Early Childhood Education Program Officer

Job No: GEORGE747
Location: Sydney

 Our mission is to improve the health of millions of people worldwide.

  • Casual Position
  • Travel Required.  Various sites across Greater Sydney and metropolitan areas
  • Salary Range of $33 - $40 per hour dependent on experience, skills and capabilities


Work on an exciting project and make an impact on global health outcomes.

Due to further growth within our project, we are looking for casual Educators to join our organisation, within the Neurology program.

The George Institute is very proud to be working on a large-scale study investigating the potential benefits of intergenerational programs. Similar to ‘Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds’, the Early Childhood Education Program Officer role will facilitate playgroups that will include preschool aged children and older adults from the community. This is a fantastic opportunity to step outside of the traditional ECEC learning environment and be part of incredibly important research.


The Opportunity

The aim of our study is to investigate whether intergenerational programs in the community can improve health benefits for older adults aged 65+ as well as young children aged 3-4 years.

This research will be a 20-week program for those who consent to join at their nearest participating pre-school.

We are looking for an Intergenerational Educator to deliver the intergenerational programs.


Duties and Key Responsibilities:

  • Support program delivery
  • Prepare and lead sessions in accordance with the protocol of the trial
  • Actively participate in team meetings and other essential activities as required

Our successful candidate has:

  • Early Years Education Qualification (Diploma highly desirable but not essential)
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in early education (highly desirable)
  • A keen interest with the local community and intergenerational work
  • Very strong administration skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to travel across Sydney and Greater Sydney


For more information on this role, please see our detailed Position Description here

The closing date for applications is midnight, Thursday 13 June 2024. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found. 

Please note - the unrestricted right to work in Australia is required for this position. Candidates requiring visa sponsorship will not be considered.


About the George

The George Institute  (TGI) is 700+ employees around the world and projects in over 40 countries all focused on improving the health of millions of people worldwide.

As a medical research institute affiliated with leading universities, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to:

  • Lead world-class, large-scale clinical trials, epidemiological studies and health systems research to transform treatments and healthcare delivery
  • Look beyond single diseases, across the life course, to identify patient-centred approaches to care that can be implemented at scale
  • Develop low-cost, innovative solutions to global unmet needs
  • Drive our global impact through a program of research, advocacy, thought leadership and disruptive social entrepreneurship

We pride ourselves with our 6 core values: excellence, integrity, can-do approach, creativity, impact, and humanitarian commitment.

Please visit our website for more on The George: Home | The George Institute for Global Health 


Please apply now! 

Our big and bold mission to improve the health of millions of people worldwide needs a diverse and innovative team to deliver it. So we foster a dynamic, inclusive and flexible workplace where each individual can bring their best selves to work. 

We value workplace diversity and encourage applications from people living with disability; women; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people who identify as LGBTIQ+; mature-aged adults and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds


Why the George?

We are committed to attracting, developing, rewarding and retaining the best people in their fields to conduct and support our innovative and highest quality research programs.

Take advantage of our rewards you may enjoy as part of The George team.

  • Generous salary packaging benefits increasing your take home pay
  • Learning and career development opportunities
  • Extra leave days including extended Christmas break and study leave
  • YourFlex arrangements e.g. start/finish times, purchase leave, location
  • A global, diverse, inclusive team committed to making impact




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Why work at the George?

We are committed to attracting, developing, rewarding and retaining the best people in their fields to conduct and support our innovative and highest quality research programs.