Job Description

OSHC/OOSH Coordinator - Kenthurst

Date Posted: January 09, 2022

SydneyPermanent / Full Time


Coordinator | Out of Hours Care (OSHC / OOSH) | Kenthurst
  
Warami – Hello (Darug)

This Centre is located in Kenthurst, 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 allows you to be creative and innovative, and for an organisation that nurtures and loves children.
  • Own brand new renovated kitchen
  • Large dedicated storage and office spaces
  • Permanent full-time, 38 hours | Broken shifts | Above Award $38- $43 ph + super!
If you would like to work in and OSHC / OOSH Service that is innovative and has multiple options for children to participate in fun and engaging activities, then this is the role for you! We are seeking an experienced Coordinator or someone who would like to step up to the role and take on a new challenge, to lead the team of educators at this beloved 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 can take on an Educational Leader role at the start and as the service grows, however this may change as you will receive more support in the Service with additional senior team members. The Service is extremely unique in leading a new concept for OSHC, which is running a multifaceted program that is created and facilitated in tandem with the school.

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.

What will this great opportunity look like?

Imagine having a wide range of activities for children that are supported and facilitated by teachers from the school as well as OSHC educators. The activities program at this OSHC / OOSH Service will have classes on 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 always available.

We are looking for an experienced and qualified Coordinator who understands the operations of an OSHC / OOSH 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.

More about this role:
  • Coordinator/Nominated Supervisor Position.
  • Permanent full-time, 38 hours per week.
  • Broken shifts to ensure the opportunity to build strong relationships with the school and the wider community.
  • You are 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.
  • You will 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.
More about this great 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 who values your wellbeing.
Let’s get to know you!
  • You can think outside the box, and you are innovative.
  • You are a knowledgeable, approachable, and collaborative leader, whilst being professional and compliance driven.
  • You are a strong leader who is integrated within the school community.
  • You can build and maintain relationships with the school and teachers.
  • You possess experience liaising with a variety of stakeholders and building positive relationships within the community.
  • You possess demonstrated experience in a Coordinator role within an OSHC Centre and as a Nominated Supervisor).
  • You possess thorough knowledge and understanding of the National Quality Framework, National Quality Standards, and My Time Our Place.
  • You possess high emotional intelligence and communication skills that allow you to communicate with different stakeholders, parents, children, the school, and community members.
  • You understands the importance of being an integral part of the school community.
  • You are a positive role model for children and other staff members.
  • You strive to facilitate the learning and development of children through all aspects of the Service.
  • You hold a qualification that is essential to the position. Ideally a relevant Bachelor Degree, or 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.
  • You possess current ‘HLTAID004 or HLTAID012- Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting’ Certificate (or willingness to obtain).
  • You possess 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.

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.
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 opportunity?
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 | Broken Shifts.
  • New OSHC/OOSH Service! Innovative program that collaborates with the school,
  • Large, dedicated OSHC / OOSH space, own office, new kitchen, licenced for unde