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Service Manager - Alice Springs

Child Australia

Do you have experience Managing staff? Maybe in Aged Care? Maybe you have a Background in Community Services? Are you a Teacher?

We are looking for a super star Manager to join our team in Alice Springs.

We will train and mentor you to transition into the wonderful Early Learning Sector.

About the Organisation

Child Australia is a not-for-profit early childhood education and care organisation providing services throughout the Western Australia and Northern Territory regions. Working collaboratively with children, their parents, families, early childhood professionals and the local community, we aim to develop and expand the education and care that children receive within their first years of life.

Child Australia is regarded as a leading authority on capacity building within the early to middle childhood sector, through providing professional development, information, online training and a wealth of professional resources.

About the Opportunity

Featuring state of the art facilities and a fully resourced service, Larapinta Child and Family Early Learning Centre opened in early 2017 and offers a premium standard of care to children from birth to six.

Co-located on the grounds of Larapinta Primary School, our Early Learning Centre aims to showcase successful integrated service delivery. Featuring light and spacious rooms and a stimulating and engaging outdoor play space, children love spending time with our qualified and experienced educators.

We are currently looking for a Centre Director/Manager to lead our passionate team of Educators and staff at Larapinta Child and Family Early Learning Centre.

This is a Permanent role located in Alice Spring, NT.

Full time position, part time opportunity will be considered.

The successful candidate will possess strong leadership skills with a proven ability to build lasting relationships. You must have the ability to guide, mentor and empower the staffing team as well as the ability to identify and nurture each staff member’s individual strengths. You will lead teams to create innovative and exciting, high quality learning programs and build their reflective practices whilst demonstrating that you are highly organised, approachable and flexible.

Be prepared to continue your own learning journey through professional development and training and create effective relationships with the leadership team contributing to a culture of inclusiveness, sharing and support.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Staff management responsibilities such as recruitment, rosters and performance management
  • Provide leadership, direction, support and continuous learning for staff.
  • Ensure that the philosophy, policies and procedures of the Service are upheld, implemented and reviewed regularly to meet relevant requirements.
  • Encourage staff and families of the Service to actively contribute to the quality and success of the Service.
  • Build relationships and strong connections between families and the centre
  • Actively support the mission, vision and values of the organisation
  • Monitor the utilisation of services and financial expenditure to ensure compliance within budget

To succeed in this role, you will need

  • Minimum of 5 years in a management/leadership position
  • Current OCHRE Card (or willing to obtain)

What we can offer you

  • Up to 15% above award rate
  • Up to $3000 towards relocation to Alice Springs, NT
  • Discounted childcare fees for staff requiring childcare across our centers
  • Opportunity to attend sector conference
  • Potential sponsorship for applicants that currently reside in Australia
  • Be recognised through our Aspire Reward & Recognition program!
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Free counselling services through our Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounts with over 50 popular retailers

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