Program Manager – School Age Care

About the Role

Looking for an exciting and fulfilling opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of children? Look no further than YWCA Canberra Children s-Services team who are currently seeking a Program Manager to join our dynamic team! 

About the Role

Are you a natural leader who is looking for an exciting and fulfilling opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of children? Look no further than YWCA Canberra children services, where we are currently seeking a Program Manager to join our dynamic team! 

YWCA Canberra School Age Care is looking for a Program Manager/ Educational Leader to manage and lead a team of educators, within a school age care service that is located in Tuggeranong region.

To be considered for this position, you’ll need:

  • Minimum: Diploma of Education and Care ACECQA-approved (transcript evidence required) 
  • Knowledge and understanding of children’s needs, including children with diverse abilities. Previous work with children who have diverse care requirements is preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of National Quality Framework and Regulations inclusive of National Quality Standards, My Time Our Place 2.0 and current best practice and pedagogies in Care and Education (essential)
  • The ability to carry out the duties of the position (position description attached in link)
  • Willingness and ability to lead and work as a member of a team.
  • Current full driver’s license and access to a vehicle with comprehensive insurance during working hours (preferred)
  • A current Working with Vulnerable People Registration (ACT) / or willingness to obtain one (essential).
  • Australian Citizenship or suitable rights to work in Australia/ or willingness to obtain.
  • Satisfactory Police Check / or willingness to obtain.
  • Current ‘’HLTAID012 – Provide First Aid in an Education and Care Setting’’ certificate / or willingness to obtain.

In return, YWCA Canberra will provide you with:

  • An excellent salary with charity tax-free PBI options that can increase your take-home pay
  • Extra $2.146 per hour Educational Leader Allowance on top of your base hourly rate. 
  • For those who hold a bachelor’s degree in education there is also an extra $2.00 per hour allowance on top of your base hourly rate. 
  • Access a 50% gap fee discount on childcare fees at any YWCA Canberra Service
  • Additional 3 days paid annual leave between Christmas and New Year
  • Flexible working options including 9 day fortnight, compressed 4 day working week and varied hours to accommodate your work-life balance
  • In-house registered training organisation to upskill or further your study in a supportive environment includng SheLeads Diploma
  • Access to 2 days paid study leave annually
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave with no qualifying period of service
  • FREE annual flu vaccinations
  • Access to free guidance and counselling through our Employee Assistance Program
  • Dedicated support to aide you in your role as Program Manager. This includes Operations Director, Quality & Compliance Manager, Quality Support team, Roster Clerk and Accounts/ Enrolments team 
  • Canberra’s ONLY Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (WGEA)

How to apply:

  1. Visit to access the position description. 
  2. Submit your applications including a resume and cover letter with responses to the selection criteria (outlined in the position description) via the application portal.

Applications close COB Friday 19 April 2024

Want more information?
For a confidential discussion or further information please contact Chiara Will, by emailing 

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.