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Work for a not for profit organisation that values its people and encourages innovation, participation and a culture of high performance. Playgroup Queensland employs a nation-wide community connected workforce and respects professionalism, embraces diversity and encourages work and life balance.

About Playgroup Queensland

Playgroup Queensland Ltd (PGQ) is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profit Commission. In conjunction with government, non-government and community agencies, PGQ supports and establishes state and national parenting programs aimed at families with young children. PGQ also acts as a voice to government and the wider community on early childhood and parenting.  

PGQ has been operating for more than 40 years and is a member of Playgroup Australia, along with other state and territory bodies. PGQ is a not-for-profit community organisation with a focus on better outcomes for families with young children from all abilities and cultural heritages. PGQ aims to connect with families,children and the community. 

Since being founded in 1975, Playgroup Queensland and its team, have been active within the professional sectors and have been involved in a number of projects which has earned the organisation a string of awards and accolades, including the National Work Life Balance Awards 2009 to 2010 from the Australian Government, the Business Excellence Awards 2011 from Westpac Brisbane North and most recently, the Australian Marking Institute State Partnership Award with the Department of Education Training & Employment in 2014.

Come join our team today!

CURRENT VACANCIES


Manager People, Performance and Culture

The Role

  • Full time management position with NFP
  • Based in the Northern Suburbs of Brisbane
  • Organisation that values its people and promotes innovation and diversity
     

As the Manager, People, Performance and Culture, your main role is to have your finger on the pulse of the people who are the life blood of our organisation – our valued team members.

 

You will oversee HR administration and drive a diverse range of activities including the following.

 

Recruitment

You will lead the bulk of the recruiting for our diverse programs and services across hubs and offices throughout Queensland – setting high standards for sourcing, selecting and recruiting the right candidate for each role.

 

Coaching People, Managers and Team Members

Nurturing our team, giving them direction and educating managers on systems, processes and policies will fill your daily ‘To Do List’. It is essential you have experience in motivating a workforce to kick goals and cross off KPIs. Your experience in building and maintaining a cultural balance in the workplace must shine through.

 

People Initiatives

You will work with the CEO and Management Team to:

  • drive new HR initiatives (e.g., recruitment systems and procedures, performance management)
  • introduce succession and rotation planning
  • inject positive change into our HR function
  • provide guidance and advice to managers and employees on change management
  • monitor culture through regular employee engagement surveys and focus groups
  • implement workplace health and safety reform.

 

You will bring relevant qualifications, a professional approach and experience at management level. More importantly you will be able to apply your knowledge and experience to make things happen.

You will be comfortable with the current employment legislative framework in Australia including the Fair Work Act, National Employment Standards and the Modern Awards.

What we want from you

  • The ability to multitask and prioritise work load
  • Ability to work in an agile and continually changing environment
  • Self-motivation and a willingness to learn and improve your skills
  • Capacity to work with a range of people from all ages, cultures and walks of life
  • Competency in building and fostering relationships
  • Proficiency in getting to the bottom of a problem quickly
  • Accuracy in completing deliverables
  • Knack for picking the right people for the right job.

To Apply

Email your resume to hr@playgroupqld.com.au

For more information download a copy of the position description here

 


Play Helper Roles - Mt Isa

  • Be paid to play
  • Casual positions
  • 12 hours a week during school terms only
  • Mt Isa Region
The Role
The purpose of the Play Helper is to assist the Playgroup Regional Representative and/or the Facilitator to deliver the Mt Isa Region Playgroup Initiative in partnership with Centacare North Queensland Communities for Children. The Initiative has a particular emphasis placed on Indigenous and vulnerable families who may be marginalised from universal services.
 
