Jobs in OSHC Centres

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Coordinator & Educational Leaders

Earlwood Caring for Kids

      • Permanent Part-Time Position (up to 34 hours per week)
      • Inner West Location, near public transport
      • Above Award rates for the right candidate
      • No vacation care- 10 weeks holidays per year!

About Us– Earlwood Caring for Kids Inc (ECFKI) is a vibrant, accredited 125 place, before and after school care service located in Earlwood 2206. We are run by a dedicated and committed Parent Committee who currently employ a current team of eight permanent and seven casual staff. The Committee have recently conducted a service analysis to determine the future staffing needs of the centre. As a result, we have some exciting positions available- one Coordinator and 1-2 Educational Leader positions. These positions start officially at the beginning of Term 1 2020 with ideally the option of orientation during this term.

About the rolesCoordinator role: We are looking for an experienced, dedicated and qualified person for this new role (previously Assistant Director). Supported by a motivated Director, this position is responsible for (but not limited to) the day to day running of before and after school care including managing WHS, QIK Kids administration and leading the team to provide a quality service. Educational Leader/s: opportunity for two positions. These roles acknowledge and support the increased responsibilities of being an E.L in line with National Standards, regulations and the My Time Our Place framework. Responsibilities include (but not limited to) leading the team in providing a varied and exciting daily program based on children’s needs and interests; managing resources & equipment and leading the critical reflection process across the service.

Selection Criteria- for both positions:

      • Current NSW Working with Children Check
      • Current First Aid Certificate, CPR and Asthma & Anaphylaxis certificate
      • Child Protection Certificate or willing to obtain
      • Comprehensive understanding of National Regulations and National Quality Framework & My Time Our Place relating to OOSH services
      • Excellent team and communication skills, both written and oral
      • Understanding of the developmental needs of 5-12-year old children

Additional Criteria:

Coordinator-

      • Minimum Diploma in Children’s Services (or equivalent)
      • Minimum 5 years working in a school age setting
      • High level leadership, coaching and performance management skills with the ability to lead and motivate a team to achieve organisation goals
      • Proven experience in change management and the coordination of concurrent tasks

Educational Leaders-

      • Minimum 2 years working in a school age setting
      • Relevant certificate or Diploma qualification preferred.
      • Experience in programming a variety of child centred activities, routines and long-term projects

To APPLY- Please send a letter of introduction addressing the selection criteria and up to date resume to director@caringforkids.org.au.

Applications close Friday 22nd November.

Added 7/11/2019

Manager, OOSH Services

Community Activities Lake Macquarie Inc

Are you the Manager; OOSH Services we are looking for?

Care Activities provides Before & After School Care (OOSH) and Vacation Care (VC) at two locations in Lake Macquarie. This brand new position is responsible for leading and managing the OOSH Services at each site and in future growth.

Our client aims to deliver high quality OOSH services that are child safe and responsive to the needs of the children, families and community.

Care Activities, via its charitable partnerships with Communities Activities Lake Macquarie (CALM), is committed to providing and contributing to the delivery of high quality, accountable and professional support services for children and families in the region.

As the Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing all operational functions including leadership, compliance, quality improvement, financial management and future growth.

Selection Criteria

      • Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education
      • Extensive Management experience as an OOSH Director or Child Care Operation
      • Certification as a nominated supervisor by ACECQA
      • High level leadership, coaching and performance management skills with the ability to lead and motivate a team to achieve organisation goals
      • Comprehensive understanding of National Regulations and National Quality Framework & My Time Our Place relating to OOSH services
      • Proven experience in change management and the coordination of concurrent tasks
      • Demonstrated experience in areas such as strategic planning, budgeting, marketing and future growth in the OOSH/Child Care sector
      • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
      • Current working with children check clearance
      • Current first aid certificate, Anaphylactic and Asthma Management Certificates
      • A cleared National Criminal Record Check

Highly desirable;

      • LR licence
      • Knowledge of local children and community services sectors and an understanding of issues impacting families with Lake Macquarie

This is an amazing permanent opportunity offering 30 hours per week.  This will include split shifts at least twice a week.

Should you possess what we are looking for, please apply now! For a confidential conversation, please contact Jenna on (02) 49 419 800.

