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Reference Number 11421
Position Title Childcare Educator
Employment Type Fixed Term Part Time
Department The Gap Childcare Centre
Location The Gap CC K-ESS
Classification Childrens Services Award - CSA Group Leader Lev 4
Hours 60
Position Summary

Lead Educator Fixed Term Part Time

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 &

An exciting opportunity is available to work at The Gap Child Care Centre. The service caters for 48 children – aged from 6 weeks to five years including a Kindergarten Program with a qualified Early Childhood Teacher. We are looking for a dedicated and outstanding Lead Educator, who holds a Diploma qualification, to work alongside our Early Childhood Teacher in the Kindergarten room. The position is 60 hours per fortnight.  

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, families and staff. We have a strong and dedicated team of committed and qualified Educators who nurture and support each child's learning and development.

Selection Criteria

Applicants must:

  1. Hold Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent
  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:

  • Generous professional development opportunities (including networking with other early childhood services)
  • 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)
  • Paid  first aid qualifications and blue card renewals
  • Some early childhood recommended vaccines reimbursed (Hep A & B)
  • 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, Tuesday 14th May 2019. 

For more information please contact Erin Crawford via phone on 3510 1802. 

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 Erin CRAWFORD
Contact Number (07) 3510 1802
Contact Email
Closing Date 22/05/2019
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.