Seeking an awesome Qualified Educator for our amazing centre

Gowrie Western Australia is deeply committed to our team of educators and support people. We are a not-for-profit community based early childhood education and care (ECEC) organisation with three metropolitan services. We were established in 1940 and are the oldest provider of childcare in Western Australia.

Our team of three Education and Care Leads (Centre Managers with Diploma qualifications) have been with Gowrie WA for 15 years collectively. They are fabulous and positive leaders, mentors and managers who are deeply dedicated to their teams, to excellence, and to Gowrie as a whole, as are the other members of the leadership and management team who are also experienced and passionate educators. We are very proud of the fact that our organisation is lead and managed by educators, so we can say with our hand on our hearts that we know what it feels like to be an educator, and we always keep that at the forefront of our decisions.

We currently have a wonderful opportunity for a Diploma qualified Educator, or someone working towards their Diploma qualification, who is passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of young children. We have a role becoming vacant at Gowrie Early Learning Nedlands as one of our beloved team members has let us know they have made the tough decision to make a move to a centre closer to their home, after many years with us. Should we be fortunate enough to fill the role at Nedlands with the perfect person, and should we also find other wonderful educators, we may be able to make accommodations for our Karawara (South Perth) or Kewdale (Belmont) centres to add to those teams.

Joining Gowrie Western Australia means joining an amazing family of dedicated individuals and a brilliant team, coming together to make positive and lasting impressions on children, families and community. Our team is driven by our organisational values of Childhood, Relationships, Responsiveness, Quality, and Lifelong Learning. Our purpose of purpose to nurturing the potential of the formative years for the benefit of children, families and community, is deeply embedded in our practices.

At Gowrie WA we offer:
A Western Australian owned and operated not-for-profit organisation who values the impact you have on others
Above Award rates of pay to show you how much we respect you and your profession
Christmas and New Year closure so you can spend dedicated time with family and friends
Discounted childcare fees (off gap fee) based on tenure, so your children can join the Gowrie family and be close to you
Regular celebrations and recognition of achievements, further building our respect for each other
Continuous learning, an investment in best practices and quality education and care
Paid monthly team meetings that don’t drag on, because we know you want a healthy work life balance
Responsible, respectful and supportive leaders who care for you, and who offer positive mentorship and guidance
Generous resources and budgets for rooms and centres

We are looking for a someone very special – a memory maker for children and a great cultural fit for our team. We need you to:
– Have a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care or be working towards the qualification
– Have or be willing to obtain a Working with Children Check, and a National Police Clearance less than six months old
– Have or be willing to obtain a HLTAID012 first aid certificate and CPR certificate
– Have a thorough understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework and the planning cycle, or be able and willing to further your current knowledge
– Be a committed team member who has attributes that include integrity, respect, empathy, responsibility and accountability
– Have an infectious and inspiring can-do attitude, and great communication skills
– Have full Australian working rights and be available to work at least 30 hours per week and up to 37.5 within the operational hours of our centre

Gowrie is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities. We look forward to you applying to join our team.

Gowrie Western Australia has a zero tolerance for any form of child abuse. Our organisation is committed to ensuring all children feel valued and safe. We implement and advocate for child safe environments. Robust and transparent vetting and human resource practices are strictly adhered to during the recruitment process inclusive of application, interview and reference checking. Those who apply for a role at Gowrie Western Australia should be conscious that our organisation will carry out thorough checks through references and employment history based on organisational requirements. This helps to ensure we are recruiting the right people for our organisation, and for the safe guarding of children.

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