School Age Care Program Director

Job posted: 03/08/2022
Applications close: 16/08/2022 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 21/08/2022 - 20/08/2029

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1289841

Reference: 1289841

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

The school must enter Selection Criteria as developed by the school for Education Support positions at this level and range. Delete this statement as part of that process.


This role requires attendance 10.00am - 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Range 3 is distinguished by the introduction of management responsibility and accountability for the delivery of professional support services. The role will usually impact beyond the work area or professional field. It seeks to gain cooperation of other staff members or members of the school community to achieve specific objectives, such as in school administration, operations or educational programs.

Direction on targets and goals is provided but the position will have some degree of latitude in determining how they are achieved. This latitude will generally be limited by standard procedures and school policy.  Deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

The provision of business management responsibilities becomes a feature at range 3.  Management of staff to achieve the expected outcomes is a key responsibility.  Staff management issues will be resolved with minimal reference to senior management, although guidance will be required in more complex cases.  Senior management will be provided with timely reports and advice, although this will generally be confined to matters relating to the immediate work area, service provision or educational program and is unlikely to impact substantially on whole of school operations.

This is the minimum range for positions that carry a mandatory qualification requirement of not less than four years.  Professional student support positions become a feature at range 3 (e.g. therapists, psychologists) where standard professional services are delivered.  Professional support and guidance will be close at hand and deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor.  Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee¿s position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.


The responsibilities of this position will be:

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

Other Information

Please ensure that your application includes:

  • a resume including relevant experience as well as personal details (name, address and contact numbers, business and home)
  • a section addressing the selection criteria and the requirements for application under the Who May Apply section
  • names and contact numbers (telephone and email if possible) of two referees

Please note that the selection panel may seek additional referees beyond those you name. Consistent with policy, we shall advise you if we will take this action.

Conditions of Employment

This vacancy is to replace an employee on parental absence and is for a period of seven years or until the employee absent on leave returns to duty at the school.

Vaccination Requirement

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Thank you for your interest in the advertised position at Heidelberg Primary School. At a time of exciting growth and continuous school improvement, this is an excellent opportunity for highly motivated, dynamic professional to be part of our community.

At Heidelberg Primary School, we are focused on providing a safe and challenging environment that engages and stimulates students to become life-long learners with the academic, social, and personal skills required to be productive members of a dynamic and global society. We believe in the importance of celebrating our student’s achievements and in acknowledging and enjoying creativity and problem solving.


Heidelberg Primary School aims, through successful teaching and learning, to develop the whole person and to enable our students to become lifelong learners. All staff have a responsibility, collectively and individually, to contribute to the delivery of the broad, challenging, and appropriate curriculum. In addition, they individually have a responsibility to strive to deliver lessons where the teaching and learning is of the highest quality and where the learning needs of all learners are met.

The staff at our school form a dedicated community of learners. The knowledge base that informs effective practice is continually growing and consequently all need to be, and seen to be, lifelong learners. HPS is committed to effective ongoing professional learning to enable staff to embrace this change for the betterment of student learning.

As a community of learners, we believe that:

  • Numeracy and literacy skills are fundamental for each student’s development
  • Learning is an active process and students need opportunities to explore materials, ideas and concepts before being introduced to formal activities
  • Student’s self-esteem and confidence play a vital role in their achievements
  • Expression and celebration of creativity are key motivators in learning
  • A successful learning environment fosters personal qualities including tolerance, flexibility, creativity, curiosity, independence and self-awareness

The focus on an inquiry-based curriculum that utilises and extends the application of contemporary learning technologies in collaborative learning environments provides engaging and stimulating opportunities for students to extend themselves and maximise their potential. These learning opportunities and improvements are supported through a lens of wellbeing. Our school offers a range of specialist programs including Japanese, Visual Arts, Health & Physical Education, and Science. 

During 2022 and into the future our school continues its commitment Department of Education’s initiatives including School Wide Positive Behaviour Support, Respective Relationships and Professional Learning (PLC) Communities.

Please visit our school website at www.heidelbergps.vic.edu.au for further information about our school.

Applicants are also welcome to contact our school’s office on 9457 2259 to speak with Brett MacKenzie (Principal). 

Thank you again for your interest in the position available at our school.

School Age Care Program Director

Job type:

Full time / From 21/08/2022 - 20/08/2029

Job classification:

Not provided


Samantha Thornton | 03 9457 2259

School Age Care Program Director