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EChO Teacher - Jindi Kindergarten and Extended Care 3754

Date: 21-Nov-2021

Location: MERNDA, MELBOURNE, VIC, AU, 3754

Company: Goodstart Early Learning

EChO Teacher – Goodstart Jindi Extended Kindergarten and Care - Mernda 3754


Goodstart is Australia’s largest early learning provider.  As a not–for–profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia’s children and their families. We are entirely Australian owned employing over 15,000 people and caring for over 71,000 children. 

Are you a dedicated and experienced Early Childhood professional? Do you like to think differently? Goodstart Early Learning have a wonderful and rewarding position available for an experienced Early Childhood Teacher to join our team at Goodstart Jindi. This centre is part of a unique initiative being run by Goodstart offering an intensive, integrated approach to Enhancing Children’s Outcomes (EChO).


What is EChO?

Our EChO initiative is a targeted approach within Goodstart’s Social Inclusion Strategy that builds on our universally available early learning and care programs. The approach uses an Enhanced Service Delivery Model to provide wrap around intensive and sustainable resources to Goodstart Early Learning centres located in communities where children are more vulnerable to poor outcomes.

Goodstart Early Learning work in partnership with Brotherhood of St Laurence & the city of Whittlesea at the Jindi Family and Children Centre located in Breadalbane avenue. The centre opened in February 2015 and offers a range of programs and services to provide holistic support to children and families, including a Kindergarten program with extended care and additional programs and services for families and the community.


About our centre

  • Permanent, Full-time position, 38 hours per week
  • Permanent position – availability for part time 22.5 to full time 38 hours per week
  • Exceeding centre! Rated as exceeding – work with a high performing team!
  • Sessional and long day care centre – encourages flexibility for all families
  • 99 Place centre, purpose built and well resourced
  • Proud to be a diverse and multicultural team from all over the globe
  • Centre is full of laughter and support with a real sense of community
  • Experienced and Supportive Centre Director/ team


The benefits:

  • Ensuring you are set up for success by our comprehensive induction and training programme supported by our state based in-house Professional Teacher Program Team  
  • Access to a professional peer teacher mentor, great for provisionally registered teachers looking for a mentor to reach full accreditation!
  • 4 weeks paid annual leave and the option to purchase up to 4 weeks additional annual leave
  • Career advancement opportunities with over 665 centres nationwide, pathways include Centre Director, Teacher Mentor, Educational Leader etc.
  • Professional pedagogical and operational centre support teams to assist you in providing high quality educational programs
  • Highly competitive above award wages with yearly increases
  • Join our Teaching community for ongoing professional development and networking opportunities which include; teacher conferences, secondments to rural communities, up-skilling programs and more.
  • Discounted childcare fees - up to 30%, uniform allowance, novated leasing, flight, hotel, gym memberships and corporate private health discounts and much, much more. 

About you:

  • Hold a Bachelor of Early Childhood or equivalent qualification (ACECQA approved)
  • Ideally hold provisional or full VIT registration or have previous experience in the sector
  • Strong knowledge of the EYLF and NQS
  • Contribute to a professional and positive work culture through your strong communication skills, reliability and professionalism
  • Champion positive and meaningful relationships with families and children
  • Hold a current First Aid qualification
  • Passionate Teacher who models effective application of pedagogy in their teaching practice
  • Seek to share best practice examples to improve the education program and provide quality learning experiences


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.


Apply now to start your new journey and Teach with Goodstart Early Learning - Australia’s largest early learning provider and sector leader. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Victoria Recruiter - Charlotte O'Loughlin Tel: 0396489815  Email: coloughlin2@goodstart

Posting Notes: MERNDA, MELBOURNE || VIC || Australia (AU) || [[j2wDept]] || SF:LI || Bachelor (ECT) 4yr || Full-Time

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