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Early Childhood Pedagogy Advisor – South Coast and West Region

Toowoomba & Darling Downs

Early Childhood Pedagogy Advisor – South Coast and West Region

  • 493981
  • Toowoomba & Darling Downs
  • Operations Management
  • Permanent Full Time

Early Childhood Pedagogy Advisor – South Coast and West Region

  • Permanent full time position 
  • Lead, mentor and grow by taking the next step in your career with C&K!
  • Work for QLD's oldest and most trusted Early childhood education & care provider

About the role:

In the C&K Children’s Services team, an exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced Early Childhood Pedagogy Advisor to join the South Coast and West team by supporting our Kindergarten Centres.

As an Early Childhood Pedagogy Advisor with C&K, you will be supporting our C&K Kindergartens centers within the South Coast and West Region.

  • Permanent, Full–Time position
  • Access to a company vehicle, phone, and laptop
  • Professional development, networking, and resources available
  • Please note this position will require, strong evidence and commitment for regular travel.
  • C&K provides support, resources, and networking opportunities to grow with C&K in your new role and team.

For the successful Advisor, you will manage and apply effective communication and leadership strategies to engage staff and work collaboratively to support and inspire a shared sense of purpose. You will have extensive knowledge and experience in areas including education, child health, wellbeing and inclusion; and business management. You will have strong professional expertise and courage in decision making and exceptional contemporary knowledge of best practices in early childhood education, and a practical understanding of early childhood curricula and development frameworks.

The successful applicant for this role will:

  • Provide expertise and strategies, mentoring and advice consistently across the region to implement wellbeing and inclusion strategies, policies and procedures relating to early years’ practice.
  • Providing evidence-based expert advice and assistance in curriculum, education and early childhood practice to support services/programs to deliver excellence in early years’ education.
  • Managing, supporting and monitoring the implementation of C&K’s early childhood curriculum framework (Listening & Learning Together) to ensure it is delivered with integrity in regional services/programs.
  • Nurturing professional networks and relevant professional associations to maintain expert knowledge of current trends, research and evidence-based approaches in early childhood practice, for the purpose of growing professional knowledge and practice across the region.
  • Embedding reconciliation in curriculum, education and early childhood practice.
  • Support, and collaborate on the implementation of strategies to enhance inclusion, regardless of the child and family circumstances.
  • Supporting and growing relationships across the region to assist services to support quality education and care programs, and improved outcomes for children.
  • Provide management and support to ensure C&K's child wellbeing and inclusion approaches, strategies and programs are delivered with integrity in regional services and programs.
  • Manage and work collaboratively to develop, implement and review high-quality, regional professional development strategies regarding wellbeing, inclusion and behaviour guidance. 
  • Manage and support regional implementation of C&K's wellbeing and inclusion programs, to enable the delivery of high-quality early childhood services and programs in line with C&K's vision, values and strategic priorities.
  • Support and coordinate early years' wellbeing and inclusion research projects, in line with C&K's Research and Evaluation Strategy, at the regional level.
  • Assist with effective integration of functions and strategies with internal and external stakeholders to deliver quality early childhood education services and programs.
  • Managing and monitoring regional strategies and approaches, in collaboration with Central and regional management teams, to drive service improvement relating to curriculum, education and teaching practice.
  • Supporting and guiding educators, to achieve improved educational outcomes at a service level.

Ideal applicants will have:

  • Hold an ACECQA approved Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Flexibility, as this role will require regular travel with the region
  • Demonstrated experience managing, mentoring and supporting early childhood education and care services/programs to achieve high-quality outcomes regarding wellbeing, inclusion and early childhood practice.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing efficient and effective strategies that improve outcomes for children, and improve the quality of programs and services provided.
  • Skills, capability and experience in planning, supporting and delivering strategies that support improved service outcomes in child wellbeing and inclusion and early childhood practice, including analysing trends and data; developing and maintaining effective relationships/partnerships; and engaging with research and best practice.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and ability to facilitate cross-team collaboration to achieve best practice outcomes.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and self-development.
  • Sound practical understanding of the National Quality Framework, legislative and regulatory requirements and associated compliance matters.

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 will have access to many benefits including, but not limited to, above-award wages, salary packaging options, priority access to C&K childcare and kindergarten centres and access to study through our C&K College.  

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

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

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. 

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, we would love to meet with you... apply now! 

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