Added 30/10/2019

Casual Children’s and Youth Services Assistant

Mosman Council

      • Located on the northern shores of Sydney Harbour
      • Opportunity to join high performing, agile and creative team closely connected with the Mosman community
      • From $33 per hour (inclusive of casual loading) plus superannuation

Mosman Council is committed to its community, innovation, the environment and making a difference at the local level. The recruitment and selection of talented staff committed to giving back to the community is a high priority for us, as we know our reputation relies on it.

About the Job

An exciting opportunity exists within the Children’s Services team to work as a Casual Children’s Services Assistant in our Out of School Hours service.

This position is for an enthusiastic and passionate person who is experienced in working with children and families in a centre based service and is studying education (or has a completed qualification).

In this position, you will:

      • Provide a high standard of supervision to children and young people attending Council services;
      • support the facilitation of programs, activities and events in accordance with relevant legislative and regulatory requirements;
      • contribute to the day-to-day operations of Council’s Children Services programs, working co-operatively with other staff to provide quality experiences for children.

Flexible working hours are on offer to fit in with other work and study commitments.

Mosman Council offers employees a professional and flexible working environment. We take pride in having a supportive and progressive workplace culture. Mosman Council has been formally recognised as an exceptional place to work, winning the Voice Project’s Best Workplace Award for 2019.

How to Apply:

MC website:

      • Apply now by completing the online application form below. Please note you need to complete your application in one sitting, as you cannot save it and come back to it later.
      • You will be asked to demonstrate how you meet each of the selection criteria via an online questionnaire. You must answer all required field before you can submit your application.
      • You will be asked to upload your Resume/CV and other documentation relevant to the position.
      • All documents uploaded must be in Microsoft Word, PDF or JPEG format.
      • For further information about the role, please the OOSH Coordinator, Keryn Joas on 9978 4031 during business hours for a confidential discussion or see the attached Position Description.
      • Our preference is for applications to be submitted online, however, we will accept hard copy applications addressed to Human Resources, Mosman Council, 573 Military Road, Mosman, NSW, 2088.

Closing Date: 10 November 2019; 11.30pm AEDT

Mosman Council is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity.

External websites:

Apply now using our on-line application process.

Interested, like to know more? Please go to the Careers at Council page of our website at www.mosman.nsw.gov.au

or contact Keryn Joas on 9978 4031 for a confidential discussion.

Closing Date: 10 November 2019; 11.30pm AEDT

Mosman Council is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity.

Added 28/10/2019

Experienced Permanent Part-Time Educator 

Hornsby North Community Care Association Inc.

      • Permanent Part-Time Position
      • Hornsby Location
      • Above the Award rates

About Us– Hornsby North Community Care Association is a large accredited not for profit organisation ran by a dedicated and committed Parent Committee, providing Out of School Hours Care and Vacation Care to families from Hornsby North Public School. We currently have over 30 staff employed and have approximately 130 children in the mornings and approximately 180 children in the afternoons. The centre opens at 7am and closes at 6:30pm.

About the role– We are looking for an experienced, dedicated and qualified Permanent Educator to work with our Director, Assistant Director, Educational Leaders and other Educators to provide a safe and happy environment for the children. Successful applicants that are interested in professional progression will be offered an extraordinary opportunity to grow and develop within a supportive workplace.

What we’re looking for-

      • Current NSW Working with Children Check
      • Current HLTAID004 First Aid Certificate
      • Certificate IV Qualification in Children’s Services
      • Child Protection Certificate or willing to obtain
      • Understanding of the National Quality Framework “My Time, Our Place”
      • Understanding of the Education and Care Services National

How to apply- Email resume to hncca.staffportal@gmail.com, or for any further details call Kaila on 9482-3484.

Added 2/10/2019

Assistant Coordinator

Bondi Before & After School Care

Bondi Before & After School Care (Bondi BASC)

Position Title: Assistant Coordinator

Hours of Work: Full time – 38 hours per week

Location: Bondi, Sydney

Position Classification: Children Services Award 2010, Level 5

Hourly Pay Rate: $27.96

About the Service

Bondi BASC is a community based, Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) service that provides Before, After & Vacation Care programs for up to 180 children per day. Our devoted team of educators are committed to creating a high-quality service where children and their families feel that they belong, a home away from home. We are proud to be rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standards and continually strive to improve the quality of our care.

