Assistant Coordinator - Out of School Hours Care

  • Canberra
  • Part-Time
  • Out of School Hours Care

About Communities@Work

Established and developed in Canberra, Communities@Work is a local organisation that understands local needs. With nearly 40 years of experience, we provide a wide range of services across the entire Australian Capital Territory and also serve clients in the Greater Capital Region.

We deliver services to more than 20,000 people annually with a paid workforce of up to 700 staff, 150 self-employed family day care educators and the passionate commitment of over 300 volunteers.

Communities@Work delivers a diverse range of programs. This includes our Out of School Hours Care Programs, with 16 programs Canberra wide our Educators specialise in responding to the educational and care needs of all children.

About the role:

The role of Out of School Hours Care Second in Charge is to assist the Program Coordinator to ensure the provision of a quality service that is responsive to the needs of children and families using the service. The Second in Charge will be required to assist the Program Coordinator to prepare, implement and evaluate the Out of School Hours Care Program in line with the National Quality Framework. Your strong leadership qualities will be effective to supervise and guide team members.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist and when needed, lead on the documenting of children's' learning

  • Assist and when needed, lead on the implementation of daily routines

  • At all times adhere to and implement the Out of School Hours Care policies and procedures

  • Document children's learning and experiences within the program. Guide the development of

  • meaningful play and leisure experiences within the vision of the National Quality Framework

  • Builds and sustains positive relationships with team members and clients

  • Works collaboratively and is an effective team member

  • Understands and responds to different communication styles, and treats people with respect and courtesy

  • Other duties as directed

Selection Criteria


  • Maintain current 'Working with Vulnerable People' registration

  • Diploma in Early Childhood, working towards qualification will be highly regarded

  • Minimum two (2) years experience in Children's Services

  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills and experience

  • Proven experience in observing, documenting and evaluating children's learning

  • Ability to work successfully as part of a team

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • High level communication skills

  • First Aid Certificate

  • Food Safety Supervisors Certificate

  • Asthma & Anaphylaxis Certificate

  • Mandatory Reporting Certificate

  • Certified Supervisors Certificate

How to Apply

Click APPLY or contact Michelle Napier at the Talent Management Team on 02 6293 6545 for a confidential discussion. Applications close Friday the 20th October 2017

Communities@Work encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, mature-aged workers, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply


Closing date for applications: 20/10/2017

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