Educator | OSHC | Casual

Date: 29-Jul-2022

Location: Carina Heights, 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 Whites Hill OSHC is located at Whites Hill State College and offers a wide range of fun, stimulating and appropriate programs that reflect real world experiences and home settings. This helps encourage a sense of community amongst the children, facilitates leadership skill development and allows your child to practice social skills in a supported and caring environment.

 

Programs and activities are aligned with the YMCA Mission – to provide opportunities for children to grow in body, mind and spirit - underpinned by our values of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility. we blend this philosophy with the National Quality Framework 'My Time Our Place' and Whites Hill State College's educational principles to develop appropriate, engaging and most of all FUN activities for your child whilst in our care.

 

YMCA Whites Hill OSHC operate from 6.30am to 9.00am and 3.00pm to 6.00pm Monday to Friday.

 

The OSHC caters for students from Prep to Year 9 providing age appropriate activities for all. Nutritious breakfasts and afternoon teas are served daily to enhance the wellbeing of our children.

 

YMCA Whites Hill OSHC also offers onsite Vacation Care (Holiday Club) to the Whites Hill community. Holiday Club will operate from 6.30am to 6.00pm during all school holidays.

 

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. 

How to Apply

 

Please send a covering letter detailing your experience and addressing the selection criteria outlined above and a resume. Please use the 'Apply for this role' button 


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