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Early Childhood Lead Educator

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  • Part-time, Permanent Educator position based at our Long Day Care at Acacia Ridge
  • $70k - $77k pro rata inclusive of Super + Salary Packaging
  • Flexible friendly organisation with ongoing career development

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 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

Our Early Years Centre at Acacia Ridge is a hub for families offering health services, family support services, holistic early childhood education which wraps around support to those families accessing our service.

We are seeking a passionate educator to work with a team of 3 educators to provide an active play based learning environment that builds agency and is responsive to children’s strengths, interests and curiosity.


  • Coordinate and ensure the delivery of an engaging, reflective, inclusive daily program including supervising educators, preparation and setup of indoor and outdoor areas
  • Work closely with the Early Childhood Teacher or Child Development Specialists to contribute to the development of effective programming for individuals and groups
  • Guide reflective practice sessions for educators
  • Coach, advise and provide on the job support to team members to improve their skills and knowledge in the delivery of programming to improve client outcomes
  • Engage in community initiatives designed to connect with parents, carers and the community, for example, parent information sessions and community events

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. Here are a few things you might be interested in:

  • Career Development - thriving industry with a constant need for dedicated workers, long term growth and development are strongly encouraged and supported
  • Long term employees including a dedicated Team Leader / Nominated Supervisor and Educational Leader on site everyday
  • Allocated Program tine provided weekly
  • Our Reconciliation Commitment – a First Nations employees are entitled up to 10 days of unpaid leave for ceremonial purposes, as well as the option to be a voice on our RAP working group, and have the opportunity for cultural and professional development that supports career pathways.
  • Salary Benefits - You can package up to $15,900 pa of you pre-tax salary to pay for everyday expenses before income tax is calculated, meaning you take home even more pay!

Skills and Experience

We want you to be successful in your new role! This means, as a Lead Educator, you will have:

  • Diploma in Children’s Services or Early Childhood Education with experience in a similar role
  • A sound knowledge of the Early Years Learning Framework and innovative practice
  • 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.

To APPLY, please submit your current CV and 1-page cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and suitability for the role.

Have any questions? Contact Fiona Hartley on 0488 088 618 for a friendly, confidential chat.

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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