What Does it Mean to be a NSWIHC Educator?​
If you have babysitting experience, teaching experience, worked in childcare or in In Home Care, we would love to hear from you. With NSWIHC, you may study and work at the same time! Working in In Home Care is really as simple as it sounds. You are an educator who works from the home of a family. Some of the below points may help clarify the role further.
​You are Self-Employed
Being a NSWIHC educator means that you are an independent contractor - you work for yourself. You are not left alone here, we provide guidance on industry standards and liaise between families for you.
You Set Your Own Wages
You can pick a fee for standard hours (within our set range) if you're working between 8am-6pm, and a non-standard hourly rate after 6pm or on weekends and public holiday's. Your superannuation is paid on top and the service deducts your tax on your behalf.
​You Choose the Family/s You Work With
Just like a family may choose which educator they would like to work with, the educator may also decide which family (or how many) they would like to provide education and care for. Both the educator and the family meet to decide if it's a right fit for them, before they commence working together.
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You are
Self-Employed

Being a NSWIHC educator means that you are an independent contractor – you work for yourself. 

You are not left alone here, we provide guidance on industry standards and liaise between families for you. 

You Set
Your Own Wages

You can pick a fee for standard hours (within our set range) between 8am-6pm, and a non-standard hourly rate after 6pm or on weekends and public holiday’s. 

Your superannuation is paid on top and the service deducts your tax on your behalf. 

You Choose
the Family/s You Work With 

Just like a family may choose which educator they would like to work with, the educator may also decide which family (or how many) they would like to provide education and care for.

Both  the educator and the family meet to decide if it’s a right fit for them, before they commence working together.

What Do I Need?

You should have or be willing to attain:

  • At least 1 year experience in an Early Education and Care setting or 2 years’ informal child-related work experience 
  • Minimum of a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, and/or a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, or a teaching degree
  • A First Aid and CPR certificate
  • Working with Children Check
  • National Police Check
  • Public Liability Insurance

How will I Be Supported While Working Independently?

  • Before commencing with any of our families, all new NSWIHC educators are given access to an interactive online module that covers the fundamentals of working as a contractor within our service and in the In Home Care program.

 

  • Within your first two weeks of work, a follow up information session will be conducted in person or virtually. We have found this to be the best time to ask any of those questions new starters did not even know to ask prior to commencing.

 

  • On an ongoing basis, NSWIHC educators are supported by Family Liaison Facilitators (FLF) by phone, email and periodic face to face visits.

 

All NSWIHC educators are equipped with all the necessary resources to operate independently in the field.

Where Do I Apply?

Send us your CV including two professional referees to careers@nswihc.org.au and include your availability.

Alternatively, you can keep an eye out on SeekIndeedFacebook and LinkedIn for any job postings of ours.