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Role: Assistant Director

Location: 4-6 Arcadia Street, CARRUM DOWNS, 3201, VIC

Centre: Goodstart Carrum Downs Arcadia Street - EXCEEDING CENTRE!

Employment Type: Full Time/Permanent 

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


Are you an experienced early learning professional eager to advance your career, sharpen your leadership skills, and contribute to building a thriving business? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!


As the Assistant Director at Goodstart Carrum Downs Arcadia Street you'll leverage your expertise and leadership to inspire and motivate your centre team, driving continuous improvement across all areas of centre operations. Collaborate with our dedicated leadership team, forge respectful and reciprocal relationships with families, and actively engage with the local community networks.


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

About Goodstart Carrum Downs Arcadia Street:

  • We are a small, homely 56 place centre located in a quiet residential area, close to public transport, and with ample staff parking available
  • You will be joining an enthusiastic team that enjoys working together
  • Our rooms are small with a maximum on 17 children
  • We strive to be a family and community orientated centre offering extra curriculum activities such as incursions for all age groups, weekly walks and various celebrations

What Goodstart can offer you:

  • Receive at least 7% above the award rate
  • Up to 50% discount off your childcare gap fees and up to 6 weeks paid parental leave
  • Tax benefits through salary packaging
  • Paid professional development
  • Two wellbeing days included in your personal leave per year
  • Free annual flu shot (optional)
  • Option to purchase extra leave for even greater work life balance  
  • First Nations Support and Cultural Leave
  • Retail discounts on insurance, travel and technology
  • Uniform allowance and employee referral program


You’ll need:

  • A Diploma (we cannot consider ECT qualified candidates for this role)
  • Leadership Experience - Assistant Director, Educational Leader or extensice Room Leader experience 


How to apply

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For more information contact VIC recruiter Melanie – 03 9648 9857 /

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 – for further information and support, email


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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