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Assistant Educator - Mackay

The Creche & Kindergarten Association Limited

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Assistant Educator - C&K Mackay North Community Kindergarten

  • Fixed term contract for 2021
  • Continuous access to professional development
  • Be a part of children's learning and discovery 

About the role:

C&K Mackay North Community Kindergarten are currently seeking an educator who is experienced and qualified to join their team for 2021. Mackay North is a community based, not-for-profit Kindergarten, which supports the local communities' families and children in Mackay.

C&K Mackay North Kindergarten provides high quality educational experiences through the implementation of the new revised curriculum "Listening & Learning Together" by encouraging children to express their own ideas through play to develop friendships, explore, solve problems, help others, imagine, create and extend on their interests.

The Centre aims to provide a safe, friendly, respectful, caring environment that caters for the needs, interests and uniqueness of children, family, staff and the wider community.

Your role as an Assistant will see you working to cover maternity leave for 2021, this position will commence in mid-April 2021. You will be working part time 37.5 hours per week. The contract end date will be 10th December 2021, with possibility of extension into 2022.

The benefits:

You will be given training and support to C&K's new revised curriculum "Listening & Learning Together". C&K offers an online learning education hub and has a dedicated Learning and Development department which provides our employees access to online training and courses for our educators to access.

As well as:

  • Beautiful natural learning environments for children and educators to learn together.
  • Work for one of Queensland's leading early education not-for-profit providers
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Paid blue card renewals and First Aid
  • Build your networks through C&K in the Early Childhood sector
  • Feel connected through regular C&K updates, use of online systems, access to policies and procedures and online learning
  • Feeling connected through your community
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Access to study through our C&K College
  • Salary packaging options & above award wage

The successful educator will pride themselves on their passion and dedication for early education within the learning environment. We are looking for someone with exceptional skills to build relationships with families and children and who is dedicated to furthering their own learning as an early childhood professional.

Ideal applicants will have:

  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or higher
  • Current first aid/CPR including asthma and anaphylaxis
  • Previous experience working with the 3-5 age group in a Kindergarten setting desirable
  • Understanding of your duties as an Assistant educator and be a team player
  • Passion for creating and delivering a simulating learning environment
  • An understanding of the provision of a safe, well planned indoor and outdoor learning environment
  • Awareness of the National Quality Framework and Queensland Kindergarten guidelines
  • Skilled with documenting observations of children's behaviour and development, in the form of learning stories.
  • An ability to implement a planned program, in collaboration with the Teacher ensuring the needs of individual children and the group are met

About C&K:

C&K is proud to be the largest and longest established provider of community-based early childhood education and care services in Queensland.  Working at C&K you will have access to many benefits including, but not limited to, above-award wages, salary packaging options, priority access to C&K childcare and kindergarten centres and access to study through our C&K College. 

C&K is committed to an inclusive workforce and we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally-diverse backgrounds. 

All C&K employees are required to undergo background checks which includes police checks.

Please note the advertising closing date is indicative only. C&K reserve the right to close the advertisement before this date is reached. Therefore, it is encouraged that you submit your application as soon as possible.

This online application is the first step in our recruitment process.

You will shortly be asked to:

  • Provide some personal details
  • Upload your resume (in a Word or PDF document)
  • Complete some application questions

When you are ready, please click Apply Now.

Thanks,

The Childcare & Kindergarten Association of Queensland Recruitment Team

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