Child Care Educator

Job Description

  • 1 x Fixed Term Full Time & 1 x Fixed Term Part Time
  • Monday to Friday, 38 hours per week 9 day fortnight
  • Pro Rata amount of $59,328 - $61,954 per annum (Level CSW 1 Yr Qualified Year 1-3) (Junior rates may apply) + Superannuation
  • Location – Rockhampton

Your new role

Rockhampton City Child Care Centre is seeking positive and passionate individuals to provide flexible, high quality and responsive care for children at our centre.

You will be responsible for focusing on children’s developmental and routine needs while assisting the group leader to plan, implement and evaluate stimulating, safe and effective programs for children of all ages using the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards.

Join the team of dedicated and qualified educators that are passionate about fostering a sense of wonder and playfulness through stimulating and engaging play-based programs, where children are nurtured and challenged as they grow into confident and inspiring young people.

This position requires the completion of a satisfactory Criminal History Check - Police Certificate (Australia Wide Name Only Police Check).

What we are looking for

  • Enthusiastic and motivated individual with a positive and friendly demeanour
  • Ability to creating a friendly, secure and stimulating interactive learning environment
  • A high level of care, health & safety standard throughout your work
  • A passion for providing quality early childhood education and care
  • Strong understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standard

What you'll get in return

As an employee of Rockhampton Regional Council, you will join a diverse and innovative team of more than 900 employees supported by good leadership, who proudly deliver services and make a difference to the lives of people living and working within the region.

  • Supportive Work/Life Balance
  • A large employer with a strong values driven culture
  • A generous superannuation scheme – Up to 18% superannuation (conditions apply)
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Corporate membership discounts
  • Payroll deductions and salary sacrifice options
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Wages paid fortnightly
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Fitness Passport and active social clubs 

What you need to do next

To apply for this opportunity, please submit two documents:

1.     A 1-2 page Cover Letter addressing the Application Criteria below;

2.     Your Current resume.

Application Criteria

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Early Childhood Education (Certificate III or Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care), Blue Card for Working with Children and Young People, Current First Aid & CPR certificate and experience working as part of a team in a professional childcare environment.
  • Communication skills and the ability to develop relationships.
  • Genuine passion for working with children and experience providing positive care and educational opportunities to children.

Please use Council’s cover letter template and ensure you clearly label each Application Criteria in your cover letter.

Click the ‘Apply’ button to complete your online application.