Job Description

Director | Out of School Hours Care (OSHC / OOSH) | Inner West Area

Date Posted: November 08, 2021

SydneyPermanent / Full Time

Worimi! – Hello (Dharug)
This Service is located on land that was once inhabited by the Wangal people of the Dharug language group.

This is your chance to work in a great Service, lead your own team of educators, and be supported by an organisation that values your input and creativity. We are looking for two (2) experienced Directors/Coordinators to join the team at an amazing and much loved OSHC / OOSH Service in Sydney’s Inner West. The Service is located in a convenient space, close to the Sydney CBD and surrounded by the perfect combination of greenery and suburban spaces and shops.

We need individuals who have previous experience as a Coordinator in an OSHC / OOSH Service, preferably a large Service. You must either be a certified teacher, hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, or be studying towards a qualification in the education and care space. Furthermore, you will have a broad understanding of how to provide education and care to children in a safe and engaging environment. This role will allow you to implement your own ideas, utilise your creativity, manage a team of educators, work within a supportive team of Directors, and facilitate quality education and care programs for children!

As a Director, you must be a respectful and personable leader who maintains compliance while focusing on the needs of the children and their families. You will receive regular support from Area Managers and mentors, as well as termly professional development activities. Working for this organisation will also allow you to have fun at work, and attend quarterly events, among a bunch of other perks and bonuses!
More about this great role:
  • Director / Coordinator position (Nominated Supervisor)
  • Permanent full-time, 38 hours per week.
  • Broken shifts | 7am-9am and 2pm-6pm (30 hours on the floor) with 8 admin hours per week.
  • Shared OSHC space | Set up and pack down Service.
  • Approved for just under 200 places. However, there will be under 100 children that you will be programming for.
  • The positions will be split into one Director for preschool – Year 1, and the other Director for Year 3 – Year 6.
  • Located around beautiful parks and suburbs close to the city.
  • Very supportive team and Program Manager.
  • $60 – 65K + 10% super + bonuses.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Service and lead a 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.

More about this incredible Service:
  • A much-loved Service.
  • Operates at a 1:10 ratio.
  • Shared OSHC space. This is a set up and pack down Service.
  • The Service has a great relationship with the school and the principal.
  • Great team dynamic, with many educators there for over a year. Still a growing team.
  • Central location in the Inner West.
  • 30 hours on the floor and 8 hours off the floor each week.
  • Very supportive school principal and staff.
  • Supportive Program Manager, Area Manager, 2ICs, and mentors.
  • Have a great work / life balance and enjoy your work each day!
   Let’s get to know more about you:
  • You hold a Diploma, or teaching qualification, or are working towards a relevant qualification.
  • You must be a good communicator.
  • You must be able to effectively supervise a team and manage the day-to-day operations of an education and care service.
  • Experience in a large Service is highly recommended.
  • An approachable, and collaborative leader, whilst being professional and compliance driven.
  • Must be able to facilitate an inclusive program that is tailored to the needs of the children and community.
  • Be insightful to the needs of the school community, and have the ability to implement the specific needs of families.
  • Capable to take charge and be independent in the role.
  • Demonstrated experience in a Coordinator role within an OSHC Centre.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Child Safety:
Looking for an individual that understands, adheres 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.
Do you want to learn more about these amazing positions?
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
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 (Dharug)
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.
  • Amazing perks and a great work / life balance
  • Permanent full-time | 38 hours per week | Broken shifts
  • $60 - 65K + 10% super + termly bonus structure