Early Childhood Teacher



Job Location: Bunbury & South West
Employer: YMCA WA
Full time

• Are you interested in working with a high quality provider?
• Community focused organisation
• Free employee assistance program

  • Part time or full-time position available!
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Non-for-profit organisation

About the role

Do you have a passion for working with children? Do you want to make a meaningful difference in children’s lives? You will fit right in here at the Y! Our Early Childhood Teachers constantly inspire, encourage and nurture young children to learn, understand the world around them and most importantly, be just that – healthy, happy children!

The Y WA is currently recruiting for a Full Time Early Childhood Teacher to join our Timber Tots Early Learning Centre. We are seeking a passionate Educator with great communication skills, a love for early childhood education and the ability to build strong, genuine relationships with parents, staff and young children.

What does the role look like?

  • Encouraging and nurturing children to grow socially, emotionally, instilling a love of learning through a variety of strategies and activities.
  • Working to develop a program that meets the needs of individual children and reflects children’s interests, development, culture, and the YMCA’s Approach to Learning.
  • Liaise, support, and assist parents in a friendly, non-judgemental, and personal way.
  • Maintaining the required developmental records of children as required by the Regulations, EYLF and the NQF.

Where are we?

Located in Manjimup, the Y Timber Tot Early Learning Centre provides a leafy green, beautiful home away from home in a cosy, nurturing setting for all children to feel they belong and build strong, trusting relationships with their Educators and the environments around them.

Essential requirements

  • Degree in Early Childhood Education, working towards degree or equivalent qualification
  • An understanding of the National Education and Care Services Regulations 2012, the EYLF and the NQF
  • Experience developing and implementing programs
  • HLTAID004 First Aid Certificate, National Police Clearance and Working with Children check

Who is the Y WA and what we do?

The Y WA is a not-for-profit organisation that believes in the power of inspired young people. We’ve been creating positive change and social impact in WA communities, from the Pilbara to the Great Southern, for over 110 years through our impactful youth and community programs, children’s services, and health and wellness facilities.

The Y is part of the YMCA movement – the largest and oldest youth organisation in the world! We are committed to reinvesting any surpluses back into youth and community projects.

We believe when young people are inspired, they are powerful. We currently employ over 600 people and have 49 services state-wide, who are supported by our growing marketing team. So, if you want your job to be interesting, enjoyable AND rewarding join the Y WA! We currently have several different jobs advertised.


  • Discounted childcare and corporate healthcare
  • Free employee assistance program
  • Be part of a dynamic team!
  • Ongoing professional development, training and professional support allowing you to grow your career and be the best you can be
  • You’ll gain experience working in an Early Learning Centre that is inspired by the teachings from Reggio Emilia
  • You’ll love the genuine, caring relationships you build with the children, staff and families here at the Y!

How to apply

For the full job description and selection criteria visit our website.

To apply for this role, please submit the following via our website, www.ymcawa.org.au and click on the “Get Involved” tab, by midday on the closing date. Should you require any further information please call Geri King on 08 9777 2044.

Closing date: 16 December 2021 at 6PM
Interviews: we may start interviews before the closing date

You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.

The Y, including Boards of Directors, is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding Children and Young People framework. The Y requires that all applicants undergo satisfactory screening prior to commencement, including but not limited to:

  • National criminal history check.
  • International criminal history check where applicants have worked overseas.
  • Holding or obtaining a Working with Children Clearance/ equivalent in accordance with state/ territory laws.
  • Two reference checks.
  • Diana screen.

Any successfully appointed applicant will be required to adhere to the Safeguarding Children and Young People framework, which includes a thorough safeguarding children and young people induction and committing to upholding the safety and wellbeing of children and young people throughout their engagement with the Y. We reserve the right to commence the recruitment process prior to the nominated closing date.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit our website for further information.

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