Assistant Director – Forrest

Great roles like this don’t come around often – particularly at our Forrest Early Education and Care Centre which is conveniently located next to Forrest Primary School.

This opportunity represents a chance for you to join a dynamic team who love working together. If you’d like to work in an energising and happy environment then this might just be the role for you!

The Role

The Assistant Director is responsible for supporting the Director in the day-to-day running of the centre, developing strong, productive relationships with children, families, staff and the community, and supporting the team to provide engaging learning environments that support children to think critically and direct their own learning.

This position is a key member of the CS#1 and Children’s Service leadership groups and will contribute to and enjoy the support of the CEO, Executive Team and CS#1 Program Managers and Service Directors.

The successful applicant will also fill the role of Educational Leader which is an additional $2.03 per hour.

  • Full time (76 hours/fortnight)
  • Children’s Services Award, Children’s Services Employee Level 5
  • Base hourly rate from $31.81/hour, plus 10.5% super.
  • Salary packaging options to increase your take home pay.
  • Free parking

The Centre

Forrest Early Childhood Centre has three distinct pods with two rooms each.

  • Tadpoles: Six weeks–15 months old
  • Froglets: 15 months – 2 years old
  • Possums: 2 – 3 years old
  • Sugar Gliders: 2 – 3 years old
  • Dingoes: 3 – 4 years old
  • Tasmanian Tigers: 4 – 6 years old

Assistant Director requirements:

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, or ACECQA approved equivalent
  • ACT Working with Vulnerable People card
  • Current first aid certificate, including asthma and anaphylaxis
  • Sound knowledge of the Education and Care Services National Law, Education and Care Services National Regulations and the Early Years Learning Framework
  • Current driver licence and own car (desirable)
  • Previous experience as an Assistant Director, or experience leading a team (desirable)

Benefits on offer

  • Additional leave
  • Great leadership support
  • Salary Packaging – by salary packaging up to $15,900 on benefits including mortgage, rent, everyday expenses, school fees you can and increase your take-home pay by thousands of dollars per year; additionally, you can package up to $2,650 in meals and entertainment and salary sacrifice superannuation and novated lease
  • Health and wellbeing – CS#1 recognises the importance of holistic health through our Employee Mental Health and Well-being Program; flu vaccinations, mental health literacy and an employee assistance program are just a few of the health benefits you’ll enjoy as a member of our team!

If this sounds like you, apply now! Visit our website to view the position description and submit your resume with a cover letter to

For more information about our recruitment process, please call Linda (People and Culture) on 02 6126 4736.

For more information about the role, please call Chloe (Operations Director Children Services) on 02 6126 4733.

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