Room Leader – Turner School Age Care Service

Application Due:
11 June 2021
Application Details:
Position Description

About the Role:

We are looking for a Room Leader with a passion for caring for children who require additional support or have additional needs, for our School Age Care Service close to Canberra City. The service is licensed for over 120 children and located within a large local school.  The successful candidate will be responsible for caring for children overall from ages 4-12 and maintain a Room Leader role for the age group 4- 5 (preschool) years and will require experience in providing support to children from challenging backgrounds.

As the Room Leader, you will work alongside the Program Manager in leading and supporting the educators in the Centre to provide high-quality School Age Care education and care, and inclusive, holistic, and meaningful practices of those who attend the service who require additional support. You will work closely with our team of educators to assist them in implementing programs and curriculums that reflect best practice, support families, and liaise with the Inclusion Professional who supports the service.

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 early childhood theories, and inclusive practices. You will be an engaged and enthusiastic leader. It is essential that you hold:

  • A Diploma in Children’s Services (completed)
  • Experience working with children who require additional support or have additional needs
  • Maintain a calm and patient manner and can perform in a high stress working environment
  • The ability to be diverse in strategies and methodologies to support children with varying needs
  • Have a strong knowledge of child development and child development theories
  • Have a strong working knowledge of the National Quality Framework (My Time Our Place and Being Belonging Becoming) and National Quality Standards
  • You are committed to providing high quality education and care to children
  • Have strong interpersonal skills, and a warm and friendly nature
  • Experience in maintaining a safe workplace, and working within a compliance framework
  • 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

In return we will offer you

  • A competitive salary
  • Salary packaging that can increase your take home pay by up to 5k annually
  • Enhanced terms and conditions of employment including 14 weeks paid parental leave

How to Apply:

  1. Visit to access the position description.
  2. Applications including a cover letter and CV can be submitted through the Seek portal.
  3. Apply by 11 June 2021 – 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, School Age Care and Pedagogical Manager, on 6185 2035 or email:

Application Details:

Download Position Description Here

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