Service Director- Burketown – Childcare and OSHC

Service Director
Community Management Solutions
Burketown, Western QLD
Childcare & Outside School Hours Care (Education & Training)
Full time


About Burketown

Are you up for a unique and life-changing adventure? Burketown is a small, remote township located in the spectacular Gulf of Carpentaria, North of Mount Isa Queensland. Known as a Barramundi Capital of Australia we are surrounded by amazing natural landscapes including tidal river systems, vast saltpans, Boodjamulla National Park, Leichardt Falls and the picturesque Gregory River.

The families living in Burketown are friendly and always happy to support each other. The local area offers vast spaces, tranquillity and a range of lifestyle opportunities you may not get to experience in the city.


About Us

Burketown Childcare is a Not-for-Profit community run Centre that nurtures & supports our children & families. The Centre runs as a Family Hub with playgroup from 8.30am to 11.30am then continues as a Childcare from 11.30am to 2.30pm. On one or two days a week the family hub also offers after school activities for kids up to grade 6 inclusive.


About You

We are looking for someone who has prior experience in this sector and is looking to take their career to the next level. You must have a heart for providing exceptional service to the children in your care, as well as provide leadership to your team.

As we value your future contribution, we are offering an attractive employment package as follows:

Paid recess leave during the school term holidays + 5 weeks annual leave per year & other leave entitlements
Return flight to Brisbane (or equivalent) per year
Reasonable relocation cost
Other benefits according to the Children Services Award

About the role

The position is responsible for taking a leadership role in the development and implementation of a quality care and education program for young children and must have a high level of written & oral communications skills. The Service Director is to ensure the practices established by the service facilitate a program consistent with the National Quality Standards and reflects the National Quality Framework. The Service Director is to supervise and guide the service’s employees and volunteers and will be responsible for running the Family Hub with playgroups, the childcare and after school activities for children aged 3 up to grade 6 inclusive.

Areas of responsibilities include:

Strategic Leadership
Operational Management
Financial Management
Collaboration with families and others
Being inviting and helpful to all community members as the Family Hub of our community
Workplace Health and Safety
Management & Human Resources

Essential Criteria:

Hold a Diploma as per Children Services Award
Hold (or be able to obtain) a current Suitability card and/or Exemption Card
Hold (or be able to obtain) a Senior First Aid Certificate, including Resuscitation Certificate.
Minimum 3 or 4 year qualification in Early Childhood Education
Hold an Open ‘C’ class Drivers License.
Sound understanding of a Child Care operational requirements, including demonstration of applied knowledge of the Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations.
Financial literacy, including budgeting and financial reporting
Comprehensive knowledge of child development and quality care practices.
Experience in facilitating employee learning to develop knowledge and skills.
Experience in adhering to legislative frameworks and organisational requirements.
Experience in supervising and managing employees, including rostering and undertaking recruitment with the help of the committee and selection activities.
Demonstrated experience in contributing to the strategic direction of a service’s operations.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills that promote relationship building, respectful interactions, and professional boundaries.

If you are looking for a change where you can create a great impact on Burketown’s children and their families, we encourage you to apply.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

Job Category: Director/Teacher
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Burketown
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