Job Description

Director | Outside School Hours Care (OSHC / OOSH) | Brunswick Area

Date Posted: October 07, 2021

MelbournePermanent / Full Time


The Moreland area, including Brunswick, recognises the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waterways in the area.

This area was made up of wooded forests and native grasslands. The Merri Creek, also known as the “Merri Merri” Creek, means “very rocky” in Woi wurrung, the traditional language.
 
We are looking for an experienced OSHC professional to step into a Director role, leading a team of educators in providing quality programs and practices.
  
The school on which this OSHC is located boasts beautiful, interactive learning environments, including the schools Orchard Garden. The garden allows children to immerse themselves in gardening and agriculture as well as learning about sustainability.
  
The school is dedicated to building strong relationships with the school community. We are looking for someone is like-minded and wants to form partnerships with all stakeholders including the school community.
  
This position is ideal for a Responsible Person or 2IC looking to step up & gain valuable experience in managing, leading & mentoring a team of educators within the OSHC sector.
  
Why this role?
  • Full time Director position | 38 hours per week
  • Split shifts for work/life balance (shifts include 7-9am & 2-6:30pm – + additional admin time
  • $62,600-$66,000 + super + bonus structure + discounts
  • Be supported by a strong 2IC
  • Be responsible for the day-to-day management for the service
  • Gain experience in rostering, people management, planning & programming & building strong relationships with stakeholders
  • Termly bonus structure with KPIS
  • Work in a culturally rich and diverse school community
  • Service is licensed for 125 but generally sits at about 70 children per afternoon
  • Service has not yet been assessed – make your mark!
  • Start date – we are looking for someone to start as soon as possible

Why this Approved Provider?
  • Very well supported role with fortnightly meetings with your mentor & weekly meetings with your Area Manager
  • Be supported by an Area Educational Leader to support program development & professional practice
  • Professional development day held once a month with other Service Coordinators. Collaborative & discuss pedagogical practices
  • Service runs above ratios to ensure quality supervision practices are implemented
  • Supportive approved provider who handles policy development & other administrative times to allow you to spend more time with children, families & educators
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Approved Provider offers opportunities for career advancement & growth

What are we looking for?
  • We are looking for someone who is looking for growth and step into a management position
  • Someone with strong leadership skills
  • Someone who is community-focused and will ensure positive relationships and interactions with the school is maintained
  • Someone with experience communicating with stakeholders including families, school communities, school executives, management team etc.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the NQF - NQS, Framework, Regulations.
  • Someone who has strong communication skills.
  • Someone who can mentor and support educators to build and develop their professional practice and standards.

Pre-requisites:
  • CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk - Accredited Child Protection or willingness to obtain (1 day training).
  • HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting or willingness to obtain (1 day training).
  • Working towards a qualification or hold Diploma in Children’s Services (Out-of-Hours Care), or equivalent desirable.
  • Valid Working with Children Check

Child Safety:  

We are looking for an individual that understands, adheres to, and promotes The National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.
In your position, you will create a culture, adopt strategies, and take action to promote child wellbeing and prevent hard to children and young people.    


A Working with Children Check applies to this position.

Have any questions?
Don’t hesitate to reach out to the Firefly HR team at apply@fireflyhr.com.au. We are happy to answer any questions about this position.
  
Want to apply?
Great! Please apply through to link and include your resume, along with a cover letter outlining why you would make a great fit for this position.

We encourage you to include a personal philosophy or mission statement in your resume to showcase your passions and professional achievements.
  
Firefly HR- a small boutique organisation of professional and passionate educators and individuals who are driven to instil positive change in the OSHC and ECE sectors.
  • Full time Director position | 38 hours per week
  • - $62,600-$66,000 + super + bonus structure + discounts
  • Very well supported role with ongoing professional development