Job Description

Coordinator | Out of School Hours (OSHC/OOSH) | Kellyville

Date Posted: January 09, 2022

SydneyPermanent / Full Time

Coordinator Leadership Position | Out of School Hours (OSHC/OOSH) | Kellyville

Worimi! – Hello (Darug)

This Service is located on the land traditionally belonging to the Darug people. The Darug people were known for their hunter-gatherer lifestyle. Learn more about the Darug people here: https://dharug.dalang.com.au/plugin_wiki/pages_by_tag/17

'Cooee Mittigar' - Come here friend (Darug)

Are you an experienced Coordinator looking for an opportunity to get creative and make your mark on an OSHC service? Don’t miss this chance!   
We are looking for an experienced Coordinator or OSHC leader to manage and lead a new team of OSHC educators and to help guide & provide a quality program for this newly acquired service.

This large service is licenced for 180 children with 100+ attending each afternoon. With its own space located on school grounds, there is room for growth and development tailored to suit the individuality of the service.

The school is committed to providing quality education that promotes the uniqueness and achievement of each individual. “We believe that learning is built on relational trust where we are encouraged to take risks, be creative, work collaboratively and think critically through innovative experiences”. The school also has an established behaviour management framework that is shared across to the OSHC service to ensure a cooperative approach between school & OSHC.

“Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together”
 - Paul Ryan

You will be supported by an amazing Area Coordinator and Leadership team for support and networking. This role is perfect for someone who values community links and is passionate about facilitating growth and providing quality!

More about this opportunity:

  • Full Time, 38 Hours per week.
  • Large service, licenced for 180 – looking at 100 children next year.
  • Newly acquired service – blank slate with endless opportunities to make it your own!
  • Own dedicated space on school grounds (two large dedicated spaces plus access to more) with use of school COLA, Sports oval and basketball courts .
  • Non-for-profit provider with Supportive Area manager and leadership team to help with any of those bigger items (head office handles policies, HR, and so many other areas – leaving you more time to focus on the day to day of the service, educators, families and most importantly – the children).
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the service, from others we have heard tat there is a lot of support but at the same time – there is a lot of autonomy to have your say, make your mark and have the service to suit your unique team of educators, families, children and community (in other words – you get to make changes to suit the service).
  • This position will also be supported by an Assistant Coordinator who is the Educational Leader, plus other perm part time Educators (to help build that continuity of care for the children and support for the team as a whole). As numbers increase, an additional Assistant Coordinator is added to ensure you are well supported.
  • Service recently underwent Assessment and Rating, no need to worry about A&R coming up any time soon & use the report to help build a strategic plan / continuous improvement for the service.
  • Opportunity for growth and development as you will be provided with an abundance of professional development and networking with other Coordinators. You will have a chance to share your experiences, to hear others and to learn and grow from one another (very supportive
  • Split shifts to ensure the opportunity to build strong relationships with the school and community is there.
  • PBS4L School - Positive Behaviour Support for Learning. A framework ensuring a consistent school wide positive approach to behaviour management across the school and OSHC service.
 About you:
  • You are a passionate and motivated Coordinator or held other leadership positions, with experience on managing and leading others.
  • You are organised and possess strong communication skills.
  • You are able to build and maintain strong relationships with the school and families.
  • You understand and value the importance of “life-long learning”.
  • You have sound knowledge of the NQF, NQS, QIP, MTOP, National Laws & Regulations.
  • You have experience working with children with additional needs and developing a SIP / working with KU Inclusion Support (highly desired).
  • You are a positive role model for children and other staff members.
  • 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. Working towards a qualification may be considered for the right candidate. Organisation can support you to complete a Diploma level qualification (they want to invest in you).
  • 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
Child Safety:   
Looking for an individual that understands, adheres, and promotes The National Principles for Child Safe Organisations. In your position, you will help to create a culture, adopt strategies, and take action to promote child wellbeing and prevent harm to children and young people.

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.

Would you like to know 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 apply@fireflyhr.com.au
  
Does this role sound like the right fit?
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 or ask our friendly team if you would like any guidance or advice.

We have a blog on Resume tips for OSHC Educators, which you can find here for reference: https://fireflyhr.com.au/resume-tips-for-oshc-educators-2/
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.

  • 38rs pw | Full time | Above Award, approx $38 - $42 ph (minimum $75k + Super).
  • Newly Acquired - chance to make your mark on the service & build the team.
  • Own dedicated OSHC space on school grounds, Non-for profit OSHC service.