I recently applyed a job as Casual educator. It is like permanent casual since most staff expect the room leaders are casual and most of them work 4-5 days a week just like perms.
After the first two weeks trail, I asked if I can sign the contract, deirctor told me they think I am not good enough for them (just graduate not very experienced) so they could not promise me any stable shifts but only consider me as a reliver, so only if anyone is sick.
I got called lask week to cover 2 days and the third day they called me saying I should be there since I have a shift in the roster. However it is not emailed to me and I do not know I have to work that day.
This week I received the roster through email. I got shifts 3 days a week this week. Now I do not understand what I am now. Should I be asking if I will sign a contract(however I don't want to sound like to picky since they already refused me once and I appreciate this job opportunity since it is valuable for my experience but I do not want to be treated unfairly).
So if anyone could tell me is it normally for casual educator not to have a contracts? What are the benefits and disadvantage for not having a contract?
I do not want to lose the job. So how could I talk to the director about this issue sensitively?