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Role: ISS Support Educator  
Location: Blue Haven
Centre:  Goodstart Blue Haven
Employment Type:  Fixed term - Part-time - 24 hours per week

Are you an 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’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.   


Our Centre - We are a ECho Centre


What is EChO?

Our EChO initiative is a targeted approach within Goodstart’s Social Inclusion Strategy that builds on our universally available early learning and care programs. The approach uses an Enhanced Service Delivery Model to provide wrap-around intensive and sustainable resources to Goodstart Early Learning Centers located in communities where children are more vulnerable to poor outcomes.

  • As an EChO centre we have many many professional development opportunities for anyone wanting to expand their knowledge of child development, behaviour guidance and trauma informed practice.
  • We have a strong team who work closely alongside each other to provide the best possible care and education of children from birth until school age.

  • We are rated as exceeding in all 7 quality areas.

  • We have a strong connection to community and take small groups of children each day to explore the local neighbourhood.

  • We have a multidisciplinary approach and as such work with an OT, Speech Therapist and Child and Family Practitioner within the centre.

  • We have a collaborative partnership with the local school.

  • Inclusive practice is inherent in everything we do and we have won a HESTA award for these practices.

  • We have a strong philosophy based on relationship building, attachment theory, being in nature in all weathers and understanding the diverse needs of children, families and Educators.


About the position: You will providing additional support for a child at our Centre, helping to guide and support inclusive practices and behaviors.

Your Impact!   
As an Educator at Goodstart Blue Haven you will be a team player, collaborating with the Senior Educators and Educational Leader within your centre to observe, inform and continuously improve our educational programs on offer to children. You put safety first with everything that

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 organisation 

If you have strong knowledge of the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards, plus hold a Certificate III or Diploma in Early Childhood (ACECQA approved equivalent), 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: BLUE HAVEN, CENTRAL COAST || NSW || Australia (AU) || [[j2wDept]] || SF:LI || Certificate III - Children's Services or equiv || Part-Time

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