Centre Director

Fulltime role based at Acacia Ridge$118,735 Including Super + Salary PackagingCollaborative, respectful and inclusive team environment where you can thrive!Our Organisation The Benevolent Society’s vision is to build a just society where all Australians can live their best life. For more than 200 years we have supported people at the margins of society: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians; children, young people, and their families; older people; carers and people with disability. We are an independent, non-religious service provider which supports people to live life their way.   As part of The Benevolent Society vision, we are strongly committed to reconciliation with our First Nations people of Australia. We remain steadfast in our commitment to promoting the economic, political, and social inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  Your new roleThe Acacia Ridge Early Years Centre & Kindergarten is committed to working collaboratively, valuing relationships built on trust, unity, honesty and support for one another. Acacia  Ridge  Early  Years  Centre and Kindergarten (Long Day Care Service) is a 80 place service collocated alongside Early Years Centre community hub, offering child health services, allied health, supported playgroups, parenting programs, targeted family support whilst focusing on early intervention and prevention to ultimately empower children and families. As a service we believe in providing high quality care and education as an integrated service alongside our hub and Acacia Ridge  State School  which is located next door.  As the Director Acacia  Ridge Early Years Centre and Kindergarten, you will be supported and work alongside a full-time non-contact Educational Leader and part time Service Support Coordinator. You will have plenty of opportunity to work autonomously while ensuring that our services are effective, responsive, culturally appropriate and maximises great outcomes for children and their families.You will have the opportunity to lead a team of committed educators and provide high-quality care and education to children. You will play a crucial role in managing the day-to-day operations of the Centre and ensuring that our programs are delivered in line with legislative requirements, company policies, and procedures. You will also have the chance to build strong relationships with families, the local business, community, and other stakeholders.With your experience in leading fully integrated teams, you will be leading a professional team, providing clear leadership, professional supervision, practice support and learning opportunities in collaboration with the Area Management Team. Your work will also include building and maintaining effective local relationships and collaborating with community partners and other stakeholders to facilitate referrals and improve outcomes for each child and family. This leadership role is based in the Acacia Ridge Early Years Centre and Kindergarten (Long Day Care Service). You will work closely and collaborate with our strong Area Management Team that manages our Browns Plains, Beaudesert and Acacia Ridge Early Years Centres and Sessional Kindergartens sites.Our vision is one  of  excellence: creating  opportunities and connections for children, families and communities providing exceptional education and care through innovative practicesOur Benefits    We support people to live their best life. That includes you, our employee. A ‘best life’ is unique to everyone and can change as life changes:Salary Benefits -You can package up to $15,900 pa of your pre-tax salary to pay for everyday expenses before income tax is calculated, meaning you take home even more pay!  Motor Vehicle Packaging Options – to suit your lifestyle.    Recognition and Reward - Sector competitive remuneration, various recognition programs and access to long service leave after 5 years.     Wellness - Stay fit with a Fitness passport, utilise our Employee Assistance Program, and even purchase additional leave.Professional development - We tailor career development opportunities to all employees and volunteers for career enrichment, fulfilment, and growth. Our Reconciliation Commitment - First Nations employees have access to cultural and ceremonial leave, as well as the options to be a voice on our First Nations Staff Reference Group & RAP working group and have the opportunity for cultural and professional development that supports career pathways.What you need to succeed?You will have experience leading a team in the Early Childhood Education sector and:Solid experience (4 years+) working in kindergarten or LDC settings.Proven track record in effectively managing Kindy/LDC operations including financials, facilities, safety and regulatory compliance.Collaborative skills with the ability to work in a cross functional way with teams, peers & stakeholders to achieve outcomes.Strong team leadership abilities with experience leading, inspiring and developing a team of professional educators.A relevant qualification in Early Childhood or Education,(degree  highly desirable)  and current driver’s licence.Strong understanding of Education and Cares Service National Regulation/Legislation, plus Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines and National Quality Standards (NQS) essential.Interested? Apply online today!If you would like more information, please call Marisa Phillips on 0408 775 382 for a confidential discussion.  55 AUD Australia - QLD Brisbane Acacia Ridge 4110