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Early Childhood Educator - Cairns / Far North

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  • 12 month part-time (25hrs per week) with ability to pick up extra shifts!
  • $26.79ph - $28.55ph inclusive of Super + Salary Packaging
  • Enjoy work/life balance with flexible afternoons!

Our Organisation

The Benevolent Society’s vision is to build a just society where all Australians can live their best life. For more than 200 years we have supported people at the margins of society: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians; children, young people, and their families; older people; carers and people with disability. We are an independent, non-religious service provider which supports people to live life their way.

As part of The Benevolent Society's vision, we are strongly committed to reconciliation with our First Nations people of Australia. We remain steadfast in our commitment to promoting the economic, political, and social inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

About the role

As our Early Childhood Educator, you have a varied role, collaborating across our different playgroups. You will be supported by other team members to provide a responsive environment that supports children’s wellbeing, relationships and learning through intentional teaching, partnerships and critical reflection.

You will be an important additional support for our kindy program, which reflects our vision of a creative learning environment for children of all abilities and cultures. You will collaborate and build relationships with our team of Social Workers, Early Childhood teachers, Speech Pathologist and Child Psychologist to ensure a high standard of care is provided.

Put on your driving shoes because part of your role will be driving our Kindy Bus! Our Kindy Bus plays a crucial role in breaking down access barriers and transporting our littlies to and from our centre. It’s a 12 seater van full of fun!


  • Form positive relationships with children that foster their social, emotional and educational development
  • Observe how children respond to existing programming and provide feedback to senior staff to ensure the interests and needs of each child are being met
  • Assist with the implementation of daily routines, infection control measures and maintain supplies in each room
  • Drive our Kindy Bus in a responsible, calm and safe manner to ensure the safety of all staff and children

Our Benefits

We support people to live their best life. That includes you, our employee. A ‘best life’ is unique to everyone and can change as life changes:

  • Salary Benefits -You can package up to $15,900 pa of your pre-tax salary to pay for everyday expenses before income tax is calculated, meaning you take home even more pay!
  • Motor Vehicle Packaging Options – to suit your lifestyle.
  • Recognition and Reward - Sector competitive remuneration, various recognition programs and access to long service leave after 5 years.
  • Wellness - Stay fit with a Fitness passport, utilise our Employee Assistance Program, and even purchase additional leave.
  • Professional development - We tailor career development opportunities to all employees and volunteers for career enrichment, fulfilment, and growth.
  • Our Reconciliation Commitment - First Nations employees have access to cultural and ceremonial leave, as well as the options to be a voice on our First Nations Staff Reference Group & RAP working group and have the opportunity for cultural and professional development that supports career pathways.

Skills and Experience

  • Certificate III qualification that allows you to work in Early Childhood Education (ACECQA recognised) with previous experience in a similar role
  • Unrestricted drivers license
  • A sound knowledge of the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standards
  • Great people skills and the ability to create strong respectful relationships with people from all walks of life
  • Good time management and organisational skills including the ability to be flexible
  • Experience developing a rich curriculum and up to date pedagogy
  • Commitment to lead your own intentional reflection to continually build practice and outcomes

If you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, then we want to hear from you. The Benevolent Society recognises and values cultural knowledge and wisdom of the First Nations people, we therefore strongly encourage you to apply. We are strongly committed to being an Employer of Choice, one who offers, provides, and practices cultural safety in our workplace. 

Apply today!

Contact Shelley on 0437 944 304 for any enquiries.

The Benevolent Society respects and promotes human rights and diversity and is committed to building an inclusive culture. We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members. We see ability not disability, if you identify as a person with a different ability, please get in contact to let us know how we can accommodate your needs. We pride ourselves on being a client and child safe organisation and as such all our staff and volunteers go through security screening relevant to the role.

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