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Acting Child Care Centre Manager - Beresfield, Newcastle

Apply now Job no: 984827
Work type: Fixed Term (Full Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Early Learning Services

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Initially employed on a 12 months fixed term contract
  • Beresfield, Newcastle Location
  • Great competitive hourly rate including Not for Profit Salary Packaging available

About Mission Australia Early Learning

Early childhood is a time of discovery and growth, which is why Mission Australia Early Learning centres are designed to encourage a sense of belonging, wellbeing and community. Our centres offer much more than quality childcare for children aged from six weeks to six years. They also set children up for a lifelong love of learning and nature.

Mission Australia is a Christian community service organisation with a nationwide team of over 2,900 that helps people to regain their independence. 

We reduce homelessness and strengthen communities through homelessness initiatives and affordable housing, early learning and youth services, family support, and employment and skills development. 

Together, we stand with Australians in need until they can stand for themselves. 

About the role

Due to a promotion in our team we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced manager to lead this highly successful team located in Beresfield, Newcastle. Initially employed on a 12 month fixed term contract there is the possibility this may extend.  In this role, you will lead a team of 12 enthusiastic educators delivering a great service to our families and the community we work in. 


  • Team Leadership – ensure you actively engage and develop your team to grow their skills and passion for our industry
  • Child Support – ensure your team provide a nurturing environment for the children in our centre to ensure they grow and reach their full potential
  • Centre Growth Focus -  build strong relationships to partner with our parent community and have a focus on growing the service and increasing enrolments.
  • Program Support – lead your team to provide best practice play based learning and education programs for our children
  • Compliance – pro-actively direct and lead your team to ensure the centre is compliant and providing a quality service to our community and families
  • Child Protection – identify, respond and document any child protection risks as required

Qualifications & experience

  • Proven experience in leading a successful and quality centre
  • Ideally ECT qualified or would consider the Diploma qualification in Children's Services
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging and leading a diverse team
  • The ability to engage and work with children with complex needs focusing on delivering great outcomes
  • Commitment to ensuring centre is compliant as per Health, Safety and Welfare requirements
  • A genuine passion and drive in providing children with the best possible start in life
  • A strong alignment to Mission Australia's purpose and values

As part of our employment screening process you will be required to undertake a national criminal history check.  In addition, there is a requirement to possess a current Working with Children Check.  


  • Strong salary package
  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
  • Discounted childcare
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Ongoing support for training and professional development

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

To be considered for this great opportunity please Click "APPLY NOW" 

 For further information regarding working with us visit please visit our website at or contact Kath Power, Talent Attraction Business Partner on 07 3394 8193.

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