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Room Leader

LocationMernda, VIC 3754
Work TypeFull time
Positions2 Positions
  • Leadership
  • Child Care Worker
Job no: 449PR
  • Above award rates; $33.37 per hour
  • 50% childcare discount + free access to Y facilities across the state
  • Full Time opportunity at Mernda Early Learning Centre

Our Vision is a better tomorrow where all people can belong. With over 5,000 staff and volunteers, we deliver services at more than 150 locations every day, including: Children's Programs, Action Sports, Camps, Recreation, Youth Services and The Virtual Y.

YMCA Vic Early Learning Centres (ELC's) are safe, supportive spaces offering high quality early learning education and care for children aged six weeks to five years old.

About the role

You will experience specialist support from a diverse and caring team, as you drive community and family engagement, with children at the heart of your service philosophy.

The role of Room Leader role will involve:

  • Leading, managing, and motivating appointed room staff to achieve the objectives of the Centre and support staff in their development
  • Assisting with the mentoring of permanent and casual employees
  • Following an approved curriculum, where you will be a role modelling for children in developing lifelong skills and instilling in them a passion for learning
  • Making lessons captivating and enjoyable for individuals and small groups of children
  • Delivering consistent high-quality practice of the National Quality Framework
  • Ensuring that records are maintained accurately for each child in care

This is a full time opportunity at Mernda Early Learning Centre.

The hourly rate is $33.37.

We value you

At the YMCA, we value our people. Working for us means you’ll enjoy great work/life balance and a range of benefits such as:

  • Above award rates
  • 50% childcare discount
  • YMCA Victoria uniform provided
  • Individualised personal development plans
  • Supportive Centre Manager and Early Years Director (2IC and EL)
  • Opportunities for career development and growth across Children’s Programs and our wider organisation including Recreation, Camping, Youth Services and Kingswim
  • Free access to gyms, recreation, and aquatics centres across the state
  • Free access to the Virtual Y – online health and wellness ​

Qualifications required

  • Diploma or equivalent qualifications in Early Childhood / Children’s Services or equivalent
  • First Aid and CPR certification
  • Anaphylaxis and Asthma certification
  • Working with Children Card​

About the Centre

Mernda YMCA Early Learning Centre is a 104 place centre with an integrated 3 and 4 year old kindergarten. We support, nurture and encourage children's development through early education and evidence-informed practice that emphasises discovery and adventure.

At the Y, we are committed to empowering all Children and Young People to feel safe and be safe. As such, we ensure that all of our candidates are appropriately screened (including police check, working with children check and reference checks). To learn more about our commitment to safeguarding children and young people visit victoria.ymca.org.au

How to Apply

If this is you, click the Apply button or email careers.vic@ymca.org.au, noting we do not accept applications submitted via email.