Are you passionate about children?

Do you love working with children? Are you enthusiastic with heaps of energy? If so, we need you!


If you love helping young children and families to get the best start in life, becoming a UnitingCare outback educator might be the perfect job for you. Ideally you’ll be passionate about the lifelong journey of learning, with a particular interest in early childhood education or care.


Our services play an important role in providing childcare and education to children in locations that don’t have access to mainstream childcare. Our teams are highly professional, well trained and qualified, and they find great reward in the job they do. They are skilled at overcoming the challenges we face working in remote or rural Queensland, and they have a clear understanding and appreciation of the unique needs of our customers.


We have several different services that need early childhood educators:


Our Family Day Care service is actively seeking educators to open up their home to care for and educate children across Queensland.


Our Remote Area Families Service (RAFS) is a unique, mobile, early learning program for children aged five and under in outback Queensland who cannot access mainstream childcare. Educators deliver a range of developmentally appropriate activities to children from bases in Charleville, Mackay, Longreach, Mt Isa and Mareeba. Educators are required to travel extensively so we are seeking expressions of interest from highly motivated people who are flexible and able to cope with rural life.


Our In Home Care service also needs educators to provide quality care and early learning programs to children across Queensland. You will benefit by being self-employed, with a contract with a family for a period up to 12 months. This is a unique opportunity to live in rural and remote Queensland and experience life on a property while making a real difference to children.


You can learn more, or enquire about becoming an educator with our amazing programs, by visiting our Family Day Care service, Remote Area Families Service (RAFS) and In Home Care service sections.


Related services

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Home-based care and education

We have a range of early childhood programs, services and resources for outback families, designed to be delivered in a nurturing home environment.

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Family support and wellbeing

In the Outback, people face a unique set of challenges – we can offer support with parenting, children, community resilience and more.

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Childcare and playgroups

We bring outback communities closer with a wide range of early education support services, including family day care, playgroups, resources and more.