Statewide Manager Early Years Early Learning

Employer: UnitingCare Queensland

Region: Queensland wide

Closing Date: 8 August 2019

Job Description:

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UnitingCare provides health and community services to thousands of people every day of the year through its services in Family and Disability Services, Health, Aged Care and Community Services, Retirement Living and Retail. These services encompass 8 major brands including UnitingCare, Blue Care, The Wesley Hospital, St Andrews, Buderim Private and St Stephens Hospitals, Lifeline and ARRCS (Australian Regional and Remote Community Services).

We currently have a new and exciting opportunity for an experienced and dedicated Statewide Manager – Early Years Early Learning to join our Family and Disability Services Leadership Team on a Full Time basis. In this role you will travel to capital cities, regional and very remote locations, and lead services operating in urban, beachside, farmland and deserts. Having the flexibility and the sense of adventure to work from various locations is imperative!

The Opportunity:

As the Statewide Manager, you will provide strategic leadership and operational and financial management for Early Childhood Care and Education Centres; Family Day Care, Early Learning and Development Services and Remote Family Services across Queensland. You will be responsible for managing existing services, developing and enhancing the delivery of these services, leading community capacity building and contributing to the broader UnitingCare strategic direction.

About you:

The successful candidate will have demonstrated achievements in providing strategic leadership and management for service planning in a medium sized, state wide, complex service delivery organisation. You will be a leader of leaders, having lead and managed early childhood and family services previously, with an understanding of specialist programs; including ideally, a comprehensive understanding of contemporary community services and sector reform agendas including early childhood education, child protection and domestic and family violence.

Supplementing this, you will present with the following:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Early Childhood Education, or a related Human Services field (Social Work, Psychology, Social Science, or a relevant Human Service field)
  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues faced by regional and remote services; including managing the challenges of recruitment, support, supervision and quality service provision.
  • Demonstrated understanding of key legislation and standards that exist at the Federal and State levels that impact on service delivery for Early Childhood Education and Remote Family Services.
  • Demonstrated achievements in determining and implementing future organisational directions, facilitating effective change management processes and creating an environment that embraces change to enhance strategic performance and service to clients.
  • Demonstrated success in leading and managing staff, co-ordinating planning project teams and cultivating productive working relationships, partnerships and teamwork.
  • High level interpersonal, communication, consultation and negotiation skills with particular emphasis on negotiation of funding agreements and grants for viability

About us:

As one of the largest employers in Queensland, UnitingCare offers the opportunity to develop your skills within a value-based organisation where people are at the centre of everything we do.

UnitingCare offer a variety of benefits including values based work environment, discounted products and services, attractive salary packaging, career development and lifestyle benefits.

To Apply:

So don’t hesitate! Take the next step in your career with UnitingCare and apply now by submitting your cover letter and resume.

For more information, please email: [email protected]

We work hard to make our services welcoming and safe for every person. We are united in keeping children, young people and the elderly safe from harm, within our services, workplaces and the communities we support. We are committed to speaking up loudly for their safety.

At UnitingCare, we believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce to help us achieve the best outcomes for the communities in which we operate and serve. We highly encourage applications from people who identify as a part of the Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community.