Woden Community Service (WCS) is a for-purpose organisation that has been providing community-based services for over 50 years. Our vision of ‘A caring community where everyone belongs’ is achieved through our values of Inclusion, Compassion, Hope, Responsiveness, Integrity and Social Justice.

We are currently seeking passionate Trainee Educators for our Early Learning Centres to assist in providing delivery of quality care and education to children based on the Early Years Learning Framework, under the guidance of the Room Leader, Educational Leader and Centre Manager.

If you are interested in pursuing a Career in Children’s Services with WCS, we can provide you the opportunity to earn while you learn through an Australian Traineeship.

Our Offer

  • Fixed-term full-time appointment until 20 December 2024
  • Salary $44,876.38 plus 10.5% Superannuation
  • Multiple positions available over two Early Learning Centre sites, for people willing to undertake a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
  • Salary packaging (up to $15,899 per year) plus meal and entertainment cards
  • Paid shutdown leave on standard working days between Christmas and New Year.
  • National EAP Service
  • Paid time to study and support to practice your new skills and knowledge in the workplace
  • Ongoing professional development and a supportive team environment

Experience & Qualifications  

  • Actively working towards a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care under a traineeship arrangement
  • A desire to develop sound skills and knowledge in early childhood development.
  • Sound verbal, reading and written English skills.
  • Knowledge of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and National Quality Standards

A full Position Description is available outlining the knowledge, skills and experience.

To be eligible for an Early Learning traineeship with WCS, you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age,
  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand passport holder resident for more than 6 months, or an eligible visa holder,
  • undertake a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care with an approved registered training organisation,
  • pass a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment before starting your traineeship,
  • have an ACT Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) Card, and be willing to undertake background checks required for the position.

To apply, please submit your current resume and a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of this role and why you would like to undertake a traineeship with WCS via Seek.

For further information about the role, please contact Amie Arthur – Manager Early Childhood at Amie.arthur@wcs.org.au

Closing Date: 30 March 2023

For more information about WCS and services that we provide, including Youth & Family, Community Development, Housing and Homelessness, Disability, Mental Health and Aged Care, please visit our website at www.wcs.org.au

WCS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all abilities and life experiences. We also encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.