Assistant Manager/ Early Childhood Teacher - Various Locations

  • Canberra
  • Full-Time
  • Child Care and Education

About Communities@Work 

Communities@Work is a social enterprise, providing quality children's services that in turn serves the greater Canberra community.  Our surplus for purpose philosophy enables us to provide valuable community support services to seniors, people with a disability and the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our community.

This role has two areas of responsibility and requires the ability to flexibly adapt to operational requirements on a daily basis. The Assistant Manager and Early Childhood Teacher will maintain a high standard of practice and demonstrate good communication skills working within a diverse team. Working closely with the Centre manager, the Assistant Manager and Early Childhood Teacher will ensure the provision of a quality service that is responsive to the needs of the children and families. The position requires a proven understanding of the National Quality Framework. 

  The broad responsibilities of the position are:

  • Contribute to the strategic direction for the child care and education centres (CC&EC) in consultation with the manager
  • Support the educators in developing, implementing and evaluating a program based on contemporary early childhood theory and practice that engages children in rich learning
  • Maintain meaningful and professional relationships with educators, families, colleagues and other professional networks
  • Assist the centre manager with regulatory and policy requirements such as rostering, updating electronic enrolment and other corporate systems
  • In consultation with the centre manager maintain and update Communities@Work's corporate systems, this includes data entry and uploading documents into the finance system, record keeping and archiving and completion of checklists as required
  • In consultation with the centre manager, oversee and support educators in delivering high quality care and education that is consistent with the National Quality Framework (2009)
  • Ensure the services' policies, procedures and licensing requirements are complied with
  • Be responsive to the needs of families and encourage their involvement in the program
  • Support community and sector engagement activities
  • Support the communication with families about the educational programs 

Selection Criteria 


  • Maintain current 'Working with Vulnerable People' registration
  • Diploma of Children's Services or equivalent Australian recognised Course
  • Sound understanding of early childhood theory and curriculum planning
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and a working knowledge of the National Quality
  • Standards, Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 and the Education and Care
  • Services National Regulations 2011
  • Demonstrated ability to work within and provide leadership to team members
  • Demonstrated ability to coach a diverse team of Educators and ensure that they are accountable to agreed educational goals, practice and behaviour
  • Ability to plan and prioritise work to ensure the efficient delivery of outcomes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound understanding and commitment of early and/or middle childhood contemporary theory, practice and curriculum planning
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • First Aid, Anaphylaxis and emergency Asthma management, CPR certificates or willingness to obtain


  • Current driver's licence
  • Food Handler's Certificate
  • Experience in educational leadership
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) or be willing to obtain.


  • Do good, feel good with Communities@Work
  • Above award wages
  • Healthy activity reimbursements
  • Salary Packaging options available
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Employer funded training opportunities

How to Apply

Click APPLY to submit your CV and include a one page summary of what you will bring to this challenging and unique role. Please contact Michelle Napier on 6293 6545 for a confidential discussion if you would like more information in regards to the role.

Communities@Work encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, mature-aged workers, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for its roles.

Closing date for applications: 02/03/2020

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