Preschool Director

Mogo Aboriginal Preschool is currently looking for a Leader with solid Education and Care and/or Human Services Leadership and Management experience. Could this be you?

Or you may have experience in Early Childhood Education as a Director or Co-ordinator or are ready to take the next step in your career development.

Flexibility to consider Part-time or Full-time hours.

Be part of closing the gap in Indigenous Early Childhood Education. 

Mogo Aboriginal Preschool is currently looking for someone with well-developed people management, solid Human Services and Education and Care Leadership and Management experience

Work with us!

Campbell Page is a not-for-profit organisation, delivering employment, labour hire, youth, family, Indigenous, community services and social enterprises from multiple locations across four states. Supporting people is what we do, and we’ve been doing it for over 35 years! Every action we take is dedicated to preparing people for work and engaging local communities to create, capture and connect people to jobs. 

Campbell Page is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all prospective and current employees.

We are looking for a Preschool Director to manage and lead. At Mogo Aboriginal Preschool we are passionate about creating great learning experiences for all children. We invest in growing the skills and talents in our Preschool Staff Team, so we make a real difference in the local community and have an impact to the lives of children.

Our Preschool is for all children aged 3-6 years. We deliver a high-quality early childhood curriculum alongside a deep cultural understanding and celebration of country and heritage. We work closely with the local Aboriginal Community to carry on the legacy of Elders past and present who yearned for their children to have a culturally embedded education experience and a great start in life. 

What does our Preschool Director do?

Our Director works closely with our team of 7 staff, preschool families and our partners to ensure ongoing quality improvement of our community Preschool. Your leadership, organisational and relational ability will see our children and families access a specialised preschool program and support services, giving them the best start in their educational journey. Your work will create new possibilities in life. 

With passion and integrity, the Director will:

  • Undertake the role and responsibilities of Nominated Supervisor
  • Lead and support our team to meet or exceed all licensing, regulative requirements and quality practices including the development and implementation of policies and procedures required under the National Quality Framework
  • Collaborate with our Education Childhood Teacher/Educational Leader to support our team in the delivery of our high-quality preschool program, including their ongoing professional learning and development
  • Work with our marketing team to promote our service, boost enrolments and communicate effectively with families and community
  • Partner with our family services team to deliver a weekly Yarn to Learn Playgroup, engagement programs, parenting support and wrap around intervention services
  • Work collaboratively with our local Aboriginal Community
  • Coordinate and manage the staff roster and expenses in line with enrolments and revenue
  • Work with our Leadership group in the design, delivery, and evidence collection for our continual improvement project
  • Manage quarterly self-assessment and evidence for adherence with the National Quality Standards
  • Support the Early Childhood Teacher/Educational Leader to lead inclusive practice to ensure that the service can support families from a range of cultures, backgrounds, experiences, and situations 
  • Jointly develop and maintain effective collaborative and respectful relationships with children, families, Early Childhood Professions and Regulatory Department
  • Ensure the safety and physical care of children, and respond to their emotional needs to maintain trust, develop nurturing relationships, guide positive relationships, and ensure the dignity and rights of each child are maintained
  • Ensure privacy and confidentiality is maintained consistently

Working closely with families, community, and our team you will positively influence:

  • Educational outcomes for children
  • Engagement and development of our professional Preschool Team
  • Access and engagement with quality early education
  • Safety & Risk
  • Community inclusion

What are we looking for in a Director/Humans Services Manager?

People management and solid Human Services experience. An early Childhood Education qualification: Degree, QQF Advanced Diploma or Diploma is ideal but not essential. 

You may have experience in Early Childhood Education as a Director or Co-ordinator or are ready to take the next step in your career development.

Essential Criteria include:

  • Working with Children clearance prior to commencement in the role
  • Strong administration, communication, management and leadership skills
  • Ability to understand and manage a team to comply with Preschool quality and compliance requirements
  • Demonstrated experience working with Culturally Diverse Communities, including Aboriginal Communities
  • Solid understanding of legislative standards including Child Protection, Privacy, Work Health & Safety, Equal Employment Opportunity, Covid safety
  • Proven ability to network in the community and sector to align intervention support

In all our people, we need someone who will naturally live our values:

•   We’re in it together •   Never give up •   Do what’s right •   Deliver on our promise

The Perks!

What is in it for you? You get to Give some, Get Some and Grow Some:

Give some – As a not-for-profit organisation we give back to local community by donating some of our surplus to our community projects. Genuinely supporting people to change and grow and giving back to the communities we are part of is just one of the things that truly sets us apart.

Get Some – the perks of being a not-for-profit include salary packaging means you pay less tax and take home more! We have reward and recognition programs, community event days, offer strong opportunity for career development and more!

You’re not alone – you’re working as part of a team that is deeply passionate early childhood education and assisting families to thrive. We problem solve together and work collaboratively. We have a network of Corporate Supports including HR, IT and Finance to help you. We care about your career goals - tell us about your professional development aspirations and we’ll see what we can do. We have awards for being awesome and hope that one day that could be you!

Grow Some – create your possible here with us! Career development - If you are high performing and experienced in preschool or human services operations, we offer leadership mentoring and support. 

In the spirit of Reconciliation, Campbell Page acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea, and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present, and emerging leaders. We extend this respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

Campbell Page is committed to the safety, wellbeing, participation and empowerment of children and vulnerable people. We have zero tolerance of abuse, and concerns are treated seriously, in line with the law, our internal policies and procedures.

You may not meet all the role requirements, however, we do encourage highly motivated candidates to apply, as we can be flexible if you are the right person for our team!

Next Steps: Please apply now!

We will be reviewing applications daily.

For people living with disabilities, chronic illness, or neurodiversity, adjustments and support will be made available to create a more comfortably aligned application process. If you require any specific accommodations, and feel comfortable to disclose this, please do let us know and we are happy to facilitate.

For people who would potentially be relocating to the area, relocation assistance can be discussed.

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