Educational Leader | OSHC | Permanent Part Time

Date: 31-Jul-2022

Location: Petrie, AU

Company: YMCA Brisbane

YMCA Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) services care for children before school, after school and during holidays across 53 school sites throughout South East Queensland. We are the fastest growing OSHC provider in the South East which in turn provides our staff with the ability to grow and move through the company as their careers head to the next level.



We are currently recruiting for an experienced Educational Leader for our YMCA Kurwongbah Outside School Hours Care (OSHC).  This is a permanent part time position. 


YMCA Kurwongbah Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) is Located inside Kurwongbah State School.  We are licensed for 135 children offering Before and After School Care as well as Vacation Care.


The YMCA Kurwongbah service offers rich, engaging environments for our children to explore, supported by a team that truly cares. This team is made up of committed professionals who put the needs of children first. We have a close partnership with Kurwongbah State School are lucky to work in an absolutely beautiful location.


YMCA Kurwongbah is a wonderful community for children and educators. We are a well-supported and well-resourced service that is expanding in a nature-play direction. Our amazing team is keen to grow to be the best that we can be, so we can help children become the best that they can.


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.



This position will lead the development and implementation of the education program by promoting children’s well-being, development and learning by helping the children develop values, attitudes and ways of living and learning. This will be achieved by providing a high quality of care, activities and educational elements to those in the program, managing and promoting a team environment and working within the YMCA of Brisbane Long Day Care services’ philosophy, policies and procedures.    


  • Lead the development and implementation of the educational program and assessment with the support of Assistant Coordinator/Coordinator
  • Ensure children’s learning and development informs the design of the educational program, and Educators facilitate and extend each child’s learning and development;
  • Liaise effectively with parents, staff and all internal and external stakeholders;
  • Make recommendations for improvements to educators’ educational programs and practices;
  • Mentor and support educators understanding of the educational program and practice including how to reflect on the effectiveness of their programs, interactions, intentional teaching and other strategies;
  • Ensure compliance with policy;
  • Undertake administrative requirements;
  • Work collaboratively with families and the school community. 




  • A Diploma in Children’s Services or equivalent and demonstrated experience in Early Childhood Education;
  • Minimum three years’ experience in an Early Childhood Education and Care setting;
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of the approved learning framework;
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor others;
  • Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of child development, attachment, learning;
  • A demonstrated understanding of evidence-based best practice approaches to teaching and learning;
  • Working knowledge of leadership theory and the use of a range of leadership styles;
  • Well-developed critical thinking skills, including the ability to analyse and challenge conventional practice and ideas;
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certification;
  • Currently possess, or be willing to obtain, Blue Card



The successful applicant will be rewarded with a wide range of benefits and rewards including: 

  • Administration hours off the floor to support your professional growth and development
  • Split shift allowance payments and paid team meetings
  • Support from a committed, knowledgeable and enthusiastic management team
  • Free YMCA gym membership
  • Discounted rates at our childcare facilities
  • Discounted rates on health care through Medibank Private. 

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:


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