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Early Childhood Teacher (ECT) Lower Plenty, Melbourne - 37.5 hours per week

Apply now Job no: 985133
Work type: Permanent (Part Time)
Location: VIC
Categories: Early Learning Services

  • Early Childhood Teacher 37.5 hours per week
  • Will become the Educational Leader for the Centre
  • Location Lower Plenty, Permanent Role
  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits available

 About Mission Australia Early Learning

Early childhood is a time of discovery and growth, which is why Mission Australia Early Learning centres are designed to encourage a sense of belonging, wellbeing and community. Our centres offer much more than quality childcare for children aged from six weeks to six years. They also set children up for a lifelong love of learning and nature.

Mission Australia is a Christian community service organisation with a nationwide team of over 2,900 that helps people to regain their independence. 

We reduce homelessness and strengthen communities through homelessness initiatives and affordable housing, early learning and youth services, family support, and employment and skills development. 

Together, we stand with Australians in need until they can stand for themselves. 

About the role

Due to a increase in enrollments we have an exciting new permanent opportunity for an Early Childhood Teacher (ECT) to join our 120 place Centre at Lower Plenty in Melbourne's North. You must be able to work a variety of open and close shifts each week and leading your room and will be trained as the Educational Leader for the Centre.  


  • Child Support - actively engage and develop a nurturing environment for all children
  • Family Support - build strong relationships with parents to ensure open communication
  • Program Support - design and deliver an exciting play based learning program for our children
  • Team Support - pro-actively lead your room and participate in all activities and communications with wider team
  • Child Protection - identify, respond and document any child protection risks as required

Qualifications & experience

  • Proven experience as a ECT ideally from a child care centre
  • Full qualifications as a Early Childhood Teacher 
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Demonstrated ability to remain vigilant in ensuring the care of all children is maintained
  • Commitment to ensuring centre is compliant as per Health, Safety and Welfare requirements
  • A genuine passion and drive in providing children with the best possible start in life
  • A strong alignment to Mission Australia's purpose and values

As part of our employment screening process you will be required to undertake a national criminal history check. In addition, there is a requirement to possess a current Victorian Working with Children Check or apply if you do not already hold one. 


  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
  • Discounted childcare
  • Maternity Leave provisions
  • Above Award rates
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Ongoing support for training and professional development

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

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