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Senior Educator (Room Leader) - Goodstart Wendouree

Employment Type:  Full Time

 

Are you a Room Leader/Senior Educator who is passionate about helping children to have the best possible start in life? Do you want to work for an organisation that offers genuine career opportunities to help you succeed? 

Goodstart is Australia’s largest provider of early learning and care. Founded with a vision for all Australia’s children to have the best possible start in life, 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.

From our centre directors to centre teams, we work together to make a real difference for children in those crucial early years.

 

Your Impact 

As a Senior Educator at Goodstart Wendouree, 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 

  • Holding a Certificate III OR Diploma in Early Childhood Education (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

 

Why choose Goodstart?

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
  • Join an EXCEEDING rated centre
  • 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. 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
  • Centre Director with 20years experience who is passionate to support the learning and development of the team

If you have previous experience as a Senior Educator or can demonstrate strong leadership skills and you have a willingness to learn and provide quality learning experience coupled with a Diploma in Early Childhood Education or 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: WENDOUREE, BALLARAT || VIC || Australia (AU) || [[j2wDept]] || || Diploma - Children's Services or equiv || Full-Time

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