Casual Early Childhood Educator – Mooroopna Kindergarten

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    negotiable / YEAR
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
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    Education, Youth and Adolescence
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Job Description


Our Mooroopna kindergarten has been running in the local community for over 70 years. We are a sessional kindergarten that runs Monday to Friday offering 15hours of funded kindergarten to children aged 3 and 4. As part of our team you will be able to support us in providing a positive and enriching start to each child’s learning journey at such an important time in their life.


54 reasons is Australia’s leading child rights organisation – no ordinary not-for-profit.

Proudly part of the Save the Children Australia Group and global movement, we’re here to make sure that everyone understands their rights. So that children and young people have their rights met and thrive, in all their diversity.


We champion the children, young people and families we work with. We are inspired by the curiosity and creativity of children and motivated by the love of those who care for them.


With the child’s voice at the centre, we provide quality services to children and their caregivers, advocating with them so that children develop, learn, and are connected, safe and confident. Our people are proudly local, reflective of the communities we serve – in every state and territory, and across regions, remote areas and capital cities.


Where you come in:

In this casual position, based in Mooroopna, you’ll work with the kindergarten team to support the development, implementation, and evaluation of high quality, developmentally and culturally appropriate play and learning experiences for children. As part of our Northern Victoria team, you’ll report to our Team Leader, Early Childhood Education.

You will make an impact by:

  • Being a flexible team member who is able to work when needed to support the kindergarten to remain open and provide a high level of care to the children.
  • Supporting the team to provide a high-quality educational program to the children in the kindergarten, utilising your knowledge of the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF)
  • Supporting the team in delivering the educational program consistently to all children in the kindergarten.
  • Developing and maintaining respectful, supportive, collaborative and responsive relationships with staff, children and families.
  • Actively supporting every child to participate in the program, promoting their agency, choices and decision making.


Does this sound like you?

You have the experience or the passion to engage children in their learning using the VEYLDF to support the choices you make. You enjoy working in a small team environment, bouncing ideas with others, sharing thoughts, and bringing a positive energy to lift the team when you are in the kinder. You enjoy working with a range of different families and children and understand that every individual child may have different needs and are willing to support this with the team. Ideally you have a Nationally recognised Diploma qualification or are willing to explore upskilling to a diploma qualification.

This role requires:

  • Approved Certificate III or Diploma (or equivalent) in early childhood teaching. Please contact Team leader to discuss your own qualifications if required.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of a high-quality education and care program.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in the use of approved learning frameworks, in particular the Victoria Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF)
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills



Working at 54 reasons is more than just a job.

54 Reasons is proudly part of Save the Children Australia. We are a learning organisation that invests in the development and wellbeing of our people. Our workforce is approximately 1100 people strong, and proudly diverse, whether in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, cultures and beliefs.


We are creative, connected and accountable, bringing energy, guts and ideas to all we do to champion children in Australia and partner with families, communities and partners to bring about change.


Our people work from both home and office, with important moments held in-person to foster belonging and support professional development.


Other benefits include:

  • Health and wellbeing support, including EAP and professional supervision, as well as internal networks to support our diverse workforce,
  • Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Child friendly work environment


For more information regarding the employee benefits of the Save the Children Australia group, please follow this link.


Sound interesting?

We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on the ‘Apply’ section.


Applications close: 4pm AEDT – 26th January 2024


For any queries or a copy of the Position Description, please contact Tiffany Harris on 0439 302 917or


This position is designated under the Multiagency Risk Assessment and Management framework (MARAM), which requires mandated MARAM Family Violence Screening & Identification training and responsibilities. If successful in the role, you will need to undertake MARAM training and provide evidence of completion.


We have tested our application process with diverse groups in mind, with the intent to ensure it’s straightforward and accessible for all to apply. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and improve our ability to reach our most vulnerable client groups. But we also know there is no one-size fits-all when it comes to recruitment – so if we didn’t quite hit the mark for you, please let us know! We’re dedicated to ensuring Save the Children is a workplace suitable for all people and can modify our processes to suit you – no matter your race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and beliefs.


Save the Children is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. We also support the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

Job Location
Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia
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