• Above Award pay rates | RDO each month!
  • 50% off childcare fees | Hundreds of employee discounts
  • Join a not-for-profit organisation committed to professional development

ECMS’ vision is for every child to realise their right to a strong foundation for lifelong success. ECMS exists to make every day count by providing high-quality, play-based learning in a safe and inclusive environment – ensuring that children and families in our community thrive in life. 

Church Street Children's Centre is one of our largest ELCs, and is currently seeking an enthusiastic Assistant Centre Director to join the team on a full time, ongoing basis. This state-of-the-art facility ensures children feel happy, calm and ready to learn as well as engaging and flexible indoor and outdoor play spaces filled with plenty of natural resources to support children's development.

This is a dynamic leadership opportunity which will allow you to work closely with the Centre director. You will also be supporting in the rooms as well as administration support. ECMS is an organisation that is committed to supporting your professional growth. We expect high standards and provide ongoing training and career development opportunities in pedagogy, business and staff management to support you.

To succeed in this role, you will be required to demonstrate your working knowledge of the EYLF, NQS and Regulatory requirements and inspire and drive practices through mentoring Educators.

This Assistant Centre Director role is working 38 hours a week on a rotating roster between 7am - 6pm with a monthly rostered day off.

You will guide practice that ensures:

  • Partner with the Centre Director to build strong collaborative relationships with parents, families, Educators and the local community to provide an inclusive and enriching play-based learning program for children.
  • Lead development of the curriculum and the establishment of clear goals and objectives for teaching and learning and encourage reflective practice to provide effective learning experiences
  • Partnerships with families to support a shared understanding of their child’s learning
  • Lead and support a team of Educators by providing ongoing constructive feedback and coaching to improve operational practice, programs and values-first behaviour
  • Effective communication skills including the ability to deliver critical information to a diverse audience including those with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Be a motivated and driven leader who will inspire a positive learning culture
  • Contribute to a child safe environment ensuring standards are met on a daily basis 

Essential criteria: 

  • Diploma in Early Childhood or equivalent ACECQA approved qualification
  • Experience working in a long day care centre 
  • Multilingual skills highly regarded
  • Have a sound knowledge of and experience with implementing the Early Years Learning Framework, National Quality Standards and Child Safety Standard 
  • Experience leading a large team and ability to develop and maintain relationships with various stakeholders
  • Current Working with Children's Check and National Police Check 
  • Current Level 2 First Aid, CPR, Anaphylaxis & Asthma Certificate 

What’s in it for you? 

  • 50% Off childcare fees with ECMS
  • Monthly RDO
  • FREE and exciting professional development opportunities including the annual conference for all ECMS staff, professional development days and development plans
  • Hundreds of discounts - Woolworths/Coles 4%, Event Cinemas 15%, Adairs 6%, Booking.com 6% and over 330 other retailers with access to ECMS Advantage!
  • Access to our online learning and development program to continue your learning, development and training. Platform provides UNLIMITED access to sector leading ECA Modules, Webinars and resources!
  • Funded First Aid (004) and CPR (001) training for staff

ECMS promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children. Successful applicants are required to adhere to our child safe practices, policies can be located here 

Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from diverse communities and backgrounds are encouraged.

Type: Ongoing

Category: Childcare - Assistant Director

Reference id: BF000203

Date posted : 12/09/2023

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