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Role: Assistant Director
Location: Cheltenham

Centre: Goodstart Port Road Cheltenham
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time

 

Are you looking to work in an environment with like-minded professionals who are committed to making a difference in children’s lives and work for an organisation that will support you to 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.  

 

Your Impact  

 

As the Assistant Director at Goodstart Port Road Cheltenham, 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. The role is dual, time floating across the service working within the rooms and time in the office.

 

You will establish respectful and reciprocal relationships with families and engage in networks within the centre’s local community.

 

About Goodstart Port Road Cheltenham

  • Goodstart Early Learning Cheltenham Port Road is situated in Adelaide’s west, near the northern beaches of Adelaide. Caters for 112 children, catering to all early learning age groups from 6 weeks to 5 years. The centre is open from 6.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Port Road Cheltenham opened in mid 2018, the constructed early learning centre features six large and spacious learning spaces. Goodstart Cheltenham is designed as a modern yet home-like, naturally inspired environment. All age-based learning spaces have lovely natural light and direct access to the vast, nature-based outdoor spaces. Their beautiful outdoor dining hub connects the learning spaces to the playground and provides a shaded, outdoor dining space for all children and educators.  Their onsite kitchen with child-height servery allows the centre cook to serve and interact with the children and engage in cooking and preparing meals.
  • The centre is committed to creating a warm and welcoming community focused centre. They look forward to building and maintaining meaningful and true relationships with all our families and children. 

 

You’ll help achieve this by  

  • 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 

There are so many reasons to join the Goodstart family. Let’s start with the benefits! 

  • Paid professional development - we offer a range of opportunities to grow your skills and your career
  • Competitive above award pay
  • 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 previous experience as an Assistant Director or 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.

 

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 made up of Goodstarters from diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences.

 

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 deeper cultural awareness and understanding of our First Nations people and culture for all.

Posting Notes: CHELTENHAM, ADELAIDE || SA || Australia (AU) || [[j2wDept]] || SF:LI || Diploma - Children's Services or equiv || Full-Time


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