Job Description

Coordinator | Outside School Hours Care | Surry Hills Area

Date Posted: July 21, 2022

SydneyPermanent / Full Time

This Service is located on Gadigal Land of the Eora Nation. Gadigal People come from the Dharug language group.

"Worimi’ (Hello)
Dharug language
Want to work in an inclusive, diverse, and engaging environment, leading a passionate team whilst being supported by a General Manager? This Coordinator position will see you manage the day-to-day operations of the Service. 
Work in a supportive environment where you will be encouraged to grow and develop in your professional practice whilst still ensuring a work/life balance. This service places a strong focus on educator wellbeing with opportunities for educators to access mental health services, flexible shift arrangements & a family friendly culture.

We are seeking a motivated, well-informed, and enthusiastic leader who will be responsible for engaging, leading, and inspiring a team of Educators.
About the role:
  • Full-time Coordinator role (Nominated Supervisor)
  • Flexibility with shift structures to ensure work/life balance
  • Above award salary (negotiable for the right candidate)
  • You will lead and mentor a team of long-standing educators including 2 permanent part-time responsible persons (with the service for 3 years) + a pool of regular casual educators
  • Assist to manage the everyday operations of the Service, mentor staff on the floor, create programs, and engage with stakeholders, families, and children.
  • Work with families with a wide range of diverse needs.
A little more about this Service:
  • Supportive environment where educators can access mental health services.
  • Service offers opportunities for growth & development through ongoing professional development opportunities & support of career progression.
  • Supportive workplace with a group of engaged and dedicated staff and an understanding General Manager.
  • All team members have unique strengths and come from diverse backgrounds. However, they share their passion for working with children and are excited to welcome a new Coordinator to the Centre.
  • Opportunity to assist in the recruitment of an Assistant Coordinator / Educational Leader.
  • Opportunities to engage with community to create engaging additional programs
  • A designated OSHC space and separate, off-site office space.
About you:
  • You are passionate about working with children and implementing exciting programs that offer opportunities for exploration and wonder
  • A confident, flexible, and approachable leader, who is also professional, and compliance driven.
  • A positive role model for children and other educators.
  • Able to engage all educators to contribute to the planning cycle and creation of programs each week.
  • You are a leader who enjoys mentoring educators in their professional practice
  • You have a good understanding the National Quality Framework and all it entails including the National Law & Regulations, National Quality Standards, and the Guiding Principles of the NQF
  • You understand the National Principles of Child Safe Organisations and endeavour to implement them in your everyday practice
  • You are reflective and are always striving for continuous improvement
  • You are a clear communicator and enjoy building strong relationships with children, families, educators, and the wider community
  • Experience working in an OSHC leadership position
  • Valid and current NSW Paid Working with Children Check
  • Although a qualification isn’t essential, a Certificate or Diploma of Children Services or working towards a qualification will be looked upon fondly.
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.

A Working with Children Check applies to this position.
  • An opportunity for an experienced 2IC to step up into a Service Coordinator role
  • Not-for-profit Approved Provider with supportive policies for the educators
  • Above award salary with incentives such as study leave