Job Description

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

Date Posted: January 09, 2022

SydneyPermanent / Full Time

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

  
Worimi! – Hello (Darug)


This Service is located on the traditional land belonging to the Darug people, who’s land makes up the coast to the Blue Mountains and Western Suburbs. The Darug people made campsites in this area with access to water, plants, and animals. 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 Darug people here: 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 work for an incredibly supportive organisation who values your wellbeing, whilst you lead a team of educators at an Exceeding OSHC / OOSH Service, then look no further! We are seeking an experienced Coordinator to join the team at a beloved small-medium sized Service within a close school community. You will have your own designated OSHC / OOSH room with a built-in kitchen and office space, as well as a shared multipurpose hall and library to use. The Service also has access to all the outdoor areas in the school, including shaded spaces, asphalt, the large grass field, garden area and the school’s Indigenous Garden Space.

The school and the Service have a very close relationship and collaborate on all the operations within the Service, so you know that the school really cares about the success of their OSHC / OOSH program and the wellbeing of their children and staff members. You will need to be able to maintain a good relationship with the school staff and the principal, as they value the OSHC / OOSH Service and include them in all the school’s events, communications, and projects.

If you possess a Diploma in School Aged Care, are passionate about working with children, have high emotional intelligence and a positive attitude, then this role is for you! You will also need to have experience working with children with additional needs and understand inclusion support, as well as the ability to communicate with, and mentor educators. We want your application for this highly sought-after opportunity!

About this amazing opportunity:
  • OSHC / OOSH Coordinator.
  • Permanent full-time, 38 hours per week.
  • Great mix of broken and block shifts.
  • Own OSHC space and shared spaces for use.
  • Approved for just over 120 places. However, the actual attendance is lower, with around 30 children attending in the mornings and 90 attending in the afternoons.
  • Very supportive team, Area Managers, and organisation who value your wellbeing.
  • Above Award Pay! $38-$42 ph, approx. $76K-$83K + 10% Super
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Service and lead a team of educators.
  • Understand the needs of the children and school community, and the specific requirements of those children with additional needs at the Service.
  • Mentor educators and develop their skills and knowledge.
  • Be a strong leader who is integrated within the school community.
  • You have the ability to communicate consistently with key stakeholders, families and community members is necessary.
About this awesome Service:
  • Exceeding Rated Service.
  • Licenced for just over 120 places. Actual attendance is much lower.
  • The Service has its own designated room with a built in kitchen and office, and utilises the school’s hall, library, and all the outdoor spaces.
  • Has access to garden area and Indigenous Garden Space within the school.
  • The school’s principal loves to include the Service in school’s events, communications, and projects.
  • The school assists the Service with a very clear and organised transition process at bell times for the children.
  • The Service is an integral part of the school community.
  • The Service has two Assistant Coordinators, and one of them is also the Educational Leader.
  • Supportive Area Managers and organisation who will assist you along the way.
  • Have a great work / life balance and enjoy your work each day!  
More about you!
  • You possess experience in a leadership role within an OSHC / OOSH or Early Childhood Service.
  • You possess a Diploma or other qualification in OSHC / OOSH or ECE.
  • You possess a positive attitude and the ability to mentor educators.
  • You possess experience working with children with additional needs.
  • You must be able to effectively supervise a team and manage the day-to-day operations of an education and care service.
  • You possess high emotional intelligence.
  • You possess leadership skills to upskill, mentor and teach educators.
  • You will be able to build the team’s knowledge and experience, as you understand the Sector.
  • You are an approachable, and collaborative leader, whilst being professional and compliance driven.
  • Be insightful to the needs of the school community, the school principal, and can implement the specific needs of families.
  • You possess thorough knowledge and understanding of the National Quality Framework, National Quality Standards, and My Time Our Place, and the OSHC / OOSH Sector as a whole.
  • 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.
  • 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 opportunity?
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

Is this 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 (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.

  • Work at an Exceeding rated Service
  • Work for a supportive organisation in a great environment
  • Permanent full-time, 38 hours | Mix of broken and block shifts | $38-$42 ph, a