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Role: Assistant Director 
Location: Brisbane Northside
Centre: Albany Creek, Flamingo Drive
Employment Type: Full-Time Permanent
Pay:  Above Award Wages + Benefits

 

  • Use your experience in early learning and work alongside our Centre Director to support our centre and team 

  • Competitive pay at least 7% above award + a range of benefits including childcare discount + salary packaging available 

  • Work for Australia’s largest early learning Not-for-Profit 

 

Are you an experienced early learning professional who’s ready to take their career to the next level, honing leadership skills and helping to build a successful business?  

 

As the Assistant Director, 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. You will work in collaboration with your centre leadership team and establish respectful and reciprocal relationships with families and engage in networks within the centre’s local community. 

 

In this role, you will:  

  • Support the Centre Director in the leadership of the team to provide high-quality early learning and care 

  • Mentor and build capabilities within the centre team 

  • Be responsible for the overall management of the centre in the Centre Director’s absence 

  • Use and implement the Goodstart Practice Guide 

 

Goodstart Albany Creek – Flamingo Drive invites you to join our dedicated team as an Assistant Director and play a vital role in shaping the future of our center. Here's a closer look at what makes our center special:

 

  • Age-Appropriate Rooms: We cater to children aged six weeks to school age with six internal rooms, each designed to meet the specific developmental needs of different age groups. From Nursery 1 to Kindergarten 2, our center offers a well-rounded educational experience run by a Bachelor Qualified Teacher.

  • Enriching Facilities: Our center boasts a library and sensory room, both utilised daily in small key educator groups. These spaces enhance children's learning experiences and provide unique opportunities for exploration and discovery.

  • Nature-Inspired Environment: Our service environment is carefully designed to support children's learning in natural and well-resourced spaces. We prioritise creating a safe and stimulating natural environment that encourages children to 'be' and explore.

  • Approved Curriculum: Our play-based and stimulating curriculum aligns with the approved Early Years Learning Framework, focusing on holistic development across all areas.

  • Effective Communication: We utilise the online Story Park platform, enabling daily communication with parents. 

  • Sustainable Practices: Our recently updated outdoor play spaces strike a balance between natural and manmade elements. With sandpits, a mud digging pit, decking, cubby houses, and a community garden, we promote sustainable practices like gardening, composting, and caring for our worms.

  • Community Engagement: We believe in being active members of the community. Monthly excursions, incursions, and celebrations of significant days enrich the learning experience for our children, allowing them to connect with the world around them.

 

Goodstart Early Learning Albany Creek – Flamingo Drive invites you to join our dedicated team as an Assistant Director and be a catalyst for positive change. We are looking for someone who can work closely with the Centre Director to uplift the center, infuse a fresh culture, and contribute to our ongoing commitment to providing high-quality early childhood education. 


What Goodstart can offer you: 

  • We truly value you – that’s why we pay more. At Goodstart, Assistant Directors get at least 7% above the award rate 

  • Up to 50% discount off your childcare gap fees and 4 weeks paid parental leave – increasing to 6 weeks from December 2023  

  • Tax benefits through salary packaging – a great way to pay for expenses with money from your salary before tax is taken out 

  • Paid professional development - we offer a range of opportunities to grow your skills and your career  

  • Wellbeing focus - you’ll get two wellbeing days included in your personal leave per year  

  • Additional leave - you’ll have the option to purchase extra leave for even greater work life balance   

  • Retail discounts - you’ll save money on insurance, travel and technology 

  • Uniform allowance and employee referral program 

  • Security and stability - as Australia’s largest provider of early learning and care and a not-for-profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia’s children and their families 

 

Join us in shaping the future of Goodstart Albany Creek, Flamingo Drive with positivity and growth!


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. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all positions. 


Have a question? Contact Anita of our Talent Acquisition Team on 1800 222 543 or via email alapworth@goodstart.org.au   


Supporting our people and protecting our children 

We’re an equal-opportunity employer that is proud of our inclusive and diverse work environment. We know that Goodstarters from diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences strengthen our teams and help us grow. We’re also deeply committed to Reconciliation and creating an environment where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People feel a strong sense of belonging and connection.  
 

Safety is our priority and we will take any action necessary to ensure that all children can feel safe and be safe, and are safeguarded from abuse, neglect and harm. As a Child Safe Organisation, all of our candidates must have or obtain a valid working with children check. 


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