Early Childhood Educator

Date: 18 Sep 2023

Location: 50 Flemington Rd, AU

Company: theroyalch


The Hospital:


The Royal Children’s Hospital’s (RCH) vision is to be a great children’s hospital – delivering Great Care.

RCH is a cornerstone member of the Melbourne Children’s Campus, partnering with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The University of Melbourne Department of Pediatrics and The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

RCH has cared for the children and young people of Victoria for more than 150 years since it was founded in 1870. A full range of paediatric and adolescent health services are provided plus tertiary and quaternary care for the most critically ill and medically complex patients in Victoria. Tasmania, southern NSW and other states around Australia and overseas. The Hospital has more than 6,000 staff, a budget of $850M, 12 wards and 350 beds. Annually, the RCH has 300,000+ Specialist Clinic appointments, 90,000+ Emergency Department presentations and 20,000 elective surgeries.

The RCH is committed to the Child Safe Standards

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact.

For further Information on RCH is available here.


The Role:


The Early Childhood Educator will lead the provision of high-quality early childhood education and care, including developing positive relationships with children, families, educators and the community. The educator will lead a team of educators to implement a developmentally based curriculum that meet the needs of children, in accordance with the services philosophy, procedures and policies.
This role operates within a team environment and reports to the Co-ordinator.
To be successful in the role, you will have:

•    A sound understanding and knowledge of Early Childhood Development and Education
•    Must have a working understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework and the application of this document in practice
•    Must have demonstrated experience in curriculum development, including in the planning, implementation and reflection of the curriculum cycle
•    Have an in-depth understanding of the National Quality Standards, Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations 2011, and Code of Ethics; and the implications of these in practice
•    Must have well-developed communication and organisational skills and a flexible approach to services provision
•    Must have interpersonal skills and a positive approach to working with children, families, educators, other professionals and the community
•    Ability to contribute to a productive team culture and to provide role modelling as appropriate
•    Well-developed supervisory and time management skills
•    Have a commitment towards continuous improvement
•    Will have basic computer skills


To view the Position Description, please click here.


Why work at the RCH?


RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact. We offer the opportunity to work in world-class facilities,  surrounded by Royal Park and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city.

We also offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, and an award-winning health and wellbeing program.

The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background,  all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.

It is a requirement of your employment that you be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and Influenza annually for Category A and B roles, in compliance with any public health orders in place at the relevant time, unless you have a medical exception in line with those public health orders, which has been accepted by The Royal Children’s Hospital.  Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government Immunisation History Statement, it is a requirement of the RCH to collect, record and hold vaccination information.

It is also a requirement of your employment that you comply with any direction given by The Royal Children’s Hospital that you be vaccinated against, or prove immunity to, any other disease, unless you have a relevant exemption.


Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 6 October 2023