Job Description

Outside School Hours Care Coordinator | South Canberra

Date Posted: June 09, 2022

ACTPermanent / Full Time

Yumalundi! – Hello (Ngunnawal)
Canberra is Ngunnawal country. The Ngunnawal are the Indigenous people of this region and its first inhabitants. The neighbouring people are the Gundungurra to the north, the Ngarigo to the south, the Yuin on the coast, and the Wiradjuri inland. To learn more, please go to:
“Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.” – O. Fred Donaldson

Are you an experienced Coordinator who has all the skills but is keen to really make a difference and develop your own style within a Service? Are you ready to work in a well-established environment where processes are already in place and yet needs a bit of a refresh … maybe a bit of your individuality?
Are you an Assistant Coordinator looking for a step up, who could benefit in working and learning in a well-run environment, with a strong team around you, but where you can really make your own mark and develop a Service as you would like to see it developed?
If so, this could be a fantastic opportunity for you! If successful, you could be a key part of the management team of a respected and valued OSHC Service whose community is actively involved and ready for change. The Service believes that Outside School Hours Care should be an inspiring, welcoming, supportive and fun environment, professionally run, and where both children and educators can grow and develop. They are excited to welcome someone who shares this vision!
In order to attract committed Education and Care professionals to their team, this Service will pay above award wages - $35 to $42 per hour depending on experience and qualifications – and offer a great range of professional development opportunities. They are also prepared to be very flexible around working hours and shift structures.

About you
  • You’re dedicated to providing ongoing guidance and support to improve outcomes for families.
  • You have knowledge and understanding of the NQF | NQS | MYTOP | Regulations.
  • You have experience in a leadership position, guiding and mentoring a team.
  • You ideally hold an ECE | OSHC Diploma or equivalent, perhaps studying towards a qualification in Children’s Services.
  • You have experience in a leadership position Coordinator | Assistant Coordinator | Responsible Person | Nominated Supervisor |Team Leader in OSHC or early childhood.
  • Someone who is passionate about working with children and can mentor educators in supportive practices for children with additional needs.
  • Someone who is career minded and thrives on making a positive difference.
  • You have experience dealing with management, building relationships & ensuring positive interactions with the school community.
  • Someone who strives for and makes a positive difference and who can take charge and ownership of the service.
  • You’re adaptable, you are open and willing to learn new things, take on new challenges, and make adjustments to suit transitions in the service.
  • Fully immunised and up to date with your boosters.
  • CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk - Accredited Child Protection or willingness to obtain.
  • HLTAID012 - ‘Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting’ Certificate (or willingness to obtain)
  • Ideally, you will hold an ECE | OSHC Diploma or equivalent, perhaps studying towards a qualification in Children’s Services.
  • 1-2 years of proven experience in a similar role
  • Current Working With Vulnerable People card
  • Covid 19 Vaccination Certificate By applying, you have the required documentation.
Child Safety:  
We are looking for an individual that understands, adheres to, 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.    
Does this sound like the role for you? Hit “Apply” Submit your resume with a cover letter highlighting how you would make a great Coordinator.

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Yarra – Goodbye (Ngunnawal)
  • Strongly child-focussed Service | Plenty of time to build a quality programme
  • Above award wages | $35 - $42 per hour depending on experience
  • Full or Part-time options | Shift structure to suit your lifestyle