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OOSH / OSHC Centre Coordinator - Seven Hills West

Wesley Out of School Hours Care

  • full-time position
  • based in Seven Hills West
  • attractive salary packaging benefits

About us

Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. Our Vision is “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

About the program

Wesley Out of School Hours Care (WOOSH) provides high quality before and after school care and vacation care for school-aged children within the North West Sydney region.

We provide an environment that is warm, caring and engaging for children, staff and families and believe it is important that every child in our care feels at home in a secure environment where they can grow and learn.

WOOSH, Seven Hills West is a small, cosy centre housed in its own dedicated building within the grounds of Seven Hills West Public School.

About the role

As the Centre Coordinator you will lead a vibrant team of Senior Educators and Educators, be the Nominated Supervisor and in charge of the day-to-day running of the centre. 

To be successful in this position you will have strong leadership qualities and be passionate about working with children. You will be highly-motivated, enthusiastic, energetic and dedicated to providing children with the best possible childhood experiences.  You will also have a cooperative approach to working with stakeholders.

Demonstrated behaviours:

  • ability to engage and inspire a passionate team through clear decision making and the provision of a supportive and collaborative management style
  • demonstrated ability to work unsupervised and be an effective team player with a positive can-do attitude
  • able to relate well to a range of people with sound listening and problem-solving skills
  • be spontaneous, energetic and enthusiastic
  • a confident professional with strong initiative
  • reliability
  • emotional maturity and resilience

Essential criteria

  • AQF Advanced Diploma or Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care or relevant Degree or Early Childhood Education qualification
  • sound working knowledge of the National Quality Framework and My Time Our Place
  • minimum 3 years’ experience working in a Children’s service.
  • demonstrated experience in coordinating a team
  • ability to direct the development, planning, implementation and review of innovative, stimulating, high-quality programming for the service
  • First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis qualification or willingness to obtain
  • knowledge of Workplace Health & Safety
  • current Working with Children Check or willingness to obtain
  • completion of a DEC approved Child Protection Training or willingness to obtain
  • current driver’s licence
  • proven organisational skills, ability to multi-task, prioritise workloads and meet deadlines
  • demonstrable skills in conflict-resolution and change-management
  • thorough attention to detail
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • availability to work split-shifts, as required
  • excellent interpersonal skills with flexibility and patience
  • proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office

Desirable criteria

  • experience in the use of QikKids
  • previous OOSH experience
  • experience in facilitating group games and sports

Remuneration

Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the Children’s Services Award with generous salary packaging available. Other benefits include discounted private health cover, study assistance and Employee Assistance Program

Closing date

Tuesday 24 September 2019, by 5pm

Apply now

Applications should include a cover letter addressing each of the selection criteria and resume. To apply, please forward your application to: oosh@wesleymission.org.au

                      

Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values. We are committed to providing an environment in which children can feel safe and valued.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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