Program Manager – School Age Care

Application Due:
6 July 2022
Application Details:
Position Description

About the Role:

YWCA Canberra School Age Care is looking for an innovative Program Manager to manage and lead a team of educators in one of our School Age Care Programs during the school term.

The school is located within the Tuggeranong area, and members of the school have a strong relationship with the well-established program, who provide consistent support those who work in the service.

Our Program Managers are supported within their role by a Quality Support Unit, Roster Clerk, and a Child Care Accounts team, to provide high quality education and care and practices to children who attend the service.

There are consistent and extensive opportunities both internal and external for professional development, training, and networking, to support Program Managers skill set and knowledge.

The role offers flexible employment arrangements in options of being contracted for either 40 or 52 weeks of the year.

The diploma qualified educator for this Service will lead a program that is situated on the south side of Canberra. You will be working with a smaller team and a vibrant group of children, ensuring best practices and delivering an educational program that will nurture the children’s development and learning.

Suitable applicants for this role will need to demonstrate a sound working knowledge of the National Quality Standards, the Early Years Learning Framework and My Time Our Place Framework, and National Laws and Regulations.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills will also be necessary.

What’s in it for you

  • An excellent salary with salary packaging options that can increase your take home pay by up to 5k annually.
  • Flexible work arrangements to facilitate study if required.
  • A permanent contract of 27-30 hours per week.
  • Enhanced terms and conditions of employment including 14 weeks paid parental leave, Study and domestic Violence leave, extra day off in the shutdown period Y Day.
  • Quality Support Team, including a dedicated Roster Clerk and Inclusion Support Officer, to support you in your role as program manager.
  • Excellent Professional Development Opportunities
  • A fun, friendly and diverse team
  • Nationally recognised Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • The only Canberra-based Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (WGEA)
  • Free parking at the program

About You:

You will be a facilitator of continuous improvement, with knowledge of current best practice with the sector.  You will be an engaged and enthusiastic leader. It is essential that you have the following:

  •  Diploma of Early Childhood Education or actively working towards holding this qualification (minimum of halfway through), or 2 years completion of Early Childhood Education degree.
  • Have experience working within the Children’s Services Sector.
  • Experience in mentoring and leading a team of educators.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders with demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • A Working with Vulnerable People Card
  • Current First Aid/Asthma Anaphylaxis training
  • A current Australian Police Check

How to Apply:

  1. Download the Position Description below.
  2. Submit your resume and responses to the selection criteria (outlined in the position description) via SEEK candidate application portal.

Applications close on 06 July 2022 

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.

Want more information?
For a confidential discussion or further information please contact Siobhan Parker, Operations Manager of SAC and FDC, on 6185 2035 or email:

Application Details:

Download Position Description Here

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