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All current vacancies are listed in this area as well as advertised in the press.  Application information can be downloaded by clicking on the position you are interested in. Alternatively you can contact the person who is listed for the vacancy for further information.

Position Description

The position description provides you with information about the job, including the purpose of the position, reporting relationships, duties/responsibilities, delegations/accountability and a list of key skills, knowledge and abilities required to perform the position. This is for your information only, and whilst all selection criteria may be assessed during the recruitment process, applicants are advised that they ONLY need to address the requested criteria listed in the application form.

Application form and how to respond to selection criteria

An Application form must be completed, signed and submitted with your application.  Applicants must respond to all of the key selection criterion required within the application form in order to be considered for the role.

The selection criteria are those skills, abilities, experience, knowledge and qualifications defined in the Position Description as important to ensure the functions of the position are effectively and efficiently performed.  The selection criterion is the basis for which a selection panel shortlists and selects which applicants are to be interviewed.

Applicants must respond to the criterion requested in the application form.  Wherever possible provide examples of your work performance in your responses to the selection criteria, do not simply state that you meet the selection criteria.  In order to adequately address each selection criterion, and therefore increase your chances of securing an interview, it is suggested applicants follow the S.A.O (Situation, Action, Outcome) guideline in each specific criteria. That is, describe a Situation that you have experienced (relevant to the selection criteria), then write about the Action you performed to address this requirement and then describe the Outcome of what you achieved as a result of your action and involvement.

As it is not always possible to interview all applicants, only those who best meet the selection criteria will be short listed for an interview.  If your application does not address each of the selection criteria required, it is unlikely that you will be short listed for an interview.

What to include in your application

Please be aware for your application to be considered, ALL of the following documentation must be submitted:

  • Application for Employment with selection criteria addressed
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Copies of relevant qualifications

How to send in your application

Post     Human Resources, Shire of Augusta Margaret River,PO Box 61, Margaret River  WA  6285


Email    [email protected]

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Job title
Expression of Interest – Childcare (PER/30)
Employment Type
Fixed term - Part Time

Expressions of Interest – Childcare (PER/30)

Does a career in Childcare appeal to you?  If so, the Shire is seeking to build a talent pool of suitably experienced candidates who would be interested in gaining an opportunity to be part of the Childcare team as a Childcare Assistant Educator or Childcare Educator.

Childcare Assistant – Creche 
EA Level 1 Aged 16-20 & Adult
($22.9954 - $32.2108 per hour including 25% casual loading)

Do you enjoy looking after under school aged kids and would you like to learn about a career in Childcare?  Margaret River Recreation Centre Outside School Hours Care (Kids Club) is currently seeking energetic and passionate Childcare Assistants to join the Creche team to help cover peak times such the holiday season.  

You will be providing assistance in the supervision of under school age children in a safe, hygienic and caring environment, enabling their parents and carers to engage in the Centre’s recreation program.  You will need good communication & teamworking skills; and a current senior first aid certificate.  A current National Police Clearance and Working with Children registration are also essential.  This role will require availability to work predominantly 8:45am – 12:00 Monday to Friday during the school holidays.  There will also be times when you may be called upon for after school and vacation care shifts such as 3:30 – 6:00pm during the school term, and 8:00am – 5:30pm during the school holidays.

We are dedicated to creating safe and healthy communities.  We are also passionate about the positive impact we have on the children we care for, the families who trust us and the community we are part of.  If you’re looking to make a difference, please apply now.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Childcare Assistant Educator (ACECQA Qualified)
Level 2 $52,955 - $59,635 pa

Working with the Childcare Supervisor and Childcare Educators, you will follow childcare program guidelines and supervise children.  The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Current or effectively working towards Child Care Qualification i.e. Cert III Childcare or equivalent ACECQA approved.
  • Child Protection qualification ACECQA approved.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting and assisting with childcare program delivery.
  • Certifications including Federal Police Clearance (current) and Working With Children Check.

Childcare Educator (ACECQA Qualified)
Level 3-4 $59,419 - $70,883 pa 

Reporting to the Childcare Supervisor, you will oversee the childcare assistant educators in conducting organised activities for Vacation, Before and After School Care and Creche.  You will also supervise children participating in these programs.  The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Child Care Qualification i.e. Diploma of Children’s Services, Bachelor of Early Childhood Education or equivalent ACECQA approved.
  • Child Protection qualification ACECQA approved.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting, leading and assisting with childcare program delivery; and working knowledge of My Time Our Place framework.
  • Ability lead a small team.
  • Certifications including Federal Police Clearance (current) and Working With Children Check.

Childcare Assistant Creche

Application Form

Childcare Assistant Educator Position Description 

Application Form

Childcare Educator Position Description

Application Form

For Job Information: Please contact Amanda Ireland on 9780 5624.

To Apply: All that is required is a letter expressing your interest in the either position (quoting PER/30), highlighting your current skills and experience relevant to the position, a copy of your current resume and the correct completed application form. 

Please apply online or email your expression of interest to [email protected]  Applications will be stored in our database for 12 months. Should you wish to withdraw your application, please email the above address.  Please be aware that should you wish to be considered for any advertised vacancies, you will still be required to submit an application with all required documentation.

Stephanie Addison-Brown


Date posted
10 May 2019
Closing date
31 Dec 2021
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  2. Please ensure you attach your application form and selection criteria together in a single Word or PDF document

  3. Please ensure you attach a covering letter

  4. Please ensure you attach your resume/CV

  5. Optionally, attach any other documents that support your application

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