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Role: Educational Leader 

Location: Cairns & Far North

Centre: Goodstart Innisfail

Employment Type: Full-Time + $3k retention bonus & Relocation support

 

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!

 

Goodstart Innisfail caters for children from 15 months to 5 years of age. All of the rooms - from Nursery to Kindergarten - are set up in line with an Early Years Learning Framework, with sensory and play-based learning opportunities. 

We have many platforms like story park, family information nights and emailed newsleters to have open and clear communications - as well as the strong level of cultural diversity in our centre. 

 

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 Educational Leader at Goodstart Innisfail Centre, you will work alongside the Educators within your centre to observe practice, review and continuously improve educational programs on offer to children.You will develop the educator team’s understanding of child development and other relevant early years content knowledge, as well as support the application and use of the Early Years Learning Framework or an approved learning framework. 

In this role you will workwithin the centre leadership team (CLT), lead change, and championpracticeupliftand excellence.   

 

You’ll help achieve this by 

  • Lead the development and implementation of an effective educational program, pedagogy, and practice in their centre
  • Review current educational programs and documentation in their centre
  • Consult and collaborate with the team of educators to develop and confirm approaches to educational programs, practice, and documentation; that includes assessment and an understanding of children’s learning and development

 

What Goodstart can offer you 

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

  • Retention bonus $3000 + Relocation Support
  • Paid professional development - we offer a range of opportunities to grow your skills and your career 
  • Competitive pay you’ll get paid on par with state primary school Teachers (if you hold your bachelor’s in early childhood education and Care or equivalent)  
  • 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 leading change in education and have either a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education), a Diploma qualification or ACECQA approved equivalent, then we want to meet you! 

 

How to apply 

 

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. 

 


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