Bondi BASC is seeking to employ an Assistant Coordinator to support the BASC Director in leading our team. We are looking for an enthusiastic, driven, organised and flexible person, and the ideal candidate will need to display kindness, empathy and respect. The role will be working alongside the Director who is looking for someone that will remain with the service long-term promoting a strong sense of community.

Essential Criteria

● Diploma in School Age Education and Care or equivalent

● Minimum of three years’ experience in OSHC

● Available to work 38 hours per week

● Current Working with Children Check

● Child Protection qualification

● First Aid Certificate

● Thorough understanding of the National Quality Framework for School-Aged Care; My Time Our Place and the National Quality Standards.

● Experience with Qik kids’ childcare software

● Effective communicator with highly developed leadership and interpersonal skills

● A talent for engaging others and building a positive culture and a willingness to learn

Position Objective

Your role as the BASC Assistant Coordinator is to:

● Assist the BASC Director in the supervision of the day-to-day running of the BASC service efficiently and professionally.

● Mentor, lead and inspire our team to achieve success.

● Play a pivotal role in building relationships within the centre

● Ensure implementation and compliance with the National Quality Framework (NQF), which encompasses the Education and Care Services National Law, Regulations and the National Quality Standards. Additionally, compliance with the framework for school-aged care, My Time, Our Place.

Key Responsibilities

● Assist and support the Director in controlling all aspects of centre management.

● Provide leadership to the team in conjunction with the Director, managing day to day issues and resolving issues as they arise.

● Be familiar and aware of the Directors role, to be confident in running the centre in their absence

● Ensure all policies and regulatory requirements are embedded within the Centres, procedures and practices.

● Effectively liaise with all educators in their daily procedures.

Assist and support the Director to form and maintain partnerships with children, families, staff and the local community

● Maintain a high level of confidentiality.

Be actively involved in staff meetings and the development and implementation of the Centre’s Quality Improvement Plan.

● Assist Educational Leader with the implementation of the program and consequent evaluations and reflections

● Set and maintain an excellent standard of care in School-Aged education

If you feel you have these skills and qualities and want to be a part of and contribute to our service, please contact Matthew Godman, Acting Director of BASC on 9130 6209 or email your resume to bondiaftercare@gmail.com

Applications close 29.10.19

Added 2/10/2019

Fun Club Directors (OOSH)

Big Fat Smile, Illawarra

      • Permanent Part Time Roles Available
      • Before and After School Care
      • Illawarra Locations

Big Fat Smile is a values-led organisation. Its vision is that we enrich the lives and minds of children and families in their community. Our values are Inclusion, Integrity, Safety, Child-centric, Collaboration and Leadership.

We are a not for profit, community owned, nongovernment organisation which provides high quality care and education for children, national and state wide inclusion services as part of a National Consortia and operate many community based services to children and families. These include post-natal depression groups, transition to school, supported playgroups and also operate a play café.

Big Fat Smile is committed to being a child safe organisation and adopting the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations (National Principles). We place the protection of children at the top of our responsibilities and obligations. Every employee is required to exercise their duty of care and ensure the protection of children within the Organisation’s care. There is a zero tolerance for inappropriate behaviour towards children and any breach of the Child Protection laws. All allegations and safety concerns will be treated seriously and acted upon. Big Fat Smile has legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when there are significant concerns for a child’s safety.

Selection Criteria:

      • Diploma of Children’s Services (Outside of School Hours) or equivalent qualification desirable
      • Enthusiasm, energy and ability to engage with children
      • Meet all requirements for a Nominated Supervisor
      • Evidence of commitment to an inclusive curriculum
      • Demonstrated skills in leadership and management
      • Outstanding skills in communication with families and the community
      • Sound understanding of programming and curriculum planning for children 5-12 years including children with special needs
      • Demonstrated commitment to work health and safety and the National Quality Framework
      • Current National Criminal Record Check and valid paid Working With Children Check

Apply

To apply, upload your resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria. CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Added 27/9/2019

Casual Educator

Connells Point BASC

Connells Point Before and After School is looking for Casual Educators whom engage and interact with the children of the service, developing a positive rapport through spontaneous and planned educational play inspired activities. CPBASC is a not-for-profit incorporated association operated by a volunteered Parent Management Committee and is located on the Connells Point Public School grounds.

