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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.

Testimonial - ‘I can’t thank everyone enough! I work with an excellent team who motivates, helps, encourages me and makes me feel included. The team supports me to grow professionally and personally.' (Educator, 2022)

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Children's Services Professionals (Educator)

  • 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 exciting full time and part time opportunities for exceptional Diploma qualified Educators, who have a strong focus on children’s learning and wellbeing to join our Children’s Program team.

This position 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 the relevant qualifications and a sound knowledge of the National Quality Standard and Regulations. Your knowledge or interest in primary caregiving and relationship based practice, 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 this position sounds like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, don’t delay applying. We are looking for the successful applicants to commence as soon as possible.

For more information, please click here to view the job description.

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

Gowrie SA requires all employees to be at least double vaccinated against COVID-19.

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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, RRHAN training certificate and your current not-prohibited Working With Children Check to recruit@gowriesa.org.au. Or call on 8352 5144 for further information.


Gowrie SA is requiring all employees to be at least double vaccinated against COVID-19.

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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?
  • Have you completed or nearly completed your qualifications in cookery and food preparation?

Gowrie SA is currently seeking a part time Cook for their Children’s Program at Underdale, working 35 hours per week. Ideally, this position will commence early 2023, to ensure a smooth transition, taking over our current Cook’s maternity leave period until approximately March 2024.

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 50 per day). You will demonstrate a strong ability to work independently and as part of the service community. Qualifications in cookery and food preparation are essential.

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

The successful applicant must have a current cleared DHS Working with Children check and must be able to provide evidence of being having had at least 2 doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccination.

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 Advisor) on (08) 8234 5219. To make the right move for your career, please email your cover letter, resume and 2 work-related referees to recruit@gowriesa.org.au. We strongly encourage you to use your cover letter to support your application for the role.

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Kitchen Assistant

  • 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?
  • Do you have previous experience supporting Cooks/Chefs or are you looking for some experience while studying commercial cookery?

Gowrie SA is currently seeking a casual Cook Assistant to support our Cook, working approximately 2 hours a day (5 days a week).

To be successful for this role, you will ideally have previous experience supporting Cooks/Chefs, or currently studying commercial cookery and be passionate about providing a nutritious and exciting menu that meets children’s dietary and allergy requirements. Experience in supporting the preparation of snacks and meals for large numbers of children (approximately 50 per day) is ideal.

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

The successful applicant must have a current cleared DHS Working with Children check and must be able to provide evidence of being having had at least 2 doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccination.

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 Advisor) on (08) 8234 5219. To make the right move for your career, please email your cover letter, resume and 2 work-related referees to recruit@gowriesa.org.au. We strongly encourage you to use your cover letter to support your application for the role.

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Administration Officer (Relief)

  • 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 casual Administration Officer to provide adhoc administration support to multiple programs across the organisation.

This position is to support annual leave and personal leave requirements working across our Children’s Program (Thebarton and Underdale), Inclusion Agency and Professional Learning Program.

To be successful in this role, you must have proven experience in a Reception/Administrative role previously, and have a sound working knowledge of MYOB and 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, RTO 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 recruit@gowriesa.org.au. We strongly encourage you to use your cover letter to support your application for the role.

Gowrie SA is requiring all employees to be at least double vaccinated against COVID-19.