Careers

Promoting Positive Childhoods Together

Join the team who has been promoting positive childhoods in Western Australia for over 100 years

Are you interested in a rewarding career, enriching early education experiences for children, and supporting the development and wellbeing of families and community?

Meerilinga Young Children’s Foundation Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation working with children, their families, and the community to promote positive childhoods.

 

We run our Children and Family Services across eight Perth locations. These services include Early Learning Programs, Playgroups, Parenting Services, and community and family events. We employ Educators, Place Administrators, Enrolment Officers, and others to best support the children, families, and community who engage with our Services.

Through the Meerilinga Training College, we offer the Certificate III and Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. We employ qualified Trainers, Youth Support Workers, Administration Support, Sales Representatives, and others to ensure our College runs smoothly and supports students through their learning journey and into employment.

 

We are committed to leading and challenging each other to be a community where everyone is respected and heard. Our team at Meerilinga also benefit from:

  • Free onsite parking available;
  • Salary sacrifice options;
  • Regular professional development opportunities;
  • Additional paid Christmas leave;
  • Part uniform supplied.

If you are looking for a rewarding position with a community focus and have the qualifications and experience to join our team, we would love to hear from you!

 

Meerilinga acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Wadjuk, Noongar Boodja, where Meerilinga’s main offices are located, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water, and community. 

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, where all applicants are treated with fairness and respect and have equal access to the opportunities available.

 

Please find our current vacancies below:

 

Marketing and Communications Advisor (Part time)

Join the team who has been promoting positive childhoods in Western Australia for over 100 years!

About Meerilinga

Meerilinga is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity established in 1911 that offers early learning programs, parenting courses, training and education, and community services to develop strong and connected communities.

Meerilinga’s seven Children and Family Services located in Ballajura, Beechboro, Cockburn, High Wycombe, Hilton, Kingsley, Woodvale, and its Outreach service in Bullsbrook are used by local communities as a safe, inclusive, and welcoming space for all community members to learn, participate, connect, and contribute to fostering a sense of community belonging and wellbeing.

Meerilinga is also a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that offers nationally recognized Certificate III, Diploma and Traineeship courses in Early Childhood Education and Care.

The Position

As the marketing and communications lead, you will play an integral role in driving strategic projects across a range of portfolios including marketing and communications, stakeholder engagement, branding, events, business development and digital transformation. You will be supporting daily operations of our Marketing and Communications team while working with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders and supporting our Children and Community Services as well as Meerilinga Training College. You will be a key influencer passionate in developing marketing and communication plans and key messaging for distribution across multiple channels, to raise the profile of Meerilinga and its services.

Essential:

  • Strategic marketing and communications experience – leading stakeholder engagement and providing communications advice to CEO, Executive, senior leaders
  • Operational marketing and communications experience – implement and evaluate campaigns with optimum results
  • Experience in leading a small team of marketing and communications professionals
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to project manage and deliver outcomes with competing priorities
  • Ability to critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Relevant tertiary qualification or work experience

Desirable:

  • Working knowledge of the not-for-profit or community services sector
  • Experience working with Registered Training Organisations (RTO)
  • Experience working with regulated childcare services
  • Experience in grant writing and management
  • Experience in event management
  • Experience in digital marketing
  • Experience in sales and business development

Employee Benefits:

  • Free onsite parking available
  • Salary sacrifice options
  • Regular professional development opportunities
  • Additional paid leave
  • Part uniform supplied
  • IT supplied

 

How to apply

If you’re ready to be a part of our diversely talented team and to grow your career with an organisation that is committed to making an impact, improving lives and supporting children and families, please apply through Seek or send your CV and covering letter addressing the selection criteria to Vicki Tot, Executive Assistant to CEO, at adminexec@meerilinga.org.au

Due to high volume of applicants, only shortlisted individuals will be contacted. Applications will remain open until a suitable applicant is appointed.

 

Meerilinga acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Ballardung, Wadjuk, Noongar Boodja, where Meerilinga’s main offices are located, and recognize their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay our respect to their cultures and to Elders past and present in the spirit of reconciliation.

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.

Diploma Educators – Positions in High Wycombe and Cockburn

Join the team who has been promoting positive childhoods in Western Australia for over 100 years!

About Meerilinga

Meerilinga is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity established in 1911 that offers early learning programs, parenting courses, training and education, and community services to develop strong and connected communities.

Meerilinga’s seven Children and Family Services located in Ballajura, Beechboro, Cockburn, High Wycombe, Hilton, Kingsley, Woodvale, and its Outreach service in Bullsbrook are used by local communities as a safe, inclusive, and welcoming space for all community members to learn, participate, connect, and contribute to fostering a sense of community belonging and wellbeing.

Meerilinga is also a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that offers nationally recognized Certificate III, Diploma and Traineeship courses in Early Childhood Education and Care.

 

The Position(s)

We have two Diploma Educator positions available for applicants with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience

  • High Wycombe – 65 hours per fortnight (Mon –  Fri, 8.30 – 3.30pm)
  • Cockburn – 52 hours per fortnight (Tue – Fri, 8.30 – 3.30pm)

 

The Educator will support the Curriculum Leader with the day-to-day coordination of our Early Learning Programs. This role 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, (Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care)
  • 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 2012 and the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2012
  • 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
  • Free onsite parking available
  • Additional paid Christmas leave
  • Opportunities for professional development training
  • Part uniform supplied

 

Applicants must email a resume and address the selection requirements to leanne.lee@meerilinga.org.au in order to be considered for an interview. Further documents are required and will be discussed with the successful candidate. Interviews will begin immediately, and the advert will be open until position is filled. 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

 

Meerilinga acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Wadjuk, Noongar Boodja, where Meerilinga’s main offices are located, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water, and community. We pay our respect to their cultures and to Elders past and present in the spirit of reconciliation.

