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Coordinator Girrabanya Integrated Children’s Centre
  • Full time Ongoing Contract
  • Band 6 Salary from $82,922.84 - $89,577.28 per annum, plus statutory super
  • Located Ballarat Central at Girrabanya Integrated Children’s Centre

The Role:

We are currently seeking a passionate and committed Early Years Leader who will have the chance to own this role as the Coordinator of Girrabanya Integrated Children’s Service.

You will provide leadership and manage all aspects of the Girrabanya Integrated Children’s Centre including Kindergarten and Occasional Care by ensuring that the service is offered in accordance with the National Quality Framework, the Victorian Department of Education Kindergarten Funding Guidelines, the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework, the City of Ballarat Children’s Services Practice Guide for Educators, Council policies and procedures and the objectives of both the Family & Children’s Services unit and the City of Ballarat.

As the Coordinator you will have close and tailored support from the combined the Manager Integrated Children’s Services, the Children’s Services Leadership Team as well as connection to other City of Ballarat Children’s Services and the broader Family Youth and Children’s Services including Maternal Child Health, Supported Playgroups, Parent Place and an Administration team.

With an outstanding reputation for innovative and responsive programs, City of Ballarat Children’s Services provide an excellent opportunity for educators to grow and make their mark in the early childhood field.

Our vision is for trusting, inclusive, interconnected relationships between children, families, educators and communities that support children to be happy, safe and to reach their full potential.

Our mission is to provide the children of Ballarat with learning opportunities that provide the best possible start in life through:

  • Regular intentional strategies that actively teach, promote and support children’s health and safety.
  • Responsive interactions that contribute to healthy brain development.
  • Equitable and inclusive practices that support all children and families to participate.
  • Welcoming and inviting learning environments that excite children towards learning.
  • Programs with a long-standing reputation for quality, delivered by dedicated, knowledgeable professionals.
  • Reciprocal relationships with families that recognise their expertise and their roles as the first, and most important, educators for children.
  • Meaningful connections with our community as contributing citizens.
  • Planned curriculums that enrich and extend each child’s learning and development.

As part of working with the City of Ballarat Council, you will have access to a range of supports. This includes wellbeing supports such as EAP, psychology, physiotherapy, annual skin and health checks and a vaccination program. You will have opportunities to network and build your professional identity and knowledge through meetings and training opportunities.

You will work for an organisation that is forward-thinking and who values the contributions and impact you make every day in your work. 

About You:

With a genuine interest in meeting the needs of children and their families you will demonstrate an ability to lead a team of early year professionals with a holistic approach to the care, education and development of children that reflects an awareness of the wellbeing of children in your care.

Your strong communication and relationship building skills will see you foster and sustain partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders including parents, colleagues and community members. You will have a natural ability to motivate and lead staff to achieve desired outcomes within parameters of the service.

The successful applicant will hold relevant tertiary diploma or higher in accordance with the National Quality Framework and the Education and Care Services National Regulations or relevant substantial professional experience in Early Years’ services.

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Relevant tertiary diploma or above in accordance with the National Children’s Services Regulations 2012.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of current best practice in the provision of early childhood education and care services, particularly in an integrated environment.
  • Demonstrated experience of providing innovative, high quality customer service within a child-centred, family-focused framework.
  • Proven experience and ability to provide effective staff leadership and management; and ability to build capacity within the existing workforce.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to engage and work with a diverse range of stakeholders including parents, colleagues and local community members.
  • Ability to provide sound financial budget management and reporting.
  • Ability to produce high quality written documents including correspondence, reporting, plans, and funding submissions.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position please click on the Apply button and submit your application. The closing date for this position is Sunday 23 June 2024.  Please ensure that you provide a cover letter, current resume and answer screening questions based on the key selection criteria.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a full employment medical and police check.


For any additional questions, please contact Rebecca Karslake, Manager Integrated Children Services on 0437 081 012.  

The City of Ballarat is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment that embraces and values diversity, flexibility and child safety. We welcome applications from all walks of life and celebrate the diversity and richness this brings to our workplace and reasonable adjustments will be made to the process to ensure equitable access.  We undertake an employment screening process to ensure this commitment is upheld, this includes ensuring the successful candidate holds a valid working with children check and satisfactory criminal history record check.

Job Ref: CJ000265
Submitted: 03-06-2024

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