Role: Early Childhood Teacher

Location: Rutherford

Centre: Goodstart Rutherford

Employment Type: Full-time / Permanent

Pay: $38 - $56 per hour + Super

  • 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.  

 

About Goodstart Rutherford:

Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Rutherford is located close to Rutherford Public School and the New England Highway – close to local shops and community facilities.

Our service caters for 75 children per day, we are proud to be an Inclusive service and provide care to families from various cultures and religions. All our Educators are currently qualified or are training for relevant Early Childhood Qualifications.

Inside, all of the rooms  - from Nursery to Kindergarten / Preschool - are all set up in line with an Early Years Learning Framework, with sensory and play based learning opportunities. Colourful, stimulating surrounds ensure the children have the chance to grow and develop through sensory, play-based learning.
 
Our Storypark platform, as well as regular family nights and emailed newsletters, enable us to stay in close contact with parents and families, ensuring open and clear communication. This also means we can tailor each program to the child’s individual needs, interests and strengths – as well as the strong level of cultural diversity in our centre.

Outside, we have three areas all with age appropriate play spaces and equipment. We have sandpits, sensory paths, dirt pit, gardens, stepping stones, timber decking, veggie patches and a balance of natural and manmade play surfaces.

One of our strong points is our reputation within the community, our families are extremely happy with the service we provide that we are constantly receiving enquiries through recommendations. Being a long term member of the community and a company with an excellent reputation certainly makes the job easier.

 
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
👨👧👦 50% discount off your childcare gap fees and 4 weeks paid parental leave – increasing to 6 weeks from December 2023 
📚 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
🌏Visa sponsorship opportunity available (Qualified ECT only) to live and work in Australia for the right candidates!

 

You’ll need:

  • Bachelor of Early Childhood or equivalent qualification (ACECQA approved)
  • Current NSW Teachers Registration
  • Current NSW 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 our Talent Acquisition Team on 1800 222 543 or via email recruitment@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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Posting Notes: RUTHERFORD, MAITLAND || NSW || Australia (AU) || | || Bachelor (ECT) 3yr || Full-Time


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