Job Description

Assistant Coordinator Parental Leave Role until 1st Oct | OSHC | Wentworthville

Date Posted: May 02, 2022

SydneyContract or Temp

This Service is located on the land of the Boolbainora clan of the Darug people.

We encourage OSHC professionals to understand the history of the land in which their Services are located, to promote inclusion and knowledge about the traditional owners.

To learn more about the Boolbainora clan, click here:,a%20suburb%20west%20

We are looking for a capable and enthusiastic OSHC/OOSH professional who is willing to step into an Assistant Coordinator role for seven months! This role is perfect for anyone wanting to test the waters and level up their career by taking on more responsibility and playing a part in shaping a Service.

If you are a senior educator or have been working with children in OSHC/ECE for a while and would like to progress into a more challenging role, then this opportunity is perfect for you as it will only be for a short period of time.

In this position you will work closely with the Service Coordinator and Educators to ensure quality education and care is provided. This role has the flexibility to complete a mixture of split/broken shifts and block shifts across Monday to Friday for 38 hours per week.

Sound like the perfect role for you? Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply below!

Why this role?
  • Full time position | 38 hours per week.
  • Mix of split/broken and block shifts.
  • Above award wages. $32-$33 per hour dependent on qualifications & experience + 10% super.
  • Work with the Coordinator and Educators to provide a quality education and care program for the children.
  • Step into the ‘Responsible Person’ role in the absence of the Coordinator.  
Why this Service?
  • This Service is located on site in a friendly school environment in Wentworthville.
  • Own OSHC/OOSH space on school grounds (conjoined own demountable classroom environment), with own office space, as well as an undercover outdoor area, and a small field for outdoor play.
  • A shared space for overflow is available in the school’s library.
  • This is a small Service with the attendance sitting at around 65 children in the afternoons, and around 20 children in the mornings.
  • The Service maintains a close relationship with the school and its staff members.
  • The school staff assist the OSHC/OOSH staff, as the school’s diversity leader meets regularly with the OSHC Coordinator to review personalised plans for the children. 
Why this Approved Provider?
  • The Approved Provider ensures ongoing professional development opportunities are provided and encouraged.
  • Option to salary sacrifice if desired.
  • Opportunity for career progression and growth.
  • Supportive NFP Approved Provider whose values are respect, encouragement, and care.
  • Work somewhere where you are valued with training and connections to other services. 
Who are we looking for?
  • You have a solid understanding of the National Quality Framework and all it encompasses.
  • You possess the ability to lead a team of educators and to work effectively in a team.
  • You possess prior experience in a leadership role or as an RP in an OSHC or ECE Service.
  • You are a positive and passionate OSHC/ECE professional.
  • You can develop & maintain strong relationships with children, families, school executives and the wider community.
  • You are confident and feel comfortable liaising with families about their child’s participation in the program.
  • You can step into the Responsible Person role when the Coordinator/Nominated Supervisor is absent.
  • You possess a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care, Diploma, or proven experience in a similar role at a similar sized service.
  • Required: a valid and current NSW Paid Working with Children Check.
  • Required: Ability to show proof of full COVID-19 Vaccination status.
  • Required: an up to date Criminal History Check.
  • Required: CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk - Accredited Child Protection or willingness to obtain (1 day training).
  • Required: HLTAID004 or HLTAID012 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting or willingness to obtain (1 day training).   
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.

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

Is this the perfect next step in your career?


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 -

  • Full time position | 38 hours per week | Mix of split/broken and block shifts
  • Above award wages! $32-$33 per hour dependent on qualifications & experience
  • Parental Leave Role starting ASAP until 1st Oct 2022