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Education and Care Centre - Casual Positions

Advertiser: Cumberland City Council3.2308 out of 53.2 overall rating (13 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
21 Apr 2021
Sydney, Parramatta & Western Suburbs
$25 - $34.99
Work Type
Education & Training, Childcare & Outside School Hours Care
  • Join an innovative council
  • Be part of a team that delivers quality education and care services
  • Multiple opportunities for people who thrive in a busy and varied role!
About the Organisation

Cumberland City Council is a Child Safe organisation which offers a range of employment in both indoor and outdoor work across a variety of professions and trades and supports the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity, Work Health and Safety, cultural diversity and professional development of staff. Cumberland City Council provides extensive services to its residents with the Cumberland Local Government Area being located some 18km west of the Sydney CBD and having an estimated resident population of 219,312.

Council’s long-term Community Strategic Plan focuses on a commitment to social and cultural cohesion, the local economy, our natural and built environments and local leadership. As a member of our organisation, you will have an opportunity to drive community outcomes, programs and services and be part of a Council focused on being innovative, inspiring and delivering change. We at Cumberland not only focus on the career growth, but also life aspirations assuring a supportive, collaborative and open team environment.

About the Opportunity

We are seeking education and care professionals, ranging from Educators to Early Childhood Teachers, to join our team where they will care for and educate children from birth to thirteen (0-13) years of age.

Within this role you may be requested to work at any Cumberland City Council education and care location at any time. Casual work is not regular work and may fluctuate from hours to block work, depending on your availability and flexibility. Council's education and care centres are open from 6.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday.

Key requirements include (but are not limited to):

  • Experience in an education and care environment
  • Relevant qualifications are desirable ranging from Cert III in Early Education and Care to Degree qualified (depending on the position)
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate at various levels - written and oral
  • Creativity and flexibility
  • A passion and desire to work with young children, their parents and other Educators

Council is committed to providing an accessible, safe and inclusive workplace for all. If you require additional support or any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know during the application process.  Applicants should also be prepared to undergo a medical examination as part of the selection process.

Council is a Child safe, Child friendly organisation. Council fully supports the aims and objectives of NSW Child Protection Legislation, and associated provisions, and will implement all necessary measures to ensure a safe and supporting environment, which endeavours to promote child safe child friendly practices. It is essential for applicants to submit their Working With Children Check number with their application. It is an offence under NSW legislation for barred workers to apply for or otherwise attempt to obtain, undertake or remain in child-related employment.

All final applicants for this position will be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

View the job descriptions below:

Job Description Children's Services Casual - Grade 2

Job Description Children's Services Casual - Grade 3

Enquiries: Telephone Jennifer Kingston on (02) 8757 9775 for further information.

Please note: The casual list is culled every 3 months, if you have not been contacted for an interview within 3 months from submitting your application, please re-apply.

How to apply for a Working With Children Check number

There is a simple two-step process for getting a new Working With Children Check

1. Fill in an on-line form or call the helpline to have someone fill in a form for you.

2. Take the application number to a motor registry, pay the fee (if applicable) and have your identity confirmed (you will need to take appropriate identification with you).


The new Working With Children Check will cost $80 for paid workers and self-employed people for a five-year period. There is no fee for volunteers, adults living in a FDC Educators home and students on placement. Find out more at


To submit your application for this position, please complete the questionnaire below.  Your application will be considered as vacancies for casual staff arise. Hence, you may be called for a phone or face to face interview at any time during the casual recruitment process. You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

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