North Sydney Community Centre

After School Care Coordinator

Position Description

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

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.

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