About us

At Northside, we feel strongly about advocating for the importance of all children’s right to high-quality education from birth, and actively work within the local and national community to improve understanding and knowledge of issues affecting children and Early Childhood.

As a community-based not-for-profit organisation, and with three of our Centres rated Exceeding the National Quality Standard, we know that the best outcomes for children can only be achieved by working with the best educators. We’re looking for an Early Childhood Teacher who is committed to ethical and professional approaches to early childhood education.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced Early Childhood Teacher for ConnXtions Early Childhood Program. This is a once-in-a-career role in an exceptional program.

The Program is based at CIT Yurauna Centre and supports the learning and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged from birth to school age. The Early Childhood Teacher will be responsible for developing and implementing an innovate and progressive curriculum strongly focused on exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives. The position will also develop strong and respectful relationships with the families of children enrolled in the Program.

We are committed to providing high quality educational programs that support positive outcomes for all children. We’re looking for educators who are too.

Skills & experience:

The successful candidates:

Will hold (or be nearing completion of) their Early Childhood Teaching degree, approved by ACECQA.

We are looking for candidates who have experience in a leadership role and are knowledgeable about the National Quality System and Early Years Learning Framework. All candidates must hold a current Working with Vulnerable People Card.

The successful candidate:

  • Believes children are confident and capable learners
  • Is ready to be challenged on their approach to early childhood education
  • Has a strengths-based approach to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families
  • Is familiar with working within a model of cultural safety
  • Wants to advance their professional career in education, and
  • Believes in the importance and amazing potential of the work we do with young children and their families.

How to apply:

A copy of the position description can be found on our website www.northside.asn.au. You can also read about our approach to Early Childhood Education under Children Services on our website.

To apply for this position please email your resume and a cover letter outlining your qualifications, experience, interest and suitability for the role to: careers@northside.asn.au

Northside Community Service is a child-safe organisation. The recruitment process will include questions related to previous workplace performance and understanding of mandatory reporting requirements. Successful candidates will be required to undergo screening to ensure their suitability to work in child-safe environments.

Northside Community Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to improving employment opportunities for Indigenous Australians and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

As a not for profit organisation, employment with Northside Community Services offers generous salary packaging incentives to staff to increase take-home pay, in addition to supporting training and development opportunities and career progression for staff.

Applications close on 19 August 2018