Educator - Chatswood OSHC

Date: 05-Aug-2022

Location: Logan, 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 Chatswood Hills Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) is located at Chatswood Hills State Primary School licensed for 135 children and offer Before School Care, After School Care and Vacation Care between the hours of 6:30am and 6pm.

 

YMCA Chatswood Hills OSHC 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 Chatswood Hills State School's educational principles to develop appropriate, engaging and most of all FUN activities for your child whilst in our care.

 

The YMCA is the fastest growing OSHC provider in the South East with over 50 + 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