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Role:  Assistant Director  

Location: Eastern Suburbs Melbourne

Centre: Goodstart Blackburn South

Employment Type:  Full-Time



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!


From our centre directors to 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 Blackburn South, 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 . 


Goodstart Blackburn South is a 60 Place Service located conveniently located in a purpose built centre consisting of 4 rooms. Our educators are all qualified, dedicated and passionate. As the Assistant Director at Goodstart Blackburn South you will step up into the Centre Director position one day per week.


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 Bachelor in Early Childhood Education;
  • Having strong pedagogical knowledge;
  • Having the confidence to step up into the Centre Director role
  • Inspiring and mentoring educators to create a great team environment;
  • Having strong communication skills, both written & verbal
  • Delivering our bespoke learning program developed in collaboration with global leaders in pedagogical practice;
  • Building fantastic relationships with families through daily contact, in person and using specialist social media tools.


What Goodstart can offer you:


  • Job security and stability;
  • Purchased Additional Leave; 
  • Well-being Days;
  • Paid Parental Leave;
  • Flexibility;
  • Professional development and training ;
  • Competitive above award rates ;
  • Tax benefits through salary packaging ;
  • Employee Assistance Program;
  • Uniform allowance;
  • Childcare discounts (30%) .


If you have previous experience as a  Educational Leader, 2IC; Senior Educator or experience 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 that are made 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: BLACKBURN SOUTH, MELBOURNE || VIC || Australia (AU) || [[j2wDept]] || || Diploma - Children's Services or equiv || Full-Time

Job Segment: Manager, Management

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