WHY : BDCS Love where you work, and love where you live. BDCS is in Bourke in Western, NSW the gateway to the real outback, Bourke is a diverse community rich in Indigenous culture. If you are looking for a real opportunity for adventure, advance your career with BDCS. We value our team by offering flexibility and development opportunities, as well as above Award remuneration. We celebrate the big and small wins and recognise and reward the hard work by our Educators, support staff and leadership team.
ABOUT US: Bourke and District Children's Services is a not-for-profit Early Childhood Service comprised of Mobile Play Group, Toy Library, Childcare Service and Preschool, set on the banks of the Darling River in Western NSW at Bourke on Ngemba land. We provide a high-quality educational program across all age groups catering for children 6 weeks to a school age. The Childcare centre is licensed for up to 39 and our Preschool is licensed for 29. We offer a play-based approach to learning with a strong emphasis on relationships, inclusion, culture, exploration, creativity, and caring for country. BDCS is well established and has been supporting the community for 15 years following the amalgamation of earlier services in the community since the 1960’s. We are a passionate and inclusive team of Educators and Support staff who are dedicated to delivering exceptional outcomes for our children, their families, and the local community. BDCS is an integral part of the local community, committed to partnerships with Connected Beginnings, Maranguka, Royal Far West and Allied health services to give our children, families, carers, and community the support and connection to services that will serve them beyond the Early Years, improving outcomes for our community.
ABOUT THE ROLE: BDCS is seeking a collaborative, dynamic and compassionate centre Director who has the ability to lead and work alongside our established team of Educators to take it to empower our children and families, to improve outcomes for our community. The newly appointed Director will be required to manage the day-to-day operations the centre whilst reporting regularly to the Management and Committee regarding the National Quality Standards, centre operations and outcomes. The role is primarily leadership, but a love for teaching is also a necessity for building the capacity of our team and stepping into the rooms as required. You will act as an advocate for early childhood education, children, and families in the wider community, and continue to foster our philosophy of play-based education. The role is full-time with flexible working options available. BDCS is offering: • competitive remuneration package which is well above the current Award rates • 95% Childcare gap fee • Housing • 12 weeks of annual leave each year • Relocation assistance • Amazing professional development opportunities
ABOUT YOU: With experience in a leadership position in an early childhood environment, you will be able to demonstrate your skills and abilities in administration, budgeting, curriculum and policy development, parent and community liaison, staff professional development and training, team building, and general management of staff. This will be complimented by your exceptional and adaptive written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, as well as your professional presentation. As a dependable Educator and Director, you will be able to demonstrate your collaborative leadership style to deliver exceptional outcomes for all. To be considered for this opportunity, you will possess the following essential qualifications, training, knowledge, and checks: • An approved Degree in Early Childhood Education (approved qualification by ACECQA) • NSW Working with Children (WWC) check and valid National Police Check • Accredited Child Protection training • Current First Aid Response in Education and Care Setting Certificate (HLTAID012) • A demonstrated working knowledge of the Early Years Learning Framework, National Quality Framework, Education and Care Services National Law Act (2010) and Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011), and adherence to all legislative requirements • Maintaining and reviewing a Quality Improvement Plan and leading assessment and rating