Job Description

Coordinator | Out of School Hours Care (OSHC / OOSH) | Castle Hill

Date Posted: January 11, 2022

SydneyPermanent / Full Time

Coordinator | Out of School Hours Care (OSHC / OOSH) | Castle Hill

Worimi! – Hello (Dharug)

  
This Service is located on the traditional land belonging to the Bidjigal people, who are a clan of the Dharug language group. 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 Bidjigal people here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Hill,_New_South_Wales#:~:text=History-,Indigenous%20history,the%20immediate%20west%20of%20Sydney.
  
This is your opportunity to lead a great team at an Exceeding rated OSHC / OOSH Service as an experienced Coordinator. Join this amazing Service with a very supportive team, two Assistant Coordinators and an awesome Area Coordinator in an organisation that values your wellbeing, input, and creativity. We are looking for an experienced OSHC / OOSH professional who has worked in a leadership role within the Sector to direct the team at this medium sized Service.

This Service has a shared space that is used in the mornings and afternoons and a large COLA area for activities and where afternoon tea is served, as well as a basketball court. The school environment is very supportive, with a hands on principal who values the OSHC / OOSH Service as part of the school community.

If you are a dedicated professional who is passionate about upskilling a team and are able to support the development of the team in a positive working environment, then we urge you to apply! You will need to possess leadership skills to work collaboratively with other stakeholders of the Service and possess knowledge of the Sector. You will possess the ability to communicate and mentor educators, and have high emotional intelligence. Please don’t hesitate to apply for this amazing opportunity to continue leading an Exceeding Service and create a high quality education and care environment for children.

More about this incredible opportunity:
  • OSHC / OOSH Coordinator.
  • Permanent full-time, 38 hours per week.
  • Broken shifts.
  • Shared OSHC space with large COLA, basketball courts, and more!!
  • Approved for just over 160 places. However, the actual attendance is much lower, with approximately 15-40 attending in the mornings and 70-120 in the afternoons.
  • Located in the Hills District.
  • Very supportive team, Area Managers, and organisation who value your wellbeing and want you to shine.
  • 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.
  • Mentor educators and develop their skills and knowledge.
  • 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:
  • An Exceeding Rated Service.
  • Licensed for just over 150 places. Actual attendance is much lower.
  • Shared OSHC space with COLA, library, large grassed area, and basketball courts.
  • The Service has a great relationship with the school, especially the school’s principal.
  • The school views the Service to be an integrated part of their community.
  • Great team dynamic with two Assistant Coordinators.
  • Supportive Area Managers and organisation who will assist you along the way.
  • 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 qualification in OSHC / OOSH or ECE.
  • 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 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.
  • You are 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.
  • You are a positive role model for children and other staff members.
  • You are 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.
  • 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 a current ‘CHCPRT001- Identify and respond to children and young people at risk’ training (or willingness to obtain).
  • You possess a recent Criminal History Check (within the last 6 months).
  • You possess a 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 incredible 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

Does this sound like your perfect 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 (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.

  • Your chance to work at an Exceeding Service
  • Work in a great team and make a difference to the lives of children
  • Permanent full-time, 38 hours | Broken shifts | $38-$42 ph, approx. $76K-$83K +