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Director-Teacher - C&K Blackbutt Community Kindergarten

Somerset & Lockyer

Director-Teacher - C&K Blackbutt Community Kindergarten

  • 492436
  • Somerset & Lockyer
  • Early Childhood Teacher/Director
  • Permanent Part Time

About C&K: 

The Childcare 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. 

About the opportunity: 

C&K Blackbutt Community Kindergarten is a community-based not-for-profit Kindergarten located in Blackbutt. The Centre is a one-unit Kindergarten that caters for up to 22 children across indoor and outdoor learning spaces. Our Centre is now looking for a Director Teacher who is passionate about working alongside children in their early years and will contribute to a team that values open communication and sees children as competent and capable learners.

Our Kindergarten is proud of their large, natural outdoor spaces for children and educators to learn and explore together. The kindergarten operates their program Monday, Tuesday alternative Wednesday each week.

You will be working in a permanent part-time position. This position commences 10th January 2022. 

About you 

You will be a self-starter, passionate about community and possess a creative vision. You must be committed to continuous improvement, through a collaborative approach with colleagues, community, families, and children. Previous Director Teacher experience is desirable but not essential. You must be an approachable leader amongst the community of families, children, and employees; with a hands-on approach in managing the service operationally. You will have the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree in early childhood or equivalent (recognised by ACECQA as an early childhood teaching qualification)
  • Experience in implementing and delivering a Kindergarten program
  • An awareness of the National Quality Framework and Queensland Kindergarten guidelines
  • Current First Aid, CPR and Asthma & Anaphylaxis certification
  • Hold or willing to obtain a paid Blue Card or Exemption Card
  • Passion for creating and delivering a simulating learning environment
  • An understanding of the provision of a safe, well planned indoor and outdoor learning environment
  • Skilled with documenting observations of children's behaviour and development, in the form of learning stories
  • An ability to implement a planned program, in collaboration with the Early Childhood Teacher ensuring the needs of individual children and the group are met
  • 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
  • Evidence of sound professional experience that shows initiative and a strong sense of personal responsibility for meeting objectives, modeling of professional and ethical behaviour, commitment to personal development; and display of courage in the provision of advice and decision making

The benefits

C&K offers a number of benefits to its employees including:

  • Above award wages
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Additional non-contact time
  • Discounted fees to study with the C&K College of Early Childhood
  • Salary packaging options
  • Priority access to C&K childcare and kindergarten services
  • Return to work support
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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

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

If this sounds like you, apply now! 

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