Becoming an In Home Care Educator
- Do you enjoy working with children?
- Would you like to work in a home environment?
- Are you thinking of a change of career?
YMCA In Home Care is committed to providing the best possible child care service in a families own home.
We are always recruiting new educators to meet the very individual care needs of families, at times needing educators with specialist skills for example; a child with high support needs due to a disability.
Why be an In Home Care Educator?
- You may work with a small group of children or you may only work with one child with high support needs
- Play an integral role in supporting a family with unique child care needs, and making a real difference to the quality of life for their family
- You set your own fees according to the services offered
- You are self-employed from a tax viewpoint and responsible for your own taxation payments
- You have the flexibility to organise the day according to individual children’s needs (within regulations)
- Training, support and resources are available from the YMCA service coordinators
Educators are self-employed and negotiate directly with the family on the setting of fees and are required to hold the following:
- Current First Aid and CPR Certificates
- $10 Million Public Liability Insurance
- Working with Children Check (Blue Card)
- Child Protection Training
- Car Safety Check
- Asthma and Anaphylaxis certificates
- Educators must attend regular training sessions throughout the year.
Things you need to consider:
- You will need to be confident to work in someone else’s home, and usually working alone.
- You will need to be self-reliant and able to organise and manage your time and activities well, including setting limits and boundaries