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Position Description OOSH CHILD CARE WORKER (Certificate III) Commencing September Position Title: OOSH Child Care Worker (full-time) 2. Role Purpose: The OOSH Child Care Worker (Certificate III)
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Position Description OOSH CHILD CARE WORKER (Certificate III) Commencing September Position Title: OOSH Child Care Worker (full-time) 2. Role Purpose: The OOSH Child Care Worker (Certificate III) is responsible for the care and supervision of students who attend the Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College Before and After School Care. The position also entails a daily supervisory shift of one hour in the College Preschool. As an educator, you are expected to be an active member of a team which provides high quality education and care to school-aged children. 3. Location: Fletcher, NSW 4. Responsible To: OOSH Coordinator 5. Functional Relationships: This person will maintain effective and collaborative relationships with the Coordinator and OOSH staff and other staff across the College. 6. Key Tasks and Expected Outcomes: General Responsibilities To work in accordance with the requirements of the Children (Education and Care Services National Law Application) Bill 2010, Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard for Out of School Hours Care; Working in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the Early Childhood Australia; Implementing the service s philosophy in undertaking all duties; Working in accordance with the policies and associated procedures of the organisation; and Provide ongoing support and assistance to other staff in all areas of service operation. Responsibilities as per the National Quality Standard 1. Educational program and practice Implement the service statement of philosophy and ensure that it guides pedagogy and decisions; Contribute to the development of programs which reflect the My Time Our Place Framework (MTOP); Help children develop the outcomes of the MTOP and EYLF: o A strong sense of their identity; o Connections with their world; o Strong sense of wellbeing; o Confidence and involvement in their learning; and o Effective communication skills. Assist with the implementation of a play based learning environment responsive to children s interests, strengths and abilities; Contribute to the planning, implementation, evaluation and reflection of programs which reflect the emerging skills and interests of children; Assist with the implementation of Before, After School Care, Preschool and Vacation Care routines and use routine times as opportunities for learning; Under direction of the OOSH Coordinator, contribute to the planning of children s learning and the documentation of this; Under direction of the OOSH Coordinator, maintain ongoing records of the child s development against learning outcomes; Engage in critical reflection and evaluation of children s learning to use as a primary source of future planning; 2. Children s health and safety Ensure each child s health needs are supported; Ensure that the children are safe and adequately supervised at all times; Take responsibility to ensure a potential supervision risk are reported to other educators or OOSH Coordinator; Take responsibility for the protection and rights of children attending the service; Ensure that the environment is safe, supportive, stimulating and educational for children; Respond positively and consistently to children s additional needs/requirements diet/allergies, developmental etc.; Ensure a high standard of hygiene is maintained in compliance with procedures and policies; Administer first aid and medication in compliance with procedures and policies; Ensure to keep accurate and detailed records of injury/accident/trauma and medication forms; Become familiar with all policies regarding health and safety at the services; Support children s individual wellbeing; Assist to ensure the service s child protection policy is implemented; Inform the OOSH Coordinator of any allegations or convictions of a child protection nature against any other employees, of which you become aware; and Ensure compliance as a mandated reporter which requires reporting to Community services, where there is reasonable grounds to suspect that a child is at risk of significant harm. 3. Physical environment Contribute to the development of an environment for children which fosters curiosity, exploration and problem solving; Maintain supplies and equipment levels for the room or centre in accordance with the service s policies; Assist to maintain the aesthetics of the environment along with the children; Maintain a clean and safe work environment; Report all workplace accidents and hazards to the supervisor and implement immediate action for identified hazards if able to do so; Conduct daily and monthly workplace inspections and risk assessments and as per schedule provided. E.g.-opening/closing checklists, toys and equipment cleaning checklist, safe building check etc.; Assist the service to ensure environmental sustainability practices is embedded in all areas of the program; Support children to become environmentally responsible and show respect for the environment; and Assume an equal share of cleaning duties. 4. Staffing arrangements Maintain educator-to-child ratios at all times; Demonstrate the service code of conduct/code of ethics in all interactions and relationships at the service; Respect and support colleagues by developing positive and ethical channels of communication that are based on principles of mutual respect, equity and fairness; Be proactive in supporting a healthy team environment; Maintain professional and ethical standards at all times when dealing with families, educators and the children; Participate in ongoing professional development and training programs; and Attend staff meetings as required and contribute to these meetings through shared observations of children and sharing new ideas. 5. Relationships with children Ensure each child has a sense of belonging, being and becoming within the service; Maintain respectful, equitable and genuine relationships with all children at all times; View and respect children as competent, capable and engage in meaningful interactions through shared decision making with them; Encourage positive behaviour guidance strategies; Respect children s similarities, differences, cultures and diversities; Respond to the emotional, social and wellbeing needs of each child; Form positive, comforting and nurturing relationships with children; 6. Collaborative partnerships with families and communities Develop and maintain positive and respectful relationships with families; All families are supported and child rearing practices and beliefs are respected which contributes to joint partnerships being consistently implemented; With guidance from the OOSH Coordinator, engage positively in the orientation, enrolment and transition processes for families and children; Share information with families relating to their child and the daily activities of the service; Create a safe, supportive and informative environment for families; Act as a resource person for families; Maintain the confidentiality policy on children, families and educators at all times; Encourage families to contribute to the community of the centre; Be an advocate for high quality services for children in our community; With guidance from the OOSH Coordinator, support families to access inclusion support and assistance. 7. Leadership and service management Become familiar with all the service s policies and procedures; Assist with administrative duties as requested; Ensure the OOSH Coordinator is informed of any problems which would affect the children, service approval or rating, regulatory and legal compliance or the smooth running of the service; Advocate for children and their families; Be involved in the service s Quality Improvement Plan and assist to implement this as directed; Positively promote and market the College s OOSH service to families and the community; and Any other duties specified by the OOSH Coordinator or College Principal. 7. Performance Review Conditions The appointee to the position will be required to participate in the annual Performance Review Program. 8. Person Specification: This person specification describes the skills and attributes of a person most likely to be competent in undertaking the key tasks and expected outcomes set out in the role description. ROLE TITLE ESSENTIAL DESIRABLE Qualifications Educational Levels Training Knowledge and Experience Skills and Special Abilities Personal Qualities Certificate III in Children s Services Current First Aid certificate Anaphylaxis and Asthma Management Training Previous experience as a Child Care Worker within an education and care setting Experience in contributing to an educational program Ability to work cooperatively within a team context Ability to multi-task A commitment to ongoing professional development Professional and personal integrity Team player High standard of organisational and time management skills Self-starter Professional presentation Effective interpersonal and Certified Supervisor Certificate. Commitment to the education and wellbeing of children Experience in implementing the MTOP and the NQS Experience in conducting interest based activities. written communication skills Other Able to support the Christian ethos of the College Successful Working with Children s Check Applications addressing the selection criteria and including three referees close on Friday 9 th September at 9am. applications to Thank you for your interest in our College. We do appreciate the time you have invested in this application.
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