and an ability to develop and implement a high quality educational program that reflects the diverse nature of the centre, local and wider community, based on the curriculum frameworks
- a working knowledge and understanding of the developmental needs of children aged 2-5 years , including children with additional needs
- a working knowledge of the National Quality Standards, the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 and the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011
- demonstrated experience building partnerships with families
- computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet where applicable)
- demonstrated experience in the education and care of children
- demonstrated experience and ability to establish warm nurturing and responsive relationships with children and to sensitively meet their needs
- well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with both children and adults
- demonstrated ability to work with families, children and educators in a culturally competent manner
- the ability to work cooperatively and flexibly within a team environment
- knowledge of child protection law and procedures
- well-developed organisational skills
- working knowledge of state government funding for kindergarten and data collection (if applicable).
In return Meerilinga offers:
- A friendly supportive working environment
- Opportunities for professional development training
- Travel allowance
- IT supplied
- Part uniform supplied
Applicants are required to send a covering letter addressing the selection requirements, which position you are applying for and resume via email at email@example.com. Due to high volume of applicants, only short listed individuals will be contacted.
Visit the website for more information about Meerilinga at www.meerilinga.org.au
Applications close 5 pm, Sunday 17 December 2017.
We are an EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) employer, where all applicants are treated with fairness and respect and have equal access to the opportunities available.
Volunteering with Meerilinga
Volunteers make a significant contribution to Meerilinga and to the children and families they work with and we recognise that volunteers are valuable members of our team.
Volunteer Community Support Workers are recruited to be involved with a range of activities including supporting children with their activities, shared supervision of children, maintaining a safe and nurturing space, promoting Meerilinga’s programs and services to the wider community and assisting program staff.
Meerilinga provides volunteers with an induction to the organisation, training specific to the role, and support from centre coordinator and senior coordinator.
Volunteer Family Support Workers are recruited to work with parents who require assistance and support with their parenting. The Family Support Worker works alongside parents with children aged birth to 18 years to enhance parenting confidence by information provision, skill building and role modelling, and supports their wellbeing and resilience by assisting to link them with local networks within the community.
The Volunteer Family Support Worker is part of the Meerilinga Parenting Service team. Meerilinga is committed to improving the quality of life for families.
- A willingness to empower parents through information, assistance and skill development
- Good communication skills
- A passion for working with children and their families
- Experience in interacting with people from differing cultures and backgrounds
- The ability to be an active team participant
- A commitment to confidentiality
- Flexibility is offered regarding days and hours of work
Location: Meerilinga Children and Family Centre Cockburn , 219 Winterfold Road, Coolbellup
Family Support Worker Training, professional development and support are provided to volunteers with Meerilinga. Social activities, friendships and local coordination bring mutual benefits to Meerilinga and volunteers.
Other positions available include:
- Family Support Worker
- Community Support Workers (supporting playgroup and early learning programs)
- Handyman – light duties
Volunteer recruitment process:
- Contact Meerilinga’s Senior Coordinator of Children, Family & Communities, Pat Hope to discuss potential opportunities and receive an Application Package
- Complete and submit Application Package
- Interview with Meerilinga
- Reference Check
- Working with Children and/or Police Check. Costs to be reminbursed by Meerilinga
If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers, please contact Meerilinga Volunteering on t: 9489 4022