Woden Community Service (WCS) is a for-purpose organisation that has been providing community-based services for over 50 years. Our vision of ‘a vibrant and connected community’ is achieved through our values of Hope, Community, Integrity, and Responsiveness.

You will be joining a dedicated team to lead and manage the delivery and business operations of high quality Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) programs and build strong relationships with children, families, schools and the community.

We are looking for an experienced leader who is able to lead, motivate and mentor staff for continuous improvement.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Ensure WCS OSHC programs are compliant with WCS policies, procedures and National Quality Standards, funding agreements and regulatory requirements,
  • Support continuous improvement by regularly reviewing and contributing to the updating of quality improvement plans for OHSC services,
  • Ensure effective management of financial resources and develop strong networks across the Early Childhood, Education Directorate and CECA sectors.

Extensive skills and experience in managing Out of School Hours Programs, understanding of issues related to service users and their families, and sound understanding of best practice policies and procedures are essential.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • Relevant tertiary qualification associated with Early Childhood and/or Primary School Education.
  • Extensive experience in the successful management of OSHC programs and implementation of risk frameworks.
  • Highly effective leadership and people management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively across the organisation.
  • Current Driver’s Licence.
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate is desirable.
  • A thorough understanding of the importance of personal and professional boundaries, ethical behaviour, policies and procedures.

Why WCS?

  • Full time, permanent position
  • Salary range $114,147.31 – $116,386.72 p.a. (depending on qualifications and experience) plus 10.5% superannuation
  • Salary packaging (up to $15,899 per year) plus meal and entertainment cards
  • Paid shutdown leave on standard working days between Christmas and New Year
  • 24/7 nationally recognised Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Under WCS policy, staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. During the recruitment process you will be asked to confirm your COVID-19 vaccination status or approved exemption.

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 a full position description please click HERE

If you would like further information please email:  vivienne.gould@wcs.org.au

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the essential requirements of this role HERE.

Applications close 16 September 2022.

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.