Job Description

Coordinator | OSHC / OOSH | Lismore Area

Date Posted: November 08, 2021

NSW OtherPart-time

Coordinator | Out of School Hours Care (OSHC / OOSH) | Lismore Area
 
This Service is located in the Bundjalung area, meaning ‘meeting of the waters’. Learn more about the Bundjalung people here: https://muurrbay.org.au/languages/bundjalung/
 
Jingiwallah – Hello (Bundjalung)
 
This is your opportunity to work in a new OSHC Service located in a small and beautiful river village. If you like serene country and river views and being in a peaceful regional environment, then this is the role for you!
 
  • New OSHC Service within a small school
  • Own and shared OSHC spaces within lovely school grounds and original buildings 
  • Permanent part-time, 30 hours | Block shifts | Award Rate $32- $34 ph + super
This role is perfect for a 2IC looking for the next step in their career, someone looking for growth & development & someone looking to shape a Service from its inception. 

Creativity and innovation are what we are looking for from a Coordinator, as we would love you to implement your ideas on how to run the Service. You will be a jack of all trades, as you will take on the Coordinator role, Nominated Supervisor, and the Educational Leader role. This may seem like a lot, however the Service will hold around 20 places.
 
Being community focused is a must in this role, as the local community is small, tight-knit and excited to welcome an OSHC Service for their children. Additionally, the school has an amazing relationship with the Indigenous community and would love their OSHC Service to reflect this. Thus, this role will allow you to be flexible and creative to meet the needs of the school and wider community. Having experience as an Educational Leader is necessary for this position, as you will be creating programs and facilitating the activities for the children.
 
It is important for the Coordinator to be a respectful and approachable leader that brings their own unique touch to the Service, whilst maintaining compliance, and focusing largely on meeting the needs of the children and the school community. Inclusivity in this Service will also be a main focus. You must be able to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders to ensure that this OSHC service is tailored to the needs of its intimate community.
 
Outline of the role:
  • Nominated Supervisor & Educational Leader position.
  • Starting in December.
  • Permanent part-time, 30 hours per week.
  • Block shifts.
  • Small Service with around 20 places.
  • Located by the river in a magical small village with a close community.
  • Flexible role. You get to shape this role yourself.
  • Educational Services (School) General Staff Award Level 7.1- 7.2 ($32- $34 ph + super, $49,920 - $53,040 per annum, plus 10% superannuation).
  • Beautiful school grounds with original buildings.
  • Own OSHC space and shared spaces within the lovely school grounds.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Service and lead a small team of educators.
  • Be a strong leader who is integrated within the school community. Ability to communicate consistently with key stakeholders, families and community members is necessary.
  • Be the Educational Leader of the Service by planning and programming activities that the children enjoy and encouraging educators to contribute to the program.
  • This Service will initially offer BSC, ASC and Vacation Care, and may adjust its services in time depending on popularity.
 
A little more about this Service:
  • A small Service within a small school.
  • Some set up and pack down. However, you will also have your own OSHC space.
  • A vast outdoor area that can facilitate a range of exciting outdoor activities.
  • Located in a beautiful regional setting by the river with real grass, open spaces, fresh air and lovely views.
  • Old, original school grounds that are picturesque.
  • The Service may have a high number of Indigenous children attending, as the school has a great relationship with the Indigenous community.
  • Very supportive school principal and staff.
  • School community is very close, with the Service aiming to be an extension of the school and local community.
 
Getting to know you:An approachable, and collaborative leader, whilst being professional and compliance driven
  • Flexibility and the ability to make this role your own, and to shape the Service in your own unique way.
  • Must be able to facilitate an inclusive program that is tailored to the needs of the children and community.
  • Able to incorporate practices that focus on the Indigenous community into your program.
  • Be insightful to the needs of a small community, and have the ability to implement the specific needs of families.
  • Capable to take charge and be independent in the role and how you get tasks done.
  • Experience using CCMS is required. You will need to be able to assist families with CCS & online enrolments.
  • Demonstrated experience in a Coordinator role or 2IC role within an OSHC or Early Childhood Service.
  • Demonstrated experience in an Educational Leader role or possesses the relevant knowledge and understanding of what this role entails.
  • 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 and local community, as the school is situated in a small village.
  • 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.
  • Able to engage all staff members in the planning cycle and encourage educators to make regular contributions to programming and other aspects of the Service.
  • Relevant Qualification in childcare or teaching: Certificate IV in Outside School Hours Care, Diploma in Children's Services, 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).
  • Recent Criminal History Check (within the last 6 months).
  • 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 about this unique position?
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 perfect role situated in a dreamy landscape?
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.
 
Nynboo – Goodbye (Bundjalung)
 
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.
  • New OSHC Service within a small school
  • Own and shared OSHC spaces within lovely school grounds and original buildings
  • Permanent part-time, 30 hours | Block shifts | Award Rate $32- $34 ph + super