Looking for a Career in Early Childhood Education?

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Are you thinking of becoming an educator or are you currently studying?

Our professional development and work experience opportunities will help you gain valuable industry insights, work with industry leaders and develop industry-leading learning experiences.

Our vision is for every child to reach their highest potential.

Our structured and individualised work placement programs for students include industry mentoring, child development knowledge and hands-on, supervised training to educate and care for children.

To ensure our children receive a high quality of education and care, we recognise the need to provide high-quality pathways for our future industry leaders!

Our current and future students studying in the field of Children’s Services work in partnership with Fairfield City Council Children & Family Services to pursue a career in the children’s services field.

We aim to ensure that students are subject to best practice and aim to teach and nurture their learning experiences with the best possible learning spaces.

Student Placements and Work Experience

Work Experience for High School students

If you are still at school and would like work experience, please send an email to tmanini@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au setting out your required placement dates and any centre preferences.

Your request will be assessed, and approval will be granted or denied depending on availability. If your requested dates are unavailable, alternate dates or service locations may be suggested.

If accepted, you will need to email the following documents to tmanini@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au before your commencement date:

Work Placement for TAFE and University Students

If you are at University or TAFE and would like a placement, please send an email to tmanini@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au setting out your required placement dates and any centre preferences.

We have limited spots available. It is our policy to only have one student in the room at any one time. If your requested dates are unavailable, we will suggest alternative dates or service locations.

If accepted, you will need to email the following documents to tmanini@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au before your commencement date:

Additionally, we are required to verify your working with children check via:

Option 1:

 Make an appointment with Trish Manini on (9725 0393 or tmanini@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au) and bring in the following Documents:

  • A copy of your RMS working with children check
  • One hundred points of ID such as drivers licence, passport, medicare card, bank or credit cards, utility bills in the student’s name, student id cards (original documents must be provided, and copies will be taken here at Council)
  • Signed FCC Verification Form (Download the FCC Verification Form here(DOC, 355KB))

Option 2:

Step 1: Scan Justice of the Peace CERTIFIED ID documents to tmanini@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au along with completed Verification form(DOC, 355KB) and your RMS working with children check.

Step 2: Council will verify WWCCs.  Please be aware that this process may take up to two weeks, and students cannot commence placement until verification.  We suggest that students do not delay in making their appointment or emailing certified documents.

Step 3: When all, forms are received, you will receive an email confirming your placement.  You will be given contact details of the Centre Director and asked to make contact before your commencement date.

TAFE, University and Vet Providers

If you have multiple students who require placement, please send an email to tmanini@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au.

Please include a list of your student names, placement date preference and any centre preferences.

We have limited spots available. It is our policy to only have one student in the room at any one time. If your requested dates are unavailable, we will suggest alternative dates or service locations.

If accepted, you will need to email the following documents to tmanini@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au before your commencement date:

Additionally, we are required to verify your working with children check via:

Option 1:

Make an appointment with Trish Manini on (9725 0393 or tmanini@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au) and bring in the following documents:

  • A copy of your RMS working with children check,
  • One hundred points of ID such as drivers licence, passport, medicare card, bank or credit cards, utility bills in the student’s name, student id cards (original documents must be provided, and copies will be taken here at Council, and
  • Signed FCC Verification Form (Download the FCC Verification Form here(DOC, 355KB))

Option 2:

Step 1: Scan Justice of the Peace CERTIFIED ID documents to tmanini@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au along with completed Verification form(DOC, 355KB) and your RMS working with children check.

Step 2: Council will verify WWCCs.  Please be aware that this process may take up to two weeks, and students cannot commence placement until verification.  We suggest that students do not delay in making their appointment or emailing certified documents.

When all, forms are received, you will receive an email confirming your student's placement.  You will be given the contact details of the Centre Director. Please ask students to make contact with their Centre Director before their commencement date.

Occupational and Speech Therapists

Expressions of Interest at Fairfield City Council Children & Family Services we warmly welcome expression of interest (EOI) applications from professionals who are interested in joining our passionate team of speech pathologists, occupation therapists and specialist teachers.

The Children and Family Services therapy team works closely with families, providing services to children based on personal assessment to identify specific needs. With a strong emphasis on play based intervention, our therapists and each family develop individual goals for each child, ensuing these are aligned with evidence based practice.

Our speech pathology team strongly work towards providing opportunities for early childhood and school aged children including parent training, speech and language intervention, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) device systems, social skills development and stuttering intervention.

Our occupational therapy team enthusiastically ensure children develop their socialising and self – care tasks. Our occupational therapists provides various support services including sensory processing, motor skills development, attention and concentrating, executive functioning, fussy eating and self – care (including feeding, dressing and toileting).

The Children and Family Services therapist team is also includes specialist teachers. Our early childhood intervention specialist teachers play an important role in supporting children with global developmental delay and autism to develop the skills they will need to be included in an early learning centre (preschool or long day care) and to have a successful transition to primary school. Our specialist teachers work with families and other educational settings to identify support strategies and goals based on a child’s development needs and the family priorities. The specialist teachers will work closely with a variety of other professionals including occupational therapists, speech pathologists, physiotherapists, early childhood and primary school teachers and psychologists.

If you would like to be a part of the Children & Family Service therapist team, we encourage you to send your expressions of interest to cfs@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au

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