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:

 

Director Community and Early Learning Service – Coolbellup – 32.5 hours per week

Lead, inspire and motivate your team to provide the best outcomes for children, families and community.

Are you a hands-on role model for excellence in early education and community development and looking to develop your skills and knowledge to broaden career opportunities.  Start this fantastic opening from January 2023 to work in a unique environment that embraces children’s early education and community development.

As a part of this role, you are supported by experts in finance, community development, marketing, compliance and cultural engagement ensuring you have a thorough understanding of the service and organisation objectives.

Hours

  • Permanent Part time
  • 6.5-hour day shift

About the benefits

  • Higher than Children’s Services Award salary with NFP benefit
  • Additional 3 days paid leave
  • Supported by a skilled advisory team
  • Making a difference in the community
  • Career pathways and training, with Free membership to professional learning hub
  • Reimbursed flu vaccination
  • Free Fist Aid and annual update
  • Free uniform and onsite laundering
  • Mid and end of year annual closure during school holidays
  • Support life/work balance with part time hours

We invest in our Meerilinga community by building rewarding careers, offering training and development opportunities and a values-driven culture where our people can belong and thrive.

The Role:

Located in the City of Cockburn with a 30 place licenced service we are truly a community-based service providing a range of activities for the local community.

Titled as Community Service Coordinator you will be tasked with building strong relationships, whilst leading the team to provide exceeding quality of care. This role is multifaceted, and includes but is not limited to:

  • Day to day operations, undertaking a range of indicative duties and functions associated with service delivery
  • Community engagement, collaborative partnerships and activities
  • Legislative compliance to industry laws, regulations and codes of practice
  • Manage staffing to daily requirements
  • Overs the implementation of the National Quality Framework, including the Early Years Learning Framework
  • Driving quality in practices in accordance with the National Quality Standards
  • Compliance with organisational policies and procedures
  • Mentoring and guiding the service philosophy and code of ethics
  • Liaising with stakeholders, clients and the local community
  • Contractual requirements and grant writing

About you

You are a knowledgeable and warm individual that embraces new challenges, demonstrates a high work ethic and loves leading and supporting a team with a passion for children’s education and community partnerships. You will role-model high standards and seamlessly integrate the needs of the families and community into the centre and broader community.

Along with this you will also have:

  • Relevant Degree or AQF Diploma in Children’s Services/Community Services
  • Strong leadership experience and skills with proven ability to lead and support a team
  • Strong knowledge of the NQF, NQS and EYLF
  • Current First Aid HLTAID012 (or willing to obtain)
  • Current Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • National Police Clearance (obtained within the last six months)
  • Unrestricted work rights in Australia
  • Ability to obtain a certificate of health being mentally and physically fit to work with children
  • Strong writing and communication skills, with ability to engage with a range of people of different age, background and contexts
  • Proficiency in the use of the MS Office, in particular word, excel, power point and outlook

Compliance 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.

If you fit the criteria for this role, please email your resume and address the selection requirements to leanne.lee@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. 

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

Traineeship Certificate III Childhood Education and Care Educator Position – Ballajura and High Wycombe – Part time

Meerilinga Children and Community Services 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, we would like to hear from you.

 

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 Service.

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.

Meerilinga is offering a Traineeship Certificate III 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 Ballajura and High Wycombe

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.

 

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.