EOI - Facilitator After School Program

Employment Details
Date Added: 4-Sep-2023
Closing Date: 29-Dec-2023 04:00 PM

Facilitator - After School Program 

Position No:




$77,211.20 - (pro-rata for part-time or casual) this amount is inclusive of your base salary, superannuation, and if eligible, housing and district allowances; and is available to the successful candidate, depending on experience, skills and qualifications.  

Reports to:

Manager Tourism & Economic Development

Direct reports:

Department:  Tourism & Economic Development

Last Reviewed:

People & Safety Culture Coordinator



Approved by:

Manager Tourism & Economic Development



Our Organisation

The Shire of Carnarvon provides excellent customer service across a wide range of programs, facilities and services that contribute to maintaining and enhancing our community. At the heart of our organisation are our values which underpin how our employees perform their duties and engage with the community and stakeholders.

Our CARECHIP is what gives us the drive to serve our community. We take pride in knowing that our employees and new recruits share our values, and we like to think that everyone who chooses to collaborate with us brings this CARECHIP with them.



















Position Summary

The After School Program Facilitator is responsible for providing care and programs for children aged 5-12 year in the Shire of Carnarvon After School Program for 3 hours each afternoon (2:00pm - 5:00pm) from Monday to Thursday. This role requires that all policies and procedures are adhered to, focuses on building relationships with children, their carers and performing administrative duties relevant to the running of the service. *All applicants will be placed into a pool*

Community Strategic Objectives

In 2040 Carnarvon is a place where:

  • Our equitable community is actively involved in and are responsible for developing innovative, local solutions that transcend our region for a safe and unified 6701.
  • Our economy fosters investment and productivity in industries befitting Carnarvon’s physical and natural environment and that grow our horizons.
  • Our sustainable livelihoods create a community that can flourish into the future.
  • Our holistic health care facilities provide services from the womb to the grave.
  • Our educational opportunities from early childhood to adulthood are tailored and relevant to the individual.
  • Our infrastructure, housing and amenities are high quality and accessible.
  • Our community acknowledges our history and celebrates our diverse cultures.
  • Our community is engaged, inclusive and supportive.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate successful leadership through the application of the Shire's core values by promoting a work culture of sustainability, quality improvement, efficiency, and excellent customer service that corresponds to our Code of Conduct and Customer Service Charter.  
  • A commitment to a safe work environment and WHS legislation, policy, and processes.
  • Ensure compliance with the Local Government Act (WA) 1995 and any relevant legislation.
  • Provide care for school age children between the ages of 5-12 years.
  • Develop, implement, deliver and evaluate programs and engaging activities for children between the ages of 5-12 years.
  • Supervise homework and assist children in successfully completing homework activities.
  • Liaise with Shire of Carnarvon Library staff over the use of resources and shared spaces.
  • Purchase and prepare healthy afternoon tea for participants, taking into consideration any dietary requirements.
  • Take program registrations ensuring policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Provide an environment that is safe, stimulating and well resourced.
  • Continuous engagement with caregivers with a focus on building positive relationships.
  • Exercise sound initiative and/or judgement within clearly established procedures.

Work, Health & Safety Responsibilities

  • To take reasonable care for their own safety and health and to avoid harming the safety and health of other people through any act or omission at City workplaces.  And as relevant:
  • Proactively comply with all City OSH Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines, Practice, duties and other relevant conditions. As well as with the WA WHS Act 2020, WHS (General) Regulations 2022, all other relevant Regulations, Codes of Practice and Australian Standards
  • As far as reasonably possible comply with instructions given by their employer or an authorised person in the interests of safety and health and in accordance with the WHS Act.
  • Must report to their manager, supervisor, WHS Representative, PC&S and/or other relevant contact person work related injuries, near misses and any hazards at the workplace that they cannot correct themselves.
  • Must use, store and maintain personal protective equipment as properly instructed, and not damage or misuse any equipment or facilities provided in the interests of safety and health.
  • Participate in and where possible provide leadership for a continuous improvement culture of safety where best practice initiatives are entrenched in daily business activities.

Pre-employment Checks Required for this position

  • Current Western Australian Drivers Licence.
  • Current Working with Children's Check.

Essential Criteria 

  • Highly developed ability to uphold a values-based approach in the workplace.
  • Highly effective communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Experience with supervision and monitoring of children and young people.
  • Experience and a passion for planning and delivering activities and programs for school aged children.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement.
  • First Aid/CPR Certificate

Desirable Criteria

  • Cert III in Children's Services, or studying towards or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply legislation and regulations that pertain to the Local Government Act 1995, other Acts and Local Laws relevant to the Shire of Carnarvon.
  • Safeguarding Children Certificate.

