Roles and Responsibilities:
The OSHC program staff attend Monday to Friday 2:30pm to 6:00pm. Attendance may be required outside of these hours on student free days, early school finish days at the end of term, team meetings and for some preparation and planning.
The co-ordinator’s role in an OSHC service is to lead and oversee the day-to-day program development, implementation and evaluation of the service. This involves;
-Leading the team of educators to plan, implement a high quality education program based on the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) and My Time, Our Place, the Framework for School Age Care in Australia, and to meet the requirements of the NQS. This includes leading the team of educators document and reflect on the progress of individual children and to plan diverse educational programs considering the developmental needs, interests and abilities of all of the children attending the program.
- Leading the promotion of the health and safety of all staff and children. This includes effective health and hygiene practices, medical management plans, and risk management plans, policies and procedures, provision of nutritious food and fresh drinking water, wellbeing and physical exercise.
-Oversee the delivery of a safe and stimulating environment where all staff and children are protected from hazards or harm but still allow children to engage in safe risk-taking. This includes maintaining the correct staff:child ratio at all times.
-Lead the team to build positive relationships with all stakeholders. This includes children and families. In addition, working with the governing body to deliver a high-quality service for children and families.
-Contribute to the effective management of the service in line with the NQS. This includes the induction of new staff, lead and contribute to the improvement of the service, complete data collection, medical records, attend professional development, develop, implement and review policies, maintain staff records.
- Oversee equipment and materials and purchase supplies as required.
- To report to the Principal and sub-committee on the progress of the program.