Early Childhood Teacher | North Canberra Location

  • North Canberra
  • Full-Time
  • Child Care and Education

About Communities@Work

Established and developed in Canberra, Communities@Work is a local organisation that understands local needs. With nearly 40 years of experience, we provide services across the entire Australian Capital Territory and also serve clients within the Greater Capital Region.

We deliver services to more than 20,000 people annually with a paid workforce of up to 700 staff, 150 self-employed family day care educators and the passionate commitment of over 300 volunteers.

Communities@Work delivers a diverse range of programs. This includes our Children's Services. We provide a safe, stimulating environment for the nurture and education of children through child care and education centres, family day care and in-home care, and out-of-school hours care.

About the role

As an Early Childhood Teacher, your role will be to develop, implement and evaluate an educational program based on contemporary early childhood theory. The Early Childhood Teacher will maintain a high standard of practice and demonstrate excellent communication skills working within a diverse team. Your knowledge of the National Quality Framework and active support of children's contribution to a play based learning environment that encourages and respects children's interests, strengths and abilities will see you do well in this role. 

You will work alongside the tight-knit team, the passionate Centre Manager and the families to develop an appropriate program for individual children or groups of children in our care. This is an important role within our centres and proven leadership skills, energy and commitment to excellence in early education are a must. 


  • Supervise and lead a team
  • Prepare and deliver a developmentally appropriate learning program
  • Ensure records are maintained for each child
  • Build relationships with families, employees, management, and the wider community.
  • Prepare, implement and evaluate interest based curriculum for children
  • Provide a safe, interactive and stimulating environment
  • Ensure records are maintained for each child
  • Record observation for individual children and groups of children for program planning and assessment of children's learning
  • Provide support to children with identified needs
  • Guide a team of educators
  • Maintain health & safety standards and guidelines

Skills and Experience

  • A bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education, ACECQA equivalent or working towards
  • Excellent interpersonal skills  
  • Sound understanding of early childhood theory, curriculum planning and Early Years Learning Framework 
  • 'Working With Vulnerable People' registration or ability to obtain


  • An opportunity to 'Do Good' by working for a social enterprise that delivers quality community services
  • Inclusive and culturally diverse workplace
  • Professional development opportunities with our RTO, including access to study leave
  • Salary Packaging Options available
  • Access to employee child care discounts
  • A range of healthy lifestyle programs and healthy activity reimbursement
  • Be part of a team that values excellence, continuous improvement and  innovation

How to Apply

Click APPLY or contact Michelle Napier on (02) 6293 6545 for a confidential discussion. 

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 our roles.

Closing date for applications: 23/08/2019

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