Area Leader Early Years

Posted by Kids First on 09 Sep 2021

Organisation Kids First
For Provider Kids First
Closing date 27.09.2021
Primary role Administrator
Position type Full-time
Location Thomastown
State VIC
About the Centre/Service With a proud history and a progressive mindset, Kids First is a leading provider of educational, family and support services for children and families in Melbourne. We are at the forefront of responding to community needs and strengthening families so that children can thrive. Our programs are evidence-based and built on more than 120 years of service.
Work Days of the Role 5 days
Hours of Work of the Role 1 FTE
  • Newly created, Full Time, Ongoing contract
  • Share your passion and expertise in Early Years
  • Opportunity to make a difference in our vibrant agency
  • Located at Kids First Child & Family Centres; on the lands of Wurundjeri and Taungurung People
About the role/Opportunity Kids First has a new position available to lead and mentor staff across our Early Years Centres. The role offers the opportunity to deliver high quality early childhood programs across our centres. If this sounds like the opportunity for you, read on… To be successful in this role you will need:
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience with the ability to effectively manage staff relationships
  • Experience in overseeing program development which reflects principles, practices & learning outcomes to relevant frameworks and standards
  • The ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and manage multiple competing priorities
  • Detailed understanding of the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011 and Education and Care National Law Act 2010 and VEYLDF
  • Excellent computer and administrative skills with outstanding attention to detail and a continuous improvement mindset
As a member of the Kids First team you will:
  • Be part of a collaborative and outcomes focused culture of an independent, not-for-profit organisation that has a legacy of more than 120 years community service
  • Take home an attractive salary with the option to salary package to increase take home pay
  • Be nurtured in your career, including professional development in specialist evidence-based models
  • Have access to flexible work options and our staff wellbeing program
 To apply: Only applications submitted via our website will be considered. Please include a Cover letter outlining the position title and response addressing the selection criteria & a copy of the Curriculum Vitae which must list two professional referees. To view full Position Description or to apply, please visit the Kids First website at   For inquiries about the position: Nicole Artico, Chief Operating Officer Phone number: 0419 438 349     Kids First is an Equal Opportunity employer that respects and values diversity and inclusion.  Kids First welcomes everyone to apply, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, and physical ability.   Kids First is a Child Safe Organisation, employment is conditional on satisfactory referee checks, a current Working with Children Check, National Criminal History check, proof of the right to work in Australia and a pre-employment medical (if applicable).
Qualifications Diploma/Bachelor and/or other relevant qualification in Early Childhood in accordance with the NQF approved qualifications list (0-8 years)
Requirements WWCC
Additional Requirements Drivers License
Industrial Agreement/Award Individual EBA

Contact Name
Kerry Aldridge
Application Procedure

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