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Assistant Director |C&K Clinton Childcare Centre

Gladstone

Assistant Director |C&K Clinton Childcare Centre

  • 494060
  • Gladstone
  • Assistant Centre Director
  • Permanent Full Time

Assistant Director - C&K Clinton Childcare Centre

  • Permanent full time position 
  • Lead and mentor, take the next step in your career
  • The opportunity to be part of an amazing team

C&K Clinton Community Childcare Centre we are proud of our spacious natural environment and use this as a catalyst for challenging and open-ended play where children are provided with uninterrupted time to explore and engage in learning. We are looking for someone with exceptional relationships skills with families and children, and who is dedicated to furthering their own learning as an early childhood professional.

At our C&K Clinton Community Childcare Centre, an exciting opportunity has come available for an experienced and motivated Assistant Director to join the team. As the Assistant Director, your role will be to perform your current duties and in the absence of the Director, the Assistant Director will manage the daily operations of the service to enable the delivery of a high-quality early childhood service and program in line with C&K’s vision, values and priorities.

For this position, we are looking for someone who is a self-starter, who has previous experience as a leader in early childhood. You must be an approachable leader amongst the community of families, children and employees; with a hands-on approach in managing the service operationally.

What we will require from you as an Assistant Director:

The successful Assistant Director will pride themselves on their mentoring ability and have a passion for working closely with educators within the learning environment. We are looking for someone who can build exceptional relationships with families and who is dedicated to furthering their own learning as an early childhood professional. You will be a self-starter, who has previous experience as a leader and approachable amongst the community of families, children and employees; with a hands-on approach in managing the service operationally when required.

  • Assist the Director in leading the daily operations of the service
  • Assist the Director in ensuring the service meets compliance obligations
  • Model professional and ethical behaviour
  • You will perform duties at the service as a Group Leader supporting the teams in the room at times throughout the week
  • When required, step up to Director position, sometimes at short notice

You must have the ability to:

  • Hold a Diploma in Early education and care (or an approved Diploma level qualification recognised by ACECQA)
  • Hold a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (desirable) 
  • Have initiative and strong sense of personal responsibility for continuous improvement, meeting objectives and managing health and safety risks.
  • Knowledge of National Quality Framework and Standards ("NQF" and "NQS"), the Early Years Learning Framework ("EYLF")
  • Previous experience working as a Lead educator or within a childcare setting
  • An ability to work as an effective team member
  • An understanding of the provision of a safe, well planned indoor and outdoor learning environment
  • Ability to drive and implement a planned program, ensuring the needs of individual children and group are met
  • An ability to document observations of children's behaviour and development
  • Demonstrated experience managing, mentoring and supporting early childhood education and care services/programs to deliver high quality outcomes.
  • Evidence of sound professional experience that shows initiative and strong sense of personal responsibility for meeting objectives, modelling of professional and ethical behaviour, commitment to personal development; and display or courage in the provision of advice and decision making.

The benefits:

You will be given training and support to C&K's new revised curriculum "Listening & Learning Together" as well as our Birth to Three approach. C&K offers an online learning education hub and has a dedicated Learning and Development department which provides our employees access to online training and courses for our educators to access.

As well as;

  • Beautiful natural learning environments for children and educators to learn together
  • Collaborative and engaging team culture
  • Work for one of Queensland's leading early education not-for-profit providers
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Paid blue card and renewals, and First Aid support
  • Build your networks through C&K in the Early Childhood sector
  • Feel connected through regular C&K updates, use of online systems, access to policies and procedures and online learning
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Salary packaging options & above award wage
  • Priority access to C&K Childcare and Kindergarten services
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

About C&K:

C&K is proud to be the largest and longest established provider of community based early childhood education and care services in Queensland. Working at C&K you have access to many benefits which include, but not limited to, above award wages, salary packaging options, priority access to child care and kindergarten centres and study through our C&K College.

C&K is committed to an inclusive workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Please be aware that the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Workers in a high-risk setting Direction requires all workers who enter, work in, or provide services in an early childhood education and care setting to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  This Direction applies to C&K. 

All C&K employees are required to undergo background checks which includes police checks.

Please note the advertising closing date is indicative only. C&K reserve the right to close the advertisement before this date is reached. Therefore, it is encouraged that you submit your application as soon as possible.

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