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Role: Room Leader (Senior Educator)

Location:  Kangaroo Flat - Bendigo

Employment Type: Full time


Are you a Room Leader who is passionate about leading a small team of educators to deliver an exciting and educational program for children?  Love helping children to have the best possible start in life?


Great Financial incentives on offer for this role from the Victorian Government! Thinking about making the move to regional Victoria? There is no better time than now!


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.   We’re Goodstart – a not-for-profit with a vision for Australia’s children to have the best possible start in life.   


About our Centre

  • Experienced Centre Director who is passionate about professional development and lifelong learning
  • Our Centre has four learning environments which have been named after Australian plants in our local Djar Djar Wurrung language; Murna, Wurrak, Duwin, and Mutjang
  • Leaders who are focused on collaboration and actually listen to what our Educators need and want from us
  • 75 place service, spacious rooms, large play areas, with a diverse and inclusive team


Your Impact: 

As a Room Leader at Goodstart Alfredton, your responsibilities include leading and mentoring your room team to develop and deliver high quality and inclusive play based educational programs aligning with the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards.   Working alongside our friendly and supportive Centre Leadership Team you observe, review and continuously improve the educational programs on offer to children ensuring the best outcomes.  


You’ll help achieve this by: 


  • Hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Teacher qualifications (ACECQA recognised qualifications)
  • Maintain a safe environment for children, families and team members
  • Build and maintain strong, positive relationships with children and families
  • Comply with National Quality Standards and Goodstart policies and procedures
  • Support a culture of reflective practice and ongoing continuous improvement


Our Benefits

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

  • Better pay - you’ll get at least 4% above the award rate, increasing to 5% by 2024 – **payrates based on qualifications
  • Refer a Friend BONUS $500** Both the referrer and the person referred must be employed at the nominated payment date to be eligible for payment **T&C’s apply
  • Paid professional development - we offer a range of opportunities to grow your skills and your career
  • Additional leave - you’ll have the option to purchase annual leave - up to four weeks additional leave each year giving you more time for family and fun
  • 4 weeks paid parental leave – increasing to 6 weeks from December 2023
  • Employee discounts that range from childcare discounts you will get 50% discount off your childcare gap fees, travel, hire cars, health insurance, gym offers, and technology discounts (APPLE & DELL)


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 safeguarding 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. 





Posting Notes: KANGAROO FLAT, BENDIGO || VIC || Australia (AU) || [[j2wDept]] || || Certificate III - Children's Services or equiv || Full-Time

Job Segment: Training, Education

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