Job Description

Assistant Coordinator | Out of School Hours Care (OSHC/OOSH) | Blacktown

Date Posted: January 09, 2022

SydneyPermanent / Full Time

Assistant Coordinator | Out of School Hours Care (OSHC / OOSH) | Marayong

Worimi! – Hello (Dharug)  

This Service is located on the traditional land belonging to the Dharug people. Within Blacktown City Council, there is the 2nd largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population after the Central Coast. Aboriginal history is all around us and is crucial to the culture and history of Australia. We encourage all Educators to spend time reflecting and empowering themselves with knowledge around the Indigenous culture of where they live and work. Click here to learn more about the Dharug people: https://www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/About-Council/Our-city/Blacktown-Memories/Our-history-and-heritage/Aboriginal-heritage/Aboriginal-Connections

If you would like to join the team at a great Service in the heart of Marayong, and help lead a awesome group of educators, then this is the role for you! We are seeking an experienced OSHC / OOSH Assistant Coordinator or an OSHC / OOSH professional who is wanting to step up to the challenge and progress their career to take on the role of Assistant Coordinator for this medium-sized Service.

Located near public transport in Sydney’s Western suburbs, this Service is in a lovely large school that caters for each individual child. The Service has a great relationship with the school and is part of the community. The Service provides structured activities and focuses on facilitating a range of inviting and engaging activities, such as Creative Arts, Physical Education, Science, Cultural Activities, Cooking, and more! The Space offers the children a large area to play and learn within, both indoors and outdoors, with an abundant range of amazing resources. The physical environment is set up each session to cater for the children’s needs and to ultimately extend their learning.

You will need to possess previous experience in a leadership role within an OSHC / OOSH or Early Childhood Service, either as a Responsible Person, or are willing to step up to this role. If you have a positive attitude, high emotional intelligence, sound knowledge of the NQF and NQS, and the ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders, then this role will suit you! This opportunity will allow you to implement your own ideas, utilise your creativity, assist to manage a team of educators, work within a supportive team of Area Coordinators and the Service Coordinator, and facilitate quality education and care programs for children!

More about this incredible opportunity:
  • OSHC / OOSH Assistant Coordinator.
  • Permanent full-time, 38 hours per week.
  • Broken shifts.
  • Large shared OSHC space with many outdoor spaces within the school to utilise.
  • Approved for just over 110 places. However, there will be approximately 100 children attending each afternoon.
  • Located centrally in Sydney’s Western Suburbs, close to public transport.
  • Very supportive team, Area Managers, and organisation who value your wellbeing.
  • Above Award, $32 - $33 ph (approx. $65K + super)
  • Assist the Service Coordinator to 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 amazing Service:
  • A much-loved Service.
  • Licenced for just over 110 places. Around 100 children attend each afternoon.
  • Shared OSHC space in the school’s Hall. The Service utilises the kitchen, basketball court and Hall.
  • The Hall is set up in different areas where the children can create their own learning experiences based on their interests.
  • Own vegetable garden and messy play area.
  • Structured programmed activities are provided in both Before and After School Care that extend the children’s learning and development, including, sport, craft, cultural activities, messy play, sustainability play, and more!
  • The Service has a great relationship with the school.
  • The school is a large school that caters for each child individually.
  • Great team dynamic.
  • Supportive Area Managers, Service Coordinator, and team.
  • Have a great work / life balance and enjoy your work each day!
Let’s get to know more about you:
  • You possess experience in a leadership role within an OSHC / OOSH or Early Childhood Service.
  • You possess a positive attitude and the ability to mentor educators.
  • You must be able to effectively supervise a team and manage the day-to-day operations of an education and care service.
  • You have high emotional intelligence.
  • You are an approachable, and collaborative leader, whilst being professional and compliance driven.
  • Must be able to facilitate an inclusive and structured program that is tailored to the needs and interests 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 when necessary.
  • Possesses thorough knowledge and understanding of the National Quality Framework, National Quality Standards, and My Time Our Place.
  • You possess good 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.
  • You strive 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 this awesome role?
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 next 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 (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.

  • Join a team at a well-loved medium-sized Service
  • Shared OSHC space with access to large outdoor spaces and own vegetable garden
  • Permanent full-time, 38 hours | Broken shifts | Above Award, $32 - $33 ph (app