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Role: Assistant Director 
Location:  Western Suburbs & Ipswich
Centre:  Goodstart Churchill
Employment Type: Permanent Full-Time
Salary:  Above Award Wages + Super + Benefits

 

  • 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 your 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. 

 

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 


Come and join the leadership team at Goodstart Churchill

  • Location: Situated in a vibrant residential and commercial area close to community services, schools, and shops.

  • Facility: Purpose-built center with six rooms, including a dedicated Kindergarten section, providing specialised care for Kindergarten children.

  • Experience: Over 12 years of excellence in early childhood education, offering developmentally appropriate programs for children aged six weeks to five years.

  • Qualified Team: Passionate and qualified educators who prioritise each child's growth and development, fostering an environment of love and learning.

  • Curriculum: Aligned with the Early Years Learning Framework, offering sensory-rich and play-based learning experiences in all rooms.

  • Communication: Utilisation of the Storypark platform, regular family nights, and newsletters to ensure open and clear communication with parents and families.

  • Outdoor Environment: Extensive play spaces designed to promote environmental awareness and sustainability, featuring age-appropriate equipment and activities.

  • Vision and Mission: Committed to providing high-quality, accessible, and community-connected early learning, with goals centered on quality, inclusion, and stability.

 

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 

  • 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 Anita on 1800 222 543 or alapworth@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. 


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