Permanent Part-time Before/After School Care/Out of School Hours Care Educator

The Blue Umbrella (TBU) is a small, not-for-profit Out of School Hours Care (OHSC) Service situated within the beautiful grounds of Currambena Primary and Preschool in Lane Cove, catering for children aged 3 to 12 years. 

Our unique service currently has an exciting opportunity for a diploma qualified Educator to join our team. We will also consider applicants currently working towards an Early childhood diploma or degree.

This role is a 35 hour per week, part-time role consisting of 30 hours of split shifts Monday to Friday 7:30-9:30am and 2:30-6:30pm plus 5 hours per week of administrative duties, during the school term. Vacation care hours are also available during school holidays.


Experience and Qualifications

Essential: 

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care; or
  • Working towards Diploma, having completed Certificate III; or
  • At least 1/3rd completed and currently working towards Undergraduate Degree (or equivalent) in Education - Early Childhood
  • Child Protection trained
  • Current Working with Children Check

 

Desirable but not essential:

  • First Aid certificate, asthma, and anaphylaxis training
  • Knowledge of the National Quality Standards

 

Characteristics: 

  • A positive, friendly attitude
  • Initiative and capacity to work with minimal supervision in a small after-school care program with a maximum of 30 children
  • A commitment to democratic and child-centred education and care.


Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of this role include:

  • Interacting with the children to create engaging activities in line with the National Quality Standards  
  • Programming and planning
  • Conducting observations and guiding activities based on the children's interests
  • Creating strong relationships with families, other team members, and the broader Currambena community. 
  • Contribution to Quality Improvement Plan
  • Ad-hoc admin support

 

In return, you will gain ongoing professional development and exposure to a democratic, child-led education environment, working for an established service with excellent community connections, and a dedicated space/classroom and resources. 

Please include the following in your application:

  • Evidence of Child Protection Certificate
  • Evidence of current Working with Children Check (WWC)
  • Evidence of current First Aid accreditations (if applicable)
  • Current Covid-19 vaccination status
  • Copy of qualifications


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