Job Description

Coordinator | Out of Hours Care (OSHC / OOSH) | Dural Area

Date Posted: October 08, 2021

SydneyPermanent / Full Time

Coordinator | Out of Hours Care (OSHC / OOSH) | Dural Area

Warami – Hello (Darug)
 
This Centre is located in the Dural area, Sydney, which is on Darug Land. Learn more about the Darug people here: https://www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/Community/Our-people/Aboriginal-communities
 
Work in an environment that is set in natural bushland with an organisation that nurtures and loves children.
 
  • Own brand new renovated kitchen
  • Large dedicated storage and office spaces
  • Permanent full-time, 38 hours | Split shifts | Above Award $38- $43 ph + super
 
This school environment focuses on respecting and reaffirming the unique qualities of every child by providing children with opportunities to develop their individual strengths and discover their potential. This role is for an experienced leader who focuses on providing exceptional and inclusive care for children. This role will see you leading a small team of educators within a small Service.
 
You will be working in a supportive environment that enhances your abilities and allows you to mould the Service in a positive way. In this position you will also have the opportunity to take on an Educational Leader role at the start and as the service grows, this may change as you will receive more support in the service with additional senior team members. The Service will be a unique in leading a new concept for OSHC, which is running a multifaceted program that is in conjunction with the school.
 
What will this look like?
 
Imagine having multiple options for children that is supported and facilitated by teachers from the school and OSHC educators. The program will have classes on specific learning areas such as robotics / coding, drama, musical instruments and more which will be supported by the school. Although the above is based on the interest of the children, there will be a program running in conjunction facilitated by the OSHC educators that is more child led and play based which will be available at all times.
 
We are looking for an experienced and qualified Coordinator who understands the operations of an OSHC Service. It is important for you to be able to liaise with a wide range of stakeholders and work closely with the Program Leader, school principal, and teachers to ensure the program is underpinned by the community’s vision and mission. Additionally, you will need to be flexible and able to think outside the box, whilst being professional.
 
Outline of the role:
  • Nominated Supervisor Position.
  • Permanent full-time, 38 hours per week.
  • Split shifts to ensure the opportunity to build strong relationships with the school and community is there.
  • Able to build and maintain strong partnerships with different stakeholders in the school community.
  • Licenced for under 60 children.
  • Above award pay (approx. $38- $43 ph + super, approx $70,000- $80,000 per annum, plus 10% superannuation). Rate would be dependent on qualifications and experience.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Service and lead a team of educators. You will work on strategic planning, management of educators, community engagement and much more.
  • Brand new service, opportunity to build the team and be surrounded by a team of passionate and lively educators who work every day to create an environment that furthers the children’s development and educational journeys.
  • Be supported by an experienced and qualified Area Coordinator.
 
A little more about this Service:
  • Beautiful natural bushland setting.
  • Excellent facilities and large shared space only used by students at lunch time, set up and pack down of some resources only.
  • Brand new kitchen.
  • Dedicated storage space and office space.
  • The educators are knowledgeable, mature, and experienced.
  • School community is very close, with the Service aiming to be an extension of the school community.
  • The Service emanates the school’s vision and values.
  • Very supportive non- for- profit organisation.
 
Getting to know you:
  • Someone that can think outside the box – innovative.
  • A knowledgeable, approachable, and collaborative leader, whilst being professional and compliance driven.
  • Be a strong leader who is integrated within the school community.
  • Be able to build and maintain relationships with the school and teachers.
  • Possess experience liaising with a variety of stakeholders and building positive relationships within the community.
  • Demonstrated experience in a Coordinator role within an OSHC Centre and as a Nominated Supervisor).
  • Possesses thorough knowledge and understanding of the National Quality Framework, National Quality Standards, and My Time Our Place.
  • High emotional intelligence and communication skills that allow you to communicate with different stakeholders, parents, children, the school, and community members.
  • Understands the importance of being an integral part of the school community.
  • A positive role model for children and other staff members.
  • Strives to facilitate the learning and development of children through all aspects of the Service.
  • A qualification is essential to the position. Ideally Bachelor, however a relevant qualification in childcare or teaching: Certificate IV in Outside School Hours Care, Cert III in Early Childhood Education and Care, Diploma, or Teaching Qualification.
  • Possesses current ‘HLTAID004 or HLTAID012- Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting’ Certificate (or willingness to obtain).
  • Possesses current ‘CHCPRT001- Identify and respond to children and young people at risk’ training (or willingness to obtain).
  • Criminal History Check.
  • Valid and current NSW Paid Working with Children Check.
 
COVID-19 Vaccination:
It is a requirement in NSW that any ECEC (and OSHC) staff across the state must receive two doses of a COVID-19 vaccination by 8 November 2021.
 
By applying, you understand this requirement and will be vaccinated / can show evidence that you will be fully vaccinated by the required date.
 
Want to find out more?
Feel free to get in touch with our friendly team (who are former Educators and Coordinators ourselves) if you would like to know more, ask a question, or just to chat at info@fireflyhr.com.au
 
Does this sound like your dream role?
We would love it if you would submit your resume outlining your experience, and a cover letter highlighting how you would be the perfect person for this position.
 
When writing your cover letter, don’t forget to personalise it! Think about including:
  • A brief professional history of you.
  • Your philosophy- or your ‘why’.
  • How you meet the position criteria- make sure you include examples from previous roles.
 
Remember to have a read over your application to check your grammar and spelling, and if it looks appealing.
Yanu – Goodbye (Darug)
 
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.
 
 

  • 10% above award, $38 - $43 per hour | Full Time | 38 hours | Split Shifts.
  • NFP | Innovative program that collaborates with the school, a true partnership.
  • Large dedicated space, own office, new kitchen licenced for under 60 children.