Service Director, Make the Switch!

  • Permanent, Full Time
  • Bonus $1 paid per hour for every hour worked until 25 August 2023
  • Access to a monthly rostered day off 
  • 7% above award wage
  • Additional 5 days sick leave per annum
  • Flexible working arrangements

Working at Big Fat Smile, there’s a lot to smile about. The trust you’ll be given in exchange for your expertise. The freedom you’ll be given as an Educator to use your judgement, adapt learning approaches, and bring creativity and playfulness to a child’s day. The joy you’ll get from doing work you love with team members who are as invested as you. And the beautiful relationships you’ll form with peers, children, and families – through shared experiences that are as rich as they are rewarding. 

More than a job, this is an opportunity to make a child’s world a better, brighter place. Get greater enjoyment from your work and make more of a difference in the lives of every child in our child-first organisation.

Big smiles and bigger opportunities

We’re Big Fat Smile. A not-for-profit that plays a pivotal role in the lives of thousands of children and families across Australia. We’re early education enthusiasts, with 40+ community preschools, long day care centres and fun clubs, and a variety of community and inclusion programs. Each one dedicated to giving every child the best start in life. And each well-respected for the work it does.

Due to our size, there are big opportunities for those who want to go further. You’ll find meaningful career paths with lots of promotions across our centres. And because professional learning and growth is at the heart of everything we do, you’ll have the support and knowledge to succeed.

Right now, we’re looking for a Service Director for our Reynolds Street Community Preschool – an ‘Exceeding NQS’ rated service in Goulburn. Our outdoor space includes a water wall, music wall, outdoor kitchen, chalkboard/painting wall, walking beams, a large sandpit area, a vegetable garden, and a stage area where children can role play. It is a very interactive and stimulating environment.

We encourage children to learn a language, with extensions of learning leading to cultural competence. Children expand their knowledge about the variations in languages, and apply these to other literacy tasks, including listening to sounds in words.

A supportive and safe workplace

When the going gets tough (as it sometimes does in this sector), you will find teammates and leaders have your back. There’s a real in-it-together feeling here thanks to a safe and supportive environment, and well-established policies and processes that outline exactly what’s expected and needed in any situation. Everyone’s in it together, making it easier for you to thrive.

We treasure the expertise of our leaders

As a Service Director, you will play a critical role in shaping young minds. You will create happy, healthy relationships between a child and the most important people in their lives. You’ll bring fun, laughter and play to each day, but most importantly, you’ll create magical moments for children to experiment and grow.

What your work will involve

  • Providing quality education and care to all children
  • Contributing to planning educational programs that supports a child’s learning to meet their goals
  • Building strong relationships with children, families, and the community

What you need to succeed

  • Commitment to making sure the children in our care are safe and healthy
  • Dedication to improving the lives and minds of children, families, and the community
  • A fun-loving attitude and big smile!

There are lots of reasons why a role with us is rewarding

  • You will feel supported by a Total Well-being Platform that gives you access to self-assessments, articles, toolkits, podcasts, perks and savings, and other resources.
  • You will have the financial peace of mind with 60% discount on early learning and care and out of school hours care services
  • You can save money with discounts Good Guys, Illawarra Dragons, Illawarra Credit Union and more
  • You can focus on what matters most because you have support from head office specialists and expertise, such as inclusion professionals and pedagogy and practice
  • Grow with us with access to exclusive face-to-face professional learning opportunities an access to our Learning Hub with 150+ online modules

Applications Close on Thursday, 15th June 2023

How to apply 

Please send us:

  • A copy of your resume
  • A brief cover letter that outlines why you are a good fit for the role

Join us and you’ll be smiling too, when you make more of a difference.