Assistant- KG

Job Description

“This is what I enjoy about working with C&K; the staff truly embody the company’s purpose of nurturing and inspiring children to succeed in an ever-changing world.” - Mackenzee Nicolson – Assistant Educator, Gumdale C&K

For Children. For You. For Always.

Are you ready to make a difference that lasts a lifetime?

At C&K, our purpose is to make a positive impact on children’s lives. It’s what we’ve been doing for more than 115 years. Through evidence-based thinking, hard work and true compassion, we’ve built a trusted reputation as Queensland’s leading provider of early childhood education.

Join us and find a better way with C&K - for children, for you, for always.

We are seeking for an Assistant to join us in a Permanent Full-Time position. Interested applicants must have the ability to commence work at 8:00 AM Mon-Fri.

Find your Better Way

Every C&K career helps children belong and grow. We want the same for you and joining C&K Kin Kora Community Kindergarten means impacting a child’s life journey for the time they spend with us and long after they leave.  But so much of what we do depends on you.

We’ll set you up for success with a range of benefits, programs and opportunities to help you earn, be well and grow.

  • Get a better deal with a wage rate of $27-$32 per hour plus salary sacrificing options.
  • Live, work and be well with our Employee Assistance Program for you and your family.
  • Find a healthy work-life balance with parental leave, return-to-work support, and family-friendly priority access to C&K childcare centres.
  • We fully fund your Blue Card, Police Check, First Aid, CPR, and Asthma and Anaphylaxis certification.
  • Save money with childcare discounts for eligible employees with children enrolled at a C&K Branch Centre.
  • Be rewarded for supporting the growth of our teams with a $1000 referral bonus for referring a successful candidate to a C&K vacancy.
  • Access a nationally recognised qualification in the high-demand field of early childhood education and care with subsidised training for eligible students through the C&K College.

Help shape the future of children in our care

As one of our highly valued Educators, you’ll support and guide children’s learning and development, so they become curious, capable and confident lifelong learners.

Using your skills, ideas and passion for education, you’ll help shape the future of children in our care by collaborating with your team to create a safe, supportive and engaging play-based learning environment for children, their families and our wider community.

At C&K Kin Kora Community Kindergarten we have two kindy groups. All groups ensure children receive the same number of hours of education across the year. The groups have a maximum of 22 children and are led by an experienced and qualified early childhood teacher. We operate during QLD school terms and are closed for school holidays, public holidays and some pupil free days.

At C&K Kin Kora, we have an open natural learning environment where the children explore and investigate, and extend their learning. Our teachers and educators focus on nurturing the children's curiosity, building their resilience and developing their confidence - all through the joy of learning through play.

What you’ll bring

Whether you’re an experienced early childhood professional, newly graduated or just commencing your studies, if you’re energetic, fun and committed to guiding children’s early learning and development, we’ll set you up for success!

To thrive and succeed in this role, you will either have or be willing to work towards:

  • A minimum of a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or willingness to commence studying that qualification.
  • First Aid, CPR and Asthma and Anaphylaxis certification.
  • Valid Blue Card or Exemption Card.
  • A Police Check current within three months (or willingness to obtain one).

You will bring a passion for achieving long-lasting, high-quality outcomes for children, their families and the community alongside a team-player mindset - when you join C&K, you join a village of good-hearted, talented people, so you can lean on them as they lean on you.

Join us and find a better way with C&K - for children, for you, for always.

C&K is a child-safe organisation and all C&K employees are required to undergo a police check and not be a ‘Restricted Person’ or Suspended Educator under the QLD Blue Card System.

We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from all backgrounds.

“We are a 2024 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant."

Location: Kin Kora, Gladstone, QLD