Children's Services Workers - All Regions - Casual

Job No: CER8
Location: Rockhampton

Position: Children's Services Worker
Start date: Casual
Hours: Casual

Applications are invited from passionate Early Childhood Service Educators and School Age Care Educators to register as casual employees throughout our facilities.

  • Outside School Hour’s Care
  • Kindergartens Catholic Education Early Learning & Care Centres.

This position reports directly to the Kindergarten Director or person appointed to be responsible for the centre. Other key relationships include children, families and the Early Learning & Care Consultant.

The successful applicants will have appropriate experience and an understanding of and a commitment to the ethos of Catholic Education.

About You...

Experience

  • Demonstrated capacity to organise and prioritise a range of tasks and set priorities to meet deadlines in a busy environment
  • Ability to provide information and support to stakeholders 
  • Demonstrated understanding of and sensitivity to the learning needs of students.

Skills

  • Good oral communication skills, especially in relation to staff, students and community
  • Good written, verbal, visual and non-verbal communication skills to ensure positive engagement with staff, parents and visitors
  • Sound computer literacy capacity to work in partnership with classroom teachers.

Attributes

  • Enthusiastic, energetic, flexible with a proactive attitude
  • Confident, well-presented and engaging with a personal warmth that engenders mutual respect with staff, parents and visitors
  • Flexible and responsive to the needs of the school community and driven to achieve the best outcomes for students.

Mandatory Criteria

  • A current valid Blue Card under the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 (WWC Act) and valid Suitability Notice is a requirement of the position.
  • A minimum Diploma in Children’s Services or equivalent is preferred. Certificate III in Children’s Services or equivalent (ACECQA approved qualifications) will also be considered.
  • Current Driver’s Licence
  • Ability to travel from time to time within the Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the role in a safe manner.

For further information about the role, please view the Position Description

How to Apply

  • Complete the application form below
  • Upload a cover letter addressing the skills, attributes and experience to support the key characteristics of the role identified in the position description
  • Upload a current resume including contact details (phone and email) of (3) three professional referees
  • Applicants must read, understand and accept, as an explicit term of contract, the requirements of the Statement of Principles for employment in Catholic Schools 

Further information

  • For a confidential conversation please contact Employee Support Services 4994 8086
  • For further information regarding the remuneration package, please contact Employee Support Services Employment@rok.catholic.edu.au
  • Applications during the shortlisting phase will be kept confidential.

Catholic Education is committed to best practice in student protection policies and procedures and is an equal opportunity employer.

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I have read, understood and, if offered employment with Catholic Education with the Diocese of Rockhampton, accept the requirements of the Statement of Principles for Employment in Catholic Schools as an explicit condition of employment. I certify that the information in this application is true, to the best of my knowledge. I understand that I have a duty to disclose sufficient information to enable a prospective employer to make a properly informed decision about my employment.

I understand that if I am employed by Catholic Education with the Diocese of Rockhampton and any statement I have made or information I have provided with this application form are found to be false within my knowledge, that I may be liable for immediate dismissal.


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About Us

Catholic Education, Diocese of Rockhampton, is a large, dynamic and growing organisation with a current enrolment of approximately 16,000 students and a staff of approximately 3,400 in Kindergartens, Early Learning Centres, 31 Catholic Primary Schools and 8 Catholic Secondary Colleges. Catholic Education in the Diocese of Rockhampton serves communities from Bundaberg in the south to Mackay in the north and west to Longreach.

With a vibrant working environment, we provide excellent benefits for staff including professional and career development opportunities that build personal and organisational capability. We celebrate diversity in our workforce, and value the knowledge and skills that a diverse range of employees bring to the workplace. Our staff are recognised as being central to achieving our mission and we have an emphasis on caring and supporting teachers in both their vocation in working with students and other aspects of their lives.