Full Time OOSH Coordinator/Site Manager

We have a great opportunity for a motivated & experienced OOSH Educator to lead a wonderful Service in Sydney's East. Use your skills to do something exciting within an already high-performing, exceeding OOSH Service!

About our Organisation: Galaxy Outside School Hours is a privately owned school age care provider based in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs. Our culture of consistency, high quality & commitment to continuous improvement is unwavering.

About the Service: We are a small (45 place), Exceeding rated Service. We have our own dedicated OOSH space & a great, well-established relationship with the school community and our wonderful families. The Service is very well resourced.  You would be working alongside a great team of people including a network of Coordinators from other local Services. 

About the Role: This is a full-time, child facing role that will keep you meaningfully connected to the children & families of the Service. 

You will be highly supported by the Area Manager/Director & The Educational Program & Practice Manager, as well a consistent & committed small team of Educators.

You will work with the Accounts Manager to ensure that family’s accounts are kept up to date (n.b. All families are on a fortnightly direct debit system which is processed by our Accounts manager)

This role consists of 30 hours face to face = 5 x split shifts & 8 hours of administration (2 x hours fixed working alongside our organisational management team & 6 hours flexible around your own commitments. Enjoy some large gaps in your day & take advantage of working close to home or of the local lifestyle opportunities.

This position is identified at Level 5 of the Children's Services Award & remuneration is above award.

Essential Criteria: (or willing to obtain)

·      Cleared WWCC for paid employment

·      Police Check

·      Accredited Child Protection Training & knowledge of current legislation

·      Current First Aid, Asthma & Anaphylaxis Training

·      Relevant childcare, teaching or OOSH qualifications and/or experience

·      Relevant experience working with children 5-12 years (consideration will also be given to candidates with experience working with children 0-5 years)

·      Experience, knowledge and education in play based learning experiences and planning relevant programs

·      Knowledge of the National Quality Framework

·      Passion for working with people

·      Strong interpersonal skills – confidence, maturity and sensitivity in responding to the needs of parents, children, staff and other community members

·      Exceptional organizational skills

·      Exceptional communication skills

 Tasks include:

·       Developing, implementing and evaluating a weekly program to enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of 5-12 year old children

·       Directing and supervising Educators with regards to the care, supervision & safety of children

·       Ensuring a safe centre and environment for children, staff and visitors including WHS

·       Client liaising and management of relationships

·       Investment into forming positive and engaging relationships with children

·       Compliance with relevant government requirements, regulations and standards

·       Maintaining records and accounts including enrolments

·       Staff supervision & training

 For more information about this role, or to apply, please send the following information to:

employment@galaxyoutsideschoolhours.com.au

·        Cover letter addressing your capacity for the role

·        Your resume or CV

·        A minimum of three professional references including contact details

All enquiries are treated strictly confidential

Please note: it is a requirement of this position within our industry to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

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