Job Description

Centre Manager | Outside School Hours Care (OSHC/OOSH) | Oatley Area

Date Posted: November 23, 2021

SydneyPermanent / Full Time

The Georges River Council is located on the traditional land of the Biddegal/Bidjigal/Bedegal people of the Eora Nation. This service, located in Oatley, recognises Indigenous people as an integral part of their community.
This is a great opportunity for an experienced Director / Coordinator to step into the role requiring management of 2 sites, a large team of educators and two service approvals.

As the Centre Manager you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the service, mentorship of the team & the smooth running of the Service program.
This incredible Service aspires to create an environment where children have ownership, independence, whilst being supported as they become socially responsible and build relationships with others. – Taken from the Service Philosophy.
About the role:
  • Full time Centre Manager role overseeing 2 sites | 37.5 hours per week.
  • Block shifts with plenty of time off the floor (it is important however, you remain visible and are available for educators, children, families & other stakeholders).
  • Gain great experience overseeing two services (both are separate service approvals – meaning two QIP’s, two Approval numbers etc).
  • No bookkeeping duties allows more time to focus on the educators, children, families & communities.
  • Accounting team to handle staff payroll, bookkeeping, debt collecting, BAS, IAN lodging superannuation, bank reconciliation, financial reporting and budgeting.
  • Manage an enthusiastic team of part-time and casual educators
  • You will be responsible for staff management, rostering & annual staff appraisals.
About this wonderful service:
  • Run by a committed volunteer parent committee.
  • The Parent Management Committee is very supportive and flexible, always willing to help when needed and offer their own guidance and support.
  • One service is located on-site (in own space) and is licensed for 90 children.
  • The second site is a 7minute work and offers care to a neighbouring school in a community hall.
  • Both services offer before school care, after school care & vacation care.
  • An incredibly supportive work environment. You will be supported by the Parent Committee, a Nominated Supervisor, Educational Leader, 4 Responsible Persons and a pool of casual & part-time educators (approximately 12).
  • The Service celebrates its educators with both extrinsic and intrinsic rewards such as birthday gifts, holiday gifts, staff ‘shout outs’ and an end of year party to say “thank-you” for all the hard work the team has done.
  • Service offers opportunities for growth & development through paid professional development opportunities

About you:
  • You have experience in an OSHC management role where you have overseen a team of educators.
  • You have a thorough knowledge of the My Time Our Place learning framework & the National Quality Standards.
  • You have a strong understanding of compliance, National Regulations & National Laws/
  • You have a keen interest in implementing sustainable practices.
  • You have the ability to mentor and lead a team of educators.
  • You have experience with inclusion support and ensuring all children are able to participate in service program.
  • You have experience in planning and programming especially around termly and vacation care programs.
  • You have experience with the development, implementation & review of QIP & SAT.
  • You have excellent communication skills.
  • You have the ability to liaise and report to the Parent Management Team.
  • You have a community mindset.

  • You have sound understanding of QIKKIDS (the CCMS software used for enrolments, parent sign-in, CCS) or a willingness to undergo training.
  • Experienced in service management in OSHC (preferred) or ECE (considered).
  • Someone looking for a change of Approved Providers, who wants to step up and make a positive difference.
  • Ability to mentor other educators at the service and help guide the Educational Leader in this practice as well.
  • A positive, professional and cooperative approach to working with educators, parents / carers, and the school community.
  • A Diploma or above qualification in OSHC or a relevant field, or working towards.
  • Great computer, communication, time management and organisational skills.
  • Great knowledge of the NQF, NQS, My Time Our Place Framework and National Law & Regulations.
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk - Accredited Child Protection or willingness to obtain (1 day training).
  • HLTAID012 (004 superseded) Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting or willingness to obtain (1 day training).
  • Working with Children Check (WWCC).
  • Criminal History 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 8th 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.
What now?
Please do not hesitate to inquire for any further questions on the position available - it is a fantastic opportunity for a leadership role with a Parent Management Committee.

How to apply:
Include a cover letter with your resume for the position, stating how you would suit this role.

Please apply through the link or email the team at if you have any questions about the position.

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  • Full time Centre Manager role overseeing 2 sites | 37.5 hours per week
  • Block shifts with plenty of time off the floor
  • Manage an enthusiastic team of part-time and casual educators