Childcare Worker

OVIS Community Services
Mandurah & Peel
Community Services & Development
Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services
Part time
Posted 6d ago

About OVIS Community Services

For more than three decades our organisation has been the primary provider of family and domestic violence services in the Peel region, initially as Pat Thomas House and more recently as OVIS Community Services.  

We strive to empower people to live safer lives by approaching family and domestic violence services from a holistic, person-centered perspective.  Using knowledge, proven expertise and a values-driven approach we support people to create a better tomorrow for themselves and their family.

We are deeply connected to our community and collaborate with partners to sustainably provide programs that empower people to live a life free of violence and abuse. 

 

CHILDCARE WORKER

SECTION 1 – POSITION IDENTIFICATION

CLASSIFICATION:               Pay Point 3

TITLE:                                   Childcare Worker

AWARD:                               Social Community, Home Care and Disability

                                              Services Industry Award 2010                      

HOURS OF WORK:              Evening and weekend shifts

RATE OF PAY:                      Social and Community Services Award Level 3 

                                                                                                         

SECTION 2 – REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

  • Team Leader
  • Operations Manager

SECTION 3 – ROLE OF THE POSITION

  • Maintain a safe, bright and friendly child focused environment.
  • Contribute to the development of child support plans in partnership with their key support worker.
  • Develop and facilitate activity programs for children living in the refuge based on their support plan.

SECTION 4 – STATEMENT OF DUTIES

Childcare Services

  • Provide a child focused and trauma informed service.
  • Deliver and adapt child focused programs to various age groups.
  • Play with and supervise children.
  • Ensure knowledge of and compliance with all policies and procedures in relation to child services and security of residents, children, staff at the refuge.

Professional Development

  • Maintain own professional development through performance management and participation in relevant educational activities.
  • Attend Supervision with Team Leader or delegated person.
  • Provide input into child support workplace development planning for OVIS Community Services.
  • Attend relevant training when requested.

Administration

  • Maintain effective data systems.
  • Handover any information to key support worker and or Team Leader relevant to children’s well-being.

Other

  • Ensure that day-to-day activities are undertaken in accordance with client focused principles.
  • Ensure playroom has open door policy when available.
  • Participate in OVIS based quality activities.
  • Maintain and clean childcare room, equipment and outdoor area.
  • Comply with legislative requirements and procedures in relation to: Occupational Safety and Health, Risk Management, Refuge Standards, including Code of Conduct and Philosophy, Equal Opportunity and other legislation/policies relevant to the crisis accommodation and welfare industry and/or position.
  • Other duties as directed.

 

SECTION 5 – SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential Criteria

  • Qualification and or significant experience in childcare.
  • Ability to set and run child appropriate activities and link them to areas of development.
  • Ability to observe children with an outcome of contributing to support plans.
  • Experience in working with a diverse range of children.
  • Ability to work autonomously and within a team environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and practice of confidentiality.

Desirable Criteria

  • Understanding of the effects family and domestic violence and trauma has on child development.
  • Experience working with early years and teens.

 

SECTION 6 – CERTIFICATION

  • Australian Federal Police Clearance. (required)
  • Traffic infringement check. (required)
  • Working with Children Check. (required)
  • Australian Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status.
  • First Aid certificate (desirable)

In line with WA Government Health Directions and Public Health Orders, OVIS staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 31 December 2021. As such, the successful candidate will need to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to commencing in this role.

 

Please Note:

  • Applications will only be processed if the selection criteria is addressed.
  • OVIS  reserves the right to end advertisement early should the position be filled.

Applications close: 10th December 2021

Please submit application via the Seek website. 

For further information, contact Warlang Bidi Team Leader Sonia on wbteamleader@ovis.org.au or 9520 8672.

 

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?
  • Do you have professional child care experience?

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