- Permanent full-time position available
- South-Western Sydney locations
South Eastern Community Connect (SECC) is a community based not-for-profit organisation that has operated for over 40 years to support communities in a range of services, programs and activities for children and families, aged persons, and the general community. SECC provides high-quality before and after school care and vacation care for school-aged children (5–12 years) in the Bankstown South community, and is expanding its services further within South Western Sydney.
We are seeking an enthusiastic Centre Coordinator with a high level of people and communication skills, and demonstrated experience working with children to join our Safe Multicultural Out of School Hours (SMOOSH) team. SECC offers a warm, caring and engaging environment for children, staff and families. We want the children in our care to feel at home while providing them with a secure environment to grow and learn.
About the role
To be successful in this position you will have strong leadership qualities, passion and enthusiasm, and love working with children. You will demonstrate professionalism and ensure compliance with the National Quality Framework (NQF) across all areas of your centre while creating a home away from home environment that is creative, warm and inviting.
You will be highly motivated, enthusiastic, energetic, and dedicated to providing children with the best possible childhood experiences. You will have a cooperative approach to working with stakeholders.
As the Centre Coordinator you will lead and manage a vibrant team of Senior Educators and Educators, be the Nominated Supervisor, and be in charge of the day-to-day running of the centre.
Ability to engage and inspire a passionate team through clear decision-making and the provision of a supportive and collaborative management style
Demonstrated ability to work unsupervised as well as an effective team player with a positive can-do attitude
Relates well to a range of people with sound listening and problem- solving skills
Be spontaneous, energetic and enthusiastic
Confident and professional with initiative
Displaying emotional maturity and resilience.
AQF Advanced Diploma or Diploma in Early Education and Care or equivalent, or relevant Degree or Early Childhood Education qualification
Sound working knowledge of the National Quality Framework and My Time Our Place
Minimum 3 years’ experience working in a Children’s Service.
Demonstrated experience in coordinating a team
Ability to direct the development, planning, implementation and review of innovative, stimulating, high-quality programming for the service
First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis qualification or willingness to obtain
Knowledge of Workplace Health and Safety
Current Working with Children Check or willingness to obtain
Completion of DEC approved Child Protection Training or willingness to obtain
Current driver’s licence
Proven organisational skills, and ability to multi-task, prioritise workloads and meet deadlines
Demonstrable skills in conflict resolution and change management
Thorough attention to detail
Excellent written and oral skills
Be prepared to work split shifts as required
Excellent interpersonal skills, flexible and patient
Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office
Previous experience in a similar role
Experience in facilitating group games and sports
Knowledge of EEO, WH&S and Anti-Discrimination
Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the Children’s Services Award with generous salary packaging available.
Employment at South Eastern Community Connect is conditional to a Criminal Records Check under the legislation and Working with Children Check.
For further information or a copy of the position description please contact Ashleigh Daines on (02) 8338 8506 Mon-Fri. Applicants must address the Essential Selection Criteria in their application and provide their CV to be eligible for an interview.
Applications close by 9.00am 12th April 2019.
Apply by email: Ashleigh Daines – firstname.lastname@example.org
Or by mail to:
South Eastern Community Connect
PO BOX 3007
Eastlakes NSW 2018
Please see our website: www.secc.sydney for more information about South Eastern Community Connect.