Working as a regional educator helped Bec buy her first home

Working as an early childhood educator in regional and remote areas offers more than just an adventure. At One Tree Community Services, many regional roles come with extra pay and perks. Some of our roles in the Pilbara offer up to $300 more per week for full-time employees.

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Bec Young has had a long career with One Tree, going from educator to director. While she’s been with One Tree, she’s not only kicked career goals. She’s also managed to achieve a big life goal along the way.

Bec saved her house deposit and brought her first home by working at One Tree Pannawonica. Bec says “I worked in Pannawonica in the Pilbara for five years to save my house deposit. I’m single and I was told it would be difficult for me to buy a home. I couldn’t have done it without the regional and remote opportunity.”

“The opportunity you get by working regionally is next level. Your rent is sorted and it’s a closed mining town so it’s easy to save. Sure, you give up a little bit by being there. But I loved living in Pannawonica. If you choose to see the positives and put yourself into the community, the people you meet turn into your family”, says Bec.

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However, for Bec Young working in a regional town gave her more than a bigger bank balance. Bec says “It’s not just about the money, you gain a lot of valuable experience. I started an Early Years Committee with the school. We integrated the kids with the school, so they were comfortable and confident when they started. The impact was huge. After that, I was on the school board for the whole five years. You get to do so much. it’s a great experience”.

Bec Young has now joined the innovative EduTribe FIFO program so she can live in her new home in the coastal town of Jurien Bay while still working as an educator and director. “I’m now working as a FIFO educator. I get to fly in and fly out helping services. I see lots of different places. It’s an amazing opportunity to see different parts of WA and NT. Then, once my swing is done, I get to relax in my own home with my dog at the beach. It’s truly the best of both worlds”, says Bec.

Find out more about the EduTribe FIFO program.

From remote communities to welcoming towns, there are many exciting opportunities for educators at One Tree. The only question is, are you up for the adventure? Discover our jobs.

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