Assistant - Get Paid to Play!

Being a good assistant is being able to see the world from a child’s point of view.  If you want to make kids smile, you are probably just the sort of person we are looking for.  Although it is not quite that simple, you will also need the right qualifications, (listed below), and be able to share responsibility for providing a safe, fun, quality and engaging program.  Of course we will assist you by providing support and guidance through our policies and procedures, training programs, management and mentoring.

At Camp Australia you will be part of one team - valued and supported to make kids smile.  Use the search tool below to find out what Assistant roles we currently have available in your state, or click here for more information on what being an Assistant involves.

Current Assistant job opportunities

  Posted On Title Location  
1 06-May-2020 Casual Childcare Educators Mackay & Coalfields, QLD View
2 01-May-2020 Qualified Outside School Hours Care Educator York Peninsula & Clare Valley, SA View

Assistant Qualifications Requirement

StateOfficial ClearanceQualifications
SA Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Check and Catholic Police Check No requirement
ACT Working With Vulnerable People Check Studying Certificate 3 Level in Childhood Education and Care within 6 months of commencement
NSW Working with Children Check No requirement
NT Working With Children Clearance No requirement
QLD Blue Card Services Studying Certificate 3 Level in Childhood Education and Care within 3 months of commencement
TAS Working with Children Registration No requirement
VIC Working With Children Check Studying Certificate 3 Level in Childhood Education and Care within 6 months of commencement
WA Working With Children Check No requirement

Assistant Responsibilities

An Assistant is required to assist in the operation of a safe, fun, engaging and quality OSHC service for all children under the supervision of the service Coordinator, including:

  • Ensuring all children are ‘actively’ supervised at all times
  • Developing and fostering relationships with the children and their parents
  • Ensuring safe food handling and hygiene practices are upheld at all times

Assistant Duties

Prior to session

  • Report in to the service Coordinator and prepare for the arrival of the attending children
  • Help prepare healthy food snacks
  • Help ensure activities are setup ready for children to arrive.

During Session

  • Greet children and mark off the attendance roll.*
  • Help to ensure food is served and activities and experiences are discussed with children
  • Participate in program activities with children as directed by Coordinator
  • Commence pack up and ensure all children are actively supervised
  • Assist where required as instructed by the Coordinator

NB: *If any booked children do not arrive, follow policies and procedures to ensure all children are safe

What our Assistants say about the role

“It’s all about helping the kids develop skills for the future and to encourage them not to give up on their goals.”

“OSHC is such a growing industry, it’s exciting to think we’re a part of that.”

“It’s so wonderful to see the kids learning things, and teaching each other.”

“Most of the activities are things the kids think of because it’s their time, it’s about what they need.”

“There’s the morning and afternoon shifts, but you get your weekends free which a lot of university students don’t get.”

“You get the opportunity to learn from people who’ve had a lot of experience working with children that you wouldn’t necessarily pick up from classroom-based learning.”

“We get the kids involved with broader Camp Australia activities to get them thinking about the world around them and supporting children less fortunate than themselves.”
“Often the reality of the work is quite different from what you learn in text books – this way you see the dynamics of the environment first hand and can test your knowledge.”

“I was a parent at one of the local schools and we were looking for an Out of School Hours Care provider. I decided I liked what I saw at Camp Australia and applied for a job there.”

“Seeing a child with additional needs being accepted and welcomed into the play environment is so rewarding.”

Camp Australia is already a working model of the direction childcare services are heading in.

Just do it! If your love is for children, you’ll get lots of support from the company.

If you’re looking for a career in the childcare area, there are just so many opportunities.

About Camp Australia

For more than 30 years Camp Australia has delivered high quality and affordable After School Care that nurtures and supports children's development. Providing time for homework, time to relax, educational activities and a healthy snack.

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Partner With Us

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