Teachers and Assistant Teachers
The German Australian Playschool is regularly expanding. It is always worth contacting us if you are interested to work with us. If we don't have a position available, we may know of other positions in Canberra.
The German Australian Playschool may be hiring more staff for 2013 - depending on our enrolments!
We are always pleased to hear from German-speaking teachers who would like to go on our Relief Teaching list. This is a great way to work towards getting permanent work at the German Australian Playschool.
Teachers: To be a Teacher at the German Australian Playschool, you need qualifications (or part of your qualification) in Early Childhood Education, or a Diploma in Children's Services... or an equivalent overseas qualfication. You must also speak excellent German, and love working with children 3-5 years old. For us to consider you if you are applying from outside of Australia, you must have experience in a childcare or kindergarten environment.
Assistant Teachers: We seek to employ assistant teachers who are qualified in early childhood education or childcare. Other candidates may also be considered, when qualified or experienced staff are not available, and the candidate is deemed to be highly suitable for the position.
All staff: All staff must have a visa to work in Australia, and undergo a Working With Vulnerable People check. We like to hire a mix of permanent local staff and overseas visiting staff, to keep our programs fresh and up to date with what is happening in German-speaking Europe as well as grounding ourselves in Australian education requirements.
Do you want to do your Practical / Praktikum / Internship?
We do take German-speaking teachers wanting to do a practical (Praktikum). Usually these teachers arrive on a Working Holiday visa, and can work up to 6 months with us (usually February to July; or July to December). (Please note these visas don't seem to be available to Austrians.)
Read what Sarah (our Head Teacher in 2009) wrote (auf Deutsch) about her experience coming from Germany to work with us.
Civil Service Volunteers from Germany
We are also an official German Civil Service Year (FSJ) organisation, where Germans can do a year of voluntary service. Volunteers can work for up to 6 months with us (and 6 months with another organisation of their choosing - we recommend and can put you in touch with the ACT Scout Association Branch).
Accommodation for teachers and volunteers from overseas
We may also be able to arrange for teachers and volunteers from Germany to live in with one of our families, if they would like.