Job Description

Multiple Educator Positions | Out of School Hours (OSHC/OOSH) |Castle Hill

Date Posted: January 11, 2022


Worimi! – Hello (Darug)

We acknowledge the Bidjigal People of the Dhurag clan, the traditional custodians of the land in which this service resides. For more information on the traditional owners of the land, visit:
Do you have a passion for working with children, and are excited to motivate and extend upon children’s interests and play? Become a valuable team member at our service in Castle Hill.  This large service provides opportunity to work with an engaging and supportive team.

As an educator, you will be on the floor with the children, before and after school, facilitating and running planned activities and involved in spontaneous play with the children that support their hobbies and interests.  Having a ‘can do’ attitude is important in this role, as you will be committed to working hard and using your initiative to confidently engage with and support the children.

The school is committed to providing quality education that promotes the uniqueness and achievement of each individual. The school also has an established behaviour management framework that is shared across to the OSHC service. The Provider is a nurturing Not-For-Profit that encourages and supports professional development in your role, with lots of opportunity to grow within the company.
“Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun.”
— Mignon McLaughlin

More about this opportunity:
  • Permanent Part Time Positions
  • 35 Hours per week - Mornings & Afternoons
  • 20 Hours per week - Afternoons only
  • Large service, licenced for 120 – looking at 100 children next year
  • Shared Space on School Grounds – Community involvement is big in this service
  • Above award $25 - $29 per hour + Allowances & Super
  • Broken shifts – Work/Life Balance!
  • Very supportive organisation who prioritises educator wellbeing.
  • Supportive team members including a Coordinator & Assistant Coordinator
  • Supportive organisation with opportunities for professional development and career progression.
  • Have fun with kids while you work! Engage in play and a wide range of activities.
  • Opportunity to Train to be a “Responsible Person”
  • 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 have a passion for working with children.
  • You love to see children grow and develop in their own unique ways and gain joy from supporting this.
  • You can think outside the box and come up with creative ideas for activities.
  • You are a team player and a friendly and supportive team member.
  • You are open minded, confident, and flexible.
  • You possess a sound/working understanding of the NQF, NQS, and child protection legislation.
  • You are open to ongoing professional development and ongoing quality improvement.
  • Desirable: you have experience in OSHC / OOSH.
  • Desirable: CHCPRT001- Identify and respond to children and young people at risk’ training (1 day training). 
  • Preferred: you possess a minimum Certificate 3 in Children’s Services or Equivalent. Working towards a qualification may be considered for the right candidate.
  • Must haves: Valid and current paid NSW Working with Children Check.
  • HLTAID004 / 012 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting or willingness to obtain
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
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 to check your grammar and spelling, and if it looks appealing.
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.
  • Multiple Positions available! Permanent Part Time
  • 35 Hours Mornings & Afternoons | 20 Hours Afternoons only
  • Above award $25 - $29 per hour + Allowances & Super