Child care worker
Goulburn Region Preschool Association (GRPSA)
A great opportunity for a student to undertake a work placement at a community owned and operated child care centre servicing the town of COBRAM and surrounding district. Learn from dedicated, experienced and knowledgeable early childhood educators, while assisting staff in the centre. The centre incorporates both indoor and outdoor facilities for activity-based learning. Eileen Taylor Kindergarten centre has services provided for 4yo.
Skills You Might Learn
Students can attain a broad range of skills while on work placement. These may include valuable general employability skills such as:
- Problem solving
- Initiative and enterprise
- Planning and organising
Students may also attain vital industry specific skills which will relate to their studies such as:
- Hands-on practical experience
- Observing and learning from industry qualified and experienced professionals
- Working in real-life scenarios and environments
- Working with tools and equipment necessary to the occupation and business
- Liaising and working with colleagues, bosses, customers/clients and suppliers.
Typical Tasks & Duties
All duties related to an Early Childhood education environment, including setting up play areas, interacting with children and setting up and supporting children with art and craft activities. Assisting lunchtime and snack time routines, supporting children in creative play activities and cleaning duties, there will also be packing up duties. Follow policies and procedures for allergy management. Follow polices in regards of sun safety for children. Be aware of how to deal with problem behaviours. Maintain a hygienic workplace, modelling the washing of hands after play and before eating. Assisting staff with transitions (children arriving and departing with parents). Assisting with sleep time for younger children.
Students must have a keen interest to work within the industry and a willingness to learn. Students must be willing to follow instructions and work within a team.
Dress requirements during placements are neat, tidy, suitable and safe for the work environment. Discreet jewellery, long hair tied back, closed toe shoes, dress suited to working with children. No skin exposed - sun smart environment.
Special Transport Requirements
Own transport will be required.
RELATED COURSES INCLUDE
- CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
- VCE20116 - Industry & Enterprise
- VIC20116 - VCAL Studies