Childcare Educator

Date: 19-Jun-2022

Location: Birtinya, AU

Company: YMCA Brisbane

The Y is seeking to employ experienced and new-to-the-industry educators, offering both casual and permanent part time hours with the opportunity for full time. 


YMCA Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) Early Learning Service is a purpose-built centre located on the rooftop of the hospital’s carpark, with state-of-the-art facilities, a purpose-built garden and modern equipment.

The best child care centres let children explore, play and learn, and we have endless opportunities at our early learning centre. 


We are committed to helping children grow in body, mind and spirit. We deliver a play-based learning curriculum that teaches children about the world, about others and about themselves.  We support children to be confident, creative and inquisitive learners.  


About the Role:


We are seeking casual or permanent part time Educators who play a very important role at our service. No day is the same and you will find variety with each shift. You may cover lunches, programming, holidays/sick days (some on call work including open and close is required).


Your main duties will be supervising and interacting with the children, setting up activities and ensuring each one of our families feel welcome at our service. You will also be required to:


  • Nurture, care and educate children from birth to 5 years of age.
  • An ability to work collaboratively with fellow Educators to develop and implement inspirational educational programs.
  • Documenting children's learning and development.
  • Create a friendly, stimulating and interactive learning environment.
  • Develop trusting and honest relationships with children, families, colleagues, management and community stakeholders.
  • Ensure compliance of the EYLF and NQS
  • Ability to be available at short notice
  • Available Monday to Friday


It is essential to have the following:


  • Certificate III or actively studying towards 
  • Current First Aid, CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis Certificate or willingness to obtain.
  • willingness to undertake the Y mandatory Child Protection Training
  • Demonstrated experience in early childhood education
  • Have a current Working with Children's Check or willing to obtain
  • COVID 19 Vaccinations




  • Opportunities to develop your career further within the service and organisation.
  • Team Member Childcare Discounts.
  • Full uniform provided on commencement
  • A reward and recognition program.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • Professional Development and internal networking opportunities.
  • Access to experienced and passionate Pedagogical Leaders
  • Discounted accommodation rates at the George Williams Hotel
  • Discounted rates on health care through Medibank Private
  • A range of online benefits through our online employee discounts and benefits program





To apply, please click the 'apply' button and submit your resume (including details of three (3) referees) and a covering letter detailing how your experience meets the selection criteria.


Our Commitment


We take our responsibility for keeping children and young people safe very seriously and are proudly an Australian Childhood Foundation Safeguarding Children Accredited Organisation.

YMCA, including Boards of Directors, is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding Children and Young People framework. YMCA requires that all applicants undergo satisfactory screening prior to commencement, including but not limited to:


  • a national criminal history check;
  • an international criminal history check where applicants have worked overseas;
  • holding or obtaining a Working with Children Clearance/ equivalent in accordance with state/ territory laws;
  • rights to work in Australia.


Any successfully appointed applicant will be required to adhere to the Safeguarding Children and Young People framework, which includes a thorough safeguarding children and young people induction and committing to upholding the safety and wellbeing of children and young people throughout their engagement with YMCA.


The YMCA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to safeguarding children and young people.


How to Apply


Please send a covering letter detailing your experience and addressing the selection criteria outlined above and a resume. Please use the 'Apply for this role' button 

Our Commitment


At the Y, we are committed to empowering all Children and Young People to feel safe and be safe, at the Y, in their families and in their communities. As such, we ensure that all of our candidates are appropriately screened (including police checks) to make sure that the right people are in the right roles. To learn more about our screening processes, click here to view our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy:


The YMCA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to safeguarding children and young people