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Reference Number 11574
Position Title Childcare Educator
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Department Little Marchants Childcare Centre
Location Little Marchants CC K-ESS
Classification Children Services Award 2010 - CSA Assistant Lev 3
Hours per Fortnight 60
Position Summary

Child Care Assistant Educator


Wesley Mission Queensland (WMQ) is a large and dynamic organisation with more than 50 locations throughout South East Queensland supporting 100,000 Queenslanders every year.  To learn more about our dynamic organisation, please see &


Little Marchants Child Care Centre offers care from birth to five year and is a 29 place centre and is open from 7.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. The centre is set in the grounds of the Whellar Gardens community and hosts an intergenerational program that promotes the interactions between residents and the children. We are meeting the nation quality standards and are proud to have flexible and responsive learning environments both indoor and outside. We are a smaller service that has strong relationships with families and demonstrates respect for each member of our community. Our centre vision is to provide a place where children can experience belonging through inclusion and acceptance. Living in the moment and showing their being in these beautiful moments. Building on these moments and becoming who they want to be! The rooms are guided by the Early Years Learning Framework and our Kindergarten program appropriately reflects the Queensland Kindergarten Guidelines.

We are looking for a dedicated assistant educator to join our team. The position is a permanent part-time educator and is for 60 hours a fortnight, with flexibility to increase when required. The role is currently in the toddler room but we request flexibility to work with different age groups as well.

We are looking for educators that are passionate, driven, flexible, dedicated, and gentle and can work autonomously and in a team environment.

Selection Criteria - Applicants must:

  1. Hold Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent (Actively working towards a Diploma level qualification as outlined by ACECQA)
  2. Hold current Working with Children Suitability Notice
  3. Hold approved first aid qualifications
  4. Communicate effectively and positively with all stakeholders
  5. Create responsive learning and inviting learning environments
  6. Demonstrate proactive leadership qualities
  7. Deliver a responsive early childhood program reflecting the Early Years Learning Framework, our philosophy and the National Quality Standards.
  8. Closely liaise with the service's educational leaders
  9. Have skills to prioritise and manage work projects efficiently and effectively.

As an employee of Wesley Mission Queensland you are entitled to:

1. Generous professional development opportunities (including networking with other early childhood services)
2. Access to the WMQ holiday units (Gold Coast/Sunshine Coast)
3. Salary Packaging (which can increase your take home pay by up to $100 per fortnight)
4. Paid first aid qualifications and blue card renewals
5. Some early childhood recommended vaccines reimbursed (Hep A & B)
6. Other lifestyle benefits including discounted health insurance and employee assistance programs. 

If you're seeking an exciting career opportunity we encourage you to apply. It is anticipated that applicants would be available for an interview within the next couple of weeks. 

Applications must address the 'Qualifications, Knowledge and Requirement' for this role (contained within the attached position description) and are to be submitted online at by 4pm on the 'closing date'. 

For more information please contact Samantha Keylar at 

Wesley Mission Queensland's Vision is a compassionate, just and inclusive society for all.  We are committed to EEO, OH&S, Ethical Practices and the principles of Cultural Diversity.  We are a preferred employer for older workers.  Successful applicants are expected to abide by the WMQ Code of Conduct.  Relevant criminal record checks will be undertaken on recommended applicant.  To view our Privacy Policy, please click here.  Salary Packaging is available to permanent Staff to enhance remuneration.

Essential Requirements Desirable: Must have a current Drivers licence and willingness to drive in the course of work.
Essential: Current Paid Blue Card (Working with Children's Check)
Essential: Current First Aid, CPR and Anaphylaxis
Essential: Hold Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent (Actively working towards a Diploma level qualification as outlined by ACECQA) 
Contact Person Samantha KEYLAR
Contact Number (07) 3621 2098
Contact Email
Closing Date 26/08/2019
Position Description
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.