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Childcare Assistant Coordinators and Educators

Rainbow Region Kids Childcare Assistant Coordinators and Educators (Ocean Shores) – children’s services

Northern Rivers Community Gateway is a not-for-profit, QIP accredited community organisation providing welfare and community capacity building services. We are a person-centred and values-driven organisation.

Our services are aimed at alleviating disadvantage. We are committed to social justice and to the financial and social inclusion of every human being.

We are now recruiting for the following positions for our Ocean Shores Rainbow Region Kids service:

  • Part Time Assistant Coordinators – 2 x 15 hour per week roles available
  • Casual Childcare Educators

Rainbow Region Kids provides accredited before and after school care and vacation care. Developed with the My Time Our Place framework it provides government subsided childcare programs for school aged children.

About the people we are looking for

Our organisation is looking for suitable candidates who can align with our values:

  • Vision
  • Commitment
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

Assistant Coordinator

This is a permanent part time role with a minimum of 15 hours per week, including split shifts.

Remuneration is aligned with the Children Services Award 2010 Level 4.

The role is based in Ocean Shores.

Key role responsibilities

  • Work as part of a team of Assistant Coordinators across the RRK children’s program
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the service location in line with the NQF Laws, Regulations and a directed by Management Contribute to the development of the Quality Improvement Plan (QIP)
  • Review and revise the QIP as required by the Regulations Maintain knowledge and awareness with all relevant legislation and communicate any changes to management and educators
  • Ensure compliance with the service policies and procedures
  • Supervise staff ensuring all educators and other staff comply with the service’s policies and procedures

Key selection criteria

  1. Relevant qualifications in a related field with a minimum of 3 years relevant working experience in childcare
  2. Demonstrated supervisory skills
  3. Sound knowledge and understanding of the Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations
  4. Sound knowledge and understanding of childhood development
  5. Demonstrated experience of working within a childcare framework and programming for childcare and monitor quality improvement
  6. Well developed communication skills including negotiation and conflict resolution
  7. First Aid Certificate or a willingness to undertake first aid training
  8. Child Protection Certificate or a willingness to obtain
  9. Good knowledge in the use of Microsoft and database programs 

Childcare Educator

Casual roles available working to a weekly roster, including split shifts.

Remuneration is aligned with the Children Services Award 2010 Level 2.

The roles are based in Ocean Shores.

Key role responsibilities:

  • Assist in the implementation of the children’s programs under supervision
  • Assist in the implementation of daily care routines
  • Develop awareness of and assist in maintenance of the health and safety of the children in care
  • Understand and work according to the centre or service’s policies and procedures
  • Demonstrate knowledge of hygienic handling of food and equipment

Key selection criteria

  1. Demonstrated ability to implement children’s programs under supervision
  2. Demonstrated ability to assist in the implementation of daily routines
  3. An awareness of, and assistance in the maintenance of the health and safety of the children in care
  4. Show understanding and demonstrated ability to utilise behaviour management skills when dealing with individual or groups of children
  5. A willingness to work according to the centre or service’s policies and procedures
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of hygienic handling of food and equipment
  7. First Aid Certificate or a willingness to undertake first aid training
  8. Child Protection Certificate or a willingness to obtain

 

All applicants must be willing to undergo a national police record check, have a NSW Working With Children Check and provide copies of relevant qualifications.

If you have any questions relating to the application process, contact Kathleen Oliver by emailing kathleen@nrcg.org.au or calling (02) 6621 7397, extension 129.

For more information about the position details, contact Helen Hall by emailing kids@nrcg.org.au or calling 0447 211 835.

Position applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 3 March 2020

 


How to apply

Checklist for your application

  • Download and read the position description via the links above
  • Write your responses to the position’s selection criteria
  • Include your resume / CV
  • Include electronic copies of any formal qualifications you might have
  • Write a cover letter including an overview of your experience
  • Submit your application by email to applications@nrcg.org.au