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Role: Assistant Director 

Location:  Bedford Park

Centre:  Goodstart  Bedford Park

Employment Type:  Part time 30hrs per week- Monday to Friday shifts from 6.30am-6.30pm

Salary:  Ranges from $34.63-$35.63 per hour + super 

 

  • 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. 
 

About Goodstart: See our centre https://youtu.be/p9segdyqZsI

At Goodstart Bedford Park we are open Monday to Friday from 6.30am to 6.30pm and licenced for 60 children per day. Out children and families can enjoy the best of both worlds. Our centre offers a preschool program and long day care under the one roof. Our preschool teachers are University qualified and provide a play-based learning program that will support children in learning the skills for school and life. Our Educators are highly qualified and experienced and work incredibly well as a cohesive team. They all pride themselves on creating a fun, exciting and developmentally rewarding learning environment for all children.

All of the learning environments are set up in line with an Early Years Learning Framework, with sensory and play based learning opportunities. We work in partnership with families on their child’s learning journey which means we can tailor each program to the child’s individual needs, interests and strengths – as well as the strong level of cultural diversity in our centre. View our Facebook community to keep in touch with what's happening in our centre, and get expert information on parenting and early childhood.

 

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 

 

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 6 weeks paid parental leave  

  • 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 

 

If you have previous experience as an Assistant Director or in a centre leadership position, or similar, then we’d love to talk to you about which of our amazing opportunities would be the best fit for 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. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all positions.   

Have a question? Contact 1800 222 543 or Recruitment@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. 
 

YouTube video link: https://youtu.be/1fVHWhUYxoI 

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Posting Notes: BEDFORD PARK, ADELAIDE || SA || Australia (AU) || | || Diploma - Children's Services or equiv || Part-Time


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