Child Care Assistant (Trainee) - Floater

Job No: MPSC49
Location: Moree

Forming part of the Gwydir Daycare and Preschool Team, within the Corporate Services Department you will assist in providing high quality care for families of the Moree Plains Shire.

The successful person will be trained to assist in the care and provision of high quality education for the children in the Centre, in a secure and active environment.  The successful applicant will also learn to contribute and provide necessary support to the operations of the Centre.

To be successful in this position, you must enjoy working with children and ideally be striving to achieve the long term goal of a career in early childhood teaching.  The successful applicant must also be 18 years of age or older, and have completed minimum education level of Year 10 or equivalent, hold a current First Aid Certificate, have a current Working with Children Check number and be willing to complete up to a thirty-six (36) month traineeship in Certificate III or Diploma in Children’s Services.

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Local Government (State) Award 2017, Band 1, Level 1, Trainee 4, $462.69 per 25 hour week, which includes one (1) hour study time each week. (Depending on what level of qualification the applicant undertakes, the traineeship term for a Certificate III will be for two (2) years and Diploma is for three (3) years, this will be negotiated with the preferred candidate prior to commencement).

It is an offence under the NSW Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998 for a person convicted of a serious sex offence to apply for this position. 

Applications must be made on-line ONLY, at and will be accepted up until 4.00pm on Wednesday, 19 February 2020.

MPSC uses job-matched pre-employment screenings to ensure that applicants are able to undertake the inherent physical requirements of this position without placing them at risk of injury. Therefore the most meritorious applicant identified at interview will be required to undertake a pre-employment health screening and a three (3) month probationary period applies. 

Further information regarding the on-line application process may be obtained by contacting Council’s Human Resources area on (02) 6757 3234 or via e-mail

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A pre-employment health check and a three month probationary period apply to all positions. All employees are subject to drug and alcohol screening at the pre-employment health screening and random testing will occur throughout the probationary period.

Council has a generous incentive scheme for staff including salary sacrifice options.

Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a Smoke Free work environment.

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