Cairns & Far North QLD | Casual Educators & Teachers

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  • Flexible casual shifts to support work life balance
  • Build your network and career in early childhood sector
  • Join one of Queensland's leading early education providers and set yourself up for success

About the role:

C&K are currently looking for early childhood qualified Assistants, Group Leaders and Kindergarten Teachers to join our team of relief in the Cairns and Mossman Far North region of QLD.


As a relief employee with C&K, you will be given the opportunity to work at various C&K services if you choose, which are located between Cairns and Mossman Far North QLD. This is a fantastic steppingstone into the organisation where you will meet and learn from different directors, Teachers and educators throughout the business. Casual hours cannot be guaranteed; however, the more flexible you can be, the more shifts you will potentially be offered.


We will be looking for applicants who have previous experience and confidence working with children of all ages groups and who are proven team players with strong communication skills. Knowledge of the "Listening & Learning Together" Curriculum is desirable but training and guidance to C&K's curriculum is encouraged.

As a relief Educator and Teacher, you have the opportunity to learn and grow through C&K, to bring new skills and ideas to challenge your knowledge and deliver excellence in early education and care.

At C&K we encourage Educators and Teachers who are energetic, passionate and fun, who will pride themselves on their passion and dedication for early education and care within the learning environment and have exceptional skills to build relationships with families and children no matter your position within the Centre.


Ideal applicants will have:

  • Assistant positions - Certificate lll or Diploma qualification in early childhood (qualification must be recognised by ACECQA); or enrolled and actively working towards one.
  • Teacher positions - Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood or equivalent (recognised by ACECQA as an early childhood teaching qualification). Or;
  • Bachelor of Primary Teaching with approved diploma level qualification or enrolled and studying towards. Or;
  • Approved Diploma level holder, enrolled in and studying towards an approved ECT qualification and has completed at least 50% of the ECT course
  • Current QLD Teacher's registration certificate desirable
  • Current paid or exemption blue card (or willing to obtain one)
  • Updated first aid, CPR, asthma/anaphylaxis certification
  • National police check issued within the last 3 months (or willing to obtain one)Willing to consent to be a certified supervisor and sign a consent to step up if required
  • Drivers License preferred but not essential

The benefits:

  • Learn C&K's new revised curriculum 'Listening & Learning Together"

  • Beautiful natural learning environments for children and educators to learn together

  • Competitive casual award wages

  • Career progression opportunities

  • Build your networks through C&K

  • Gain experience with all age groups through Long day care and Standalone Community Kindergartens

  • Access to a simple rostering system to update your availability for work

  • Flexibility to work different locations, days and times

  • Access to head office support as a casual employee

  • Feel connected through regular C&K updates, use of online systems, access to policies and procedures and online learning

  • Professional development and training opportunities

  • Permanent and fixed term positions available across QLD

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.


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


C&K branch services you can nominate as your preferred location in this region include: 

  • C&K Balaclava Community Kindergarten
  • C&K Holloways Community Kindergarten
  • C&K White Rock Community Kindergarten
  • C&K Mossman Community Kindergarten
  • C&K Port Douglas

If you meet the above requirements and want to take the next step in your career, then please apply now!


Please note the advertising closing date is indicative only. Crèche and Kindergarten reserve the right to close the advertisement before this date is reached. Therefore, we encourage that you submit your application as soon as possible. 



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Company Details

The Crche and Kindergarten Association Limited (C&K) is a not-for-profit community based early childhood provider with almost 400 early childhood education and care services including kindergarten, childcare, family day care, limited hours care, outside school hours care, integrated early childhood development programs/services, and a network of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs/services across Queensland

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