Assistant Coordinator - Outside School Hours Care - City of Sydney - Sector

Assistant Coordinator – Outside School Hours Care – City of Sydney

September 14, 2021

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New South Wales

Company: Firefly HR
Position: Assistant Coordinator
Work Type: Full-Time
Location: Sydney, NSW

Assistant Coordinator – Outside School Hours Care – City of Sydney

Work for a non-for-profit, community organisation that provides a vibrant and inclusive OSHC program for children.

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This Service is located on Gadigal Land.

Work for a non-for-profit, community organisation that provides a vibrant and inclusive OSHC program for children.

Non for Profit, Community-Based Service, Own Space Including Off-Site Office

Part Time OR Full Time Options Available, 25-37.5 hours pw | Mix of block and split shifts | $28-$34 ph | Paid study leave

Want to work in an inclusive, diverse, and engaging environment, with a passionate team led by a knowledgeable and experienced Coordinator? This Second in Charge position will allow you to express your creativity and drive for facilitating programs that promote children’s educational and developmental journeys.

We are seeking a motivated, well-informed, and enthusiastic leader who will be responsible for creating a stimulating program and supporting the Coordinator. It is important for the Assistant Coordinator/Educational Leader to be approachable, friendly, and respectful, as this role works together with the Coordinator in managing the team. You must possess strong leadership skills, as well as experience in an Educational Leader role, and be able to mentor staff on the floor.

This organisation will provide you with support to achieve your professional goals, including paid professional development and paid study leave. You will be surrounded by a team of diverse, fun-loving, and experienced Educators in the heart of the city who often love to go out for staff social events.

Outline of the role:

  • Assistant Coordinator/Educational Leader. You will be the 2IC of the Service and provide support to the Coordinator.
  • Full-time or part-time available, 25-37.5 hours per week.
  • Flexible shifts. A mix of block and split shifts will be provided.
  • Minimum of 5 non-contact hours per week for planning and administration.
  • Licenced for over 110 children.
  • $28-$35 per hour, plus 10% superannuation.
  • Assist to manage the everyday operations of the Service, mentor staff on the floor, create programs, and engage with stakeholders, families, and children.
  • Manage an enthusiastic, lively, and professional team of Educators.
  • Work with families with a wide range of diverse needs.

A little more about this Service:

  • 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 Assistant Coordinator/Educational Leader to the Centre.
  • The Coordinator has been working in the OSHC sector for a long time, has a wealth of knowledge and experience, is extremely friendly and down-to-earth, and will ensure that you are equipped to be successful in this role.
  • An extensive selection of activities offered, with the occasional special program such as swim school, King Fu, and local library initiatives.
  • A designated OSHC space and separate, off-site office space.

Getting to know you:

  • You will possess experience as an Educational Leader and have created engaging and diverse programs for an OSHC Service.
  • A confident, flexible, and approachable leader, who is also professional, and compliance driven.
  • Able to work with a diverse range of families to meet their differing needs.
  • Works well in a team and can follow direction, implement tasks, and manage staff members to ensure the effective operation of the Service.
  • A positive role model for children and other staff members.
  • Able to engage all educators to contribute to the planning cycle and creation of programs each week.
  • Loves being out on the floor to physically implement the program.
  • Offers a high level of support to the Coordinator and works in tandem to meet shared goals for the Service.
  • Able to engage with a wide range of stakeholders, community members, and families.
  • Possesses current ‘HLTAID004– Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting’ Certificate (or willingness to obtain).
  • Possesses current ‘CHCPRT001– Identify and respond to children and young people at risk’ training (or willingness to obtain).
  • Criminal History Check.
  • Valid and current NSW Paid Working with Children Check.

Want to find out more?
Feel free to get in touch with our friendly team (who are former Educators ourselves) if you would like to know more, ask a question, or just to chat at [email protected]

Does this role spark your interest?
We would love it if you would submit your resume outlining your experience, and a cover letter highlighting how you would be the perfect person for this position.

When writing your cover letter, don’t forget to personalise it! Think about including:

  • A brief professional history of you.
  • Your philosophy- or your ‘why’.
  • How you meet the position criteria- make sure you include examples from previous roles.

Remember to have a read over your application to check your grammar and spelling, and if it looks appealing.
Firefly HR- a small boutique organisation of professional and passionate educators and individuals who are driven to instil positive change in the OSHC and ECE sectors.

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