Educational Leader | Out of School Hours Care

  • Canberra
  • Outside School Hours Care
  • Children’s Services

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 role

The Educational Leader provides mentorship and guidance to Educators to enable them to provide a program that is in accordance with the National Quality Framework and leads in curriculum development. They must ensure that children's experiences in an Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) environment contribute towards positive learning experiences, as well as guide educator's workplace practices to be appropriate and intentional. The Educational Leader will work with Lead Educator's within the RTO (Centre Professional Learning and Education) to support trainees working towards the Diploma.


Duties and Responsibilities 

  • In accordance with National Quality Framework Quality area 1 and supporting regulation 118 of the Education and Care Service National Regulations, the OSHC Educational Leader will lead curriculum implementation and promote contemporary best practice in line with the approved learning frameworks and service philosophy
  • Lead and actively participate in reflective practice, discussions about practice and implementing the National Quality Framework
  • Mentor and coach other Educators by leading in quality practice
  • Observe children and educator interactions and make suggestions for improved interaction and intentional teaching
  • Establish systems across the service to ensure continuity of learning and to support children with additional needs
  • Assist Educators in documenting children's learning and how this can inform curriculum implementation
  • Support the communication with families about the educational programs.

Selection Criteria


  • Maintain current 'Working with Vulnerable People' registration
  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent Australian recognised course
  • Demonstrated ability to coach a diverse team of Educators and ensure that they are accountable to agreed educational goals, practice and behaviour
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of service standards and quality improvement processes in a range of children's services
  • Demonstrated ability to provide positive leadership and contribute towards the development of a productive team culture in a diverse work environment.
  • Ability to plan and prioritise work to ensure the efficient delivery of outcomes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound understanding and commitment of early and/or middle childhood contemporary theory, practice and curriculum planning.


  • Current driver's licence
  • First aid, anaphylaxis and emergency asthma management and CPR certificates
  • Mandatory Reporting certification
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) or be willing to obtain.
  • Food Safety Supervisor certification


  • Make a difference and change lives in the Canberra community as part of Canberra's largest community organisation
  • Join an inclusive and friendly workplace, where people are at the heart of everything.
  • Increase your take-home pay! Because Communities at Work has charity status, you may be able to salary package and increase your take home pay by thousands of dollars per year.
  • Access discounted child care and education services for your child(ren) including early education and care, out of school hours care, and school holiday programs.
  • Grow your career with professional development, training and mentoring with the 3-time winner of Large Employer of the Year award at the ACT Training Awards.
  • Flexibility when you need it with options for study leave, leave concessions, paid parental leave, and more.
  • Enjoy healthy living with our active lifestyle & healthy activity programs and reimbursements (including remedial massages, annual flu vaccination and more).
  • Receive guidance and support for mental health through our Employee Assistance Program.

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: 20/02/2023

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