Casual Educator Assistant (OOSH)

Job No: GISC48
Location: Glen Innes

  • Casual positions
  • From $26.14 per hour (plus super and casual loading)

Do you want to be part of something challenging and rewarding? Are you passionate about our community? If so, joining the Glen Innes Severn Council might be the right career move for you.

Working for Council means you'll be joining a dedicated team where your individual effort is part of something much bigger – delivering great things for our community.

The Council covers an area of 5,487km2, and is located in the beautiful New England area of NSW.  This area encompasses the town of Glen Innes and villages of Deepwater, Emmaville, Glencoe, Wellingrove and Red Range. We're proud of the contribution our community makes to this vibrant, dynamic and attractive area in which to live and work.

Glen Innes offers an attractive lifestyle including a well serviced and friendly rural community, laid back living, short commuting times, affordable housing, easy access to NSW north coast beaches and larger regional centres, and terrific recreational and sporting facilities.  

A GREAT PLACE TO WORK

As part of our team you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to our community, working with a diverse range of passionate, supportive and engaging people within a collaborative environment. You will also be part of a workplace that offers competitive employee benefits and opportunities and encourages professional development including:

  • Salary packaging (including novated motor vehicle leasing and remote area housing benefits) for all permanent staff
  • Long service leave after 5 years
  • Corporate wellbeing programs
  • PPE supplied
  • Training and development programs
  • Education assistance

THE POSITION

Working in Council’s Children and Family Services Section, this position performs a key role within the team responsible for implementing individual and group activities for children aged 5-12 years in OOSH programs, and providing care and supervision conducive to their needs and development.

Reporting to the Educator Supervisor, you will:

  • Assists the Educator Supervisor to supervise children and ensure their safety, including on excursions and when travelling to the Centre from school.
  • Assists the Educator Supervisor to implement and evaluate activity programs in accordance with the requirements of the National Quality Standards for Early Childhood Education and care and School Age Care.
  • Supports children to participate collaboratively in everyday routine events and experiences to develop a sense of moral responsibility and respect for personal belongings, toys, resources, and the environment.
  • Supervises children and ensures their health, safety and welfare by providing age appropriate activites in an aesthetically pleasing environment that is inviting for children, families and visitors.
  • Assists in setting up equipment and materials at the beginning of activities and packing away at the end, ensuring that equipment is stored correctly and is maintained in a clean and safe condition, reporting unsafe equipment to the room supervisor.
  • Works as a team member to ensure that all housekeeping tasks (basic cleaning) are attended to in a timely manner, including keeping rooms free of slip hazards, cleaning up after meal times, keeping children’s bathrooms hygienic throughout the day, and performing other tasks as directed, which are necessary for the health and safety of children, families and colleagues.
  • Assists with the maintenance of documentation and records as required, in relation to the program, daily attendance records, weekly programs, written communication forms, and individual records, and other administration tasks as required.
  • Participates and makes suggestions, through appropriate structured processes, in promotion of continuous improvement, to enhance the overall quality of the service.
  • Develops and maintains an understanding of obligations as a ‘Mandatory Reporter’, following the Keep them Safe Online Mandatory Reporter Guide and using the online decision tree to assess and act on suspected child abuse or allegations of child abuse.

Please note: A full list of accountabilities is located within the attached Information Package 

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Specifically, you will have:

Essential

  • Experience in working with young children, or caring for young children, aged 5 -12
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to provide suitable activities for children of varying ages and cultural backgrounds
  • Age of 18 years or older (state licencing requirement)
  • Sound computer and administrative skills
  • Current NSW Working With Children Check
  • Current Criminal Records Check

Desirable

  • Certificate III in Childcare
  • Knowledge of relevant childcare standards and guidelines
  • Current certificates in First Aid, asthma/anaphylaxis management, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or willingness and ability to obtain a certificate within three months
  • Current Class C driver's licence (Car Licence)

HOW TO APPLY

  • Applications close: 5:00pm on Friday 30 October 2020
  • Carefully read the Information Package to familiarise yourself with the role and application process
  • Position specific enquiries may be directed to Tony Williams, Manager of Community Services on (02) 6730 2504 or email awilliams@gisc.nsw.gov.au
  • Enquiries relating to the application process may be directed to Helen Stapleton on (02) 6730 2303 or email jobs@gisc.nsw.gov.au
  • Please note that as part of Glen Innes Severn Council's recruitment process, prior to an offer of employment being made, recommended candidates will be required to undertake referee checks, police checks and a functional assessment with Council’s physiotherapist. 
  • All candidates will be notified of the outcome via the email address you supply as part of your application.
     

Council is an EEO employer. Women, Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders, people with a disability, and members of racial, ethnic, and ethno-religious minority groups are encouraged to apply. 

 

Craig Bennett - General Manager

Promoting a safe and healthy workplace 

 

Information Package

 

 

Apply Now

Personal Details * Required field

Questions