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As early childhood educators, you play an important role in the initial stages of a child’s education.

About Kinda-Mindi Careers

As early childhood educators, you play an important role in the initial stages of a child’s education.

You thrive on creating opportunities for children to explore their understanding of themselves and the wider community.

You encourage creativity, recognise and nurture individual abilities, and drive collaborative partnerships to ensure that each child’s learning is optimised.

If this sounds like you, we would love to meet you!

Organisational Culture

Collaboration. Leadership. Support. Open communication. Continuous reflection and evaluation. Importance of community.

At Kinda-Mindi, we believe in not only fostering our children’s growth and development, but also that of our staff. We actively encourage and support our team to strive towards their personal and career goals.

We offer funded traineeships for Certificate III and Diploma qualifications as well as scholarship programs for staff wanting to achieve university qualifications.

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ABOUT KINDA-MINDI

Kinda-Mindi Early Learning Centres are a small group of services, with locations around Sydney. We cater for children aged 0-6 years of age.

Kinda-Mindi recognises and appreciates the value of their staff. We have a strong and supportive management team who are there to support and empower you to achieve your career goals.

BENEFITS

  • Induction Program – including a dedicated mentor to support you in your early weeks in your new role.
  • ECT Scholarship Program – for educators with the dream of being an ECT.
  • Leadership Program Roles – Providing opportunities for individuals to grow and develop their leadership skills for future career roles.
  • Career development and mentoring opportunities – 2IC, Educational Leaderships and other support office roles.
  • Networking opportunities.
  • Paid professional development opportunities, including conferences.
  • Flexible working arrangements available.
  • Uniforms, including hats, are provided.
  • Parking is onsite.
  • Close to public transport.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic cook to join our team. This is a fast-paced role. In order to be successful in this position, your organisation and time management skills must be of a high standard. Our services offer breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and late snack to all children at the service.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Order, prepare, cook and serve nutritional meals according to the service menu.
  • Ensuring that all meals provided meet the individual dietary and health needs of all children within the service.
  • Maintain a high level of cleanliness and hygiene within the environments.
  • Maintaining professional standards at all times, promoting positive and respectful relationships with children, families, fellow team members and the wider community.
  • Abide by all service policies and procedures, ensuring high quality practices are implemented at all times.

Candidates need to be dedicated, reliable and committed to working within our team. This is a part-time role, 8am – 2pm daily. We are happy to consider part time candidates to job share this role.

The role is due to commence as soon as possible, however we are happy to wait through relevant notice periods for the perfect candidate.

ABOUT YOU

Qualification Criteria

You will have:

  • Nutrition, Food Safety & Menu Planning certificates.

Essential Criteria

You will also have:

  • Experience in the same role within a large child care service.
  • Experience catering for children with a wide variety of dietary and medical needs.
  • An awareness of child safety and the National Child Safe Principles.
  • A commitment to empowering, respecting and protecting children and young people through the provision of child safe environments.
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • Computer literacy – for ordering.
  • Current approved Working with Children Check clearance number.
  • 3+ years experience working within early childhood services.

Desirable:

  • Commercial cookery qualification
  • Minimum of Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent – additional hours may be available for individuals who hold a qualification in the field.

HOW TO APPLY

Kinda-Mindi is committed to respecting, empowering and protecting children and young people through the provision of child safe environments. This commitment extends into our pre-employment screening and all applicants must provide the following:

  • A copy of a current resume;
  • A cover letter that addresses the essential and desirable criteria;
  • Working with children check number and date of birth for verification;
  • Details of at least 2 recent professional referees form the last 5 years who are willing to provide a reference on your behalf.

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As our motto is “To Motivate, To Stimulate and To Challenge”, the person we are looking for must have demonstrated knowledge, experience and ability to create a loving, home-like environment that gives our children the confidence and opportunities needed to motivate, stimulate and challenge their growth and development.

As an ECT, it is expected that you will have a strong understanding of child development and the Early Years Learning Framework. You will be responsible for supporting educators to contribute to the service curriculum, ensuring each child is represented within the curriculum. You will be involved with developing and evaluating support plans so a passion for equity and an advocate for each child’s right to participate in quality education and care.

Qualification Criteria

  • ACECQA approved university degree in Education/Teaching/Early Childhood Education. Completion within the next 6 months will be accepted.
  • Current NESA Teacher Accreditation.
  • Current First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis Certification (HLTAID004 or equivalent).
  • Current Working with Children Clearance Number.
  • Understanding of the National Quality Framework – including national Quality Standards.
  • Proven experience with and ability to use the Early Years Learning Framework.
  • Proven experience with written documentation – reflections, child assessments etc.
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal.
  • Computer Literacy – Microsoft PowerPoint, Publisher and Word.

Responsibilities Include

  • Developing strong relationships with children at the centre;
  • Developing strong relationships that support and partner with families and the community;
  • Implementing the policies and associated procedures of the centre at all times;
  • Working with other staff towards continuous improvement in all areas of the centre’s operation.
  • To lead, guide and support a team which provides high quality early childhood education and care.
  • To work in accordance with the requirements of the Children’s (Education and Care Services National Law (2010), Education and Care Services National Regulations (2012) and the National Quality Standard for Early Education and Care;
  • To be the responsible person in charge of the centre, if and when directed to do so and in your absence, ensure that another responsible person (as defined by the National Law) is in charge of the centre at all times;
  • To work in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the Early Childhood Australia;
  • To implement the centre’s philosophy;
  • To comply with the policies and procedures of the centre;
  • Facilitate the implementation of contemporary, research based practices at the centre; and
  • Provide ongoing support and assistance to the other staff in all areas of administrative procedures, curriculum development, parent and community liaison, staff professional development and training, and all other areas as the need arises.

