Early Childhood Educator – full time role to mid December 2022

Website Penrith Christian School

About Us

Penrith Christian School (NSW) is a well-established and vibrant Christian community, providing an exciting and innovative learning environment for over 800 students from our Early Learning Centre through to Year 12 in Orchard Hills, at the foot of the Blue Mountains.

Our Early Learning Centre is registered for 70 students per day and operates from 6.30am to 6.00pm 48 weeks of the year.  We have an excellent reputation in our community for providing high quality inclusive education and care, and our centre offers a high staff-to-child ratio.

As our motto suggests, we Strive for the Highest in everything we do and represent. At PCS, we value each student as being created by God with a unique purpose and plan for them as we deliver Christ centred and rich learning experiences, enabling each one to live significant and abundant lives. We focus on a whole school approach that sees consistency in our learning framework, pastoral care and wellbeing approach and drive for academic and personal excellence.

About the Position

Due to the expansion of our centre we are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Educator for this full time contract role to join our dedicated Early Learning team.  As part of a cohesive team, you will be jointly responsible for observation, planning, implementation and evaluation of the program, as well as parent and community liaison.  This contract is currently up to mid December 2022 however there may be the opportunity for an ongoing role depending on the needs of the centre. We offer:

  • Salary significantly above the Early Childhood Award (approximately $70,000 pa gross)
  • Access to copious resources and facilities as part of a Toddler to Year 12 school and Imagine Nations Church community
  • Excellent teaching technologies
  • Experienced team of educational professionals
  • Opportunity to attend in-house and external training and PD courses
  • Dedicated programming (RFF) time every week
  • Staff uniform

About You

The successful candidate will be a dynamic Educator who is a committed Christian, actively involved in their local church.  You will need the following essential qualifications and skills:

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (or Certificate III currently enrolled In Diploma course)
  • Current Working With Children Check approval number
  • Current First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis, as well as Child Protection qualifications
  • An active Christian faith and current church involvement
  • A person of integrity with the ability to act as a positive role model and example of Christ’s love to children, families and colleagues
  • Understanding of both the National Quality Framework and The Early Years Learning Framework
  • Collaborative, innovative and effective Educator practices
  • Excellent personal presentation
  • A demonstrated capacity to work as a team member with other Educators and Early Childhood teachers responsible for the room
  • Highly motivated, reliable and a flexible attitude
  • Strong time management skills


Applications close 4.00pm Friday 27 May 2022


How to apply

Visit the PCS website pcs.nsw.edu.au/employment to complete the Employment Application form.  Please email your application and certified supporting documents to hr@pcs.nsw.edu.au Only applicants who complete the official Employment Application form will be considered

To apply for this job email your details to hr@pcs.nsw.edu.au.

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