Core Duties
  • Encourage positive social interactions among the families attending the playgroup
  • Engage and support families and their children so they enjoy a safe playgroup experience
  • Develop and deliver educational activities suitable for the families attending the playgroup
  • Establish and maintain close working relationships with partnering organisations
What You'll Need to Succeed
  • Experience and or qualifications in early childhood, children's services or community development
  • Ability to deliver a program for families in a playgroup setting
  • A solid work ethic and interpersonal skills to interact and communicate well  
What You Will Get in Return
  • A key member of the playgroup team
  • Workplace that takes pride in making a difference for families and children
  • Organisation that values its people, promotes innovation and diversity
How to Apply
Email your resume and a one-to-two page statement outlining your suitability for the role to hr@playgroupqld.com.au
For more information, download a copy of the position descriptions here

 


Playgroup Facilitators – Casual – Goodna and Woody Point

The Role
  • Casual position up to 15 hours a term (MyTime Program)
  • Based in two locations – Goodna and Woody Point
  • Work during school terms only  
Core Duties 
  • Organise, plan and deliver a total of 60 hours of group sessions for MyTime parents and carers and endeavour to maintain an average of six attendees for each session over a 12-month period.
  • Link and refer families with local agencies and service providers to gain access to professional service, and encourage mutual support and friendship between members of the group.
  • Develop and deliver various educational activities suitable for the families participating in the program, such as organising guest speakers and information sessions.
  • Complete all administrative tasks required to ensure effective delivery of the MyTime program, including preparation of all relevant correspondence and reports.
What You'll Need to Succeed
  • Qualifications in disabilities, community services or family support.
  • Proven experience in facilitating group-based discussions, mentoring, managing conflicts and guiding collaborative outcomes.
  • A solid work ethic and exceptional interpersonal skills to interact and communicate well at various levels.  
What You Will Get in Return
  • An employer who believes in work-life balance
  • A member that will be registered with Parenting Research Centre
  • SCHCDS Level 2 ($29.06 - $31.70 an hour) plus superannuation at 9.5%
How to Apply
Email your resume and a one-to-two page statement outlining your suitability for the role to hr@playgroupqld.com.au
For more information download a copy of the position description here

Children’s Week – Event Consultant

  • Not-for-profit
  • Contract position
  • Part-time
  • Flexible work arrangement
  • Work from home opportunity

The Role

To manage the Children’s Week program activities in Queensland, in conjunction with the various members of Children’s Week Council of Australia Inc.

Core Duties

  • Coordinate logistics for Children’s Week activities.
  • Develop partnerships with organisations whose values align with Children’s Week.
  • Forecast, set and manage the budget.
  • Develop innovative marketing strategies for all events.
  • Document and report all Queensland activities.
  • Attend fortnightly Queensland Children’s Week Committee meetings.

What you need to succeed

  • Experience in developing, planning and implementing successful events.
  • Highly developed verbal and written communications skills.
  • Advanced organisational skills with the proven ability to work independently and manage conflicting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated skills in managing people, time, setting priorities, planning and organising work flow.
  • A track record of seeking and developing sponsorship and grant opportunities and the preparation of sponsorship contracts will be well regarded.

What you will get in return

Flexible working arrangements with 200 hours allocated to complete the project from July through to October. Additional hours may be negotiated as required.

About Children’s Week

Children’s Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia around the fourth Wednesday in October. A diverse range of events and activities are organised at national, state and local levels that focus the attention of the wider community on children, their needs and achievements. Children’s Week celebrates the right of every child to have and enjoy a childhood. It is also a time for children to demonstrate their talents, skills and abilities. Thousands of children and their families from around the country are involved in activities and events during ‘The Week’ through the participation of schools, playgroups, long day care, kindergartens, cultural groups, libraries, government departments and community groups. The mission of the Children’s Week Council of Australia is to encourage, support, guide coordinate and monitor the widest possible participation of all states and territories in Children’s Week, ensuring the programs and activities are open to all children regardless of race, colour, sex, ability, religion, nationality or social origin.

How to apply

Submit your resume and a cover letter to: qld@childrensweek.com.au by Monday, 31 July, 2017.

For more information download a copy of the position description here


Playgroup Queensland Human Resources

E: hr@playgroupqld.com.au  T: 1800 171 882

 

 

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