Director – Early Childhood Teacher or Working Towards

Job Details

Category: Directors
Employment Status: Full Time
Hours Per Week: 38 (Will also consider Part Time – 32 hours)
Application Closing Date: 02/06/2023


Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and innovative teacher or diploma trained educator who is currently studying their degree. In this position you will develop leadership and management skills to lead a great service. The Director will participate in an extensive leadership program, learning to lead with impact.

As the Educational Leader you will lead and support pedagogical practice across the service to deliver innovative educational and inclusive programs for young children.
This role requires a leader who can establish and nurture strong relationships with the team, children and their families and the wider community including Aboriginal Elders, schools, other early childhood and family organisations.

You will be supported by an experienced Early Childhood Coordinator and a network of Management and Directors. In addition, you will have the opportunity to work alongside intervention specialist to support and nurture children’s learning and development.

The director’s role is very rewarding. As the director you will be working with educators, families, local community, and a range of external stakeholders to provide optimum education and care outcomes for young children. At ECTARC you will have access to professional development, coaching and mentoring to support you grow professionally and lead to further career opportunities.

Originally known as Illawarra Area Child Care (IACC) our organisation was incorporated in October 1985 and have a proud history of providing optimum education and training services.

ECTARC is proudly a not for profit organisation, that successfully manages education and care services in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven. Our specialist early childhood knowledge, extensive experience and commitment to early education and care for children is why we are a respected leader in the sector. We live by our vision of enriching the futures for the children, families, students and our communities.

We have a professional, experienced leadership team at our head office who support and resource our ECTARC services to strengthen quality learning and education programs. ECTARC is committed to providing optimum work environments for staff with ongoing professional development opportunities.

ECTARC is committed to being a child safe organisation. We understand that the safety and wellbeing of all children is paramount, we aim to provide environments where all children feel safe and are safe. ECTARC has policies and systems to protect children, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated seriously.

At ECTARC our vision for reconciliation is to deepen our understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, and rights promoting an organisational culture of respect, equality, equity, and cultural safety. We envisage an Australia where all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples participate equally in early childhood education and training to achieve best educational outcomes. Through our work with young children, families, students, and the community we hope to contribute to an Australian society that proudly recognises, celebrates and respects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

Essential Criteria
  • Degree in Early Childhood Education or actively working towards the degree
  • NESA Early Childhood Teacher Accreditation
  • A Working with Children Check clearance number
  • Current approved first aid qualification for early education and care HLTAID004
  • Completed an approved child protection Statement of Attainment
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in early childhood
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake the role of Nominated Supervisor
  • Demonstrated professional level of written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to lead and manage a successful team
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of current early childhood theories and practice & children’s services legislation
  • Demonstrated high level of ethical and professional behaviour including collaboration & confidentiality
  • A commitment to practicing ECTARC values everyday
  • Strong commitment to your own professional learning
  • COVID-19 Vaccination is strongly encouraged
Desirable Criteria:


Contact Details

Service Name: Warilla Education and Care Service
Application Email:
Contact Phone: 0242231100
Contact Name: ECTARC Children’s Services

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