Benefits

  • Work for an organisation that highly values their staff.
  • Competitive, above award wages for the right person.
  • Flexible working arrangements available.
  • A supportive management team.
  • Regular networking opportunities.
  • Numerous professional development opportunities including conferences.
  • Uniform provided.
  • Close to public transport.
  • Parking onsite.

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ABOUT KINDA-MINDI

Kinda-Mindi Early Learning Centres are a small group of services, with locations around Sydney. We cater for children aged 0-6 years of age.

Kinda-Mindi recognises and appreciates the value of their staff. We have a strong and supportive management team who are there to support and empower you to achieve your career goals.

BENEFITS

  • Induction Program – including a dedicated mentor to support you in your early weeks in your new role.
  • ECT Scholarship Program – for educators with the dream of being an ECT.
  • Leadership Program Roles – Providing opportunities for individuals to grow and develop their leadership skills for future career roles.
  • Career development and mentoring opportunities – 2IC, Educational Leaderships and other support office roles.
  • Networking opportunities.
  • Paid professional development opportunities, including conferences.
  • Flexible working arrangements available.
  • Uniforms, including hats, are provided.
  • Parking is onsite.
  • Close to public transport.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are looking for an experienced leaders who are passionate and committed to the provision of environments and practices that support our goal to motivate, stimulate and challenge the children within our rooms. The right candidate will be chosen to fit into our existing long-term team of dedicated educators. The role involves working alongside other ECT’s, Diploma and Certificate III educators, facilitating a high quality curriculum and school readiness program. You will have the ongoing support of a dedicated Educational Leader to encourage and inspire both you and your team on curriculum decision making and throughout your research and reflective practice.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Facilitate contributions to individual child assessment documentation and curriculum planning.
  • Ensuring the health and safety needs of all children are supported.
  • Provision and maintenance of environments which fosters curiosity and encourages exploration and engagement.
  • Demonstrate and promote professional standards at all times, ensuring positive and respectful relationships with children, families, fellow team members and the wider community.
  • Lead reflective practice and curriculum considerations relating to inclusion and equity within your room and the service as a whole.
  • Advocate for the rights of children and their families.
  • Abide by all service policies and procedures, ensuring high quality practices are implemented at all times.

Candidates need to be dedicated, reliable and committed to working within our team. This is a full-time role, and the ability to work between the hours of 7.00am and 6.00pm is a must.

The role is due to commence as soon as possible, however we are happy to wait through relevant notice periods for the perfect candidate.

ABOUT YOU

Qualification Criteria

You will have:

  • ACECQA approved university degree in Education/Teaching/Early Childhood Education. Completion within the next 6 months will be accepted.
  • Current NESA Teacher Accreditation.
  • 2+ years in a leadership position.
  • Current First Aid, Asthma & Anaphylaxis Certificate/s (E.g. 004 or 012).

OR

  • An ACECQA approved Diploma qualification in Early Childhood Education & Care.
  • 2+ years in a leadership position.
  • Current First Aid, Asthma & Anaphylaxis Certificate/s (E.g. 004 or 012).

 

Essential Criteria

You will also have:

  • A sound understanding of the National Quality Framework, including National Law & Regulations, National Quality Standard and the Early Years Learning Framework.
  • A passion for developing, planning and implementing an innovative educational program with a commitment to inclusive early childhood practice and social justice.
  • A deep understanding of child safety and the National Child Safe Principles.
  • A commitment to empowering, respecting and protecting children and young people through the provision of child safe environments.
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • Computer literacy – experience using web-based documentation systems preferred.
  • Current approved Working with Children Check clearance number.

Desirable:

  • An educator currently working towards their ECT qualifications or willing to participate in our ECT Scholarship Program, if Diploma qualified.
  • Experience with online documentation programs.

HOW TO APPLY

Kinda-Mindi is committed to respecting, empowering and protecting children and young people through the provision of child safe environments. This commitment extends into our pre-employment screening and all applicants must provide the following:

  • A copy of a current resume;
  • A cover letter that addresses the essential and desirable criteria;
  • Working with children check number and date of birth for verification;
  • Details of at least 2 recent professional referees form the last 5 years who are willing to provide a reference on your behalf.

 

If you are looking for a new challenge, in a service where you will have a strong support network around you, please apply today!

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The positions commence ASAP, with orientation and induction days to be completed prior to commencement.

You must be aged 18 years and over to be considered for this role.

The position:

– Trainee – Childcare Worker
– Full time position
– 12 month contract
– 3 hours study time each week, included in working hours.
– On-site training with registered RTO provided.
– Working across various age groups (0-5).

Applicants are required to have a Working With Children Check number or be willing to apply.

If you would like to be trained and mentored in early childhood education and care by a team of dedicated, highly qualified educators please ensure you apply.

Responsibilities Include

  • Supervision and active engagement with children.
  • Regular interactions with families and external early intervention support services.
  • Support with routine activities such as meal times, cleaning tasks, and sleep and rest.
  • Completion of set study tasks as per the training plan assigned.