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Reference Number 11936
Position Title Group Leader
Employment Type Fixed Term Part Time
Department The Gap Childcare Centre
Location The Gap CC K-ESS
Classification Children Services Award 2010 - CSA Group Leader Lev 4
Hours per Fortnight 60
Position Summary

Child Care Lead Educator
Temporary Part time position


Wesley Mission Queensland (WMQ) is a large and dynamic organisation with more than 65 locations throughout South East Queensland supporting 100,000 Queenslanders every year. As a not-for-profit organisation with over 100 years' experience in delivering aged care, Wesley Mission Queensland has a history steeped in hope, respect, compassion, empowerment, innovation, justice and integrity. To learn more about our organisation, please see &

Wesley Mission Queensland's The Gap Child Care Centre is a community based long day care centre providing care for up to 48 children aged from six months to five years, and proudly offers a responsive learning environment, guided by the Early Years Learning Framework. Our service provides a community environment that recognises and respects 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. Our service also provides a Kindergarten Program with a qualified Early Childhood Teacher.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and dedicated Child Care Lead Educator (Group Leader) to join our team on a temporary part time basis (with a minimum of 30 hours a fortnight up to maximum 45 hours per fortnight) for a Maternity leave contract. The position will be based in our 3 ½ -5 year room. As the successful applicant you will have a vision for children as capable and competent learners along with proven experience in Early Childhood services and an understanding of contemporary Early Childhood practices. The Lead Educator position will work under the guidance of the Early Childhood Teacher to implement an enriched learning environment for children to help build their foundations for the early years.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Communicate effectively and positively with all stakeholders
  • Create responsive and inspiring learning environments for children
  • Demonstrate proactive leadership qualities
  • Assist to deliver a responsive kindergarten program reflecting the service philosophy and the QLD Kindergarten learning Guidelines; and children's voices in consultation with key stakeholders.
  • Closely liaise with the service's educational leader & Leadership team.
  • Have skills to prioritise and manage work projects efficiently and effectively.
  • Have thorough knowledge of the National Quality Framework
  • The successful applicant will hold a:
    • An approved early childhood qualification (Diploma in Children's Services)
    • Current Working with Children Suitability Notice (blue card) or exemption
    • Approved first aid qualification, including asthma and anaphylaxis (or ability to obtain)
    • Experience in working with the 3-5 year age group.

Why work with Wesley Mission Queensland

Working alongside people who love what they do
Generous professional development opportunities, including networking with other early childhood services
Salary Packaging (which can increase your take home pay by up to $100 per fortnight)
Access to discounted holiday units at the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast
Employer paid First Aid qualifications and Blue Card renewals
Lifestyle benefits including discounted health insurance and employee assistance program

If you're a qualified Lead Educator seeking an exciting career opportunity we encourage you to apply!

It is anticipated that applicants would be available to start on Monday 1st June 2020.

Applications must address the 'Selection Criteria' for this role (contained within the attached position description) and are to be submitted online at by 5pm, Monday 25th May 2020.

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 potentially enhance remuneration.


Essential Requirements Essential: Must have a current Drivers licence and willingness to drive in the course of work.
Contact Person Melinda ISAMBERT
Contact Number (07) 3510 1802
Contact Email
Alternate Contact Person Deb Spence
Alternate Contact Number (07) 3510 1802
Closing Date 26/05/2020
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.