Early Childhood Teacher - Jahjumbeen Kindergarten and Childcare Centre

Early Childhood Teacher

Jahjumbeen Kindergarten and Child Care Centre

The Opportunity:

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. 

Jahjumbeen Kindergarten and Child Care Centre provides care to children aged from 6 months to 5 years and is part of the newly created Uniting Education Early Learning section of the Uniting Church in Queensland. As a team member at Jahjumbeen Kindergarten and Child Care Centre you will have the opportunity to work alongside passionate educators delivering an enriched learning experience for children. Our service provides a community environment that offers a responsive learning environment guided by the Early Years Learning Framework, recognising and respecting the individuality, ability and potential of each child. 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.

What we can offer you:

  • Generous professional development opportunities (including networking with other early childhood services)
  • Reward and Recognition program
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 14% leave loading
  • Remuneration is aligned with Educational Services (Teachers) Award.
  • Renewal of your blue card and first aid certifications
  • Area Manager support
  • Compliance and Regulation support
  • People and Culture support

What we need you to do:

  • 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 children and families supporting meaningful parent participation, maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Support commitment to inclusion and access to a quality early childhood education program for all children and families, treating all children with dignity and respect.
  • Positively guide children’s behaviour and encourage children to interact with others with care, empathy, kindness and respect.
  • Undertake and fulfill the duties of a responsible person, in day to day charge of the service as per the National Regulations (in the absence of the Nominated Supervisor), where required.
  • Model the values of the Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod in day to day work including in interactions with managers, lay staff, ministry agents, clients and stakeholders.

What we require of you:

  • Completed Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood or equivalent (Recognised by ACECQA) or currently studying with a completion date prior to 31 December 2021 (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
  • Current valid Blue Card, Police Check, First Aid, CPR, Anaphylaxis and Asthma Training (Required)

Further Details

To apply, please submit your resume to careers@ucaqld.com.au or by selecting the "apply for job" button below.

Enquires to the position can be made directly to Mamta Sandal by calling 3371 5451.

Applications close: Friday, 19 August 2022 

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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