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Assistant Director- Forrest Out of School Hours Care

An amazing opportunity to work in one of the best out of hours school care in Canberra. Do you want to join our dynamic team of passionate educators in creating an innovative and engaging environment for children, families and educators?  Forrest Out Of School Hours Care is a Not-for Profit service proudly operated by our P&C. We are a large service (150 places) offering Before, After and School Holiday program out of Forrest Primary School and are generally open 50 weeks per year.

POSITION – Assistant Director 38 hours per week

Hours negotiable but will include Monday to Friday 1.30pm-6.30pm, with the opportunity for directing hours in the absence of the Director and during school holidays.


To work as part of the Director team guiding and assisting in the provision of a high quality out of school care program based on sound and current pedagogies.


To work as part of Director team that co-ordinates, directs and supervises the Educators to facilitate experiences and support children’s engagement in a program that, at all times of the year, involves risk taking, experimentation and exploration of both indoor and outdoor environments.

Ensure relevant risk management strategies are used in daily operations.

Comply with the requirements of the national quality framework and the school age care framework – My Time Our Place.

Work as part of the programming/planning team that assists educators implement and evaluate a high quality and diverse educational program with the collaboration of children.

Comply with all service policy and procedures.

Contribute to development of, and implement, the quality improvement plan and philosophy of the service.

Actively participate in both internal and external Professional Development throughout the year as identified during the annual employee appraisal.


Is responsible for the general supervision of all employees within the service.

Is responsible for the overall day to day management and administration of FOOSHC when acting in the role of Director.

To work as the Responsible Person as requested.


Qualifications and other requirements – minimum

·         Diploma Childrens Services or studying towards an ACECQA approved qualification

·         HLTAID004 First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis

·         Current Working With Vulnerable People registration

·         2 years or more experience in Before and After School Care

·         Excellent interpersonal, organisational and time management skills with attention to detail

·         Demonstrated initiative and being able to work independently and as part of a team

·         Sound Understanding of National Quality Framework including My Time Our Place.

·         Demonstrated ability to work with and provide leadership to team members


Salary according to Modern Childrens Award 2010

Position description is available on our website

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send current CV and statement of claims addressing the selection criteria to :

For further information please ring Executive Director  -Ali Sewter on 02 62958985