Room Leader – School Age Care

Application Due:
25 November 2022
Application Details:
Position Description

About the Role:

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.

We are looking for Room Leader who would love the flexibility of working in school age care at our School Age Care Service across ACT and will require experience in providing support to children, some of whom may have additional needs.

As the Room Leader, you will work alongside the Program Manager and other Room Leaders in leading and supporting the educators in the Centre to provide high-quality School Age Care education and care. You will work closely with our team of educators to assist them in implementing programs and curriculums that reflects best practice.

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.

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 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)

About You:

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.

You will be a facilitator of continuous improvement, with knowledge of current best practice as well as early childhood theories.

It is essential that you hold:

  • A Diploma in Children’s Services or more than 50% completed with an updated transcript
  • 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

How to Apply:

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

Applications close on 25 November 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 SAC and FDC, on 6185 2035 or email:

Application Details:

Download Position Description Here

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