Out of school care coordinator

Location Profile

Malmsbury Primary School is dedicated to inspiring young people to become passionate participants in their future and good citizens in their community.

We encourage leadership and personal growth through a range of classroom, community, creative and environmental learning opportunities.

Our school community sets high expectations, academically and behaviourally, to enable our students to develop as adaptable, inquiring, creative, courageous and environmentally aware individuals who respect and celebrate differences in others.

Malmsbury Primary School believes everyone has the right to feel safe, happy and be able to embrace and nurture a culture of wellbeing as they strive to be the best they can be.

Malmsbury Primary School is located 95km North West of Melbourne, 10 km North West of Kyneton and around 70km south east of Bendigo. Many of our parents choose to drive from neighbouring towns to enable their children to attend Malmsbury PS. Our school has excellent facilities. We have a school owned art building, a classroom building with four learning spaces, a music room and an original bluestone building that houses our staffroom, office, library and staff resource room. We also host Malmsbury Playgroup which meets two mornings a week. We offer an Outside of School Hours service which runs Monday to Friday from 3:30pm-6:00pm. Our extensive play ground includes an artificial soccer pitch, basketball court, oval, covered play equipment and sandpit.

Our parents are involved in our school in a variety of ways. They help in our classrooms, on School House activity and sport days, gardening with students in the vegie garden and running a variety of fundraisers to support our school. 

In 2019, our school has 76 students in 4 classrooms- P/1, 1/2, 3/4 and 5/6. We offer specialist areas of Reading Recovery, Japanese, Visual Arts and Performing Arts. We have a range of student wellbeing strategies and programs we implement to support our students have positive learning days. Our weekly staff meetings are based around professional learning, using student data to cater to student learning needs and the sharing of effective teaching and learning strategies. We work closely with our student's families to help their children achieve their best. Creating a safe, supportive learning environment where children are challenged and supported to be their best is our priority.

Selection Criteria

  1. Qualifications as required under the National Quality Framework (Minimum level – you have a Diploma in OSHC or Children’s Services or a recognised teaching qualification, and demonstrated experience in the Outside School Hours Care field, or working with primary school aged children.  
  2. Knowledge and understanding of the developmental needs of children aged 5-12 years including those children with additional needs and those from other cultures.  
  3. Effective communication and liaison skills including written skills and well developed organizational skills.   
  4. The capacity to work cooperatively with a range of people including the Principal, education support staff, OSHC staff, professional organisations, parents/families and children  
  5. A commitment to working positively and respectfully with children, and creating a fun, warm and inviting atmosphere.     
  6. Knowledge of programming and planning for an OSHC service, and the ability to implement a program which reflects the diverse nature of the community and promotes equal opportunity principles.  
  7. A commitment to the service’s values and philosophy.  
  8. Working knowledge of the National Quality Framework and Framework for School Aged Care.   
  9. Current first aid certificate (Level 2), Food Safety Supervisor Certificate (Level 2), Anaphylaxis Awareness and Management training, Emergency Management of Asthma training, competent computer skills, proof of a valid Working With Children Check and consent to a police check, Supervisor Certificate (ACECQA) (or willingness to obtain these).


Range 3 is distinguished by the introduction of management responsibility and accountability for the delivery of professional support services. The role will usually impact beyond the work area or professional field. It seeks to gain cooperation of other staff members or members of the school community to achieve specific objectives, such as in school administration, operations or educational programs.

Direction on targets and goals is provided but the position will have some degree of latitude in determining how they are achieved. This latitude will generally be limited by standard procedures and school policy.  Deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

The provision of business management responsibilities becomes a feature at range 3.  Management of staff to achieve the expected outcomes is a key responsibility.  Staff management issues will be resolved with minimal reference to senior management, although guidance will be required in more complex cases.  Senior management will be provided with timely reports and advice, although this will generally be confined to matters relating to the immediate work area, service provision or educational program and is unlikely to impact substantially on whole of school operations.

This is the minimum range for positions that carry a mandatory qualification requirement of not less than four years.  Professional student support positions become a feature at range 3 (e.g. therapists, psychologists) where standard professional services are delivered.  Professional support and guidance will be close at hand and deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students, but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor.  Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee¿s position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.

Please note that all applications must go through the application steps described on the original position description.

Department of Education & Training VIC


Posted: 27 November 2019

Location:  Bendigo, VIC