• Salary Range Band 5 $79,188 - $91,309 plus 11.5% Superannuation
  • Full time permanent 
  • Currently located Bubup Nairm Children’s Centre, St Kilda. 

About the Organisation 

The City of Port Phillip is an inner-city council with around 1000 employees who deliver more than 100 programs and services to our residents, businesses and visitors. These range from childcare and immunisations, to libraries, management of parks and open space, rubbish collection, road maintenance and more. City of Port Phillip has zero tolerance for child abuse and is a committed Child Safe organisation. 

About the Role

As a member of The City of Port Philip’s Children’s Services Team you WILL make a difference. 

Your contribution will ensure all children and families flourish in a nurturing and enriching environment.

Your enthusiasm, passion and commitment to providing high quality education and care will enhance the embedding of continuous improvement to achieve positive outcomes for children families, community and staff.

This is your opportunity to be part of our journey, influence and become a valued member of our creative, inclusive, positive team environments.

The structure of the position is Monday to Friday

  • Hours 8.30am -4.36pm
  • 8.30am -1.30pm teaching
  • 1.30pm -4.36pm – lunch and non-contact time


  • You will build and maintain meaningful relationships with children, families, colleagues, and the centre community.
  • Develop and implement an innovative early learning program reflective of current early years thinking and practice.
  • Document children’s learning and development.
  • Actively working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.

Skills and Experience 

  • A completed Bachelor of Early Education.
  • Prior experience in long day-care/kindergarten. (minimum 2 years)
  • Sound, practical working knowledge and implementation of the National Quality Framework and the Early Years Learning Framework.


People enjoy working at the City of Port Phillip because we are a welcoming, healthy and inclusive workplace.  We offer a vibrant and diverse work environment where our employees can develop both professionally and personally whilst planning and delivering a range of important services and programs to the community. 


  • We offer a workplace that accommodates your working style and needs.
  • Be supported and empowered by a leadership team that is community-focused, with a strong desire for change and a culture that encourages teamwork and innovation.
  • Excellent and ongoing professional development, coaching and mentoring opportunities.
  • Great networking and career development possibilities; career pathways within Children’s Services include Kindergarten Teachers, Senior Educator, Educational Leader, Assistant Coordinator and Centre Coordinator.
  • High-quality, well-resourced working environments.
  • A competitive Enterprise Agreement with above award conditions, which also includes flexible working conditions, an active social club, a health and wellbeing program, and a well- regarded Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Permanent employees are also eligible to apply for study leave and paid parental leave.
  • Be supported and empowered by a leadership team that is community focused, with a strong desire for change and a culture that encourages teamwork and innovation.
  • Opportunity to opt into a monthly RDO

Security Requirements and Professional Obligations   

Pre-employment screening will apply to all appointments.  

Prior to a formal letter of offer, preferred applicants will be asked to provide:

  • Evidence of mandatory qualifications/registrations/licences,
  • Sufficient proof of their right to work in Australia, and
  • Sufficient proof of their identity.
  • Complete a National Police Check completed via City of Port Phillip’s Provider.
  • Evidence of a Working with Children Check (employee type with City of Port Phillip registered as the organisation).

How to Apply

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All applicants must provide a

  • Resume – latest and detailed version
  • Cover letter expressing why you are interested in the role and response to the Key Selection Criteria (KSC) found on the Positions Description (PD) no longer than 2 pages. 

Note: Only applications submitted via the online Recruitment Portal will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be provided feedback.

Before applying if you would like to know more information not addressed in the position description, about the role then why not reach out to Denise Berman, who is the Children’s Services Pedagogy and Practice Team Leader on phone: 0403 607 537 or email: denise.berman@portphillip.vic.gov.au.

The City of Port Phillip is an equal opportunity employer, committed to an inclusive and accessible environment where diversity is valued. We actively welcome and encourage candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, First Nation and Torres Strait Islander candidates, members of the LGBTQIA+ community and candidates with a disability.

If you have accessibility requirements or require an adjustment to participate in our recruitment and selection process, please contact Shane Turner (Recruitment Advisor) on phone 0421 757 521 or email: recruitment@portphillip.vic.gov.au



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City of Port Phillip,Victoria,Australia

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2 weeks ago
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