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Director/Teacher | Gundala Community Kindergarten

Brisbane - Bayside & Eastern Suburbs

Director/Teacher | Gundala Community Kindergarten

  • 494104
  • Brisbane - Bayside & Eastern Suburbs
  • C&K Affiliate Vacancies
  • Fixed Term Part Time

Gundala Community Kindergarten is an Indigenous community based not for profit organisation, affiliated with C&K (Qld). Gundala has provided early childhood education for young children for over 40 years. The centre is operated by a management committee which is elected annually from the parent body.

The Role

We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Director/ Nominated Supervisor to commence ASAP. The position is currently a part-time position with hours of work Monday-Thursday, 8:00am to 3:00pm. Monday is allocated for non-contact Director/ Nominated Supervisor duties and Tuesday-Thursday, 8:30am to 2:30pm are the kindy program operational times. This is a 12-month contract position with a view to move to a permanent position from Semester 2, 2023.

About Us

Set on the hill in the heart of Wynnum, our kindergarten has a unique setting offering many natural play and cultural experiences, activities, and challenges for children to explore and enjoy. Gundala also features a bush tucker garden and native beehive. We use the Reggio Emilia approach to pedagody, taking the child's lead in designing and developing the learning. 

Embedded in the centre and at the heart of our work is our First Nations culture. Gundala works collaboratively with Elders within community, local schools, and other local indigenous organisations. 

Gundala Community Kindergarten operates as a single unit service, catering for kindergarten children from 3.5 years to school entry. You will be required to work closely with the other educators to deliver high quality kindergarten programs based on the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG).

The following qualifications are essential:

  • Approved Early Childhood Teacher qualification (must meet ACECQA and QKFS requirements)
  • Queensland College of Teachers Registration
  • Current Suitability Card or Exemption Care for Registered Teachers
  • Current Senior First Aid including Asthma and Anaphylaxis Training

The ideal applicant will have:

  • Demonstrated understanding of the structure and operation of a community kindergarten.
  • Current understanding of the National Quality Framework and Early Childhood Education and Care Legislation and Regulations.
  • Current understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework and Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline.
  • Relevant experience and/or a commitment to working in community kindergarten.
  • The ability to develop strong trusting relationships between children, families, staff and our local community.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a team, engaging with regulatory bodies and all relevant stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, using initiative and make decisions (with support of colleagues, committee, and C&K).
  • The ability to promote the objectives and goals of C&K, and the values and philosophy of Gundala Community Kindergarten
  • Knowledge and or experience of how to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture into early learning programs is essential. 
  • Ability to work with community organisations and not for profits within the community. 

Applications must include your curriculum vitae and a cover letter outlining your suitability in reference to the criteria above. 

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