Early Childhood Assistant

Canberra Montessori School is seeking passionate Early Childhood Assistants to join the team.

  • Seeking a highly motivated, experienced Early Childhood Educators to join our team.
  • Casual positions available
  • An exciting opportunity to work with a team committed to making a difference to the lives of children.

About the Role

Early Childhood Assistants work alongside classroom Teachers as part of a cooperative team and provide a vibrant, dynamic and innovative educational program for our students.

As an Early childhood Assistant, you will be expected to:

  • Support and promote the school’s aims and objectives.
  • Be committed to professional excellence and ongoing professional learning.
  • Comply with the School’s Code of Conduct and with the school’s policy and regulatory requirements
  • Respect and uphold the School’s Montessori values and ethos. 

About You

You are dedicated, passionate and possess the following:

  • A valid ACT Working with Vulnerable People Card
  • Hold or be actively working toward a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or Education Support 
  • Obtain or willing to obtain HLTAID012 or HLTAID004 Provide first aid in an education and care setting.
  • Experience working with students with additional needs e.g., behavioural support, learning support, social support, and emotional support.
  • Sound oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interact with students, parents, and teaching professionals.
  • Sound interpersonal skills including the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Well-developed organisational skills that will assist in the delivery of effective educational programs to students.
  • The ability to assist with the general well-being of students.

About the School

Canberra Montessori School is an independent school proudly offering an education founded on the Montessori philosophy and Montessori principles for children aged 18 months to year 6. Our program provides a complete and authentic experience, designed to prepare our young people for life beyond the school gates and adulthood.

Our school has its unique identity which inspire those of us who work here to give our very best to every child. Our students experience a warm and nurturing environment every single day when they walk through our doors. Every day in the prepared environment of our Montessori classrooms, our educators strive to realise our shared vision through their child-centred work; encouraging and nurturing students to grow as curious, independent, lifelong learners.

The culture of our classrooms is based on a strong belief in the potential of every student to learn at their own pace, so long as they are treated with respect and given opportunities to discover their passions and acquire skills within a supportive and caring environment. Students are given freedom with responsibility, allowing them to make their own choices but also learn how to take responsibility for these.

Montessori children learn how to learn for themselves from a young age. They are empowered to find their voice and explore their interests under the supportive guidance of the Montessori Director. Our children are uniquely well prepared for what we expect to be an uncertain future.

Benefits of Working at Canberra Montessori School

CMS is an employer who promotes staff excellence and offers a range of additional benefits, including:

  • A highly competitive salary and superannuation of 10% (for permanent staff)
  • Attractive salary packaging arrangements
  • Access to the onsite free parking
  • Employee assistance programmes
  • School fee concessions
  • Staff awards programme.
  • Professional development

How to Apply

  • Please email [email protected] and submit the following documents:
  • Cover letter (addressing the selection criteria on the Position Description)
  • Resume/CV
  • Salary is determined in accordance with the Independent Schools NSW Teachers (Standard Model) Multi-Enterprise Agreement 2021.
  • We are considering and contacting suitable applicants immediately on receipt, so we encourage early application.
20 April 2023

Canberra Montessori School

35 Mulley Street
Holder ACT 2611