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Assistant Director - Kalgoorlie Early Learning Centre

  • Are you looking for a rewarding career in childcare, with career growth opportunities?
  • In November we are opening a brand-new, state-of-the art, custom built Early Learning Centre (ELC) in Kalgoorlie
  • We are recruiting a permanent, full-time Assistant Director/Pedagogical Leader to join our amazing team.
  • Relocation assistance available

Our vacancies:

If you are someone who puts the children’s needs first, you want to see them grow, learn, and succeed, then join us at our new 92 place childcare centre, where we will be caring for and nurturing children from 6 weeks to 5 years.

We are looking for an Assistant Director who will provide a safe and stimulating environment for every child attending the centre.

You will be working closely with the Centre Director to set up and facilitate the opening of our new centre. Once open, you will assist the Centre Director in the day-to-day management of the centre, maintaining high quality programs, identifying staff training needs and providing recommendations, as well as enrolling and orientating new families as appropriate.

Furthermore, your forte will be your ability to collaborate with educators and provide curriculum direction and guidance. You can support those around you by effectively planning and enhancing our programs so that each child reaches their full potential.

Who is the Y WA and what we do?

  • The Y WA, formerly known as YMCA WA, is one of the most successful not for profit providers of children’s services in Australia.
  • We also provide impactful youth and community programs, and health and wellness facilities.
  • We reinvest any surpluses back into youth and community projects.
  • The YMCA movement is the largest and oldest youth organisation in the world!
  • We currently employ over 600 people and have 49 services state-wide. So, if you want your job to be interesting, enjoyable AND rewarding join the Y WA!

The new early learning centre:

Our spacious and vibrant new centre, which will be ran by one of our experienced Directors who is relocating for this great opportunity, focuses on nature and sustainability, encouraging play and learning, both indoors and outdoors. The environment will align with our childcare philosophy and the Y’s Approach to Learning, which has been proven to provide children with the best start in life and where we will help prepare them for school. Our programs are designed to meet the individual interests and needs of the children and support their learning journey.

So, why don’t you become part of this brand-new journey with us from the get-go?

Essential requirements:

  • An ACECQA approved Degree or Diploma in Early Childhood or equivalent from a recognised institution.
  • Previous experience working in an Early Learning Centre would be a bonus!
  • Current Working with Children Check and National Police Clearance (or willingness to obtain).
  • Current Anaphylaxis, Asthma, CPR and First Aid Certificates.

About your new community of Kalgoorlie:

Growing from a small town to Australia’s largest outback city with a population of over 29,000, Kalgoorlie (aka Kal) has become a vibrant city mixing the modern with the past. Despite its size, Kalgoorlie maintains its community feel so it will feel like a home away from home. For ease and convenience, several 1-hour flights operate to and from Perth daily and there is also a regular direct train service. The more adventurous among you can travel amongst the spectacular WA scenery on an easily drivable 6-hour road trip.

All types of lifestyles are catered for here in Kalgoorlie. For those of you who love the great outdoors either camping, bush walking or getting back into nature there are plenty of great parks and bushland nearby. The famous and beautiful beaches of Esperance are only a 4-hour drive away, and it remains a constant favourite amongst locals for a perfect weekend getaway. For those who prefer to keep things simple, there are plenty of entertainment venues including cafes, restaurants, galleries, an arts centre, and a cinema.

Facilities and amenities abound, Kalgoorlie boasts multiple retail shops & supermarkets, sporting/fitness venues & sports teams (including gyms, a golf course and Basketball, Football and Cycling teams to name but a few), primary & secondary schools and health care options.

Better still, everything can be close to both home and work so you can really maintain that all important work life balance.

So why don’t you come and check it out for yourself and see what Kalgoorlie can offer you?

So, why join us?

  • Great career opportunities in a spectacular new and inspiring childcare centre.
  • Additional above award payments*
  • Relocation assistance available.
  • Generous discounted childcare for your own children.
  • Support from an experienced Centre Director who will help you settle in from day one.
  • Ongoing professional development, training, and support.
  • A comprehensive induction process.
  • An approachable, professional, and supportive team, always on hand to support you no matter what!


  • Free gym membership.
  • Discounted corporate healthcare.
  • Free off-street parking.
  • Salary packaging available.
  • Free employee assistance program.
  • Be part of a dynamic team!

Y opportunities:

With services across the state, we regularly promote opportunities to move within the Y WA family. You will receive expert support and advice not only from your local team, but from everyone you meet within the Y WA. But it does not stop there! There will be even more potential opportunities for you to explore when you become part of the Y Australia family.

How to apply:

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity! To apply click apply now and click on the “Get Involved” tab. Full position descriptions are available on the website.

Should you require any further information please call Matthew Ball on 08 9473 8427. 

The Y, including Boards of Directors, is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding Children and Young People framework. The Y requires that all applicants undergo satisfactory screening prior to commencement, including but not limited to:

  • National criminal history check.
  • International criminal history check where applicants have worked overseas.
  • Holding or obtaining a Working with Children Clearance/ equivalent in accordance with state/ territory laws.
  • Two reference checks.
  • Diana screen.

Any successfully appointed applicant will be required to adhere to the Safeguarding Children and Young People framework, which includes a thorough safeguarding children and young people induction and committing to upholding the safety and wellbeing of children and young people throughout their engagement with the Y.

We reserve the right to commence the recruitment process prior to the nominated closing date. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit our website for further information.

*Payments will be offered for the first 12 months of employment only.

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