Early Education Centre Director

Job No: SSC645
Location: Sutherland Shire

Things We’ll Trust You With:

  • Managing and leading a quality Early Education and care service which is responsive to children, families & the community.
  • Ensuring that the Centre operates in accordance with the Education & Care Services National Law & Regulations, National Quality Standards and the Early Years Learning Framework
  • Building collaborative and positive partnerships with families and the community.
  • Providing superior leadership and mentoring to a team of highly regarded professionals.
  • Ensuring all children receive high-quality care in an environment that is safe, caring, stimulating and nurturing of individual differences as they learn and grow physically, intellectually, creatively, socially and emotionally.

Things You’ll Do:

  • Ensure that children are a provided with a warm, safe and nurturing setting to thrive in.
  • Ensure a high quality early learning program is implemented for individual and groups of children.
  • Guide and lead teaching practices at the centre that reflect contemporary research and best practice.
  • Liaise and build positive relationships with families and the community through advocating for and promoting early education and care.
  • Lead guide and support team members to implement the program, philosophy and legislative requirements.

 Things You’ll Be Proud Of:

  • Help shape the next generation.
  • Teach and lead in a supportive and fun environment with opportunities for growth and development.
  • Being part of a high performing and well-regarded team
  • Working for an organisation which has our community at the heart of all that we do.
  • Showcase Council’s values in all that you do – Collaborate, Achieve, Respect, and Evolve.

 The Fine Print:

  • Apply by submitting your resume and a cover letter outlining why we are a great fit!
  • Get your application in by: 10:00pm Sunday 29 January 2023
  • Interviews: Successful applicants will contacted within 1 week of application. 
  • Package: $96,474 - $102,261 gross p.a. plus superannuation.
  • Hours of work: Temporary and Permanent Full-Time opportunities available, 35 hours per week, with the option of a 19 day month. Job share positions may be considered for suitable applicants. 
  • Applicants must be able to work a range of shifts from 6.45am – 6.15pm, Monday - Friday.
  • To benefit your wellbeing you will have access to fitness passport, corporate membership to our leisure centres, employee assistance program, annual flu shots, health and wellbeing programme and novated lease options.

**To meet Council's WHS requirements and in accordance with Council's Covid-19 Safety Plans, this position has been identified via risk assessment to be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or provide evidence of an approved medical contraindication, you will be required to produce evidence as part of the application process. Successful applicants are subject to ID checks, Police Checks, Driving history checks, Functional Assessment, Reference checks, Qualification checks, Working with Children checks and Work Rights verification.

Keen To Learn More?

  • Click on the link to check out the Position description.
  • Reach out to Barbara Zahnd BZahnd@ssc.nsw.gov.au, Quality Practice Manager, for any job specific enquiries.
  • Lauren Dowling LDowling@ssc.nsw.gov.au, Talent Aquisition Business Partner, can assist with any recruitment related enquiries.
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