North Sydney Community Centre

Educational Leader - After School Care

POSITION OBJECTIVE

The aim of the After School Care Program is to provide a stimulating, high quality and caring environment for children 7 – 12 years and their families, which meets the expectations of the Approved Provider, families and children. Supported by an experienced team, this position will provide care, activities and educational elements to those in the program. Both structured and unstructured activities are provided, the emphasis being on free play. Children are encouraged to be independent and responsible within the group.

The After School Care program works within the Centre’s philosophy, policies and procedures and the requirements of the National Quality Framework (NQF) and the Framework for School Age Care – My Time, Our Place.

Permanent Part-Time Contract during school term, Monday - Friday, 2.00pm - 6.15pm

Reports to the After School Care Coordinator

Salary dependent on qualifications and experience, in accordance with the Children's Services Award 2010

Qualifications

  • Degree in Early Childhood or Diploma of Early Childhood Education 
  • Current First Aid qualification (current ACECQA approved anaphylaxis & asthma management training desirable)
  • Valid WWCC
  • Accredited Child Protection Training

Duties may include but are not limited to:

Administration

Comply with the requirements of the National Quality Framework and Framework for School Age Care – My Time, Our Place and other relevant legislation.

  • Read and develop an understanding of the service’s philosophy, policies and procedures.
  • Be familiar with general office procedures and assist as necessary.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities as required and keep up-to-date with current industry trends. Share this knowledge with the other educators at the service.
  • Document daily report and attend weekly After School Care staff meetings, note any issues with children to discuss and document resolutions.
  • Contribute to the development of the Quality Improvement Plan (QIP).
  • Read and understand this Job description and carry out the duties and tasks to the best of your abilities; including observing the children and update portfolios.
  • Undertake other duties as determined by the Nominated Supervisor from time to time.
  • Comply with all service policy & procedures.
  • Assist with the ordering and purchase of materials and equipment.
  • Collect the children each day from the North Sydney Demonstration School.
  • Record attendances and notify staff if children do not arrive.

Program

  • Assist in program planning that is based on the Framework for School Age Care - My Time Our Place; support staff with NQF and outcomes.
  • Contribute to and assist in documenting evaluations of the program.
  • Actively engage with children during the implementation of the program.
  • Prepare, organise and carry out at least two structured activities with the children each week.

Communication

  • Build positive relationships with other educators.
  • Work as a member of the team. To be flexible and work in a cooperative manner to ensure efficient operation of the service and maintain a high level of morale.
  • Follow direction and instructions of the Nominated Supervisor
  • Co-operate and work collaboratively with families, ensuring regular communication regarding the care and specific needs of their children, and ensuring that families feel comfortable and encouraged to become involved in the service.
  • Convey information regarding the service and its policies accurately to families and members of the public.
  • Refer all family concerns to the Nominated Supervisor as appropriate.

Children

  • Foster a rich play environment consistent with the Framework for School Age Care – My Time, Our Place.
  • Assist in creating a warm, caring, collaborative environment for all children attending the service.
  • Be actively involved with children in activities as directed by the Nominated Supervisor.
  • Be aware of children’s needs and abilities and meet these in a manner that is appropriate.
  • Actively supervise the children while playing both indoors and outdoors and instruct children in the appropriate use of equipment.
  • Share responsibility for the safety and hygiene of children within the service’s environment, including ensuring appropriate cleaning and food handling practices
  • Educate children through modelling and the demonstration of appropriate behaviours.
  • Actively involve children in the continual development and evaluation of the program and ensure a suitable variety of activities to cater for all varying developmental needs of children are provided.
  • Maintain, and consistently implement the behaviour management policy.
  • Provide feedback to parents regarding their child’s/children’s participation at the service.
  • Fulfil duties associated with mandatory reporting guidelines in line with the Child Protection legislation and the service’s policies.

Work, Health & Safety

  • Be aware of and comply with the service’s Work, Health & Safety policies and procedures.
  • Take reasonable care to protect own safety in the workplace and work in a safe manner, in compliance with approved safe work practices.
  • Participate in emergency and evacuation procedures as directed by the Nominated Supervisor.
  • Report any emergency to the most senior educator and assist as directed.
  • Check the environment (indoor and outdoor) each day and report any faulty equipment to the Nominated Supervisor as soon as possible.
  • Assist in maintaining a clean and safe environment before, during and after the completion of the session. Physical lifting of furniture and moving equipment is required.
  • Assist in maintaining the work environment to minimise risk to children, educators and visitors to the service.

Additional responsibilities

  • Assist in preparing afternoon tea for the children each day.
  • Leave the Centre clean and tidy and assist staff in preparing rooms for evening classes.
  • Knowledge of QikKids.
  • Participate in Community Centre staff meetings as required.
  • As a North Sydney Community Centre staff member, you may be required to fulfil other duties as instructed by Director.

Please send your application addressing the above criteria and your CV with 2 references to: director@northsydneycentre.com.au
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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