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Centre Director | Arana Hills C&K Arlington Drive Childcare Centre

Brisbane - Northern Suburbs

Centre Director | Arana Hills C&K Arlington Drive Childcare Centre

  • 493883
  • Brisbane - Northern Suburbs
  • Centre Director
  • Permanent Full Time

Centre Director - Arana Hills C&K Arlington Drive Childcare Centre

  • Permanent full-time position 
  • A rewarding and supportive community position
  • Join one of Brisbane's leading early education providers! 

About the opportunity 

Do you describe yourself as business focused with a passion and drive to succeed? Are you ready to take on a challenge and begin the journey of a lifetime this year? At C&K Arlington Drive Childcare Centre, a position has become available for a motivated and passionate Director to help drive the team and the service to success.

C&K Arlington Drive is located in Arana Hills, 12 kilometers north-west of Brisbane, on the edge of the Bunyaville Forest Reserve. We cater for 150 children, operating from the hours of 6.30am to 6.30pm. We are proud of our home-like atmosphere which creates and maintains a warm and relaxed care environment, providing nurturing and rich relationships between our educators and families. We pride ourselves on creating a play-based learning environment and program that is developed in collaboration with children, families and the community.

A C&K Long Day Care service offers industry leading quality education and care for children from six weeks of age to five years, for up to 12 hours per day. C&K services are where children and families can develop a sense of belonging within the immediate environment and the wider community. We provide high quality educational experiences through the implementation of the 'Listening and Learning Together' curriculum approach and encouraging children to express their own ideas through play to develop friendships, explore, solve problems, help others, imagine, create and extend on their interests.

You will maintain a strong reputation across the community, be community minded, and excel and deliver within your Centre. As a person in day-to-day charge of the Centre, you will be an independent and critical thinker, with outstanding communication skills and problem-solving abilities. You will be responsible for overseeing the entire operation of the Centre and requires quick thinking, accurate decision-making and respectful leadership.

What will C&K require from you as the Director? 

  • To manage Centre performance by applying strong business and financial disciplines at a service level including resource allocation, budgeting, optimising utilisation, cost management, staff ratio management and wage costs.
  • Ensure service meets compliance obligations through developing knowledge and skills in understanding relevant legislation, regulations, C&K policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Maintain a safe environment for children, families, employees and visitors and implement strategies to achieve safety outcomes, constantly driving continuous improvement.
  • Direct, co-ordinate, coach and support direct reports, ensuring organisational and individual goals are achieved.
  • Apply effective communication and leadership strategies to engage employees and enable them to work collaboratively, including partnering with other services in the area to support and inspire a shared sense of purpose to deliver positive outcomes for children and families.
  • Support and implement strategies that enhance inclusion regardless of the child and family circumstances.
  • Ensure service improvement strategies support C&K's reconciliation and inclusion priorities and strategies.
  • Work collaboratively with the Children's Services Leadership team and other C&K Managers to enable the long day care service to achieve best practice and quality outcomes. 

You must have: 

  • Completed Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood (recognised by ACECQA as an early childhood qualification).
  • Current paid or exemption Blue Card (or willing to apply).
  • Current First Aid/ CPR including Asthma and Anaphylaxis certificates (or willing to apply).
  • Demonstrated experience managing, mentoring and supporting early childhood education and care services/programs to deliver high quality outcomes, and in building a capable and engaged workforce.
  • Demonstrated experience driving performance and delivering positive results in early childhood education and care services in a competitive environment.
  • Practical understanding of key issues, strategies and best practice in early childhood education, child health, wellbeing and inclusion, early childhood curricula and development frameworks.
  • 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 of courage in the provision of advice and decision making. 

About C&K 

The Creche and Kindergarten Association Limited (C&K) is a not-for-profit early childhood provider with nearly 350 early childhood education and care services located across Queensland. C&K acknowledges that each child and family have unique early education and care requirements and so we provide a range of different programs including childcare, kindergarten, outside school hours' care and integrated services.

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

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

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. 

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. 

If this sounds like you, apply now! 


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