Position Competencies

Focus of Role Operation
Experience Level Knowledge gained through a combination of education, training or experience
Context Method Routine tasks with some variation in a predicable range.
Skill Level Written and communication skills involving numerical skills, organising skills, data collection, or other operational skills.
Judgement and problem Solving
Problem Solving Solve standard problems within an established framework.
Judgement  Apply knowledge from a complex or wide range of rules.  May make decisions on use of resources impacting outside the work area or on clients.
Supervision and Independence
Level of Supervision Supervision is team based, with clear direction on tasks to be performed but latitude within individuals within the team on the completion of parts of an overall task.
Organisational Relationships and Impact
Work Area Relationships Sound knowledge of the impact on other work areas, seek approval from senior staff on changes to procedure, schedule or routines.
Public/Other Staff Relationships Effective communication within standard work processes
Impact Decisions made directly impact own work area
Interpersonal Skills Effective communication with members of the public, clients and other staff and the resolution of routine and usual matters.
Job Competencies
Time Management Intermediate: Able to manage own workload and prioritise within usual work patterns.
Conflict Resolution Intermediate: Able to handle a range of routine and usual requests from staff or members of the public and resolve minor differences of opinion and/or requiring further explanation.
Planning & Organisation Skills Intermediate: Applies discretion in own task sequencing, may develop job specific systems to assist in the completion of allocated tasks. 
Safety Procedures Intermediate: Assists in the development of JSAs, SWMS, and other safety procedures for own work area. May coach newer or more junior staff in safety procedures.
Administration Skills Intermediate: Able to use software to complete more complex administration tasks. 
Equipment Operation N/A
Supervision Skills Fundamental: Oversee or guide the work of lower level employees. May lead small groups at the work face.
Project Management Fundamental: Maintain records, filing systems, contract details, variation records and other support and control mechanisms within a project based environment.
Policy and Procedure Development Fundamental: Research, develop and recommend changes for internal procedures or work processes related to job function.
Policy or Legislative Interpretation Intermediate: Apply knowledge of policy framework to procedures and tasks, including providing advice and interpretation to staff and members of the public.
Report Writing Fundamental: Produce documents involving complex layouts, contribute to reports, submissions and correspondence.
Budgeting Skills Intermediate: Develop project, program or smaller work area budgets, which may be subject to further review or require to be managed within an overall Department budget.
Customer Service Skills Advanced: Effectively communicate with clients and members of the public and in the resolution of minor matters.
Decision Making Skills Fundamental: Decisions made impact on local work areas and team.
Management Skills N/A

Pre-employment screening required for this role

  • National Police Clearance - Less than 6 months old
  • Pre-employment Medical Screening
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Screening

Remuneration and Benefits - Please see below the employment opportunities offered: 

$61,892.13 per annum, plus allowances (if eligible) and superannuation (pro-rata for part-time or casual). 

Other cash benefits include but not limited to

$2,253.38 p/a District Allowance*

$2,871.96 p/a Housing Allowance*

$1,041.45 p/a Annual Leave Loading 17.5%

$7,371.92 Superannuation (Statutory)* 

$1,340.35 p/a Superannuation additional 2% (Optional, subject to employee salary sacrifice)* 

$3,500 Retention bonus upon completion of 3 years of service*

$440.00 p/a Annual Leave Travel Assistance


Leave Entitlements*

5 Weeks Annual

2 Local Government days

10 days paid Personal leave

10 days paid Pandemic Leave

38hrs of paid Volunteer Emergency Service Leave


Additional Allowances and Subsidies as per Attraction and Retention Policy*

Salary Sacrificing for a range of benefits

Annual Leave Travel Assistance Payment

Local Club Membership Subsidies

Gym Membership Subsidy

Annual Pass for Aquatic Centre

*Subject to Corporate Policy

It is not the intention of the position description to limit the scope or accountabilities of the position but to highlight the most important aspects of the position. The aspects mentioned above may be altered in accordance with the changing requirements of the role.

More Information

A copy of the Position Description can be obtained by clicking here.

For further information about the role please telephone People and Culture Services on (08) 9941 0000 or email hr@carnarvon.wa.gov.au

To apply for the position, please submit your application through our online portal by clicking the green "Apply Online for this Job" below. Please ensure you provide an up-to-date Resume and a Cover Letter that addresses the Essential and Desirable Criteria. 

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