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Role:Senior Educator 

Location: Aberfoyle Park, South Australia

Centre:  Goodstart Aberfoyle Park

Employment Type:  Full Time (38 hours per week) / Permanent 

Room: Float
 

Are you a Senior Educator who is passionate about helping children to have the best possible start in life? Do you want to work for an organisation that offers genuine career opportunities to help you succeed? 

 

We’reGoodstart 

 

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! 

 

From our centre directors to centre teams, we work together to make a real difference for children in those crucialearly 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.   

 

Our Centre

Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Aberfoyle Park is set back from the road, surrounded by shady gum trees and gardens. We are in a residential area, close to local schools and shops as well as community amenities.

 

We care for children from six weeks to school age and offer a separate Kindergarten House for children aged four to five years old which focuses on school readiness, teaching a nationally accredited kindergarten program planned by early childhood educators.

 

Outside, we have five areas all with age-appropriate play spaces and equipment. All of our yards are spacious and well shaded. We have a balance of natural and manmade elements, including bike paths, sand and mud kitchens, sand pits, banana trees, water tanks and pet rabbits as well as a bird! 

 

Your Impact  

 

As a Senior Educator at Goodstart Aberfoyle Park, your responsibilities include leading and mentoring your room team to develop and deliver high quality and inclusive play based educational programs aligning with the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards.  

 

Working alongside our friendly and supportive Centre Leadership Team you observe, review, and continuously improve the educational programs on offer to children ensuring the best outcomes.  

 

You’ll help achieve this by:

 

  • Maintaining a safe environment for children, families, and team members.
  • Complying with the National Quality Standards and Goodstart policy and procedures.
  • Using and implementing the Goodstart Practice Guide to support Teachers and Centre Leadership in the delivery of high-quality education programs.
  • Building and maintain strong, positive relationships with children and their families.
  • Supporting a culture of reflective practice and ongoing continuous improvement.
  • Contributing to a professional and positive work culture.  

 

Why choose Goodstart? 

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

  • Better pay - you’ll get at least 3% above the award rate, increasing to 5% by 2024 
  • Paid professional development - we offer a range of opportunities to grow your skills and your career 
  • 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 organization 

  

If you have previous experience as a Senior Educator or can demonstrate strong leadership skills and you have a willingness to learn and provide quality learning experience coupled with a Diploma in Early Childhood Education or ACECQA approved equivalent, then we want to meet you!  

 

How to apply  

 

Click ‘Apply Now’ and submit your application. We review applications as theyaresubmitted.

 

We encourage you tosubmit your application as soon as possible for your best chance toprogress to the next stage of the process. 

  

Supporting our people andprotecting our children  

 

Wearean equal opportunity employer that isproud of our inclusiveand diversework environment.Wesupport and encourage individual growth and strong teamsthat aremade up of many different cultures and backgrounds.    

   

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 a deeper understanding of our First Nations People and culture for all in our team.  

 

 

 

 

Posting Notes: ABERFOYLE PARK, ADELAIDE || SA || Australia (AU) || [[j2wDept]] || SF:LI || Diploma - Children's Services or equiv || Full-Time


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