Coordinator-Before and After School Hours Care Program (SLOSH)


St Luke’s Outside School Hours Care Program (SLOSH) is looking to employ a qualified Program Coordinator for the before and after school care, and the school holiday program. This is a full-time position, for someone who has previously held a Coordinator’s position. The successful applicant will be required to start on the 11th October 2021.

Position Objective:

To work cooperatively and professionally as a Coordinator of a team, which will provide a high quality program for the children. To promote excellent relationships with staff, parents and the Parish Priest, to ensure that the business continues to grow in a caring environment, upholding the quality and good name of the SLOSH program.

Organisational Relationship:

As the founder of SLOSH, St Luke’s Parish owns the property, the educational service to children and the running of SLOSH. Therefore, the Program Coordinator is directly responsible to the Parish Priest and SLOSH in charge.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • To be aware of and implement the policies and procedures of the program, including the policy and rules of the Archdiocese regarding Child Safety, and ensure all staff are compliant of these policy and procedures.
  • Previous experience in running such a program. (this is covered in the first paragraph of the job description and is not a responsibility or duty but an expectation that they have experienced this role)
  • To work within the legislated guidelines of the Education and Care Services Regulations, the National Quality Standards and the My Time, Our Place Framework.
  • To work alongside the Child Safety team of the Parish to ensure Children Safety Standards are upheld.
  • To oversee the administration and organisation of SLOSH. This includes planning, preparing and implementing the day to day running of the program and the school holiday program activities.
  • To work cooperatively with staff members and readily communicate with the Parish Priest. In important matters to inform and consult with Parish Priest or a liaison person whom father will delegate before the final decision.
  • To plan the roster of staff and keep the records, to send documents to our payroll provider, the Parish Office, and the Parish Priest.
  • To provide active, adequate and efficient supervision of primary school aged children, and support the behaviour management of the children.
  • To record the documentation of the children’s learning through observations and records.
  • To oversee the necessary documentation for Quality Improvement Plan, ACNC reports and audits.
  • To work effectively with St Luke's and Regency Park Primary Schools in the recruitment of children for the SLOSH program.
  • To collaborate/cooperate with Parish activities.
  • To be responsible and accountable for the SLOSHfinancial activities and report responsibly to the Parish Priest and the Parish Finance Committee.
  • To promote positive relationships with the children, parents, schools and parish communities.
  • To supervise the buildings maintaining the cleanliness and tidiness of the entire area.

Essential Characteristics:

  • Experience in working with Primary School aged children.
  • Ability to coordinate, plan and work effectivelywith the school principals, team members and parents.
  • Well-developed organisational skills in regard to team management.
  • Capacities to delegate, lead and work effectively in a team environment.
  • Previous experience in working with large groups of children, and their families.

Essential Requirements:

  • Relevant qualifications in Children’s Services
  • Experience of previous leadership roles in OSH program/s
  • Current Working With Children Check.
  • Current First Aid Level 2 certificate.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Anaphylaxis training.
  • Three references

Additional Information

Applications are to be sent to by 11 October2021. Please submit a cover letter along with a current resume. For further information, contact Suzette Diaz, HR Partner on (03) 9926 5615.

The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne is committed to the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and vulnerable adults. It is a requirement across our organisation that all clergy, employees and volunteers have a valid working with children check.

Application closing date: 11 October, 2021 Contact person Suzette Diaz Apply Now