Director of Early Learning Centre

Rio Tinto

Posted on:  12th Feb 2024

Director of Early Learning Centre

  • Challenging opportunity to shape and support the centre for the future
  • Far North Queensland based – Weipa
  • Full time Monday to Friday roster

About the role

Finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs.

We are looking for a Director of Early Learning Centre to be a part of our Cape Kids Childcare Centre. This service provides a quality educational experience to young children to which encourages expression of their own ideas through play and learning. The centre is uniquely owned and operated by a global mining company.

Working a Monday-Friday full-time roster, and manage the day-to-day operations of assigned rooms, including providing leadership and support to educators and staff within your team. You will have support with the busy operations in our center with the Assistant director . Reporting to the Superintendent Infrastructure & Housing in a collaborative community, you will be:

  • Provide leadership and management to educators and staff regarding all aspects of the operation of the service in line with relevant regulations, policies and procedures
  • Liaise closely with and provide periodical reports to the Superintendent of Cape Kids regarding matters relating to the operation of the service
  • Support educators and staff with professional training and mentoring to effectively manage the service, whilst providing feedback regarding performance on a regular systematic basis

About you

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a Supervisor/ Director position in an Early Childhood Service or Minimum 5 years’ experience in a leadership position in an Early Childhood Service
  • Proven ability in all areas of administrative procedure, curriculum development, parent and community liaison, staff professional development and training, team leadership and management of staff.
  • Understanding and working knowledge of WHS legislation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of service’s requirements of the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) system and ability to perform software application for compliance
  • Be willing to accept the role of Nominated Supervisor under the Education and Care Services National Law Application Bill 2010 and Education and Care Services National Regulations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Early Years Learning Framework and/or My Time Our Place Framework, Education and Care Services National Law (2010), Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011), Family Assistance Law (Child Care Subsidy 2018)
  • Previous experience in successfully managing a budget for an early education and care service
  • Degree in Early Childhood from a recognised University (as listed on the approved qualification list by ACECQA), or:
  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (or equivalent)
  • Current Provide an Emergency First Aid response in an Education and Care Setting qualification
  • Current ACECQA approved Anaphylaxis and emergency asthma management training
  • Valid Working with Children Check
  • Accredited Child Protection Training

Other beneficial experience:

  • Service Policies and Procedures
  • Education and Care Services National Law (2010)
  • Education and Care Services National Regulation (2011)
  • National Quality Standard (NQS)
  • Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)/My Time Our Place (MTOP)
  • ECA Code of Ethics
  • Work Health and Safety Act 2009
  • Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 and the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) (2014)
  • Fair Work Act
  • Family Assistance Law
  • Child Protection legislation Queensland

What we offer

  • Domestic relocation assistance on offer
  • Weipa accommodation benefit
  • Remote area allowance
  • Remote area holiday travel assistance
  • Paid parental leave up to 9 months
  • Health cover scheme for employees and their immediate family
  • Salary sacrifice & packaging options – rental, mortgage, super, vehicle
  • Rio Tinto employee share programme
  • Employee discounts – banking, accommodation, motoring, retail and more.

About Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and materials company. We operate in 35 countries where we produce iron ore, copper, aluminium, critical minerals, and other materials needed for the global energy transition and for people, communities, and nations to thrive.

We have been mining for 150 years and operate with knowledge built up across generations and continents. Our purpose is finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs – striving for innovation and continuous improvement to produce materials with low emissions and to the right environmental, social and governance standards. But we can’t do it on our own, so we’re focused on creating partnerships to solve problems, create win-win and meet opportunities.

Weipa Operations

Our Weipa Operations includes three bauxite mines, processing facilities, ship loaders, an export wharf, two ports, power stations, a rail network and ferry terminals. Located on the Western Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland, each year the operation produces more than 35 million tons of bauxite.

Our operations are supported by a 1,900-strong workforce—including 26 per cent who are women and 25 per cent Indigenous employees. Activities include mine operations, maintenance, asset management, ports, cultural heritage management, and processing facility management.

The development of our new mine, Amrun, which was completed in 2018, will extend the life of our Weipa bauxite operations by decades to come and significantly build on our 55-year history on the Western Cape.

Every Voice Matters

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, or anything else that makes us different.

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

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