Positions Vacant

Gowrie SA is a community-based organisation leading the development of innovative and responsive services for children and families.

We offer unique, relationship based programs which allow time for each child and their family to develop rich connections with their primary educators. Within our infant-toddler (0-3 years) and kindergarten (3-5 years) program, educators use these connections to offer learning experiences that support children’s curiosity, exploration and learning.

Gowrie SA focuses on community, social justice and the capacities of each child to inform their programs. We are committed to our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

We offer fully funded leadership and professional learning opportunities, both internally and externally, to support our educators in building their knowledge and understanding, which assists professional growth and career development.

Gowrie SA is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and diversity; with all employment decisions being based on an applicant’s ability to undertake their desired role. Considerations are made to ensure employees succeed in fulfilling their position requirements.

Administration Officer

  • Do you enjoy supporting teams by providing exceptional administrative, reception and account keeping services?
  • Do you value the professional benefits of critical reflection and working in a culturally diverse and inclusive environment?

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a part time Administration Officer to support a team of Teachers and Educators, who have a strong focus on children’s learning and wellbeing.

The Administration Officer (Children’s Programs) will report to and is accountable to the Director – Children’s Program (Thebarton) and the Director – Children’s Program (Underdale) for the provision of administrative, reception and account keeping services for Gowrie SA.

This position is being offered as a part time opportunity (working 15 hours per week across 5 days a week) and will be contracted for a 12-month period initially, with a strong likelihood of an ongoing position for the right person.

To be successful in this role, you must have proven experience in a Reception/Administrative role previously, and have a sound working knowledge of the MS Office packages. Your knowledge of SPIKE software, the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) and/or experience working in a not-for-profit/community based environment or early years services, will give you a strong advantage.

Your passion for Reconciliation, sustainability and the rights of children, will be highly regarded.

Gowrie SA warmly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. We also encourage culturally diverse applicants and those from diverse backgrounds.

If this position sound like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, don’t delay applying. We are looking for our successful applicant to commence as soon as possible.

To make the right move for your career, please email your cover letter, resume and work-related referees to train@gowriesa.org.au. We strongly encourage you to use your cover letter to support your application for the role. The job description for the position can be found by clicking on the link here.

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Children's Services Professional (Educator) Level 1

  • Are you passionate about pedagogy and curriculum in an integrated infant-toddler and/or kindergarten setting?
  • Do you value the professional benefits of critical reflection and working in a culturally diverse and inclusive environment?

We currently have multiple exciting opportunities for exceptional Diploma qualified Educators, who have a strong focus on children’s learning and wellbeing to join our team full time within our Thebarton and Underdale Children’s Programs.

These positions will be contracted for a 12-month period initially, with a strong likelihood of an ongoing position for the right person.

To be successful in these roles, you must have the relevant qualifications and a sound knowledge of the National Quality Standard and Regulations. Your knowledge or interest in primary caregiving and relationship based programming, will be an advantage.

Your passion for Reconciliation, sustainability, natural learning environments and the rights of children, will be highly regarded.

Gowrie SA warmly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. We also encourage culturally diverse applicants and those from diverse backgrounds.

If these positions sound like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, don’t delay applying. We are looking for our successful applicants to commence as soon as possible.

To make the right move for your career, please email your cover letter, resume and work-related referees to info@gowriesa.org.au. We strongly encourage you to use your cover letter to support your application for the role.

For more information, please see the job description here.

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Cook

  • Are you passionate about providing nutritious and high quality meals for children?
  • Do you value the professional benefits of working in a culturally diverse and inclusive environment?

Gowrie SA is currently seeking a part time cook for their Children’s Program at Thebarton, working 25 hours per week. Ideally, this position will commence as soon as possible. Gowrie SA offers employees above award hourly rates and conditions through our Enterprise Bargaining Agreement.

To be successful for this role, you must have experience and be passionate about providing a nutritious and exciting menu that meets children’s dietary and allergy requirements. The successful person will have experience in preparing snacks and meals for large numbers of children (approximately 100 per day). They will demonstrate a strong ability to work as part of a team with a kitchen assistant and as part of the service community. Qualifications in cookery and food preparation will be highly regarded.

Your passion for Reconciliation, sustainability, cooking with natural herbs and foods, will be highly regarded.

The successful applicant must have a current not-prohibited DHS Working with Children check.

Gowrie SA warmly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. We also encourage culturally diverse applicants and those from diverse backgrounds.

If this position sounds like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, don’t delay applying. For more information, please call Amy Arcangeli (HR Officer) on (08) 8234 5219. To make the right move for your career, please email your cover letter, resume and 3 work-related referees to info@gowriesa.org.au. We strongly encourage you to use your cover letter to support your application for the role. To view the job description (J&P), please click on the link here.

Applications close Friday, 23rd April 2021

Casual Relief Educators

Gowrie SA is seeking qualified and unqualified educators for casual relief work across all age groups.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • engaging in children’s play and learning
  • developing play environments under the direction of regular educators
  • engaging in children’s routines
  • maintaining a clean and hygienic environment
  • engagement in children’s meal times

If you are interested in joining our relief educator team, please send your resume (with your availability noted), certified copies of qualifications, RAN training certificate and Working With Children Check to info@gowriesa.org.au. Or call on 8352 5144 for further information.