Program Coordinator

  • Canberra
  • Full-Time
  • Children's Services

About Communities@Work

Communities@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@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 centre 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 Out of School Hours Care Management, ensure the provision of a quality service that is responsive to the needs of children and families using the service.

Prepare, implement and evaluate the Out of School Hours Care Program, including holiday programs, in line with the National Quality Framework.

Strong leadership qualities are required to effectively supervise and guide team members.



  • Comply with the Education and Care National Regulations
  • Lead the daily routine and operations of the program, including staff management, development and maintenance of effective supervision plans
  • Document children's learning and experiences within the program. Guide the development of meaningful play and leisure experiences within the vision of National Quality Framework
  • Work in partnership with the Educational leader to develop the Quality Improvement Plan and guide and mentor educators through the assessment and ratings process
  • Develop and maintain excellent internal and external stakeholder relationships for the benefit of Out of School Hours Care and Communities@Work
  • Represent the Service at relevant meetings, professional development opportunities as guided by the Out of School Hours Care Management
  • Other duties as directed


Skills and Experience

  • Essential
  • Maintain current 'Working with Vulnerable People' registration
  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or Bachelor Degree in Education and Care [or equivalent] or evidence of actively working towards the qualification
  • 2+ Years' experience Children's Services, particularly in out of school hours care
  • Sound understanding of National Quality Framework and curriculum planning.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and provide leadership to team members
  • Experience in observing, documenting and reflecting on children's learning and development
  • High level of organisational, written and oral communication skills
  • Understanding and commitment to Work Health and Safety and Safe work practices and Communities@Work vision, Mission and Values
  • Mandatory Reporting Certification
  • Current First Aid Certification
  • Food Safety Certification



  • Current driver's licence
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Experience in Educational Leadership
  • Strong ICT skills and experience in database systems, including Kidsoft



  • Be a part of our social impact, working for a community organisation that makes a real difference in the lives of people in our community
  • Inclusive and friendly workplace
  • Salary Packaging, meal and entertainment cards
  • Employee child care discounts
  • Healthy lifestyle programs and healthy activity reimbursement
  • Professional development opportunities with our training organisation (RTO), including access to study leave (if applicable)


How to Apply

Click APPLY or contact the People, Culture and Wellness team on 02 6293 6545 for a confidential discussion.?

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

Closing date for applications: 02/09/2021

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