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A future of educational excellence

Why join the Alive community

As an Early Learning Centre which is co-located with a local Catholic School, children’s learning is at the forefront of our practices. To facilitate this, we see ourselves as the facilitators and co-constructors of learning, which is child-led and seeks to encourage children’s agency at all times.

We believe in providing a consistent and stable learning environment for our children which means no rotating rosters, with all our educators timetabled to the same shift each week. All educators are involved in the planning and programming cycle for our children, with each learning environment holding a team meeting each week to facilitate this, in addition to non-contact time which is shared amongst our educators. Our culture is one of collaboration, with Senior Educators/Early Childhood Educators facilitating open discussions where all educators’ voices are heard and valued. We seek to have a permanent team of educators for each learning environment which meet or exceeds ratio requirements to ensure that educators are supported to meet supervision requirements.

We invest in our staff and their professional development, working closely with Catholic Education South Australia to provide opportunities to upskill educators in areas of interest as well as provide networking opportunities with other likeminded educators and ELCs. All mandatory certificates including First Aid and RHAN are paid for by us as we recognise this is a requirement of employment.

In addition we:

  • Pay generous above award salary and rates for all educators and Early Childhood Teachers
  • Provide a 20% staff discount on long day care fees
  • Have a minimum of two weeks leave over Christmas/New Years as well as scheduled pack down and set up days at the beginning and end of the year
  • Are influenced by modern contemporary pedagogies and practices
  • Do not wear uniforms, rather dress standards are the same as our co-located school to promote continuity between the School and Centre

Employment Opportunities

If you are interested in joining one of our teams, please see our current employment opportunities below. 

For any questions relating to a position at our centres, please contact the relevant centre.

Educator Positions at Alive Hove (co-located with McAuley Community School)

We are seeking Educators who have a passion for communicating with families, supporting children’s learning through the later parts of the day and setting up environments with irresistible invitations for learning.

Centre-wide Educator
We are seeking a dedicated educator who is able to adapt to different ages and work with different teams within the centre to provide consistent support to our learners when educators are on leave (personal and annual). Shifts will vary each week with opportunities to upskill in supporting the administrative functions of the centre on days when we have a full complement of educators.
Days and Times: Various
Hours per week: Up to 38 hours
Age group: From 6 months to 5 years

McMahon Room Educator
We are seeking an educator who is a strong communicator and who can build trusting relationships with children and their families. You will be expected to participate in the program and planning cycle and regularly update families with their child’s learning progress, reporting on their individualised learning plan and goals.
Days and Times: Monday, Tuesday and Friday 9am to 5pm and Wednesday and Thursday 8.45am to 5pm
Hours per week: 38 hours
Age group: Toddlers (from 2 to 3 years)

Callen Room Educator
We are seeking an educator to support our learners in the latter part of the day. Assisting with covering the Callen room’s lunch time, non-contact time and providing handover to families at the end of the day, the role suits an educator who can build strong rapport and relationships with colleagues, children and families.
Days and Times: Monday to Tuesday 10.30am to 5pm and Wednesday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm
Hours per week: 33 hours
Age group: Kindy (from 4 years)

Additional Support Educator             
We are seeking an educator to provide additional support to children who have identified additional needs in our Callen (Kindy) room. This is a contract position until the end of the year with the possibility of extension dependant on the funding available.
Days and Times: Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
Hours per week: 32.5 hours
Age group:  From 6 months to 3 years
End date: December 2023

Relief Educator (Casual)
Supports children and educators in our centre
Days and Times: Multiple positions available – ongoing work available on an as needs basis
Hours per week: Various
Age group: From 6 months to 5 years

Diploma Educator Position Description

Cert III Educator Position Description

Alive Mount Barker (co-located with St Francis de Sales College)

Relief Educator (Casual)
Supports children and educators in our centre
Days and Times: Multiple positions available – ongoing work available on an as needs basis
Hours per week: Various
Age group: From 6 months to 5 years

Diploma Educator Position Description

To apply for a role:

Applications can be made via SEEK or by emailing with all applications addressed to John Favretto, Assistant Director (Governance, Quality and Assurance). Please indicate the position you are applying for when making your application and include:

  • Cover letter addressing your suitability for the position
  • Current CV with the names of three professional referees
  • A completed Application Declaration Form

All successful applicants must complete an Applicant Declaration Form. This can be accessed here

Please note: In line with our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, Alive staff do not need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, with the exception of Alive Staff working in High-Risk Settings where Up-To-Date vaccination is required. Alive currently does not have any Centres which are classified as High-Risk Settings.