The Casual Educators position objective are to assist in the provision of a high quality out of school care program which meets the expectations of the Parent Management Committee, families and children. Supported by an experienced team, this position will provide care, activities and educational elements to those in the program.

The Casual Educators position objective are to work within Connells Point Before and After School Care philosophy, policies and procedures as part of a team. To work within the requirements of the National Quality Framework (NQF) and the Framework for School Age Care – My Time, Our Place.

SKILLS

      • High levels of customer service with strong communication skills
      • Ability to handle confidential information
      • Ability to work within a team
      • Behavioural management skills
      • Ability to contribute to, implement and carry out programming and/ or activities for the children in conjunction with BASC staff
      • Contribute to weekly program and Quality Improvement Plan

EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

      • Casual Educator Position
      • Monday to Friday – Morning Shift – 7, 7:15 or 7:30 am to 9:30am
        Afternoon Shift – 3pm to 5, 5:30 or 6pm
      • Complimentary uniform
      • Supportive environment from our management, nominated supervisor, staff and families.

QUALIFICATIONS / KNOWLEDGE

      • 1-2 years’ experience in an OSHC Service
      • WWCC & First Aid Compliant
      • Obtain or willing to obtain Asthma, Anaphylaxis and Child Protection Training
      • Sound understanding of the National Quality Framework and the National Quality Standards
      • Sound understanding of age appropriate educational learning activities for school aged children
      • Sound knowledge of WHS requirements and risk management principle

Please send applicable resumes to: admin@connellspointbasc.org

Added 10/9/2019


Diploma Qualified Educator

KU Dem School Kids Care – Permanent Part Time

      • Permanent Part Time – working afternoon shifts Monday – Friday
      • Sector leading pay and benefits including paid school holidays
      • Opportunities for career enhancement, progression and development

The Centre

Dem School Kids Care is an established out of school hours care program located in the North Sydney Demonstration School in North Sydney and caters for children aged 6 – 12 years old.

KU Dem School Kids Care, rated Exceeding the National Quality Standard, offers a play-based learning program rich in leisure opportunities that are centred upon children’s interests and strengths to support their learning and development.  The children at KU Dem School have the opportunity to develop their creativity, relationships and life skills in a safe, relaxed environment, strengthening children’s emerging talents and abilities.  The children’s learning complements their learning at home and at the centre.

For more information, please visit the centre website: https://www.ku.com.au/childcare/centres/kudemschool

The Role

KU Dem Care is looking for an experienced educator with a completed Diploma qualification who values partnering with families, is keen to further develop their skills and wants to join a passionate, capable and dedicated team. You must demonstrate knowledge of documentation of children’s learning and development to a high standard, a sound knowledge of curriculum development with great written skills.

On offer is a permanent part time role working an afternoon shift, 21 hours a week during school NSW school terms. Your hours would be;

Monday: 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Tuesday: 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Wednesday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Thursday: 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Friday: 2:00pm – 6:00pm

*Student Visa holders are encouraged to apply as flexibility in working 20 hours can be negotiated for the right person.

What we’re looking for?

We want you to be as passionate about early childhood education and as committed to achieving positive outcomes as we are. In addition you will have:

      • A current NSW Working with Children Check.
      • Work rights to enable you to work in Australia.
      • A recognised Diploma level of qualification in Children’s Services or similar as approved by Australian Children’s Education and Quality Authority (ACECQA).
      • Sound understanding of the Education and Care Services National Law(2010) and the Education and Care Services National Regulations(2011).
      • Working knowledge of the Framework for School Age Care in Australia ‘My Time, Our Place’.
      • Professional level of written and verbal communication skills.
      • Current knowledge of Child Protection legislation and its implications for the care and protection of children.
      • A current First Aid certificate which includes Asthma and Anaphylaxis Management training.
      • Demonstrated computer literacy skills.

Why join us?

KU has been recognised as a Winner of The Australian Business Awards for Employer of Choice in 2016, 2017 and 2018. At KU we want to make your work with us as interesting and rewarding as we possibly can.

