Assistant Program Coordinator- OSHC

  • Canberra
  • Part-Time

About Communities at Work

Communities at Work is Canberra's largest not-for-profit community organisation, working with our community to build a resilient, sustainable, and socially inclusive community. With over 40 years' experience in the ACT and Capital Region, we provide a wide range of high-quality early education and care services and community services that supports positive educational outcomes, assists in alleviating hardship, enhances quality of life and leads to positive social change.

About the Team

Communities at Work is Canberra's largest Early Education and Care provider, operating numerous Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) services across Canberra. These services provide before and after school care, and school holiday programs. Our services focus on children. We place each child at the center of our practice and deliver high-quality programs to foster children's emotional well-being, social skills, communication and confidence.  

About the Role

Under the guidance of the Program Coordinator, provide a high level of assistance in the preparation, implementation, and evaluation of the Out of School Hours Care Program in line with the National Quality Framework.

  • Provide a high level of assistance to the Program Coordinator, and when needed lead the of Out of School Hours Care service delivery.
  • Act as a Responsible Person as required.
  • Promote knowledge of and guide the contemporary best practice in working with children. 
  • Contribute to the development and documentation of meaningful learning and experiences for children within the program.
  • Anticipates and is responsive to changes in client needs, manages client expectations and provides a courteous and professional service to clients.
  • Compliance with Mandatory Reporting, Reportable Conduct, and reporting requirements under the National Quality Framework
  • Other duties as directed.

About You

  • Maintain current "Working With Vulnerable People" registration.
  • Completed the equivalent of a least one-year full time study in a diploma or degree course, or other approved qualification as defined by ACECQA
  • One year of experience working with children over preschool age
  • Good understanding of the National Quality Framework
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Current Driver's License
  • Food Safety Supervisor Certificate
  • Keeping Children Safe (Mandatory Reporting) 
  • Allergy Awareness Training Current Driver's License
  • Food Safety Supervisor Certificate
  • Keeping Children Safe (Mandatory Reporting) 
  • Allergy Awareness Training


  • Make a difference and help others as part of Canberra's largest community organisation.
  • Join an inclusive and friendly workplace, where people are at the heart of everything.
  • Flexible options for study leave, leave concessions, paid parental leave, and more.
  • Reimbursements for lifestyle & healthy activity programs (including gym membership, remedial massages, and more).
  • Guidance and support for mental health through our Employee Assistance Program.
  • Improve your take-home pay through salary packaging. Communities at Work has charity status, which means employees can enjoy a $15,900 tax-free cap on rent, mortgages, groceries and other expenses.
  • Up to 95% discounts on enrolment gap fees in early education and care, out-of-school hours care, and school holiday programs

How to Apply

Click APPLY and be sure to include a cover letter, or contact the People, Culture and Wellness Team on 02 6293 6545 for a confidential discussion.

Communities at Work encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, mature-aged workers, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Closing date for applications: 19/11/2023

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