North Sydney Community Centre

After School Care Educator - Permanent Part Time

Permanent Part-Time contract during school term, Monday - Friday, 2.00pm - 6.15pm (flexibility for 3-5 days a week)

Reports to the After School Care Coordinator

Salary will be discussed with short listed candidates and is dependent on qualifications and experience, in accordance with the Children's Services Award 2010.

Duties may include but are not limited to:

Qualifications:

  • Updated First Aid certificate.
  • Current Working With Children Check.

Desirable:

  • Experience working with children, ideally in an OSH setting.
  • Child Protection certificate.

Responsibilities:

The After School Care Worker must work co-operatively to:

  • With other staff, plan and prepare the After School Care program to include a wide range of stimulating activities, both structured and unstructured.
  • Collect the children each day from the North Sydney Demonstration School, recording attendances and notifying staff if children do not arrive.
  • Actively supervise children while playing (indoors and outdoors) and keeping to a ratio of 1 staff to 15 children at all times, and assist in creating a warm, caring environment for all. If you have more than 15 children you must tell the Nominated Supervisor so they can assist.
  • Prepare, organise and carry out at least two structured activities with the children each week.
  • Assist with the ordering and purchase of materials and equipment.
  • Prepare afternoon tea for the children each day.
  • Have basic knowledge of the National Quality Framework.
  • Leave the Centre clean and tidy and assist staff in moving equipment and furniture for evening classes.
  • Evaluate your program and document daily report.
  • Attend After School Care meetings and have ideas and outcomes for an activity.
  • If a child has been injured while under your care inform nominated supervisor who complete the incident report. The staff member who witnessed the incident must present form to parents to sign when they pick up the child that afternoon.

Communication:

  • Build positive relationships with other staff and work as a 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; refer all concerns to the Nominated Supervisor as appropriate.
  • 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.

Children:

  • Foster a rich play environment consistent with the Framework for School Age Care - My Time, Our Place.
  • Be aware of children’s needs and abilities and meet these in a manner that is appropriate.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Participate in emergency and evacuation procedures as directed by the Nominated Supervisor.
  • Report any broken or hazardous materials to Nominated Supervisor immediately.

To apply 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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