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Educational Leader

Goodstart Early Learning - Meadow Heights, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
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Company description:
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. Our people are our foundation, together we are working to ensure children have the learning, development and wellbeing outcomes they need for school and life.
Job description:

Role: Educational Leader
Location: 42 Paringa Blvd, Meadow Heights
Centre: Goodstart Meadow Heights
Employment Type: Full-time

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.

Safety, health and wellbeing are more than just words to us, they are a personal commitment and a promise we make to our children, our families and each other every day.

Goodstart Meadow Heights is a 60 Place Service with three spacious classrooms, each with their own outdoor playground. Our Centre has a wonderful team of highly motivated and creative early childhood professions and an Early Childhood Teacher to deliver the Kindergarten program.

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

Your Impact !

Through a collaborative process with educators, families and the centre community Goodstart’s Educational Leader will guide the development and continuous improvement of the educational programs on offer to children within a centre. Goodstart acknowledges the significant role Educational Leaders play within the centre to support and promote teaching and learning. 

This role is included as part of the centre’s leadership team, and as a result of this Goodstart has a focus to build the capability and expertise of our Educational Leaders to deliver on practice uplift goals within 2020 and beyond. 

Goodstart’s Educational Leaders are provided release time to work across the centre to lead the improvement to educational programs and practice. In addition they receive an allowance in this role and are offered support from the around-centre support teams. 

You’ll help achieve this by ...

* Having a Diploma or Bachelor in Early Childhood Education;
* Having previous A & R experience or knowledge;
* Having excellent communications skills, both written & verbal;
* Having the confidence to mentor and support inexperienced educators and those educators who may resist change and whose english may be their 2nd language;
* Having previous experience working with vulnerable families;
* Having strong pedagogy practice knowledge;
* Having a strong understanding of child safety;
* Having strong understanding of the EYLF and NQS.

What Goodstart can offer you :-

* Job security and stability
* Purchased Additional Leave 
* Professional development and training 
* Competitive above award rates 
* Tax benefits through salary packaging 
* Employee Assistance Program 
* Uniform allowance 
* Childcare discounts (from 15 - 30%) 

If you have previous experience as a Senior Educator, 2IC, Group Leader, Educational Leader or in a centre leadership position, 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.

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 


Meadow Heights, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training


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