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Role: Teacher 
Location: Mackay & Coalfields
Centre: Goodstart Mackay, Bridge Road
Employment Type: Permanent Full-Time or Part-Time
Pay:  $37.02 - $57.00 per hour + Super + Benefits

  • Help provide the best start to a child’s life. Make a lasting impact while growing an incredible career 

  • Competitive salary package on par with state primary school Teachers 

  • Get 50% discount off your childcare gap fees + paid parental leave 

Looking for a chance to bring your knowledge and creativity to an environment where you’ll be truly valued? If you’re excited by the chance to shape pedagogy and practice in your room, we’d love to talk to you about which of our amazing opportunities would be the best fit for you.  

As an Early Childhood Teacher, you’ll inspire a love of learning in children and foster their development through purposeful, intentional teaching practices that are delivered with creativity and energy. You will build meaningful relationships with families, so each child has a strong sense of belonging that supports them to thrive. Your love of teaching will be reflected in how you mentor and guide educational practices in your room, and in your work with the broader centre leadership team to develop, review, and implement high-quality early learning programs, to ensure you’re achieving optimal outcomes for children.   

Come & Join the Team at Goodstart Mackay, Bridge Road

  • Location: Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Mackay - Bridge Road is conveniently situated near the city, schools, base hospital, and airport.

  • Facilities: The purpose-built centre consists of two buildings designed to cater to children from six weeks to school age. Each room is equipped with age-appropriate materials, fostering both physical and social development.

  • Professional Staff: Our qualified early learning professionals work collaboratively with parents to create educational programs tailored to each child's unique pace. Children make new discoveries about themselves and their surroundings through play and problem-solving activities.

  • Kindergarten Program: We offer a government-funded Kindergarten program for children aged 4 to 5 years. Excursions to the local school's prep room before orientation facilitate a smooth transition, allowing children to meet teachers and families.

  • Curriculum: Our play-based curriculum, aligned with the Early Years' Learning Framework, spans all age groups from Nursery to Kindergarten. We design engaging programs tailored to individual interests, needs, and strengths, preparing children for their school journey.

  • Storypark Platform: Utilising the intuitive Storypark platform, we ensure consistent and clear communication with families. This enables us to support each child's learning journey, provide peace of mind for parents, and timestamp children's development, milestones, and achievements.

  • Outdoor Environment: Our playground areas feature a harmonious blend of natural and manmade elements, promoting environmental awareness and sustainability. The recently upgraded outdoor space includes shade sails, sandpits, forts, swings, and a bike track, allowing children to explore, play, and unleash their imaginations.

  • Educational Activities: Engaging in outdoor activities such as riding around the bike track, tending a vegetable and herb garden, and caring for chickens like Henny Penny and Chicken Little provides valuable early learning opportunities, teaching healthy habits and pet responsibilities.

  • Community Engagement: We prioritise community involvement, inviting families to visit the centre and participate in various events and activities throughout the year. Daily art, music experiences, and other extra-curricular activities encourage children to freely express their creativity.

What Goodstart can offer you: 

  • Competitive pay - you’ll get paid well above award and receive a package comparable to state primary school teachers (our Graduate Teacher starting salary is $80,000) 

  • Teacher accreditation/registration - we offer state-specific support to help you through this process (if required)

  • 50% discount off your childcare gap fees and 6 weeks paid parental leave 

  • Paid professional development - we offer a range of opportunities to grow your skills and your career 

  • Teacher mentoring support - dedicated support and guidance on a range of topics, such as safety, teaching, and inclusion, delivered face to face or virtually by our teacher mentoring support team  

  • 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 

You’ll need: 

  • Bachelor of Early Childhood or equivalent qualification (ACECQA approved) 

  • Current Qld Working with Children Check and First Aid qualification 

If you have previous experience as Teacher in a school or early learning environment, 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 strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all positions. 

Have a question? Contact Anita of our Talent Acquisition Team on 1800 222 543 or via 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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