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Children's Program Director/Manager

Advertiser: Gowrie Victoria4.8 out of 54.8 overall rating (5 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
10 May 2019
Location
Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs
Salary
$90,000 - $109,999 p.a. plus super
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Education & Training, Childcare & Outside School Hours Care
Children's Program Director/Manager

The Organisation

Gowrie Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 1939, committed to our purpose to champion good early childhood education and care. Due to recent staff changes a unique opportunity has presented itself for an experienced Children’s Program Director/Manager to lead our 150 place service at Docklands.

The Role

The Children’s Program Director/Manager will lead and inspire our team of educators and support staff to deliver a high quality education and care program for the children and families at Docklands. The successful candidate will:

  • Lead the overall operation of the program, and inspire the team through their own learning journey
  • Develop strong relationships with families and the local community to ensure the program is meeting their needs
  • Assume all responsibilities of the Nominated Supervisor, and ensure compliance with all NQF requirements and internal policies and procedures
  • Contribute to the wider organisation by continuously improving practice through collaboration, reflection and working with the leadership team.

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will hold a Diploma (minimum) in ECEC or equivalent and have:

  • Significant experience and demonstrated capacity to lead, inspire and mentor a large and diverse team
  • Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain strong partnerships with children and their families, educators, Government agencies and the broader community
  • Extensive knowledge and application of the NQF and approved frameworks through an emergent play based curriculum
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver inclusive programs that are respectful of diversity and accommodate additional needs
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a broader leadership team to support the realisation of Gowrie Victoria’s purpose and values.
  • Proven ability to be a reflective leader and practitioner.

What’s On Offer

Gowrie Victoria offers a unique and engaging working environment:

  • We offer market competitive remuneration; targeted, holistic professional learning; 15 days personal leave; organisational conferences; and social events
  • We actively work with universities and other partners to further research for the sector
  • We operate innovative team structures which allows teams' flexible time off the floor for planning, excursions and communities of practice
  • We recognise and value the importance of creating a supportive environment and strong, healthy relationships
  • We offer coaching and support from our passionate and experienced leaders and executive team.

How to Apply

Does this sound like you? Please click the Apply button below and provide a one page cover letter and a succinct resume.

For a confidential discussion about the position please contact Nicole Pilsworth, Manager Early Learning on phone 0421 650 200 or email NicoleP@gowrievictoria.org.au

To be eligible for employment you must have appropriate Australian or New Zealand work rights.

Gowrie Victoria is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people. Appointment will be conditional upon a satisfactory Working with Children Check. 

The Organisation

Gowrie Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 1939, committed to our purpose to champion good early childhood education and care. Due to recent staff changes a unique opportunity has presented itself for an experienced Children’s Program Director/Manager to lead our 150 place service at Docklands.

The Role

The Children’s Program Director/Manager will lead and inspire our team of educators and support staff to deliver a high quality education and care program for the children and families at Docklands. The successful candidate will:

  • Lead the overall operation of the program, and inspire the team through their own learning journey
  • Develop strong relationships with families and the local community to ensure the program is meeting their needs
  • Assume all responsibilities of the Nominated Supervisor, and ensure compliance with all NQF requirements and internal policies and procedures
  • Contribute to the wider organisation by continuously improving practice through collaboration, reflection and working with the leadership team.

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will hold a Diploma (minimum) in ECEC or equivalent and have:

  • Significant experience and demonstrated capacity to lead, inspire and mentor a large and diverse team
  • Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain strong partnerships with children and their families, educators, Government agencies and the broader community
  • Extensive knowledge and application of the NQF and approved frameworks through an emergent play based curriculum
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver inclusive programs that are respectful of diversity and accommodate additional needs
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a broader leadership team to support the realisation of Gowrie Victoria’s purpose and values.
  • Proven ability to be a reflective leader and practitioner.

What’s On Offer

Gowrie Victoria offers a unique and engaging working environment:

  • We offer market competitive remuneration; targeted, holistic professional learning; 15 days personal leave; organisational conferences; and social events
  • We actively work with universities and other partners to further research for the sector
  • We operate innovative team structures which allows teams' flexible time off the floor for planning, excursions and communities of practice
  • We recognise and value the importance of creating a supportive environment and strong, healthy relationships
  • We offer coaching and support from our passionate and experienced leaders and executive team.

How to Apply

Does this sound like you? Please click the Apply button below and provide a one page cover letter and a succinct resume.

For a confidential discussion about the position please contact Nicole Pilsworth, Manager Early Learning on phone 0421 650 200 or email NicoleP@gowrievictoria.org.au

To be eligible for employment you must have appropriate Australian or New Zealand work rights.

Gowrie Victoria is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people. Appointment will be conditional upon a satisfactory Working with Children Check. 

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have experience planning and implementing education programs in an early learning environment?
  • Have you worked in a role which requires a sound understanding of the early years learning framework?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a centre manager?
  • What's your highest level of education?

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