Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) Leadership Positions

  • Start the new term in a Leadership position, making a difference in the lives of the children, families and communities we operate in.

Woden Community Service (WCS) is a for-purpose organisation that has been providing community-based services for over 50 years. Our vision of ‘A caring community where everyone belongs’ is achieved through our values of Inclusion, Compassion, Hope, Responsiveness, Integrity and Social Justice.

WCS is a child safe organisation, committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of children entrusted to our care. We demonstrate this commitment through embedding of the Child Safe Standards in culture, policies, procedures and practice.

Our OSHC services provide children with recreation-based activities with emphasis on social interaction and a sense of fun in a safe and secure environment. A range of activities are offered including art, sports, games, dramatic play, nature-based play, cooking and excursions.

We are currently seeking experienced and passionate individuals to join our team in various OSHC leadership positions. The successful candidates will be responsible for leading and managing staff, ensuring the delivery of high-quality programs, and maintaining positive relationships with families, schools, and the wider community.

Exciting opportunities exist for Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) Leadership Positions to join our team across different OSHC Services:

  • OSHC Qualified Educators (CSA 3) – Multiple Locations
  • OSHC Assistant Coordinator (CSA 3-4) – Margaret Hendry, Wanniassa
  • OSHC Team Leaders (CSA 4-5) – Duffy, Hughes, Margaret Hendry
  • OSHC Coordinator (CSA 6) – Duffy

 Key Accountabilities

1. Qualified Educator:

  • Deliver high-quality OSHC programs that meet the individual needs and interests of the children.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Build positive relationships with children, families, schools, and the wider community.

2. Assistant Coordinator:

  • Support the Coordinator in the day-to-day operation of the OSHC service.
  • Assist with program planning, delivery, and evaluation.
  • Provide support and supervision to the qualified educators as required.
  • Act as a responsible person as defined by ACECQA.

3. Team Leader:

  • Work collaboratively with the Service Manager/OSHC Manager and other leadership staff to achieve the goals and objectives of the service.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the OSHC service, including program planning, delivery, and evaluation.
  • Develop and implement program plans that meet the individual needs and interests of the children.

4. Coordinator:

  • Responsible for leading and managing a team of qualified educators in the delivery of high-quality Out of School Hour Care (OSHC) programs.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the OSHC service, including program planning, delivery, and evaluation.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Act as a Nominated Supervisor as defined by ACECQA.

If you have a passion for providing a supportive environment for children and families, we’d love to hear from you!

Our offer

  • Permanent, part-time (20 – 35 hours/week) or full-time appointments (37.5 hours/week).
  • Salary of $53,777.31 to $82,945.00 per annum (pro-rata), depending on skills and experience, plus 11% superannuation.
  • Broken shift allowance (where applicable).
  • Paid shutdown leave on standard working days between Christmas and New Year.
  • Salary packaging (up to $15,899 per year) plus meal and entertainment cards.
  • Study Leave opportunities.
  • 24/7 nationally recognised Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including 3 additional holistic service sessions.
  • Uniforms, ongoing professional development and a supportive team environment.
  • Ongoing professional development and a supportive team environment.

Qualifications and Experience

  1. Qualified Educator:
  • Enrolled and working towards a Diploma in early childhood education and care (or ACECQA approved equivalent).
  • Extensive skills, knowledge and experience in OSHC, including demonstrated use of the Early Years Learning Framework and the My Time Our Place Framework. 
  1. Assistant Coordinator:
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care / Completed Certificate IV in Out of School Hours Care/ Education Support/ Youth Work/ Lifestyle & Leisure OR Completed 1 year of any degree or Diploma and 1 year experience working with children over preschool age (or ACEQA approved equivalent).
  • Extensive skills, knowledge and experience in OSHC, including demonstrated use of the My Time, Our Place framework and the Early Years Learning Framework. 
  1. Team Leader:
  • Diploma in Early Education and Care (or ACEQA approved equivalent)
  • Extensive skills, knowledge and experience in OSHC, including demonstrated use of the My Time, Our Place and Early Years Learning frameworks.
  1. Coordinator:
  • Diploma in Early Education and Care or relevant tertiary qualifications in Education (or ACEQA approved equivalent)
  • Extensive skills, knowledge and experience in OSHC, including demonstrated use of the My Time, Our Place framework and The Early Years Learning Framework.

Full Position Descriptions are available outlining the knowledge, skills and experience:

To be eligible for employment, you must also have an ACT Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) Card, working rights in Australia, and be willing to undertake background checks required for the position.

For further information please email:  Damien.Marais@wcs.org.au or oshc@wcs.org.au

If you are passionate about providing high-quality OSHC programs and have the skills and experience to lead and manage a team, we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the essential requirements of the role you are applying for via Seek. Please also indicate the role that you interested to apply on your cover letter.

We may fill the position prior to closing date.

Don’t Delay, Apply Today!

Closing Date: COB 27 April 2024.

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For more information about WCS and services that we provide, including Youth & Family, Community Development, Housing and Homelessness, Disability, Mental Health and Aged Care, please visit our website at www.wcs.org.au

WCS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all abilities and life experiences. We also encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.

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