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OOSH Centre Director

Are you an experienced and knowledgeable professional looking to lead a highly regarded Out of School Hours Care service?

We have a full time Centre Director position available to lead a team of enthusiastic Educators in the successful operations of the centre.

The Centre Director Role 

  • Responsible for the management of the day-to-day operations of the centre to ensure the implementation of and compliance with the National Quality Framework, which includes the National Quality Standards, the Education and Care Services Law and Regulations, and the Framework for School Age Care - My Time, Our Place.
  • Develop and implement in conjunction with the Management Committee the Strategic Plan for the centre.
  • Contribute to the setting of annual budgets for before and after school care along with vacation care and adhere to them.
  • Encourage and oversee the professional development of all Educators through performance appraisals.
  • Maintain the CCSS and Child Care Subsidy claims as required.
  • Prepare fortnightly rosters ensuring all staff allocation meets required ratios at all times.
  • Support the successful implementation of the Quality Improvement Plan and National Quality Standard.
  • Support the Educators in planning, implementing and evaluating the educational program.
  • Responsible for all administrative procedures, program development, parent and community liaison and professional development of staff to ensure the best possible outcomes for the centre.
  • Build positive relationships with all families through open communication, building mutual trust.
  • Provide support and inclusion of all children, regardless of cultural or socio-economic background and gender.
  • Work as part of the Educator/Child ratio if required.

You will use your experience in a previous centre to develop a strong teamwork environment, co-ordinating the staff to achieve the centre objectives and a standard of excellence in care. Using your initiative you will promote the social, emotional, creative and physical development of primary age children in our community; and through strong interpersonal and communication skills you will continue to drive a high quality service where all children are cared for in a safe, secure and happy environment.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Current Senior First Aid qualification
  • WWCC for paid employment
  • ACECQA approved Statement of Attainment - Child Protection training
  • Capacity to attend out of hours meetings
  • A minimum of a Diploma in Children’s Services or higher OR 5 year’s experience
  • Strong ability in problem solving and decision making
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Experience with assessment and rating

Desirable

  • Experience with MYOB
  • Experience with Qikkids software
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