Educator

Date: 27-Jan-2023

Location: Carbrook, AU

Company: YMCA Brisbane

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Are you ready to get back to your ABCs, capture the flag, and Friday afternoon craft?! Discover a rewarding career as an Outside School Hours Care Educator with the YMCA.

 

We’re looking for anyone with a children’s services qualification (or would be willing to work towards one) who is passionate about helping children grow… and may be a kid-at-heart themselves!

 

Being an OSHC educator holds a lot of flexibility to prioritise study or family needs, and at the Y, you might just discover a family of your own – we have a supportive on the ground and at head office.

 

 

What being an OSHC Educator Entails

 

OSHC educators care for children before school, after school and during school holiday periods. Highlights include running fascinating, fun-filled and educational activities with primary school children – such as science experiments, outdoor games and painting.

 

As an OSHC Educator you will:

 

  • hold a rewarding, challenging and interesting position;
  • be able to allocate your availability to suit study or family needs;
  • have the opportunity for career advancement;
  • join a team of dedicated staff and fantastic children and families;
  • be eligible for staff incentives and discounts; and
  • be provided with regular professional development and training.

 

Your workspace at the Y

 

YMCA Carbrook Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) is Located inside Carbrook State School and is licensed for 75 children.  We offer Before and after school care from 6am to 9am and 2:30pm to 6pm, Monday to Friday.  We also offer Vacation Care, operating from 6am to 6pm.

 

At Carbrook YMCA, it brings us much joy to be greeted by the children and families each morning and see them so happy to be at our OSC service. We see each child as a unique individual and having individual needs as well as cultural diversity.

 

School aged childhood is a time of learning and discovery, of laughter and fun as they explore the world around them and face daily challenges.

 

We have very extensive programs with cooking every day, messy play, gardening, Sports on the oval. Team games such as Dodgeball come and create an art pieces or simply relax in our mindfulness space and enjoy yoga or day spa music whilst watching the children develop their skills at our awesome Lego world table or role play teachers and community people in home corner. Let your mind wonder through the enjoyment of reading.

 

Our service philosophy prioritises community and belonging, children’s agency and the importance of spontaneous, multi-age play in middle childhood. We offer a range of planned and spontaneous play experiences for children and welcome educators with unique skill sets to share with children.

 

The YMCA is the fastest growing OSHC provider in the South East with over 45 services, which in turn provides our staff with the ability to grow and move through the company as their careers head to the next level.

 

 

To be successful you must have:

 

  • A Certificate or Diploma qualification in Children Services or equivalent or if you are studying towards a relevant qualification
  • A Fantastic sense of fun & a tremendous imagination
  • Hold or are willing to obtain a current First Aid and CPR certification 
  • Current Blue Card or willing to obtain one 

 

YMCA also offers an excellent employee benefits program that includes:

 

  • Work Life Balance - Spilt shifts morning and afternoon giving you more time for study, family or fun. 
  • Free YMCA gym membership;
  • Discounted rates at our childcare facilities;
  • Discounted rate on health care through Medibank Private;
  • Discounted accommodation rates at the George Williams Hotel;
  • A range of online benefits through our online employee discounts and benefits program. 

 

Interested? Apply Now!

 

To apply, please submit your covering letter and resume, detailing your experience against the selection criteria by clicking the 'Apply for this Job' button.

 

For further information on YMCA OSHC, please visit the YMCA website http://www.ymcabrisbane.org/

 

Our Commitment

 

At the Y, we are committed to empowering all Children and Young People to feel safe and be safe, at the Y, in their families and in their communities. As such, we ensure that all of our candidates are appropriately screened (including police checks) to make sure that the right people are in the right roles. To learn more about our screening processes, click here to view our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy:

 

https://ymca.org.au/about-us/safeguarding-children-young-people/safeguardingresources

 

The YMCA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to safeguarding children and young people

 

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