About the program
North Sydney Community Centre welcomes up to 105 7-12 year olds, predominantly from North Sydney Demonstration School every afternoon. We are an independent Not For Profit Incorporated Association. The ASC program was established 45 years ago and for many years was known as The Leisure Centre. The program has a strong reputation in the community.
Afternoon activities include arts & craft, sport, singing and dancing, cooking, gardening and homework club. We hold an annual Welcome BBQ for parents, we farewell our Year 6 students with a Pizza and Movie Night. We hold an Annual Open Day to showcase all the Centre activities – from the Explorers Playgroup for Under 5s, to After School Care, the Adult Classes and Workshops, and the twice-monthly Northside Produce Market. It is a true community centre with activities every day and evening. This role is not just After School Care: you are stepping into a broader community with fun, collaborative, welcoming, professional and supportive staff.
About the role
We’re looking for a Coordinator with leadership experience who brings a range of skills and depth of knowledge to continue the management, administration and programming of our dynamic ASC Program.
The successful applicant will have a solid understanding of NQF and NQS and have practical experience running a Centre and a team of permanent and casual staff, and enjoy liaising with parents, school community and industry colleagues and networks. You will excel at creating a welcoming environment and a positive workplace. You will be supported by, and report to, the Centre Director and the Committee of Management. You will be required to attend monthly management meetings in the evening.
Coordinator (Nominated Supervisor)
North Sydney Community Centre - After School Care Program (ASC)
Based in North Sydney
Permanent Part-Time Position (35 hours per week), Monday to Friday from 10:45am – 6:15pm
$34.28/hr, working school terms only
Required skills and experience
A Degree or Diploma in Children’s Services or ACECQA approved equivalent, or a Cert IV in School Aged Care
Accredited Child Protection Training
Working with Children Check
Current Supervisors Certificate
Thorough knowledge of the National Quality Standard and National Quality Frame work and a commitment to continuous quality improvement
Experience with QIKKIDS software programs
Ability to fulfil the obligations of a Nominated Supervisor including ensuring children’s health and hygiene, safety and wellbeing, and risk management
Experience in the day-to-day management of an After School Care program with demonstrated capacity to lead, manage and motivate staff, manage recruitment and performance management.
High-level organisational skills in planning, decision-making, time management and problem solving
Demonstrated proficiency with computers
Ability to review and implement Centre policies ensuring compliance with the NQF and Regulations
Demonstrated skills in the supervision and positive behaviour management of school aged children
Ability to manage and monitor ASC budget, enrolments and fees, staff rosters and staff ratios
Current First Aid Certificate, Asthma, Anaphylaxis, and CPR
Communicate with families through regular email updates, notice-board updates and newsletters
Consult families with regard to program procedures, changes to policies and government guidelines and standards (accreditation, regulations, child care benefit)
Practical experience running a Centre and a team of permanent and casual staff, and enjoy liaising with parents, school community and industry colleagues and networks
Attend monthly Management Committee Meetings and the Annual General Meeting and present a written report
Manage, and assist in, the daily set up of furniture and equipment (physical lifting required).
Desirable skills and experience
Good written and verbal communication skills
At least 5 years working in a child care setting with school age children
Excellent interpersonal skills
Please send your application addressing the above criteria and your CV with 2 references to email@example.com
Note: If you haven’t heard from us after two weeks you have not been short listed for an interview. We apologise that we are unable to respond to all candidates.