When filling long term positions (greater than 20 days) the council must advertise the position and invite applications from interested persons with suitable qualifications.
Positions must be filled with the most suitable person who matches the skills, abilities, knowledge and experiences listed in the person specification.
The selection must be based on merit with no favouritism, nepotism or patronage shown to any person.
Page 45 of the administrative instructions and guidelines (schooling sector) has more information about filling long term positions.
The South Australian association of school parents clubs (SAASPC) provides selection training for governing council representatives. Contact them for times and dates in your region.
The classification structure and pay guide for educators employed under the Children’s Services Award 2010 can be downloaded from the Fair Work Commission website.
Level of director required
The size of your service will determine what level of director you need.
- A service of up to 39 children requires a level 1 director. Level 1 directors are paid at the level 6.1 to 6.3 salary range.
- A service of between 40 and 59 children requires a level 2 director. Level 2 directors are paid at the level 6.4 to 6.6 salary range.
- A service of 60 or more children requires a level 3 director. Level 3 directors are paid at the level 6.7 to 6.9 salary range.
Director advertisement templates
- OSHC director - advertisement template (Word 174KB)
- OSHC director’s job and person specification (Word 195KB)
Prior to engaging or interviewing shortlisted applicants a potential new employee must:
- be an Australian resident either with an Australian birth certificate, residency permit, or a current work visa
- All visas must be verified and cleared by People and Culture Operations by emailing a copy to Education.HRConfidential [at] sa.gov.au
- NB: Overseas applicants should get the appropriate visa themselves as the department does not normally sponsor visa
- Copies of all residency documents are to be provided
- complete all components of the pre-employment and volunteer declaration checklist (PDF 194KB)
- provide a relevant history screening from an approved screening authority
- provide a copy of their RAN-EC training certificate.
To check if your RAN-EC is up to date refer to keeping your RAN-EC current - employees.
Selection panels are required to provide all recommended appointees to the school principal or their nominee who will email the nominated applicant's name, any known previous names and date of birth to Education.HRConfidential [at] sa.gov.au. To be cleared through the department's Human Resources Management (HRM) system before an offer of employment is made.
Historical information may be available on the recommended applicant which may be used when considering an application for employment.
Where additional information is available the principal will be contacted by an officer from the department. The principal should consider the additional information provided and conduct a risk assessment to determine the applicant's suitability.
If there is no additional information available the principal will be notified by return email.
Out of school hours care unit
Phone: 8226 6427
Email: Education.oshc [at] sa.gov.au