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About us

Discovery Early Learning Centres is a family owned and operated provider with LDC and OSHC services across Tasmania, catering to children from birth to 12 years. Each service has a unique character and spirit that is reflective of the communities they are in. We provide a warm, home like atmosphere where children feel safe, secure and nurtured in order to facilitate play, leisure and moments rich with learning and engagement.

Alexander Beetle House is located in the heart of Burnie, on Alexander Street, situated next door to the public library. Established in the 1970’s, Alexander Beetle House has a strong history of providing exceptional education and care to children in the Burnie community.

Our service has strong connections with the local community, including a supportive and cooperative relationship with the Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Center, providing opportunities for children to grow and learn in an environment that strengthens children’s sense of belonging.

Alexander Beetle House operates from 6:30 am – 6:30 pm Monday to Friday, offering Long Day Care for children aged birth to 15, across 4 developmentally and age appropriate rooms.

About the role

We are seeking an experienced Permanent Full Time Early Childhood Centre Director.

A rare and exciting leadership opportunity exists at our Early Learning Centre in Burnie for an experienced and professional individual to lead the team in delivering a quality early education and care program. Alexander Beetle House prides itself on providing positive and challenging learning environments for children with an emphasis on relationships with families and the community. The Director will be responsible for nurturing a positive and lively culture of collaboration and innovation while ensuring a focus on quality and continuous improvement.

Demonstrated effective leadership, experience in early childhood education and care, a strong understanding of the approved Learning Frameworks and National Quality Standards, maturity and a desire to provide opportunities for all children to learn and thrive are a must.

Applicants must have regular availability and flexibility to work a range of shifts during our opening hours from 6.30am-6.30pm.

A generous remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Desired Qualifications:

The successful applicant must hold a minimum Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (or equivalent)
Leadership and management experience in early childhood
Comprehensive knowledge of the Education and Care National Quality Framework
Comprehensive knowledge of the Early Years Learning Framework and Framework for School Age Care
Current Working with Vulnerable Persons Registration (Tasmania), or ability to obtain one

Selection Criteria

Interested candidates can obtain the full Selection Criteria document sending an email to admin@discoveryelc.com.au or by calling 6425 1019.

Sound, practical working knowledge and implementation of the National Quality Framework (NQS) and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).
Demonstrated commitment to professional learning, development and reflective practice to ensure the delivery of a high quality service.
Demonstrated early childhood education and care practices that are guided by the service Philosophy, code of ethics, policies and procedures.
The ability to inspire, motivate and lead a team, ensuring collaboration, effective and respectful communication and trusting relationships.
Proven experience or capacity to perform in leadership roles in early education and care settings, with a high level of effective communication, organisational, time management skills and initiative to manage competing priorities and complex scenarios.

Why work for us

Security of working with a Tasmanian ‘Employer of Choice’ organisation who are highly regarded for the support provided to and professional growth of their employees.

Above award wages and conditions with access to employee benefits such as a staff discount for children enrolled at a Discovery service, discounted private health care options with St Luke’s, and access to an Employee Assistance Program.

Flexible working hours can be negotiated to support family, life and other work commitments.

Is it in your nature to open children’s minds to the future through play and to foster their natural curiosity? If you are qualified, committed and take pride in your work, then join us in providing children with opportunities to imagine, explore and discover!

Additional information can be obtained by sending an email to admin@discoveryelc.com.au or by calling 6425 1019.

Please send your application as soon as possible as shortlisting will commence before the ad closing date.

To apply for this job please visit www.seek.com.au.