The KU Difference:

      • We Reward – We offer sector leading pay and benefits including salary packaging and discounted private health insurance.
      • We Build Careers – We enable and encourage our people to grow and evolve with us
      • We Grow Our People – We provide opportunities to learn, grow and enhance your professional practice through KU’s high quality professional learning program
      • We Offer an Inclusive Culture – We’ve created a diverse and inclusive working culture with a shared vision and common values.

How do you apply?

If the above resonates with you and you feel you can positively contribute to this close-knit team, please click the ‘apply now’ button to be taken to the application form!

For inquiries, contact Katie, Careers Consultant on 9268 3934 or careers@ku.com.au

To view other vacant positions, please visit our website www.ku.com.au

Added 19/8/2019

Director – Out of School Hours (OOSH) Care

St Ives North Public School Before and After School Care

Full Time

Are you a passionate Child Care Worker looking for a unique career and leadership opportunity?

St Ives North Public School Out of School Hours Care is looking for a qualified, self-motivated, enthusiastic person to manage our service through an exciting phase of growth and transformation in line with the redevelopment of our school.

The care provided by the Before and After School Service at St Ives North Public School is through the structure of a Business Unit which operates under the direction and support of the St Ives North Public School Parents & Citizens Association in alliance with a very dynamic parent led Management Committee.

The role will report directly to the Business Manager of the St Ives North Public School Parents & Citizens Association and through a close partnership, we hope to encompass the experience, insights and ideas of your time in the Child Care profession with that of the knowledge of those within our current structure to help shape our future.

The Centre is currently licensed for 140 children, however we are in the process of looking to increase our placements, revitalise our programs and further develop our centre to meet the changing needs of our school community.  The ideal candidate for this position is someone dedicated to the provision of quality care and education with a focus on developing positive and professional relationships with families, children, staff and other important key stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

      • Overall management of the day-to-day operation of the service in compliance with the National Quality Standards, OOSH Licence Agreement and all other relevant legislation (WH&S, CCS, Child Protection)
      • Perform operational duties including the management of employees and fortnightly payroll, maintaining child attendance records and actively managing the centres waitlist, have oversight and control of service expenditure and administer family accounts as per the centres Fee Policy.
      • Build and develop innovative educational programs in consultation with the staff
      • Provide effective leadership and support to all staff within the service by creating a positive work environment where staff morale is nurtured and opportunities for on-going professional development are offered
      • Fostering and maintaining relationships with parents and the wider school community through strong communication and utilising channels such as social media, newsletters, P&C and school based events

Essential Requirements

      • Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Teaching, Diploma in Early Education and Care or Children’s Services or a Certificate IV in OOSH
      • Five or more years experience working in the Childcare industry with at least one year experience as a Centre Director or similar
      • Sound knowledge of and adherence to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLYF), National Quality Framework (NQF) and National Quality Standards (NQS)
      • Comprehensive understanding of the My Time Our Place Framework with a proven ability to design and implement innovative educational programs for school aged children as part of the services Quality Improvement Plan
      • Competent in meeting Workplace Health and Safety requirements and managing risk
      • Strong organisational skills in planning, decision-making and time management
      • Excellent communication and relationship skills with the ability to apply conflict resolution and problem-solving techniques when necessary
      • Demonstrated experience in managing staff, workforce planning and recruitment in line with the National Employment Standards and relevant industry award
      • Sound understanding of general accounting concepts with the ability to manage the financial and other resources available within the service according to policy guidelines and budgetary expectations
      • Must be computer literate with proficiency in Word and Excel. Experience using Kidsoft and online payroll software such as MYOB or Xero will be an advantage
      • Current Working with Children Check
      • Current Accreditation in Child Protection
      • First Aid Certificate including Asthma and Anaphylaxis Training

Remuneration

In line with industry standards, this position will be graded as a Level 6.9 under the Children’s Service’s Award 2010.  However, an additional remuneration package may be negotiated for the right candidate.

If this sounds like the role for you, please forward a cover letter and resume to Alison Corsiatto by COB 29th August 2019 on businessmanager@sinpspnc.org.au.

Added 14/8/2019