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Assistant Director

Goodstart Early Learning


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Full job description

Role: Assistant Director

Centre: Goodstart Magill - Penfold Road

Employment Type: Full-time (38 hours), Permanent 

Are you looking to work in an environment with like-minded professionals who are committed to making a difference in children’s lives and work for an organisation that will support you to succeed? 

We’re Goodstart

At Goodstart, we’re all about laying the foundation for better lives through amazing early learning experiences, and we know that we can’t do that without great people like you!

From our centre directors to teachers and centre teams, we work together to make a real difference for children in those crucial early years.

Safety, health and wellbeing are more than just words to us, they are a personal commitment and a promise we make to our children, our families and each other every day.

We’re Goodstart – a not-for-profit with a vision for Australia’s children to have the best possible start in life.  

Your Impact                                       

As the Assistant Director at Goodstart Magill - Penfold Road you will use your experience and leadership qualities to engage and motivate your centre team to drive continuous improvement in all aspects across centre operation and to extend your network of relationships with children, families and educators. You will work in collaboration with your centre leadership team.

You will establish respectful and reciprocal relationships with families and engage in networks within the centre’s local community. 

You’ll help achieve this by 

  • Having a Diploma or Bachelors in Early Childhood Education
  • Having a strong and in-depth knowledge of the planning cycle
  • Having strong communication skills, both written & verbal
  • Being familiar with the QIP and updating and maintaining this
  • Being professional, motivational and nurturing
  • Having a strong knowledge of the NQS & EYLF

What Goodstart can offer you  

There are so many reasons to join the Goodstart family. Let’s start with the benefits! 

  • Paid professional development - we offer a range of opportunities to grow your skills and your career 
  • Competitive pay you’ll get paid on par with state primary school Teachers (if you hold your Bachelor in Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent)  
  • Wellbeing focus - you’ll get two extra days off per year, and our dedicated wellbeing program will ensure you get the support you need, when you need it most 
  • Additional leave - you’ll have the option to purchase extra leave for even greater work life balance  
  • 4 weeks paid parental leave – increasing to 6 weeks from December 2023 
  • Retail and childcare discounts - you’ll save money on insurance, travel and technology, and get 50% discount off your childcare gap fees 

You’ll also love: 

  • Centre support - dedicated support and guidance on a range of topics, such as safety, teaching and inclusion, delivered face to face or virtually by our centre support team  
  • Security and stability - with over 670 centres across Australia, you’ll have the support of a large network and the stability of a respected organisation 

If you have previous experience as a Centre Director/Assistant Director/Senior Educator or in a centre leadership position, or similar, then we want to meet you!

How to apply 

  • Click ‘Apply Now’ and submit your application

We review applications as they are submitted. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible for your best chance to progress to the next stage of the process.

Supporting our people and protecting our children 

We are an equal opportunity employer that is proud of our inclusive and diverse work environment. We support and encourage individual growth and strong teams made up of Goodstarters from diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences.

We are deeply committed to Reconciliation and creating an environment where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People feel connected and a strong sense of belonging. By weaving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives through all that we do, we aim to build knowledge and deeper cultural awareness and understanding of our First Nations people and culture for all.

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Job details
Date posted
15 Apr 2022
Category
Education, Training & Childcare
Occupation
Federal Government
Estimated
$90k ~ $100k
Job mode
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Sector
Not for profit / Charity

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