ID: 160720

Playgroup Coordinator Volunteer

Community Services Regular - more than 6 months Morphett Vale SA

About this opportunity

The objective of this role is to:

  • promote playgroups
  • support the playgroup facilitators
  • ensure programs are operating within the Australian Government Playgroup Program Guidelines.

So, if you are the type of person who has the ability to manage and monitor playgroup programs, by:

  • implementating the program to be within the guidelines for playgroups and current Health & Safety and Emergency guidelines
  • promoting, supporting and encouraging active and ongoing supervision
  • liaising with the Media Sub-Committee regarding advertising playgroups and for special events and activities
  • Managing and maintaining administrative paperwork for all playgroups
  • Interviewing, inducting and training new facilitors (when needed)

Apply now to find out more and express your interest!

Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

Essential skills include :
• Good organisational skills
• Must be non-judgmental, non-discriminatory and conform to the Code of Conduct
• Reliable and committed to the Centre – volunteers, staff, and participants
• Mature and stable with a calm approach to a challenge or crisis
• Good communication skills
• Ability to understand and apply Playgroup policies and procedures in the workplaces
• Clean and neat appearance; dress is casual
• An understanding of the importance of play during early childhood
• Ability to learn/ implement playgroup programs
• Be able to work in a cohesive group – with the playgroup coordinator, other facilitators and Neighbourhood Centre volunteers
• Demonstrate commitment to regular attendance and punctuality to fulfil the role requirements
• Be able to run a team/ work within a team environment.

Desirable skills include :
• Awareness of workplace Health and Safety and the requirements of Equal Opportunity Act and Disability Discrimination Act
• First Aid and or Infant First Aid training
• Knowledge of interviewing processes
* Ability to manage difficult situations and conversations
* Tertiary qualifications and/or experience in Early Learning Childhood, Community Development or Social Work

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

5 hours per week plus meetings Additional hours will be required for special events and/or programs

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Families with Children
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Childcare
  • Disability Support

Child Safe Enironment Training