Outside School Hours Care Assistant

Job Description

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and enthusiastic educators for the position of Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) Assistants to join the staff of St Francis Catholic Primary School, Tannum Sands.

St Francis are seeking the following positions within their OSHC Service:

  • Diploma (or equivalent) Qualified Educator (Part-Time)
  • Certificate III (or equivalent) Qualified Educators (Part-Time and Casual)

As an Outside School Hours Care Assistant you will play a vital role in providing an engaging experience for children during before school, after school and vacation care periods. Your responsibilities may include:

  • Assist with the delivery of a quality education program
  • Provide direct supervision and support to all children to participate in the program
  • Ensure the cleanliness of the areas utilised by Outside School Hours Care students and staff are maintained.
  • Develop awareness of and ensuring the health and safety of the students in your care, including appropriately supervising children at all times.
  • Assisting the Coordinator with administration tasks as required.

In this role you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of students, supporting their growth and development in a supportive and nurturing environment.

About you

We are seeking dedicated and compassionate individuals who is passionate about education and working with students.

Applications are welcome from anyone who would support the school's ethos and possess the following are encouraged to apply:

  • understanding of and a commitment to the ethos of a Catholic school
  • a genuine interest in supporting the learning and development of students
  • strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • the ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality in dealing with young people and their needs
  • the ability to work well either individually or collaboratively in a team and to accept direction and support
  • genuine care for the wellbeing of students
  • adaptability and flexibility in a dynamic educational setting

Experience in a similar role or working with children is desirable. We value individuals who are committed to continuous growth and are eager to learn and contribute to our educational communities. 

What we offer

  • Competitive salary range 
  • Broken shift allowance available for split shifts
  • Superannuation of 12.75% contribution
  • Modern facilities and resources
  • Access to long service leave after 7 years of continuous service (portability of Long Service Leave may also be applicable)
  • Access to corporate health discounts with either Bupa or Westfund Health Insurance
  • Excellent leave entitlements to suit various situations
  • Induction, professional development and learning opportunities

Mandatory Requirements

  • A current valid Blue Card under the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 (WWC Act) and valid Suitability Notice is a requirement of the position.
  • A minimum Certificate III in Children’s Services or equivalent (ACECQA approved qualifications) is preferred.
  • First Aid Certificate, CPR, Anaphylaxis & Asthma Training (ACECQA approved)
  • It is a requirement of the position that the successful applicants undertake a National Crime Check (Police Check) or provide details of a Police Check that is not more than six months old.
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the role in a safe manner.

How to Apply

Complete an application form via our website - https://applynow.net.au/jobs/CER1001

Please note, SEEK applications will not be considered.

Further information

  • For a confidential conversation please contact Meredith Grove, Acting Principal, St Francis Catholic Primary School, Gladstone, on 07 4973 3600.    
  • For further information regarding the remuneration package, please contact Employee Support Services Employment@rok.catholic.edu.au
  • Applications during the shortlisting phase will be kept confidential.

Applications close: Friday, 21 June 2024 (unless filled prior).

Catholic Education is committed to best practice in student protection policies and procedures and is an equal opportunity employer. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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