Educators, Room Leaders & Program Managers


About YWCA Canberra

YWCA Canberra provides essential, quality services for women, girls and families in the ACT and surrounding regions. We work in the areas of children’s services, community development, homelessness and affordable housing, youth services, personal and professional training, women’s leadership, and advocacy.

As a values-based organisation, and Canberra’s only Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, YWCA Canberra is a great place to work. We have a strong track record in building long-term, sustainable careers with excellent conditions and a supportive work environment for all employees.

About the role

YWCA Canberra are looking for experienced School Age Care Educators, Room Leaders and Program Managers who would love the flexibility of working in school age care, at our School Age Care Services, and will require experience in providing support to children, some of whom may have additional needs. We are looking to fill a mix of casual, part-time and full-time roles.

Educators and Room Leaders work alongside the Program Manager and in supporting the team in the service to provide high-quality play-based leisure programs and care to school age children. You will work closely with our team of educators to assist them in implementing programs and curriculum that reflects best practice.

School Age Care are required to support services by directly providing play-based leisure experiences and care to children, during before and after school care sessions, and school holiday programs.

You will build and maintain positive relationships with children and families, and the local community. Most importantly, you will make a difference to the lives of children in our care.

About you

You will be a facilitator of continuous improvement, with knowledge of current best practice as well as building your knowledge and skills to implement the Framework for School Age Care: My Time our Place.

It is essential that you have:

  • Experience working with school age care children: 4-12 years.
  • Experience working with children who require additional support or have additional needs.
  • Have a strong working knowledge of the National Quality Framework (My Time Our Place and Being Belonging Becoming) and National Quality Standards
  • Have strong interpersonal skills, and a warm and friendly nature.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders with demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • A Working with Vulnerable People card; and
  • Current first aid/asthma anaphylaxis training.

It is also desirable that you hold or are willing to obtain any of the following qualifications:

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education & Care
  • Diploma in School Age Care (OSHC)
  • Certificate IV in School Age Care (OSHC)
  • Certificate IV in Education Support
  • Certificate IV in Youth Work

YWCA Canberra will fully sponsor successful applicants willing to obtain relevant qualifications through a traineeship.

What’s in it for you

  • Flexible roster to facilitate study time if required.
  • Enhanced terms and conditions of employment including 14 weeks paid parental leave.
  • Excellent professional development opportunities.
  • A fun, friendly and diverse team.
  • The only Canberra-based Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (WGEA).

How to apply

Applications including a cover letter and CV can be submitted through the SEEK Portal – Educators, Room Leaders & Program Managers Job in Canberra ACT – SEEK

Application Close 29 February 2024

Want more information?

For a confidential discussion or further information please contact the School Age Care Operations Manager, Chiara Will at

YWCA Canberra reserves the right to close this role early if a suitable candidate is found.

YWCA Canberra is committed to the safety of children and young people. As such, successful applicants will be required to participate fully in all child protection risk management recruitment processes and ongoing character checking and assessment processes.

YWCA Canberra is proud to be an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, and offers above award wages and generous conditions through our innovative and progressive Enterprise Agreement.

YWCA Canberra is an equal opportunity employer. People from diverse backgrounds and with diverse life experiences are encouraged to apply. We specifically encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

YWCA Canberra makes an effort to ensure disability access and facilities are fitted in our buildings where possible. Our head office in Civic is wheelchair accessible.