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.

Children’s 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 as Team Leader. 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. The positions will be available in multiple locations.

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

Our offer

  • Multiple positions available:
    • Permanent, full time (37.5 hours per week)
    • Permanent, part time (23-25 hours per week)
  • Salary of $63,343.38 to $66,258.19 a. (pro-rata for part time) plus 11 % Superannuation, depending on qualifications and experience
  • Salary packaging (up to $15,899 per year) plus meal and entertainment cards
  • Broken shift allowance (where applicable)
  • Paid shutdown leave on standard working days between Christmas and New Year
  • 24/7 nationally recognised Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Study leave opportunities
  • Uniforms and ongoing professional development and a supportive team environment

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for leading and managing a team of qualified educators in the delivery of high-quality Out of School Hour Care (OSHC) programs.
  • Develop and implement program plans that meet the individual needs and interests of the children.
  • Provide guidance, support, and supervision to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the children in care.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Diploma in Children’s Service or Education or equivalent qualification.
  • Extensive skills, knowledge and experience in OSHC, including demonstrated use of the My Time, Our Place and Early Years Learning frameworks.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, leadership and people management skills.
  • Demonstrated good communication including verbal and written that engender positive relationships and influence stakeholders effectively to resolve functional issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team.
  • Reliable, punctual and mature attitude to work.
  • Demonstrated understanding of professional boundaries, privacy and confidentiality.
  • Current first aid certificate in an education and care setting (including asthma and anaphylaxis).

Full Position Description 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.

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

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

Applications close: 24 February 2024.

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.