Centre Coordinator - Noble Park
About the Role
bestchance Child Family Care is currently seeking a Centre Director with exceptional leadership, relationship and collaboration skills to join our Noble Park Community Child Care & Kindergarten.
Reporting to the Area Manager, your primary goal is to manage the operations of the Centre, undertaking the roles and responsibilities of Nominated Supervisor for the service and supervise Early Years staff on site.
In this role, you will manage the community development requirements associated with the Noble Park site including (but not limited to) ensuring financial viability of the Centre through supporting the achievement of occupancy targets across all programs, facilitating activities that provide pathways to bestchance programs operating at the center and ensuring appropriate community engagement and involvement as outlined by the Service Level Agreement (SLA) between bestchance and Greater Dandenong Council (WCC). This role is the Nominated Supervisor for the kindergarten service and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the approved service as outlined in Attachment 1 Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority, National Quality Framework Information Sheet – Nominated Supervisors and for the management of kindergarten staff on site.
You will stand out if you:
- have suitable experience and knowledge in early years program delivery, service management and planning to deliver compliant and responsive children’s services that meet the needs of the local community
- have applied knowledge of the National Quality Standards, Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework
- have a demonstrated ability to implement service efficiency, performance enhancement and staff retention
- have exceptional organisational and time management skills, and the ability to problem solve and make decisions in complex environments
- demonstrate an understanding of applying community engagement planning and practices with the ability to communicate and develop positive working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, internal and external
- have desire to develop warm, respectful and positive relationships with staff, children and families
- have a genuine passion in creating a safe, secure and nurturing environment
- are creative with an enthusiastic hands-on children’s approach
In addition to the above you will need the following to be considered for this role:
- as a minimum, completed a Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care qualification
- ready to take the next step in your career by leading Educators
- hold a valid Employee Working with Children Check
- hold a current First Aid and CPR Certificate (Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting)successfully completed Protecting Children – Mandatory reporting and other obligations for the Early Childhood Sector’ training
- have a well-developed understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework, National Quality Standards and National Regulations
We are a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to create stronger communities, healthier families and happier childhoods.
We do this by offering a range of services that centre around education, care and inclusion.
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What's in it for you?
- Competitive annual salary with generous salary packaging of up to $15,900 each FBT year
- On-going full-time role with an immediate start
- Be part of a close knit and dedicated team who are supportive, approachable and truly passionate about delivering excellence
- Discounted rates for staff at all bestchance childcare centres
- Genuine commitment to professional development
- Access to Employee Wellbeing Program
How to Apply
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bestchance is a child safe and equal opportunity employer. We are committed to child safety and have zero tolerance of child abuse. Applicants should be aware that we carry out Working with Children, Police Records and reference checks to ensure that we are recruiting the right people.