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10 Child Studies Unit 1: Careers working with young children. Describe job roles and the skills and qualities required when working with children. What job roles are available when working with children?. Nursery nurse Playgroup leader Childminder Kindergarten teacher.

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10 child studies unit 1 careers working with young children

10 Child StudiesUnit 1: Careers working with young children

Describe job roles and the skills and qualities required when working with children

what job roles are available when working with children
What job roles are available when working with children?
  • Nursery nurse
  • Playgroup leader
  • Childminder
  • Kindergarten teacher

Activity: Brainstorm and A-Z of jobs working with children

Note – Think outside the square

skills and qualities
Skills and Qualities

Know the difference!

  • Skills: Things we learn throughout

life and work experience

  • Qualities: what we are good at,

natural abilities, strengths

skills required when working with children some examples
Skills required when working with children – some examples
  • Similar to those of other job roles.
  • Approachable – be able top relate to children, parents, carers and other professionals
  • Communication – involvement in activities such as writing reports, notes to parents, information leaflets and posters
  • Listening – hearing what is actually being said
  • Able to plan ahead – prepare activities
  • Practical skills – labelling pictures, organising materials for creative activities
describe job roles and the skills and qualities required when working with children
Describe job roles and the skills and qualities required when working with children
  • Look at the skills mind map on the next slide
  • Working in pairs:
  • Copy the mind map onto a sheet of A3 paper
  • Give one example why a child care worker would need each skill – focus on ONE job role
  • Extend your mind map to include these examples
describe job roles and the skills and qualities required when working with children1
Describe job roles and the skills and qualities required when working with children
  • For example:
  • Social skills – the childminder needs to have good social skills because they need to be able to help children mix with other children
  • Note:If they are not good at mixing with others how can they help children to do the same?
skills required to work in child care
Skills required to work in Child Care

good communication

and social skills

accept responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of the children in their care

to work as part of a team

TAFE certificate as required

Child Care Worker

relate well to children

good level of physical fitness

patience

keen eye for any potential behavioural concerns

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Table 1. GENERIC DESCRIPTIONS OF STAGES OF PERFORMANCE

STAGES

Sourced from : http://www.innovation.gov.au/skills/CoreSkillsForWorkFramework/Documents/CSWF-Framework.pdf

assessment task initial research
Assessment task: Initial research
  • Research one of the career options brainstormed earlier in the unit. (the one that interest you the most):
  • What are the requirements for this job:
  • Strengths
  • Qualifications
  • Expectations
  • Skills
  • Use www.seek.com.au or www.careerone.com.au to search for advertisements for jobs in your chosen career area.
  • Save and print out any job specifications or information relating to the jobs.
assessment task letter of application learning objectives
Assessment task: Letter of applicationLearning Objectives
  • To know how to identify your own skills and qualities
  • To know how to write a professional letter of application
  • To know and understand the skills and qualities required for working in an early years’ setting
constructing your letter
Constructing your Letter
  • Read through the job role description thoroughly
  • Then jot down the main skills and the main qualities that you have identified
  • Try to match these up to your own skills and qualities
  • You should try to give some examples of when you have used these, for example work experience placements, part time jobs, at home helping to look after younger siblings or when babysitting for family/ friends
things to take extra care with
Things to take extra care with
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Hand-writing (if not using ICT)
  • Repetition of words
  • Use of vocabulary
  • Starting sentences
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