Early Childhood Centre Manager

$84,808 - $91,481 yearly
  • Greater Geelong City Council
  • 100 Brougham St, Geelong VIC 3220, Australia
  • Jan 12, 2021
Full time Education, Training, and Sports

Job Description

Job no: 495884
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Classification: Band 6 ($84,808 - $91,481 pa)
Categories: Early Childhood Education, Child & Family Services

About us

We are committed to working together for a thriving community. We do this by delivering over 130 services to our rapidly growing population and working hard to protect and improve what it is that makes Greater Geelong such a great place to live.

We’re going through an exciting period of change that will help us serve our community better. From digital modernisation to the contemporary office we’re building in Central Geelong, now more than ever is a great time to join our diverse and inclusive team.

About the Role

This is an exciting, challenging and multifaceted role which requires strong leadership, great communication and excellent planning and organisational skills.

Based at our Norlane Child and Family Centre , you will lead a multi-disciplinary team and work closely with parents, and other agencies to plan, develop and deliver a wide range of high quality, integrated early childhood education, health, social support, early intervention, and information services for children and families.

Responsibilities also include, however not limited to,

  • Develop and Manage service finances and budgets in accordance with approved Council, State and Federal policies and requirements.
  • Build collaborative practices between early education and care services and key stakeholder groups and organisations, including Maternal Child Health, and Family Support Services, to address vulnerability within the community.
  • Coordinate the day-to-day delivery of a high-quality education and care service in line with guiding documents and frameworks.
  • Coordinate the efficient administrative functioning of the early childhood services, including the overall management of parent accounts, the hire agreement process, client data management, meeting scheduling and other administrative processes.
  • Implement procedures, practices and guidelines for the integrated children’s service, participating in the ongoing review and development of these systems.

About you

The successful applicant will have strong leadership skills, vision, attention to detail and be able to meet the following criteria:

  • Be motivated and enthusiastic
  • Possess a high level of positive communication skills both with management and families
  • A desire to be a leading mentor for your educators and the willingness to be with the children
  • Experience in a management role with proven abilities
  • Sound understanding of the principles of integrated service delivery and an ability to undertake a leadership role within an integrated service model.
  • Ability to be able to build strong family connections
  • Strong IT focus – experience in Qikkids desired
  • Strong working knowledge of relevant legislative policies, standards and requirements and be able to mentor your educators in the areas of best practice
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of VEYLDF and the National Quality Standard
  • A good understanding and awareness of the cultural needs of families
  • Tertiary qualification - Bachelor of Early Education (qualification must be NQF approved as Early Childhood Teacher)
  • Above all, be passionate about children and living a healthy lifestyle as this is imperative to be a role model for the children in our care

As a member of our team, you’ll enjoy the benefits of:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Paid parental leave (14 weeks)
  • A healthy and safe environment
  • Our employee wellbeing program
  • Salary sacrifice opportunities include memberships at City Leisure
  • Centres and childcare fees in our Early Years services
  • Enterprise Agreement (above award conditions)
  • Social Club
  • Career development opportunities.

Applications and Enquiries

Click the Position Description link to view more information about this position. Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria as listed in the position description.

Applications close 19th January 2021.

Click the Apply for this job button to submit your application or find out more about this opportunity.

Enquiries: Nicole Vinken | 03 52724 619| nvinken@geelongcity.vic.gov.au

City of Greater Geelong values equal opportunity, fairness and enjoys a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, and people of all other cultural backgrounds.

Applications close: 19 Jan 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Job Closing Date

Jan 19, 2021