Senior Educator (Diploma) - SDN Redfern

Join the SDN village and make a real difference to the lives of children.

When you begin a career in an SDN Early Education and Care centre, you're joining a village of opportunity. Our centres are inclusive and unique environments where everyone is welcome and respected. Discover a community of professionals who are enhancing children's wellbeing by partnering with families to enrich young lives every day.

About Us

SDN Children's Services is a not for profit organisation that has been delivering quality early childhood education and child care, children's therapies and family support services since 1905.

We are one of Australia's most respected children's services organisations, and have over 700 staff across 34 sites in Sydney, regional NSW and the ACT. We also have therapists who support children with autism or a developmental delay, and can help overcome the challenges that can make everyday life and participation tough for children.

About the Centre

SDN Redfern offers early childhood education and child care for 60 children, from birth to school age. We are in the heart of our community, and is surrounded by a growing and vibrant parent community. We have relationships with local community leaders, service groups and organisations that represent the vibrancy and diversity of Redfern.

Our indoor and large outdoor play spaces have been designed to facilitate learning through play. We have individual rooms for the infants, toddlers and preschool age groups, although our flexible program also provides time for siblings and children of various ages to play together. Our environment supports children to build relationships with peers and educators, understand and appreciate the natural world, and to develop many skills including creative, music and early literacy and numeracy skills.

About The Role

As a Diploma qualified Educator, you will work as part of a team to provide high quality early childhood education and care to children and to plan and support the implementation of an approved learning framework.

You will engage in the development, delivery and evaluation of a quality early learning program for children enrolled in the Centre, ensuring individual children's strengths, interests and needs are identified and their learning is enhanced.

You will monitor and document children's development and progress through a diverse range of methods that reflect the principles of the Early Years Learning Framework and ensure that the service maintains operating standards as outlined in the National Quality Standards.

This is a permanent full-time position.

About You
 

  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of the Early Years Learning Framework
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of the National Quality Standards
  • Current Working with Children Check (NSW)
  • Sound understanding of the development of children, their health, hygiene and nutritional needs
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Asthma and Anaphylaxis certificates (preferable)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to lead others and support with documentation
  • Experience in a similar role
  • Understanding of Child Protection legislation and holds an approved and current Child Protection Training qualification

Our Culture

SDN's values are at the heart of everything we do. If you share our values and believe that through working together we can make the world a better and more equitable place then we want to hear from you! We commit ourselves to being: trustworthy and reliable, inclusive and respectful and creative and innovative.

SDN Benefits include:
 

  • Positive welcoming culture
  • Priority placement for children of staff members and discounted child care fees
  • Paid parental leave
  • Rewards and Recognition Program
  • Access to Long Service Leave after 5 years continuous service
  • Finders fee - Referral Scheme
  • RDOs for full-time educators
  • Employee Assistance Program - Free, voluntary and confidential counselling service
  • Paid mandatory Work Health and Safety training including First Aid and CPR
  • SDN Staff Giving Fund
  • Purchased Leave
  • Study Leave
  • Picnic Day - One extra day paid leave for all permanent staff
  • Flu Vaccination reimbursement
  • Access to Flare HR - gift card discounts to leading major retailers

To view the position description, please follow the link below or copy and paste into web browser.
https://www.sdn.org.au/media/2557/senior-educator-diploma-sept-2019.pdf

SDN Children's Services welcomes and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Successful applicants will be subject to relevant pre-employment checks including Working with Children Check (NSW), National Police Check and Covid 19 vaccination in line with government regulations.

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