Assistant Director

Forrest Out of School Hours Care | Flexible
Various locations | $60000 - $80000 Annual Salary + Superannuation
Applications close: 31 December 2024, 5:00pm
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Job Classifications Client Facing
Sub-Sector Children and Young People Early Childhood Education and Training

An amazing opportunity exists to work in one of the best Out of School Hours Care in Canberra. Proudly rated Excellent, the highest rating under the National Quality Framework. You too, could be part of our dynamic team of passionate educators, creating an innovative, child-led play based program for children, families and educators. Forrest Out Of School Hours Care is a Not-for Profit service proudly operated by our community of Parents & Citizens meeting the needs of our diverse community. We pride ourselves on our connection with the local community and our commitment to embracing diversity, both within our pedagogical practice  and our team. We are a large service (150 places)  offering  Before, After and School Holiday program out of Forrest Primary School and are generally open 50 weeks per year. More information can be found on our website

POSITION – Assistant Director. Job share possible. Hours flexible and negotiable. Up to 25 hours per week.

Days negotiable but could include Monday to Friday  7:30 am to 9:30pm and 1.30pm-6.30pm, with the opportunity for directing hours in the absence of the Director and during school holidays.

Position Responsibilities

To work as part of Director team that co-ordinates, directs and supervises the Educators to facilitate experiences and support children’s engagement in a program that, at all times of the year, involves risk taking, experimentation and exploration of both indoor and outdoor environments.

Ensure relevant risk management strategies are used in daily operations.

Comply with the requirements of the National Quality Framework and the school age care framework – My Time Our Place 2.0

Work as part of the programming/planning team that assists educators implement and evaluate a high quality and diverse educational program with the collaboration of children.

Comply with all service policy and procedures.

Contribute to development of, and implement, the quality improvement plan and philosophy of the service.

Actively participate in both internal and external Professional Development throughout the year as identified during the annual employee appraisal.

Extent of Authority

Is responsible for the general supervision of all employees within the service.

Is responsible for the overall day to day management and administration of FOOSHC when acting in the role of Director.

To work as the Responsible Person as requested.

Seletion Criteria

Qualifications and other requirements – minimum

·         Diploma Childrens Services or studying towards an ACECQA approved qualification

·         HLTAID004 First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis

·         Current Working With Vulnerable People registration

·         2 years or more experience in Before and After School Care or equivalent

·         Excellent interpersonal, organisational and time management skills with attention to detail

·         Demonstrated initiative and being able to work independently and as part of a team

·         Sound Understanding of National Quality Framework including My Time Our Place.

·         Demonstrated ability to work with and provide leadership to team members

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send current CV and  addressed  selection criteria to : [email protected]

Salary and conditions negotiable to the right applicant

Above award conditions apply

For further information please ring Ali Sewter -Executive Director on 0417 690 806, or email [email protected]

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Or email us at
[email protected]
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