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 20-Sep-2019 Before and After School Care Assistant - Kippa Ring, QLD Brisbane, QLD View
2 20-Sep-2019 Before and After School Care Assistant - Karrabin, QLD Brisbane, QLD View
3 20-Sep-2019 Before and After School Care Assistant - Townsville, QLD Townsville & Northern QLD, QLD View
4 16-Sep-2019 Child Care Professionals - ALICE SPRINGS Alice Springs & Central Australia, NT View
5 16-Sep-2019 Child Care Professionals - Katherine Katherine & Northern Australia, NT View
6 12-Sep-2019 Before & After School Care Assistants - Drysdale Geelong & Great Ocean Road, VIC View
7 12-Sep-2019 Before & After School Care Assistants - Cheltenham Melbourne, VIC View
8 12-Sep-2019 Before & After School Care Assistant - Geelong Geelong & Great Ocean Road, VIC View
9 12-Sep-2019 Childcare Assistants | Outside School Hours Care | Bowral NSW View
10 12-Sep-2019 Childcare Assistants | Outside School Hours Care | Beresfield Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter, NSW View
11 12-Sep-2019 Childcare Assistants | Outside School Hours Care | Nowra NSW View
12 12-Sep-2019 Before and After School Care Assistant - Caboolture, QLD Brisbane, QLD View
13 12-Sep-2019 Before and After School Care Assistant - Aspley, QLD Brisbane, QLD View
14 12-Sep-2019 Before & After School Care Assistants - Northern Suburbs ACT, ACT View
15 12-Sep-2019 Before & After School Care Assistants - Southern Suburbs ACT, ACT View
16 11-Sep-2019 Before & After School Care Assistant - Bellbrae & Aireys Inlet Geelong & Great Ocean Road, VIC View
17 11-Sep-2019 Before & After School Care Assistants - Pottsville Lismore & Far North Coast, NSW View
18 11-Sep-2019 Before & After School Care Assistants - Wauchope Port Macquarie & Mid North Coast, NSW View
19 11-Sep-2019 After School Care Assistants - Tahmoor Goulburn & Southern Tablelands, NSW View
20 11-Sep-2019 Before and After School Care Assistants - Kanwal & Toukley region Gosford & Central Coast, NSW View
21 11-Sep-2019 Before & After School Care Assistant - Tootgarook Mornington Peninsula & Bass Coast, VIC View
22 11-Sep-2019 Before & After School Care Assistants - Ocean Grove Geelong & Great Ocean Road, VIC View
23 06-Sep-2019 OSHC Assistants - Camberwell and surrounding suburbs Melbourne, VIC View
24 06-Sep-2019 Before & After School Care Assistant - On-Going Hours! ACT, ACT View
25 02-Sep-2019 Before & After School Care Assistant/Educator - Victor Harbor & Port Elliot area SA View
26 30-Aug-2019 Child Care Professionals - ALICE SPRINGS Alice Springs & Central Australia, NT View
27 29-Aug-2019 OSHC Assistant Educators - Rockhampton, QLD Rockhampton & Capricorn Coast, QLD View
28 29-Aug-2019 OSHC Assistant - Bunbury, WA Bunbury & South West, WA View
29 29-Aug-2019 OSHC Assistant - Aspley, QLD Brisbane, QLD View
30 29-Aug-2019 Before and After School Care Qualified Assistants - Proserpine, Whitsundays Townsville & Northern QLD, QLD View
31 27-Aug-2019 After School Care Educators – Mildura Mildura & Murray, VIC View
32 08-Aug-2019 Before and After School Care Qualified Assistant - Canungra, QLD Gold Coast, QLD View
33 02-Aug-2019 After School Care Qualified Assistant - Caboolture, QLD Brisbane, QLD View
34 02-Aug-2019 Before and After School Care Qualified Assistant - Tolga, QLD Cairns & Far North, QLD View
35 30-Jul-2019 OSHC Assistant - Andergrove, QLD Mackay & Coalfields, QLD View
36 18-Jul-2019 OSH Qualified Assistant - Cambooya Toowoomba & Darling Downs, QLD View
37 09-Jul-2019 OSHC Assistants - Canungra, QLD Gold Coast, QLD 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.

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