Tree change for Early Childhood Group Leader

    Looking for a tree change?

    We’re looking for an amazing Group Leader for our Kindergarten & Early Childhood Centre at Cunnamulla.

    You will work in and be supported by a small, close knit team of professionals caring for up to 22 children who are four years of age or under. You will be a key part of helping make every child’s experience to be a happy one that fosters positive feelings about themselves and others.

    We understand that children have different personalities, temperaments, interests, ability levels, capacities for learning, family composition, and religious and cultural backgrounds, and we take these into account when we develop suitable programs.

    We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which our service is located and Elders past, present and future. We also recognise those who’s ongoing effort to protect and promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures will leave a lasting legacy for future elders and leaders.

    We value our staff and will support you to have a rewarding and successful career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of the children and families you support.

    Service Manager Kerri Anne Grant, moved from Brisbane to Cunnamulla one year ago. She says: “I love the indigenous engagement. Cunnamulla has a lot of culture and heritage. The team and the families feel like family and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

    About Churches of Christ Care

    Churches of Christ Care is one of Australia’s largest and most diverse not-for-profit organisations, operating services throughout Queensland and Victoria, with the support of thousands of staff and volunteers.

    We’re active in the areas of children, youth and family services; retirement living; home and community care; and residential aged care services. We provide Christ-inspired care and compassion to vulnerable people at different stages of their life journey.

    Our approach

    Our program places your child at the centre of their learning experience. We follow the Early Learning and My Time, Our Place Frameworks meaning educators provide activities and engage with children in a way that is relevant, respectful of their background and recognises and builds on their current interests, needs and abilities.

    Our program is designed to:

    • encourage children to express themselves and their opinions
    • allow children to have experiences that develop self-reliance and self-esteem
    • provide positive guidance and encouragement toward acceptable behaviour
    • value the differences in each family
    • provide opportunities for children to interact and develop respectful and positive relationships.

    A little about Cunnamulla

    Cunnamulla is a beautiful township with a rich history. It is idyllically located on the banks of the Warrego River in South West Queensland. Cunnamulla is an Aboriginal term meaning large waterhole or long stretch of water. It is the largest of the four towns that constitute the Paroo Shire with a population of approximately 1500 people. Slim Dusty fans – it is home to the infamous Cunnamulla Fella!

    You can be as adventurous or as relaxed as you like and you have the opportunity to create memories that will stay with you forever and can be shared with the children you support and your loved ones.

    • The Warrego River is on your doorstep - perfect for fishing, a cooling dip or picnics.
    • Artesian springs are nearby where you can unwind after a busy week and rejuvenate.
    • Currawinya National Park offers great bushwalking where you can explore Lake Wyara and Lake Numulla.
    • Let your inner cowboy shine at the annual Cunnamulla Fella Festival – crack the whip, roll wool and of course ride the bull!
    • Conquer the natural sand dunes on sand boards for an exhilarating experience.

    It is the perfect place for Instagram worthy moments away from the hustle of the big smoke and reconnecting with nature.

    We will help you with the cost of relocating and rental assistance is available. We also offer five weeks annual leave and salary packaging (#workperks).

    If your goal is to be more present, more mindful and give back to the community then this is it – you have arrived at your destination. Let’s not beat around the bush, apply for this job today.

    We are also looking for a Service Manager/Centre Manager at the Kindergarten and Early Childhood Centre in Cunnamulla ... apply today.

    Posted April 8, 2020 in Blog