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Early Childhood Group Leader (Qualified)

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Employer:  Cloncurry Shire Council
Job Type:  Full Time
Cloncurry QLD 4824, Australia (Show on map)

Early Childhood Group Leader (Qualified) 

Position Objective

Provide leadership for the development, implementation and evaluation of a quality care and educational program for young children at the Curry Kids Early Learning Centre under the leadership of the Director Child Care.

All employees are required to abide by the policies, Code of Conduct, procedures, philosophies and all statutory requirements of Cloncurry Shire Council (“Council”) and Curry Kids Early Learning Centre while providing quality care and education for young children at the Centre.

Key Responsibilities

This outlines the general duties and responsibilities of the position, but is not all encompassing:

➢ Formulate age appropriate and inclusive programmes in consultation with families and the Child Care Assistant that meets the child’s developmental needs;

➢ Ensure all programmes and care conform to the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Framework;

➢ Record, monitor, evaluate and document the development of each child to develop the programme to meet each child’s needs;

➢ Provide feedback to the Director and discuss issues of concern that could contribute to the improvement of the programme delivered to children at the centre and their families;

➢ Maintain open lines of communication with families about the developmental needs and interests of their children and encourage families’ participation in the programmes;

➢ Ensure all children are directly supervised at all times as per the Supervision Policy;

➢ Support young children and their families at separation as per the Separation Policy;

➢ Develop an environment which is relaxed, home-like, aesthetically pleasing and safe and secure for children and staff to stay and work in;

➢ Provide direction and support for Assistants and any students in regard to the goals and programmes in place;

➢ Consult with the Director in relation to concerns about the functioning of a team member if the issues cannot be resolved directly with the team member concerned;

➢ Encourage and Support Assistants to be actively involved in the keeping of developmental records of the children in care;

➢ Actively participate in staff meetings and training opportunities as required;

➢ Share professional knowledge and expertise with other staff members while recognising and acknowledging theirs;

➢ Respect and encourage the individuality of each child;

➢ Monitor children who may be experiencing challenges and in conjunction with the Director and families the assistance of support agencies available in the community;

➢ Consult with the Director on any matters of concern regarding any child or their family;

➢ Maintain complete confidentiality regarding information of a child and their family;

➢ Participate in the daily preparation of materials and environment and notify the Director of any items that are unsafe or require maintenance and dispose of when necessary;

➢ Be accountable for the preparation of specific documentation for the running of a room;


➢ Completion of Certificate III or IV in Children’s Services (Group Leader 1 year qualified) and proof of enrolment in AQF Diploma in Children’s Services; or

➢ Completion of an AQF Diploma in Children’s Services (Group Leader 2 year qualified); or

➢ Completion of an AQF Advanced Diploma or higher in Children’s Services or Education (Group Leader 3 year qualified).

➢ Have a current First Aid, CPR and Anaphylaxis Certificate or the ability to acquire before commencement;

➢ Have a current Positive Notice Working with Children Blue Card or the ability to acquire before commencement.

Applications close: Closes 30 July. 2018

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