Job Description

Coordinator | Outside School Hours Care (OSHC / OOSH) | Kyeemagh Area

Date Posted: October 14, 2021

SydneyPart-time

Budyeri kamaru – Hello!

This school and OSHC service is located on land originally belonging to the Cadigal people, and area formally known as ‘Gadi’. They are one of seven clans who speak a common language and have become known as the Eora people.
  
Kyeemagh is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘beautiful dawn’.

Are you looking for a new challenge? Want to lead a new service to grow and expand?

This small Public School, with only 90 children enrolled will be increasing its catchment area beginning of 2022 which will in-turn see an opportunity for the OSHC service to also grow. The school is referred to as “a small school with a big heart”.

The community not-for-profit run OSHC service is seeking an experienced Coordinator to run their small new service in the Kyeemagh area. The Coordinator & Educational leader will be leading a small team of educators in providing quality education & care for under 30 children per session. You will have the exciting opportunity to support the services growth and expansion plans in 2022 when they receive a new designated space and the school’s catchment area increases.
  
About the role:

  • Permanent part-time | 35 hours per week.
  • Level 6.1 (Children’s Services Award) + broken shift allowance + super | Approx. $71,000 salary package.
  • Split shift role with flexibility for block shifts once service is more established and has grown in attendance.
  • Start date of this role: Second week of Jan 2022 (Monday 10th Jan).
  • A great opportunity for someone to step into a Coordinator role at a small service with the exciting task of quality improvement and an increase of enrolments.
  • Ongoing professional development is encouraged and provided.
  • You will also take on the Educational Leadership at the service.
  • During the school holiday periods you will be working at another service as a Program Leader (as Kyeemagh doesn’t provide Vacation Care yet).
About the Service:

  • Small service | Currently licensed for 30 children but sitting at 8 children of a morning and 10 in the afternoons.
  • Despite low numbers, 2 educators will always be on-site.
  • Strong supportive and inclusive leadership team.
  • Collaboration amongst the service Coordinators is encouraged and facilitated during senior leaders meeting.
  • A brand new, OSHC space will be available from beginning of 2022.
  • Once a term the team of educators across 3 services are invited to share dinner and drinks together. The diverse team have good working relationships and have created a positive culture within the services.
  • The approved provider has strong values that are echoed through their 3 OSHC services:
    • o Acting with integrity – In all our actions and decisions we will be open, honest, and fair.
    • o Making a difference– Our top priority is to make a lasting, positive difference in the lives of vulnerable people and those in need.
    • o Valuing everyone– We value and celebrate cultural differences. Everyone matters and everyone has something positive to contribute.
    • o Working together– The best outcomes are achieved when people work together.
    • o Inspiring each other– We are energised by bold ideas. We aim to inspire others to reach their potential and grow in confidence.
  • The approved provider also has several services including aged care, intergenerational programs and community engagement. This allows the OSHC service to have strong links within the local areas. You will really be making a difference in the local community.
About you:
  • You can lead a team and provide quality management of staff and service.
  • You can identify and implement staff professional development and training and provide quality staff supervision.
  • You can identify and understand any risks associated or impacting children, staff & quality of service delivery.
  • You have experience in working within an education & care setting, preferably with school aged children.
  • You have experience in working with children with additional needs and challenging behaviours.
  • You have proven ability in all areas of administrative procedure, curriculum development, parent, and community liaison.
  • You have a strong understanding and working knowledge of WHS legislation.
  • You have effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • You have proven ability in all areas of administrative procedure, curriculum development, parent, and community liaison.
  • You are mature and have a responsible work attitude.
  • You are proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite.
  • You are proficient in written and verbal English.
Prerequisites:

  • Valid Working with Children Check
  • Criminal History Check
  • 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).  
  • Minimum Certificate IV in Children’s Services or equivalent (or willingness to complete in agreed timeline).
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 harm 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. 
  • Opportunity to lead and grow a small service within a community focused school
  • Approx. $71,000 salary package
  • Permanent part-time | 35 hours a week | split shift role