Centre Director | C&K Clinton Community Childcare Centre (Gladstone, QLD)

Job Description

Centre Director-C&K Clinton Community Childcare Centre 


  • Lead and Mentor, take the next step in your career
  • Permanent Fulltime Position; 40 hours per week with a monthly RDO
  • Access to professional development opportunities
  • Well above award salary and benefits

About the role:

C&K Clinton Community Child Care Centre , located in Gladstone, is now looking for an experienced Centre Director.  C&K Clinton Community Child Care Centre is a 66 place Centre that caters for 0-5 age groups across 5 learning spaces. You will benefit from working with a dedicated team of up to 16 employees and a skilled Clerical Assistant who will assist you with the day-to-day running of the Centre. Further, you will have access to a large team of support, which includes an Early Childhood Pedagogy Advisor and Early Childhood Education Manager, along with a Central Office team based in Brisbane.

This position will suit an Early Childhood professional who is a leader, is driven, and committed to exceeding the standards of Early Education and Care within the Community. You will be an independent leader with the ability to gain respect and trust from a team and promote a positive working culture.

You will maintain a strong reputation across the community, be community minded, and excel and deliver within your Centre. As a person in day-to-day charge of the Centre, you will be an independent and critical thinker, with outstanding communication skills and problem-solving abilities. You will be responsible for overseeing the entire operation of the Centre and requires quick thinking, accurate decision-making and respectful leadership.

About you :

You must be approachable with leadership qualities and an ability to connect within the community, families, children and employees; with a hands-on approach in managing the service operationally. For this position, we are looking for someone who is a self-starter, who has previous experience as a Centre Director and shares C&K’s values of Integrity, Respect, Collaboration, Courage and Safety.

Your experience, skills and knowledge will include:

  • Completed Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood (recognised by ACECQA as an early childhood qualification).
  • Knowledge of National Quality Framework and Standards ("NQF" and "NQS"), the Early Years Learning Framework ("EYLF").
  • Demonstrated experience in leading with vision to deliver positive results in early childhood education and care including;
    • Practical and comprehensive knowledge of key issues, strategies and best practice in early childhood education, child health, wellbeing and inclusion, early childhood curricula and development frameworks;
    • day-to-day management;
    • financial management;
    • health, safety and wellbeing; and
    • Building strong family partnerships.
  • Experience with day-to-day management of a Long Day Care Centre with a strong financial management background and experience desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience managing, mentoring and supporting early childhood education and care services/programs to deliver high quality outcomes, and in building a capable and engaged workforce.
  • Evidence of sound professional experience that shows initiative and strong sense of personal responsibility for meeting objectives, modelling of professional and ethical behaviour, commitment to personal development; and display or courage in the provision of advice and decision making.

The benefits:

You will be given training and support to C&K’s new revised curriculum “Listening & Learning Together” as well as our Birth to Three approach. C&K offers an online learning education hub and has a dedicated Learning and Development department which provides our employees access to online training and courses.

As well as;

  • Beautiful natural learning environments for children and educators to learn together
  • Work for one of Queensland’s leading early education not-for-profit providers
  • Career progression opportunities
  • C&K pays for our permanent staff to have a paid blue card and renewals
  • Build your networks through C&K in the Early Childhood sector
  • Support from Central staff, Advisors and Area Managers.
  • Feel connected through regular C&K updates, use of online systems, access to policies and procedures and online learning
  • Feeling connected through your local community
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Salary packaging options & above award wage
  • Access to our EAP (Employee Assistance Program

About C&K:

C&K is proud to be the largest and longest established provider of community-based early childhood education and care services in Queensland.  Working at C&K you will have access to many benefits including, but not limited to, above-award wages, salary packaging options, priority access to C&K childcare and kindergarten centres and access to study through our C&K College. 

C&K is committed to an inclusive workforce and we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally-diverse backgrounds. 

Please be aware that the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Workers in a high-risk setting Direction requires all workers who enter, work in, or provide services in an early childhood education and care setting to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  This Direction applies to C&K. 

All C&K employees are required to undergo background checks which includes police checks.

Please note the advertising closing date is indicative only. C&K reserve the right to close the advertisement before this date is reached. Therefore, it is encouraged that you submit your application as soon as possible.