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Early Childhood Officer - Metropolitan Region

QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT - Brisbane Grove, NSW

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Early Childhood Officer - Metropolitan Region


Metropolitan Region, Early Childhood and Community Engagement Division

Would you like to be part of a dynamic team that works with the Early Childhood sector and Departmental Offices to improve outcomes for Queensland children and their families? Your role in the Regulatory Authority will be responsible for the rating, assessment, monitoring and enforcement of compliance in education and care services. We are looking for a high performing and skilled individual who is committed to continuous improvement with a commitment for a great start for all children. The ideal applicant will be someone who values team relationships, is organised and focused with demonstrated skills and experience in understanding of the legislative frameworks, analytical and practical investigative skills and a good command of risk-based regulation. Is this you? Please click here and apply within!

Position statusTemporary
Position typeFull-time
Occupational groupEducation & Training
ClassificationAO5
Workplace LocationBrisbane - South,Brisbane - West
Job ad referenceQLD/MER364462/21T
Closing date04-Mar-2021
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Salary Other
Job durationUntil 30 June 2021 unless otherwise determined
Contact personMegan Jeffery
Contact details(07) 3028 8063
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Your Role

As the Early Childhood Officer you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Make recommendations in relation to provider and service approvals, quality assessment and ratings, compliance monitoring and enforcement in accordance with relevant nationally applied and state ECEC legislation, with a focus on quality outcomes for children.
  • Assess and document the performance of ECEC service providers and make recommendations on necessary actions to the Early Childhood Manager or Team Leader.
  • Advise the Early Childhood Manager or Team Leader on issues relating to provider and service approvals and their ongoing monitoring and compliance.
  • Provide consistent advice to the general public, service providers, other external stakeholders and state and Commonwealth agencies about the regulatory framework.
  • Apply consistent, transparent and robust business practices including recordkeeping, assessment, approval, monitoring and complaint processes and management.
  • Input data into relevant ECEC services databases enabling the collection of relevant, timely and accurate information in relation to regional ECEC services.
  • Undertake performance monitoring of funded ECEC services against service level agreements.
  • Actively participate in and contribute to the good governance and objectives of the region and the broader department.
  • Identify and develop continuous improvement strategies relevant to the role of Early Childhood Officer.

Knowledge and Experience

Whilst not mandatory, possession of an early childhood education and care qualification or agreed equivalent which in the opinion of the Director-General, or delegate, is acceptable is highly desirable.

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 brief statement (maximum 2 page) outlining your suitability for the role referring including relevant examples of your achievements. You must refer 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.

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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Brisbane Grove, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency




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