EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR (DIPLOMA)
SELECTION CRITERIA
Essential
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Diploma in Children’s Services
Knowledge and Experience
Essential
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Sound, practical working knowledge and implementation of the National Quality Framework
and the Early Years Learning Framework
At least 2 year’s experience as an Early Childhood Educator (Diploma) in an early childhood
setting
Knowledge of the philosophy of inclusion and associated practice
In depth knowledge of legislative requirements
In depth understanding of pedagogical thinking and research
Knowledge of typical and atypical early childhood development;
Must be a team player
Must be open to new challenges and have a willingness to learn and share knowledge and
experience with others
Capacity building approaches that utilise collaboration, reflective and strength based practice
Must be able to plan, evaluate, reflect and engage children in an outstanding educational
program
Desirable
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Experience working with children with additional needs
Interpersonal Skills
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Ability to form partnerships with children, families, other professionals and the community;
Excellent listening and communication skills;
Superior written and verbal communication skills;
Ability to organise time and set priorities
Intermediate level of competence with information technology
Prerequisites
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Satisfactory National Criminal History Check
Current Working With Children Check
Current Driver’s Licence
Current First Aid Certificate including Anaphylaxis and Asthma
DEC approved child protection training certificate
Eligibility to carry out the role of Certified Supervisor under the Children (Education and Care
Services National Law Application) Bill 2010 and Education and Care Services National
Regulations.
Ability to lift loads of up to 20kgs. Bending, squatting, pushing, pulling, trunk twisting,
kneeling, standing and sitting for durations.
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ECE Diploma Selection Criteria 261015