Job Description

Experienced OSHC Director - Fairy Meadow

Date Posted: June 16, 2022

NSW OtherPermanent / Full Time

The area we know today as Wollongong was originally inhabited by the Dharawal people who remain the Traditional Custodians of this land. The name Wollongong is said to originate from the Aboriginal word “woolyungah”, meaning five islands. This Service acknowledges and respects the Traditional Custodians of Dharawal Country and recognises and appreciates their deep connection to this land, waters and the broader community.

This well-resourced Service is looking for a Full or Part-time Director with solid experience in OSHC and inclusion support to run a busy and truly child-led programme, supporting up to 74 children from across 6 local primary schools. If you are keen on a hands-on role where you will really get to build lasting relationships with children and their families, this role could be a great fit for you!
  
What to expect from this role:
  • You will be working alongside an experienced 2IC and consistent team of permanent part-time educators and regular casuals
  • You will be working mainly block shifts, working directly with the children for either Before or After School Care with plenty of admin time during the day to handle programming, rostering, budgeting, etc.
  • You will be a key decision maker in the Service’s Strategic Inclusion Planning process
  • You will be well supported by head office teams who work on enrolments, billing, marketing and compliance, as well as receiving mentoring and guidance directly from your Area Manager plus Child Protection and Pedagogy teams
  • You will be running the OSHC from a permanent, dedicated space – and a great outdoor area too!
  • No Assessment & Rating for a while! This has just been completed with the outcome due any day
  
What will they offer you:
  • A reliable and supportive work environment with committed educators
  • Lots of autonomy to plan, programme and resource as you see fit
  • A competitive salary package - $35.88p/h + super
  • 4 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • A 60% discount on childcare fees for Educators’ children (across all services – OSHC or Early Childhood)
  • Amazing training opportunities including fee-free upskilling to Cert III or Diploma, working events for professional learning and development, and on-the-job mentorship
  • A uniform including t-shirts, a jumper and a hat – no more worrying about what to wear to work!
  • A discount card for local suppliers and services

About you
  • You have a sound knowledge and understanding of the NQF | NQS | MTOP | Regulations.
  • You have experience in a leadership position, guiding and mentoring a team.
  • You ideally hold a Certificate III, Diploma or equivalent, or perhaps you are studying towards a qualification in Children’s Services
  • You are someone who is passionate about working with children, making a positive difference, improving outcomes, and putting in place supportive practices for children with additional needs
  • You are career minded and you thrive on making a positive difference
  • You have experience dealing with management, building relationships & ensuring positive interactions with the school community and external stakeholders
  • 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)
  • Current Working With Vulnerable People card
  • Covid 19 Vaccination Certificate
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.

Do you want to know more about the position? Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions at apply@fireflyhr.com.au
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  • Competitive wages - $35.88 p/h + super + 17.5% leave loading
  • 60% discount on childcare costs for all employees
  • Amazing training and development opportunities