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Family Day Care Coordinator - Wide Bay Region

Churches of Christ in Queensland - Hervey Range, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
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Churches of Christ in Queensland, Children, Youth and Families, Wide Bay Region

Family Day Care (FDC) Coordinator

Permanent, part-time opportunity (0.8 FTE)

About the role

In this rewarding role you will be in charge of recruiting, inducting, supporting and monitoring Family Day Care educators in the Wide Bay Region. This role offers varied and challenging days but in essence includes:

  • Service planning and delivery of all aspects of Family Day Care including researching and identifying resources to support educators;
  • Performing regular home visits to monitor the standard of care being provided as well as to support and mentor the educators;
  • Assisting in ensuring administrative compliance including service documentation, budget and statutory requirements;
  • Undertaking family interviews and recommending day care placement options with a focus on the best outcome for the child.

The position supports educators across the Wide Bay so will mean some travel across the state and you will be required to work from both the Maryborough and Hervey Bay Offices.

About you

You have a nurturing disposition, you are highly approachable and capable of fostering positive relationships. You enjoy working with children and families who have a diverse range of complex needs and cultural backgrounds, and thrive on supporting them achieve positive outcomes for their children.

Excellent communication and time management skills are part of your expansive repertoire enabling you to comfortably liaise with a range of internal and external stakeholders. You have comprehensive knowledge of Early Childhood Education and Care legislative requirements and effortlessly promote a culture of compliance.

To be suitable for this position, your qualifications for the role will consist of:

  • Diploma in Community Services (Children's Services) or related qualification in accordance with the Education and Care Services National Regulations;
  • Applied knowledge of compliance, statutory regulations and the National Quality Framework;
  • Demonstrated experience working in a children's services role;
  • Ability to travel overnight during the week to rural; and remote areas to conduct monitoring visits to home based educators;
  • Current driver’s license;
  • Hold a Blue Card (Working with Children), or the ability to acquire;
  • Possess a current National Police Certificate, or the ability to acquire.

Importantly, you will be someone who closely aligns with our organisational values of: Unconditional Love, Continual Innovation, Mutual Trust and Wise Stewardship.

Who we are

We offer over 200 services in more than 100 communities, positively impacting around 45,000 lives each year. Our care services range from children, youth and family services, early intervention and protection, affordable housing, and seniors and support living, making us one of Australia's largest, most diverse not-for-profit organisations.

We operate Early Childhood services throughout Qld for children aged 0 to 16 years. All programs have been developed with a focus on quality Early Childhood care and education and community need, including family day care, in-home care, long day care, approved kindergarten, occasional and vacation care. Each service offers flexible support options.

Imagine working for us

Our values encourage us to be accepting of differences and embrace all. Our size and variety offers you real choice and opportunities to grow your career. You'll also find we offer a family friendly work culture.

Remuneration packages come complete with salary-packaging benefits that can increase your take-home pay along with a generous five weeks of annual leave and the ability to purchase more (for eligible employees). To ensure your career can grow, we are constantly exploring innovative training and development programs. Most importantly, you will help us to positively impact the lives of thousands of vulnerable Australians. Just imagine that.

To apply

To apply for this position please click the Apply button. For further information, please contact Rebecca Westendorp on 0438 797 446

We actively encourage and invite applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions.

Applications close: 24/2/2021

Hervey Range, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training


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