Volunteering and Careers

Jobs that make a difference

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.

Manager Registered Training Organisation (6000)

Meerilinga Young Children’s Foundation Inc. trading as Meerilinga Training College (RTO 6000) is a not-for-profit organisation offering nationally recognised training and assessment and professional development services.

Full time, located at our head office in West Leederville, we are seeking a dynamic, motivated Manager for our RTO Service. This position reports directly to the CEO and is accountable for a small team of trainers and assessors, administration staff, RTO excellence, contract management, budget and niche delivery modes across the Perth metropolitan area.

The successful applicant will have superior knowledge of and ability to guide and apply all Standards for RTOs, Training Packages and meet an essential qualification at Diploma level in Training and Assessment or equivalent as well as hold a Working with Children Check and National Police Clearance.


Salary: Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry

Community Services Employee Level 6 -8 depending on qualifications and experience. Fringe benefit, salary sacrifice options available.

In return Meerilinga offers:

  • A friendly supportive working environment
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • Travel allowance

Applications should be detailed including qualifications and RTO experience and provide contact details for two professional referees.

Applications are to be emailed to the Chief Executive Officer, Lesley Moreschi at mycf@meerilinga.org.au by COB Friday 19 January 2018.

Children and Family Centre Coordinator

30 hours per week Monday – Friday

Located at our Ballajura Meerilinga Children and Family Centre, the Coordinator, Children and Family Centre performs a range of functions for the centre and community. We are seeking:

  • A Diploma level nationally recognised qualification in Early Childhood Education and Care equivalent or willing to undertake Diploma traineeship through Meerilinga Registered Training Organisation (conditions apply)
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience coordinating service delivery environments for children and families
  • A passion to work in the not for profit sector and to make a difference
  • Knowledge of Early Years Learning Framework and National Education and Care 2011 Regulations, and United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Knowledge of Childcare Government Benefits
  • Ability to network, cooperate with local services, coordinate the exchange of information and identify opportunities to collaborate meeting the needs of the community.
  • Capability to build community partnerships, learn about the community, plan for change, and implement collective partnerships, programs and skills.
  • Administration, office computer and reporting skills
  • First Aid, Medical, Drivers licence and reliable transport

In return Meerilinga offers:

  • A friendly supportive working environment
  • Opportunities for professional development

Applicants are required to send a covering letter addressing the selection requirements, which position you are applying for and resume via email at pat.hope@meerilinga.org.au Due to high volume of applicants, only short listed individuals will be contacted.

Applications close 17 January 2018

Qualified Educator positions for 2018

Woodvale and Kingsley

We have 2 positions available starting 22 January 2018

Full time 8am- 4.30pm on rostered 7.5 hrs per day:

Educator Co-ordinator, 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
  • Curriculum
  • 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.

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 mycf@meerilinga.org.au.  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, Wednesday 17 January 2018.

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)
    • Administration
    • Gardening
    • 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

e: mycf@meerilinga.org.au to apply or for additional information.