Children’s Services Officer – Trainee


Children’s services officer – Trainee

Upper Hunter Early Learning Centre – Scone

Temporary Full Time (up to 18 Months)


The role:

Council is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to undertake the above position.  The Children’s Services Officer – Trainee will work as part of a professional, cooperative team to provide high quality long day childcare services and educational programs for the children in the Early Learning Centre whilst undertaking Certificate III qualifications (Children’s Services).


What we need from you:

Applicants should be enthusiastic, self-motivated, have an excellent work ethic, be committed to undertaking relevant studies and training and have a genuine desire to work with children in a long day care setting.  All applicants must hold or be eligible to obtain a current Working with Children Check.


What we have to offer:

As a valued member of our team, you will receive the following benefits:

  • $363.40to $738.00 per 35 hour week (depending on level of school completion) 10.5% super and the opportunity for salary progression
  • Generous leave provisions and professional development opportunities;
  • On the job training by a well-established, values driven, supportive team;
  • Work-life balance working Monday to Friday (no weekend work); and
  • An opportunity to make a difference to the next generation.


About us:

Council is a progressive and caring organisation where all our employees work together to deliver quality services to support our community. We strive to make a difference and add value to the lives of our community. Everything we do is underpinned by the values of the organisation and staff, which are being honest, open and accountable, having mutual respect for all people and cultures, ensuring we deliver on our commitments, providing efficient, effective and reliable services to ensure staff and community safety and to provide improved environmental responsibility.


Located in the picturesque Upper Hunter, our shire encompasses the townships of Merriwa, Murrurundi, Aberdeen and Scone. All great places to live and work, come and see for yourself!


Closing Date:

Friday 31 March 2023 at 4pm


Enquiries and Further Information

Give Anita Spehar, ELC Coordinator , a call on 02 6540 1345 or e-mail [email protected] to discuss this opportunity.


How to Apply

All applications are to be submitted and the key selection criteria addressed online by the closing date by clicking “Apply for this job” or through Council’s website –


We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and value diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We encourage all applicants, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, LGBTIQ and culturally diverse communities to join Council.

Council will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via [email protected] or 02 65401100 to discuss.