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Reference Number 11255
Position Title Group Leader
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Department The Gap Childcare Centre
Location The Gap CC K-ESS
Classification Childrens Services Award - CSA Group Leader Lev 4
Hours 76
Position Summary

Lead Educator 

(Full Time)

An exciting opportunity is available at The Gap Child Care Centre for a full time Lead Educator (Group Leader). The Gap Child Care Centre caters for 48 children from six months to five years; and we offer a responsive learning environment guided by the Early Years Learning Framework as well as an Approved Kindergarten Program with a qualified Early Childhood Teacher. The Gap Child Care Centre 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. 


We are looking for a dedicated and outstanding Lead Educator (Group Leader) to join our team on a Full time basis (76 hours a fortnight).  The position will be based in our 3 -4  year room.  The ideal candidate will be passionate about Early Childhood and will have a vision for children as capable and competent learners along with proven experience in Early Childhood services.  They will also have an understanding of contemporary Early Childhood practices.  The Lead Educator position will work under the guidance of the Centre Director to implement an enriched learning environment for children to help build their foundations for early years.


The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work in a supportive environment where children come first. At The Gap Child Care Centre we are committed to providing a nurturing environment for our children and families; outings to the Community are a regular occurrence, including excursions to the local church grounds & gardens.  We have a dedicated and established team of committed and qualified Educators who nurture and support each child's learning and development.


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

  • Generous professional development opportunities (including networking with other early childhood services)
  • Reimbursement of some early childhood recommended vaccines
  • Paid First Aid qualifications and blue card renewals
  • Access to the WMQ holiday units (Gold Coast/Sunshine Coast)
  • Salary Packaging (which can increase your take home pay by up to $100 per fortnight)
  • Other lifestyle benefits including discounted health insurance and employee assistance programs.


Selection Criteria (Applicants must hold):

  • An approved early childhood qualification (Diploma in Children's Services).
  • Current Working with Children Suitability Notice (or Exemption).
  • Approved First Aid qualifications (HTLADI004).

In this role you will:

  • Demonstrate high level interpersonal, verbal and written  communication skills, including a commitment to maintaining confidentiality.
  • Deliver a responsive early childhood program reflecting the service philosophy and Early Years Learning Framework; and children's voices in consultation with key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate experience in creating responsive and inspiring learning environments for children.
  • Demonstrate proactive leadership qualities.
  • 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 and Early Years Learning Framework.
  • Demonstrated computer competence including Microsoft Office, Internet and programs specific to the centre.
  • A well developed understanding of theories of early childhood development and current research and theories impacting on the profession.
  • An enthusiastic and positive attitude towards the care and education of young children, staff and families.
  • Willingness to promote social justice and equity by demonstrating an attitude of acceptance and respect for all children and their families.
  • Ability and willingness to work within the Philosophy, Policies and Procedures of Wesley Mission Queensland.


If you're seeking an exciting career opportunity we encourage you to apply. It is anticipated that applicants would be available to start on the 2nd of  January 2019. 

Please direct applications including a resume (with at least two referees) and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria through the vacancies section 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 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 Cherie Wiles
Alternate Contact Number (07) 3510 1802
Closing Date 14/12/2018
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.