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.

 

 

Trainee Educator – Across two locations: High Wycombe and Cockburn

Join the team who has been promoting positive childhoods in Western Australia for over 100 years!

About Meerilinga

Meerilinga is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity established in 1911 that offers early learning programs, parenting courses, training and education, and community services to develop strong and connected communities.

Meerilinga’s seven Children and Family Services located in Ballajura, Beechboro, Cockburn, High Wycombe, Hilton, Kingsley, Woodvale, and its Outreach service in Bullsbrook are used by local communities as a safe, inclusive, and welcoming space for all community members to learn, participate, connect, and contribute to fostering a sense of community belonging and wellbeing.

Meerilinga is also a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that offers nationally recognized Certificate III, Diploma and Traineeship courses in Early Childhood Education and Care.

 

The Position

Meerilinga is offering a Traineeship Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care through Meerilinga Training College. The position will offer a minimum of 15 hours a week however candidates must be able to work up to 32.5 hours between the 2 locations of High Wycombe and Cockburn

  • High Wycombe (Mon – Fri 15 hours a week)
  • Cockburn (Tue – Fri 15 hours a week)

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a small team of trained Educators in a pre-kindy environment. Our beautiful service is integrated within the Children and Family Centre

Our 20 place services offer children aged 2.5 years to 5 years play based learning from 8.30am to 3.30pm, 5 days per week.

 

Our selection requirements:

  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification
  • Working with Children Check (WWC)
  • Are passionate in working with children and supporting families
  • Are able to work as part of a quality organisation
  • Are reliable, flexible and have a professional standard of presentation and attitude
  • Able to manage and balance work with study and commit personal time for extended study and assessment activities
  • Technology skills
  • National Police Clearance

Salary and conditions are in accordance with the Children’s Services Award 2018, Meerilinga Flexibility Agreement and Eligibility Traineeship Terms and Conditions.

 

In return Meerilinga offers:

  • A friendly supportive working environment
  • Opportunities for professional development training
  • IT supplied
  • Part uniform supplied

Applicants are required to send via email a CV and a short cover letter addressing the selection requirements (no more than a page) to leanne.lee@meerilinga.org.au. Further documents are required and will be discussed with the successful candidate. Interviews will commence on receipt of suitable applicant. 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

 

Meerilinga acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Ballardung, Wadjuk, Noongar Boodja, where Meerilinga’s main offices are located, and recognize their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay our respect to their cultures and to Elders past and present in the spirit of reconciliation.

 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.

Community Service Coordinator

Meerilinga Children and Community Services Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation offering children and community activities to promote positive childhoods. If you are looking for a rewarding career, we would like to hear from you.

 

Community Service Coordinator

Part time – Monday to Friday

 

Location

Children and Community Centre Ballajura

About the role

Meerilinga is seeking a skilled, knowledgeable and dynamic individual to coordinate and supervise workers, the centre and outreach activities.

The Organisation

Meerilinga has operated since 1911. The children and community centres provide access to free and fee paid children and community programs and activities, facilities use and information. Income generating activities including facility rental and licenced early learning programs operate from the centre.

Hours & remuneration

  • 35 hrs/week
  • Contract initially to 30 June 2024 with an opportunity for extension dependent on funding
  • Classification: SCHADS Award up to Level 5 pay point 1, depending on qualifications and experience

Reporting relationships and accountability

  • Reports and accounts directly to the Advisor Services Operations.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities – Workers, project team, contractees, volunteers.

The successful applicant:

  • Is responsible for support and supervision of all workers associated with the Centre activities
  • Is expected to provide leadership within a staff team
  • Has accountability to team/staff meetings and to developing the Centre’s activities through collaborative engagement with community, program staff and management.

 

Selection Criteria

Essential:

  • 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
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong staff support, supervision and management skills (including volunteer supervision)
  • Community work experience
  • Understanding of the NFP sector
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Capacity to work in a culturally competent framework
  • Adherence to law/s
  • Achieve operational targets, policies and procedures

Desired experience in:

  • Early childhood licenced programs
  • Working in a small community organisation
  • Managing a diverse program and activities
  • Planning and evaluation
  • Community consultation/ support community involvement
  • grants writing

Qualifications

  • A Certificate IV or Diploma level nationally recognised qualification in Community Services or similar
  • Relevant professional experience in community work and program management can be taken into account.
  • An Early Childhood Education and Care or Community Services or equivalent (ACECQA approved) qualification is an advantage or can be offered through traineeship to an approved candidate

In return Meerilinga offers:

  • A friendly supportive working environment
  • Opportunities for professional development

How to apply:

Read the Position Description

Applicants must email a resume and address the selection requirements to leanne.lee@meerilinga.org.au in order to be considered for an interview.

Further documents are required and will be discussed with the successful candidate. Interviews will begin immediately, and the advert will be open until position is filled. Due to high volume of applicants, only short-listed individuals will be contacted.

 

Meerilinga acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Wadjuk, Noongar Boodja, where Meerilinga’s main offices are located, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water, and community. 

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.