Out of School Care Assistant

Job posted: 22/06/2022
Applications close: 05/07/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 25/07/2022 - 23/06/2023

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1284580

Reference: 1284580

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

Karoo Primary School requires an energetic and enthusiastic Childcare professional with a minimum Certificate 3 in Children’s Community Services, Certificate in Anaphylaxis Management and a Working with Children Check.

The hours for this position are 5 afternoons per week, Monday to Friday from 3:15 – 5:45pm.


  1. The ability to communicate with and gain cooperation and assistance from staff, parents, and children in a childcare environment to maintain a welcoming and harmonious atmosphere.
  2. Working knowledge and understanding of the needs of children aged 5-12 years, including children with special needs and those from other cultures.
  3. The ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  4. The ability to manage time, planning their own work to achieve set objectives in the most efficient and effective way.
  5. Demonstrated high level of oral and written communication skills.


  • To provide an affordable, high quality, year-round childcare program for school age children.
  • To maintain a caring environment catering for the needs of individual children.
  • To provide each child with security, healthy food, stimulating and creative programs.


The responsibilities of this position will be:

  • To assist the coordinator with the daily implementation of the program as directed.
  • Ensure the children are well cared for and properly supervised at all times.
  • Report accidents or injuries to the coordinator.
  • Ensure that indoor and outdoor spaces are left clean, tidy and secure.
  • Attend OSHC staff meetings.
  • Report any problems relating to children’s behaviour to the coordinator before the end of session or prior to child pick up.
  • Assist with the care and maintenance of equipment used by the program.
  • Assist in the preparation and implementation of programs suited to the needs of individual children and groups.

Have responsibility for reporting observations of individual children or groups for program planning purposes

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Karoo Primary School, established in 1992 is in Rowville. Our current enrolment is 472, we have 21 classrooms and specialist learning spaces.  Our staffing structure includes full-time and part -time teaching staff, ES support and administration staff. Our students are supported by professional and dedicated staff.  Our staff consists of one Principal and one Assistant Principal. We have two Learning Specialists; the focus of their work is Literacy and Numeracy.  Classroom programs are designed to support individual needs and are enriched by our specialist programs which include Physical Education, Visual Arts and Performing Arts, LOTE (Mandarin) and Science. A wellbeing program and literacy intervention (LEAP –Literacy Enrichment Assistance Program) is also implemented at the school. Identified students participate in the High Ability Program, supported by a designated leader.

Karoo’s philosophy is based on quality and consistent teaching, enhanced by collaborative planning to ensure all students achieve their potential, to be the best they can be.

We collectively work together to improve teaching and learning by:

  1. Striving to adopt consistent teaching protocols to enhance positive student behaviour, engagement, and learning.
  2. Ensuring all learning tasks are purposeful, clearly defined, differentiated and challenging.
  3. Supporting staff to participate in professional learning and development, to reflect on their professional practice, to encourage and enhance collegiate support.
  4. Using assessment tools and data to monitor student achievement, to plan future learning and to inform teaching.
  5. Student voice empowers our students and provides them with the opportunity to give feedback to each other and their teachers. Student agency is focused on giving students responsibility and ownership of their learning.

Karoo staff implement an Instructional Model in their teaching practices. A key focus of our teaching and learning is the effective use of Learning Walks and Talks across all year levels and specialist programs. Ongoing whole school Professional Learning has supported staff to make effective use of the High Impact Teaching Strategies. We are currently undertaking Professional Learning to improve our teaching instruction for Writing, we are using the 6+1 Writing Model.

Our current Professional Learning teams are Literacy, Numeracy, Wellbeing and Student Voice and Agency. This year we commenced our participation in the Respectful Relationships Program, this supports our whole school Wellbeing Program (Resilience Rights and Respectful Relationships).

High quality specialist programs enhance and support students to explore their interests and talents. Our students participate in weekly Physical Education, Performing and Visual Arts lessons. Our year 3-6 students participate in science lessons with a designated teacher. Students in years Foundation to Year 2 participate in Chinese (Mandarin) and this program will be extended to all year levels next year.

Karoo fosters both sporting and arts programs by offering opportunities for students to represent the school in district and regional sports competitions. Student participation in the school choir, instrumental music lessons and ‘State Schools Spectacular’ are well supported and enjoyed by our students.

Our outdoor education program is available for students in Years 3 to Year 6.  Adventure camps are the focus for students in Years 3, 4 and 6.  Our Year 5 students participate in an urban camp in the City of Melbourne. Our staff compliment learning programs by organising a range of incursions and excursions, these provide insightful experiences for the students.

We have a supportive School Council who actively participate in a range of sub committees.  School Council is responsible for the effective organisation and daily running of our Outside School Hours Care Program.  Currently we have places for 90 students. School Council, Karoo Parents Association and Karoo Class Reps Programs positively contribute to the establishment of developing a positive partnership between home and school. There is a very strong sense of community at Karoo clearly evident in whole school events and fundraising activities. We value the home/school relationship and use a range of communication tools to keep parents informed. Compass is used as a communication platform to connect with our school community.

Karoo Primary School is set amongst inviting and attractive facilities. Our students have a range of places for outdoor play including 3 playgrounds, sandpit for the younger students, a designated prep play area, grass playing areas, active and passive areas, 3 basketball courts, and a turf athletics track. Our well-maintained learning spaces also include a gymnasium, multi-use space, art room, music room and science room. A well-resourced library is a feature of our school; students at Karoo enjoy opportunities to visit the library at lunchtimes and during their weekly library lesson.

Student leadership is developing at Karoo; we have appointed Year 6 captains who undertake a range of responsibilities throughout the school. The school captains assist with the running of the weekly school assembly. Other captains assist in the Music, Physical Education, Art, Library and Science programs.

To support students to build leadership skills we commence leadership development with our Year 5 students. The Play Leaders Program provides opportunities for appointed students to undergo training in leadership skills to organise and facilitate play activities for students, with a focus on creating a positive environment for our students.

Out of School Care Assistant

Job type:

Part time / From 25/07/2022 - 23/06/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Melissa Newlands | 03 9759 6288

Out of School Care Assistant