Early Childhood Teacher - Kirwan Uniting Church Child Care Centre

Early Childhood Teacher

Kirwan Uniting Church Child Care Centre

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Full-time Early Childhood Teacher to join our team. This exciting opportunity is ideal for a talented educator who has a passion for early childhood education and care and making a real and meaningful contribution to their role, community and families.

The Kirwan Uniting Church Child Care Centre are a not-for-profit centre providing a high quality of care to our children, families and community. Our focus is to provide quality learning opportunities through play-based learning.

We offer children innovative educational programs in a flexible, play-based natural environment where they can be themselves and learn about the world around them.

As a team member at Kirwan Uniting Church Child Care Centre you will have the opportunity to work alongside a passionate educators delivering an enriched learning experience for children.

If you’re a qualified Child Care Educator seeking an exciting career opportunity, we encourage you to apply!

 The successful applicant will bring to the role:

  • Completed Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood or equivalent as recognised by ACECQA (Required)
  • Current valid Blue Card, Police Check, First Aid, CPR, Anaphylaxis and Asthma Training (Required)
  • Previous experience in the long day care sector (Desirable)
  • Working knowledge of the Early Year’s Learning Framework, Queensland Kindergarten Guidelines, National Quality Framework and National Law and Regulations
  • View children as capable and competent learners, with an understanding of contemporary early childhood practices
  • A commitment to learning and professional development
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Have skills to priorities and manage work tasks efficiently and effectively

What we can offer you:

  • 5 weeks annual leave with 14% leave loading
  • Above Award Remuneration
  • Renewal of your blue card and first aid certifications
  • Reward and Recognition program
  • Area Manager support
  • Compliance and Regulation support
  • People and Culture support

The position’s key responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate and deliver the educational learning experiences in your room through a quality play-based early childhood education program within the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and/or Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (QKLG) by contributing to documentation that makes each individual child’s learning and growth visible, undertaking assessment, engaging in ongoing reflective practice and building collaborative partnerships with families and colleagues to enrich children’s learning.
  • Plan and implement programs based on knowledge of the child, children, EYLF, QKLG and National Quality Framework (NQF) in preparation for the children’s first year of formal schooling.
  • Effectively lead and manage the room and resources to maximise and maintain an effective, engaging, safe and aesthetic learning environment.
  • Work collaboratively and respectfully with fellow educators to support each other’s professional development and to utilise a variety of teaching strategies including intentional teaching, reflective practice and continuous improvement that provides quality education and care of children.
  • Develop and maintain a strong understanding of relevant legislation, frameworks, policies, procedures and guidelines to ensure the service meets all compliance obligations, including the universal access requirements for every child’s education.
  • Exemplify personal drive and integrity, taking personal responsibility for meeting objectives, showing initiative and committing energy to achieving goals, showing resilience and professional conduct under pressure and scrutiny.
  • Support the Director to establish and maintain purposeful external links within the community, particularly with local schools to assist children’s transition to school, while also building strong and positive internal relationships with child

To Apply

Please submit your resume by emailing careers@ucaqld.com.au or by clicking the Apply Now button. 

Enquires can be made to Kae Livings on 4773 6499

Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod is committed to being a child safe, child friendly organisation and for all children who come into contact with our services we will provide welcoming, safe and nurturing services, prevent child abuse and neglect within our services and appropriately and immediately address child abuse and neglect if it does occur.

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About The Uniting Church In Australia Queensland Synod

The Uniting Church in Australia (the Church) is a large uniquely Australian Christian denomination in Australia with heritage from historical reformed evangelical denominations. In Queensland, the Uniting Church has around 250 congregations and has Early Learning Services, Schools, Colleges and large Community Services.

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