Educator - Flagstone OSHC

Date: 05-Aug-2022

Location: Flagstone, 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 Flagstone Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) Located inside Flagstone State School and is licensed for 100 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 YMCA Flagstone, we have a variety of spaces for the children to explore, an extensive range of resources and the opportunity to grow within a new team environment, being a part of a time is what you will get at flagstone and being able to learn each and every day as you work is rewarding.

 

Our service has great facilities including a purpose built natural outdoor play area.

 

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

 

We take our responsibility for keeping children and young people safe very seriously and are proudly an Australian Childhood Foundation Safeguarding Children Accredited Organisation.

YMCA, including Boards of Directors, is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding Children and Young People framework. YMCA requires that all applicants undergo satisfactory screening prior to commencement, including but not limited to:

  • a national criminal history check;
  • an international criminal history check where applicants have worked overseas;
  • holding or obtaining a Working with Children Clearance/ equivalent in accordance with state/ territory laws;
  • rights to work in Australia.

 

 

Any successfully appointed applicant will be required to adhere to the Safeguarding Children and Young People framework, which includes a thorough safeguarding children and young people induction and committing to upholding the safety and wellbeing of children and young people throughout their engagement with YMCA.

 

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