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Early Childhood Team Leader - Central Queensland Region


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Early Childhood Team Leader - Central Queensland Region

Early Childhood Education and Care, Early Childhood and Community Engagement, State Schools Division

In this role, you will provide leadership to an early childhood education and care (ECEC) team in the delivery of regional services. The successful candidate will play a vital role in coordinating administration of state and nationally applied ECEC services legislation and assisting with quality assessment, ratings and audit processes, including moderation and first tier review of assessment ratings in relation to approved early childhood education and care services.

Position statusTemporary
Position typeFlexible full-time
Occupational groupEducation & Training
Workplace LocationMackay region,Rockhampton region
Job ad referenceQLD/CQR363143/21T
Closing date18-Feb-2021
Yearly salary
Fortnightly salary
Total remuneration
Salary Other
Job durationUntil 27 June 2021 unless otherwise determined
Contact personLinda Vella
Contact details(07) 4842 8305
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Your Role

As the Early Childhood Team Leader you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Supervise processes within the regional office to systematically determine approvals, quality assessment and ratings, monitoring compliance and enforcement in accordance with relevant national and state legislation, with a focus on quality outcomes for children.
  • Supervise processes for approving the operation of ECEC services and associated monitoring, compliance and enforcement through the exercise of relevant statutory delegations and in accordance with relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Provide advice and apply sound communication and interpersonal skills to support community and sector engagement activities and to build and maintain networks with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participate in networks and liaise with officers in other regions and relevant State and Commonwealth departments and agencies to promote and monitor contemporary issues in the delivery of services to the early childhood education and care sector.
  • Contribute to written reports for submission to internal and external stakeholders that identify and address emerging issues and trends relevant to assessment and quality improvement and regulatory compliance of education and care services.
  • Contribute to the regional strategic plan by identifying and addressing emerging issues and trends relevant to assessment and quality improvement and regulatory compliance of education and care.
  • Contribute to the provision of advice, data, briefing materials and reports to support executive decision making and departmental objectives and priorities.
  • Contribute to the implementation of consistent, transparent and robust practice including accurate recordkeeping, maintenance of database information and administration of assessment and quality improvement and regulatory frameworks.
  • Contribute to the strategic direction of the region's approach to early childhood services complaints management and corporate governance processes within time and budgetary constraints.
  • Advise the Regional Early Childhood Manager or Early Childhood Manager on matters relating to the region's early childhood education and care services, including human resources, financial and facilities services.
  • Supervise the day to day operations of the team within the regional office to provide high quality services outcomes and ensure the team's capacity to meet changing organisational and client needs.

The incumbent will be required to undertake their duties as authorised officer under section 195 - Authorisation of authorised officers of the Education and Care Services National Law (Queensland) Act 2011.  It is therefore considered advantageous if the incumbent is already recognised as an authorised officer under this section of the legislation.

When working in regulated employment an employee must have a current Working with Children Clearance (blue card) issued by Blue Card Services.

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Employees affected by workplace change will be considered on merit.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

For a full list of the position responsibilities and mandatory requirements, please ensure you download the attached role description and candidate information fact sheet and follow the instructions.


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