During my time with BRC, I went from being the assistant to the coordinator of the local Outside of School Hours Care. It was great working with the local community and seeing the service grow significantly.
I would work for the council again if I moved back to that area in QLD.
A typical day at work saw the growth of each child as they overcome small and large hurdles in life and that from each child our knowledge and level of respect for them grow.
I had only 1 assistant who was only available to me during the school holidasys, I was given 1 assistant for during school term who had her position terminated by management as they did not like her, the next one then finished her position the same day that I did (I only found out that day) as she did NOT like working with children.
So the hardest part of my position was knowing that everything came down to me, I had to do all the programming, rostering(when I had staff), supervision of children, all administration duties by myself. it was a challenge as at times it did wear me down but at all times made sure that I remained bright and bubbly.
The most enjoyable part was seeing the children go home with a smile on their face as they had enjoyed their afternoon/day if it was vacation care. The respect that I earnt from the families and the local community was amazing.
Great wages, happy children and families