W119964 - Child care worker

Child care worker
Emerge- Marrang Kindergarten and Early Learning Centre

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity, please contact CGLLEN for specific information regarding placement requirements- swl@cgllen.org.au or 5352 3266. Emerge Marrang Kindergarten and Early Learning Centre acknowledges the family as the first and foremost influence and educator in the child’s life. Inherent in the programs they deliver therefore, is the recognition that families as well as children are valued members of the Kindergarten, as it is through shared understanding, that high quality and appropriate early childhood programs are created and learning outcomes achieved for children. The values, missions and the Emerge vision holds true to their thoughts that children are competent, resourceful and capable participants in their world and therefore will be respected and contributing members of the Kindergarten environment. If you are motivated and enthusiastic about the profession of Early Years Education and Care, please talk to your careers teacher today about how to apply for the opportunity.

Skills You Might Learn

Skills attained will include the following;
- Importance of teamwork
- Time management and punctuality
- Communication skills in the workplace
- Experience and familiarity with the general care and education of children
- Exposure to Early Years Learning service activities in a professional environment
- Broader understanding of what an Educator's role involves on a day-to-day basis.

Typical Tasks & Duties

Students are required to demonstrate a cheerful outlook towards the education and care of young children. Students will assist trained staff in performing duties, students receiving high level supervision.
Students will be responsible for the following tasks;
- Assisting Teachers and Educators with planned activities and experiences, setting education learning spaces in both the indoor and outdoor environment.
- Engaging with children and parent/guardians as instructed by the Teacher in charge.
- Completing all related cleaning and restocking tasks as assigned by the Teacher and Educators.

Student Requirements

Students are encouraged to consider a SWL placement to develop skills learned from their VET or VCAL subject in Early Childhood Education and Care.
The following requirements must be met;
- Students are required to have a keen interest in Early Years Education and Care and/or Community Services.
- Students must be able to spend extended periods on their feet and interact with children at a child's level.
- Students must have a willingness to learn and be able to follow instructions.
- Students must display great initiative to complete tasks and follow Program Plans.
- Act in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements and have started or completed OHS modules as part of their course or school subject.
- Work as a productive team member and have skills in effective communication.
- Be punctual and notify the workplace supervisor and careers teacher of any planned or unplanned absence from placement.
- Listen and take advice from fellow workers.
- Respect other people’s belongings.
- Keep a note pad and pen handy to take notes for their own reference.
- Demonstrate the skills they have developed through their course.
- Take their Structured Workplace Learning Log Book to the work placement every day.
- Personal mobile phones are not required and should only be used out of work hours or on meal breaks.

Dress Requirements

Students undertaking placement will be required to wear neat casual clothing as appropriate for an Early Years Education and Care Service- comfortable clothing and closed in toe and heel shoes.

Special Transport Requirements

The student or the parent/guardian (where the student is under 18 years of age) is responsible for the student’s transport to and from the workplace.
If it is proposed that the student may need to undertake vehicle travel with their employer and/or supervisor during the arrangement (including transporting the student to and/or from the workplace), the employer must complete the Structured Workplace Learning Travel and Accommodation Form. The student or the parent/guardian (where the student is under 18 years of age) must give their consent by also completing this form.
If transport is presenting a problem, please contact CGLLEN to discuss available options and support that can be provided. Email: SWL@cgllen.org.au Phone: 03 5352 3266.

RELATED COURSES INCLUDE

  • CHC22015 - Certificate II in Community Services
  • CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC32015 - Certificate III in Community Services
  • VIC20116 - VCAL Studies
Positions: 2 Positions
ID Number: W119964
Industry Area: COMMUNITY SERVICES & HEALTH
Location: Stawell - Explore Region
Mode/Type: Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
Attendance: To be negotiated with Teacher, Student and Employer- Forms required before commencement are Ministerial Order 55 - Structured Workplace Learning Arrangements; Structured Workplace Learning Arrangement Form; and Structured Workplace Learning Guidelines for Employers.
Added By: Central Grampians Local Learning & Employment Network

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