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Early Childhood Educator - Certificate III

Job No: BYR696
Location: Byron Bay, NSW

Byron Shire Council is focused on partnering with our community and offers pristine beaches, diverse lifestyles, a magnificent natural environment and a subtropical climate. 

Byron Shire Council has a high performance, collaborative culture and we value our employees.

As a employee you would partner with an organisation that is taking steps in all areas to reduce our carbon emissions and be an innovative and sustainable council.

We provide a rewarding and flexible working environment and celebrate our values of:

  • We lead with enthusiasm and purpose
  • We are open, honest and respectful
  • We foster well-being and creativity
  • We achieve our goals and succeed together

We are looking for:

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity then this may be the role for you.  We have passion and enthusiasm and are looking for like-minded people to join us on our journey. 

Byron Shire Council is currently seeking enthusiastic and passionate Certificate III Educator's.  

We pride ourselves on being child and community focused and offering a nurturing and happy environment.  We strive to provide a peaceful, grounded safe-haven in which children thrive. We build on children’s strengths and interests to engage with them in play-based learning.

You will work with a team of exceptional educators to implement the daily program in line with the National Quality Framework and Early Years Learning framework.  Our centre welcomes children from 0-5 years and we are looking for educators for all age groups.

You will have:

  • dedication and commitment to developing the future of children
  • enthusiasm to engage children through activities and experiences appropriate to stages of development
  • willingness to be supported to obtain a qualification in early childhood education
  • a friendly and energetic demeanour

We operate 8am – 6pm, 50 weeks per year in the heart of Byron Bay in a beautiful setting.

Enjoy our Employee Benefits 

We have to offer:

  • Permanent full & part time positions 
  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Salary and Conditions will be in accordance with the NSW Local Government (State) Award with an appointment at a salary in the range of $27.57 to $31.95 per hour (dependent upon skills and experience)

Other benefits include:

  • 10.5% superannuation
  • Education and training support
  • Flexible work hours
  • Employee Assistance Program (4 sessions per year)
  • Fitness Passport
  • Health and Wellbeing days
  • Opportunity to work with an experienced and committed team 


This position is based at Council's Sandhills Early Childhood Centre in Byron Bay; however, Council can require you to work from other work sites as required for operational reasons - such as Council's OSHC Services.


Ashleigh Olive - Sandhills Director - 02 6685 8118

Closing date:

10pm (NSW time), Sunday 4 June 2023.  Late applications will not be permitted.

Position Description:

Download the Early Childhood Educator - Certificate III Position Description

*Previous applicants will be considered.

We believe in diversity, inclusion and equality and are committed to ensuring that our workplaces are a reflection of our community. We recognise the benefits that diversity and inclusion brings, and in turn encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply for our vacancies.

We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to explore new ways of working – including part-time, job-share or working from different locations. Everyone can ask about it.

We strongly encourage applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment process and in the workplace. If you need an adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed above, and also advise us of your preferred method of communication. 

Pre-Employment Screening Process:

  • Reference Checks: Referees will preferably be your current or most recent supervisor and must be able to comment directly on your abilities in a work situation. If you have any objection to this action, your concerns should be raised in your application and be discussed with the Selection Panel.
  • Functional Health Assessment: If applicable, the functional health assessment evaluates your physical and functional capacity against the physical demands necessary to safely perform the job for which you have applied. 
  • Background Screening: Background checks verify the information you have provided in your application, and where applicable, also check for relevant criminal history. Checks may also include, for example, a confirmation of your employment history, qualifications/tickets and working with children clearance.


Please note: Once you start your online application you cannot save and return to it later.  You must use your own email address and not one used previously by another person that has applied for a position with Council.

Being mindful of diversity and inclusion we have provided 2 options to apply for the position.

Option 1 - Written Application

You may wish to prepare your responses in a Word document, and then COPY and PASTE into the fields below.  

Step 1: Fill out our online application form below. Once you have completed all the questions, click 'Next'

Step 2: Attach your resume/CV and a cover letter (optional). Once you have attached your document/s click 'Next'.

Step 3: Please review your application and confirm everything is correct. Click 'Confirm' to send your completed application.

 You will receive an email to confirm your application has been received. 

Option 2 - Audio File Application

Step 1: Scroll down and review the Questions that you are required to answer. 

Step 2: Record an audio file of your responses and save the file (the file must be in an MP3 format and less than 50MB). Please note that all questions with a drop box or a check box as well as the reference checks details can not be answered via audio file and must be completed below.

Step 3: Fill out the Personal Details section and the questions that can not be completed by audio file on the application form below. For all of the Questions where you are responding via audio file, type the response “audio file”.  Once you have completed all the questions, click 'Next'

Step 4: Attach your resume/CV, a cover letter (optional) and your audio file.  Once you have attached your documents click 'Next'.

Step 5: Please review your application and confirm everything is correct. Click 'Confirm' to send your completed application.

You will receive an email to confirm your application has been received. 

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